Quick and Easy Honey Ginger Cookies

I am a sucker for trying new, interesting ingredients that aren’t too weird. You know, like I don’t want sardines in my cake… but honey granules? Count me in! Also called “honey powder,” these little crystals give you all the flavor of honey without the sticky mess. They’re perfect in tea, but as soon as […]

Maple Banana Frosting (Paleo)

This is possibly the weirdest frosting ever… but it is so tasty! I didn’t start out looking for a paleo recipe. I was just looking for something that didn’t use the tradition sugar, milk, and butter ingredients you find in most frosting recipes. Then I came across this 7-minute maple frosting from Healthy Seasonal Recipes. […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate. These cookies pack a lot of flavor into a single bite or two. In the past, I made pumpkin spice cookies using pumpkin pudding mix, but I wanted to find a cookie with a more prominent pumpkin flavor. These fit the bill! I used milk chocolate chips […]

Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake with Chocolate Drizzle

Do you want to make a coffee cake that is moist and delicious and easy to make? Stupid question. Of course you do! I love coffee cake because it can be breakfast, dessert, or a mid-day snack. I had some fresh raspberries in the refrigerator and needed something to do with them, so I decided […]

Cajun Deep-Fried Turkey and Buffalo Sauce #FreeTheOven

This is a guest post from John McLemore from Masterbuilt Manufacturing, Inc. I’ve never tried frying a turkey, but I have to admit, the reduced cooking time would really help me out on Thanksgiving Day when I’m trying to feed 10+ people! And extra oven space? That would be super useful! Have you ever deep […]

200+ Decadent Chocolate Recipes from #Choctoberfest 2016!

Choctoberfest 2016 was a huge success! Today, I wanted to share with you all of the delicious recipes our awesome bloggers created for the event! Brownies Caveman Mocha Chocolate Brownies from Moore or Less Cooking Chewy Cocoa Brownies from Restless Chipotle Chocolate Brownie Ghosts from The Freshman Cook Chocolate Cherry Cafe Brownies from Bottom Left […]

Banana Snickerdoodle Cookies (Vegan!)

When our neighbors, Kevin and Pam, moved in next door a few years ago, I took them a plate of cookies to say welcome to the neighborhood. They were super surprised – I guess most people don’t bother doing stuff like that anymore! But my parents always taught me to keep a good relationship with […]

Iced Coffee with Chocolate Ice Cubes #Choctoberfest

Y’all… I have a new obsession: Caveman Coffee! This year, Caveman signed up to be a Silver Sponsor for #Choctoberfest. Thank goodness they did, because I had never heard of them before, and I was missing out! I received their White Gold coffee, which has a light, nutty flavor and a creamy texture. I’m usually […]

Easy Mini Chocolate Cream Tarts #Choctoberfest

I love happy accidents! The last time I made cupcakes, I tried out a delicious buttercream recipe (with added chocolate)… but it ended up making almost double what I actually needed to frost my cupcakes. I hate wasting anything, but I didn’t feel like mixing up another batch of cupcakes. So instead, I added some […]

Cocoa-Rubbed Ribeye with Whiskey Bacon Sauce #Choctoberfest

My fiance, Jeffrey, doesn’t eat beef often, but when he does, he almost always wants a ribeye steak. He was a bit skeptical when I told him that I was looking for a way to cook his favorite steak with chocolate for #Choctoberfest, but all doubts were forgotten when he ate his first bite of […]

Jar Brownies (A Treat And A Gift!) #Choctoberfest

Brownies are such a common, but absolutely loved chocolate treat. Boxed mixes are so handy and easy, but this is my go to recipe when I want to made 100% homemade brownies! They’re have more of a cakey consistency than a gooey one, which I personally prefer. Our family has had this recipe in our recipe books so long […]

Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Raspberry Wine Drizzle #Choctoberfest

It’s #Choctoberfest! How about a yummy chocolate cookie to brighten your day? I work at Benigna’s Creek Winery here in Central Pennsylvania, and I am always on the lookout for tasty recipes we can use at our events. This year, we’re giving out cookie cutters during one event, so I wanted some kind of rolled […]

Fudgy Brownie Cheesecake #Choctoberfest

I love cheesecake like a Golden Girl, and I don’t care who knows it! This fudgy cheesecake is filled with chocolatey richness, and you don’t have to be intimidated to make it. Cheesecake isn’t always the easiest dessert to bake, but if you get some cracks (like I always do), just cover ’em up with […]

Glazed Chocolate Cake Donuts #Choctoberfest

In our family, kitchen gadgets and products are common holiday gifts. I think between myself, my sister, and my mother, we have about every one out there. A year or so ago, Santa left a donut pan for me under the Christmas tree. I had never attempted to make donuts (fried or baked) and was excited […]

Chocolate Funfetti Cookies #Choctoberfest

You can’t go wrong with cake mix cookies. Even if you think you aren’t a good baker, it is really, really hard to mess up these cookies! All you have to do is mix up the cookies and then add 1/2 cup of sprinkles. Kids love ’em… and so do adults! The last time I […]

Peanut Butter Banana Fudgesicles #Choctoberfest

Thank you to Barlean’s for providing the product used in this recipe! All opinions are my own. Peanut butter and chocolate… hands down, this is my favorite flavor combination! This year for #Choctoberfest, my mom found a recipe for fudgesicles with peanut butter, so I knew we had to give it a try. It also […]