So there’s this commercial that’s on TV all the time now, where this girl is having a crazy allergic reaction because she ate a brownie that had peanut butter in it. Instead of like, taking the message that I was supposed to take from this commercial, which is probably like, make sure you pay attention to allergies or something… I just decided that I REALLY wanted chocolate peanut butter brownies. Clearly I only have food on the brain. Although due to the pretty little swirls all over these, I’m pretty sure someone with peanut allergies would figure it out and probably stay away. So we’re safe!… [read more]
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HAPPPPPPY HOLIDAAAYYYSSSSS, from me to YOU! Can you even believe that Christmas is next week?! Because… I can not. For one, I live in New Hampshire and it hasn’t even snowed once. That’s crazy! And weird… just plain weird.
It hasn’t stopped us from enjoying our usual holiday traditions though 😉 Let’s see… we’ve…. watched Home Alone like, five times… haven’t started our Christmas shopping yet…. Put up the tree, made travel arrangements to see family, and made Christmas Cookies… (which is what brings you here..)!
What are your favorite holiday traditions!?
I have a feeling that next year will start a brand new set of traditions, since this is the last year that it will be just the two of us 😉 (Well, three… including Toby)… [read more]
Who the HECK said that making fudge had to be hard?! I was done with this in 20 minutes and already had all of the (four) ingredients in the house to make it. WOOO! My only problem now is that it’s tasty as HECK. It tastes like it was hard to make. (No need to tell people that it’s not.)
The original recipe calls for walnuts but I decided that peanut butter was calling my name instead, so I chopped up some peanut butter cups and it worked like a charm. (Wonder what else you can toss in here?! Chopped up Snickers would be fabuloso….)
This easy-peasy fudge is inspired by my…
Sally’s Candy Addiction Cookbook, TWO of which, I’m going to GIVE AWAY!
All you have to do is leave a comment, telling me what your all-time favorite candy is! (That’s as easy as this fudge is.)
Aside from fudge, this cookbook has recipes for TONS of different sweet-tooth fixes. I like to flip through the big colorful pages and drool 😀
*Giveaway open to legal US residents only, open until Thursday November 12th, 12 am EST.
- 1 (14 oz.) can full-fat sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1.5 cups diced peanut butter cups
- Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with foil, letting the sides drape over so you can easily lift out the fudge after it sets.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the chocolate chips and the condenced milk. Heat on medium, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth. (This takes a good 20 minutes or so.)
- Remove the pan from heat and mix in the vanilla and the peanut butter cups.
- Pour into the lined baking pan.
- Let it set in the fridge for 4 hours or at room temperature overnight.
- Use a sharp knife to cut it into 1-inch squares. If the fudge is cold, let it sit out for about 20 minutes before attempting to cut.
Recipe Adapted from: Sally’s Candy Addiction
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It’s kind of hard for me to talk about Butterfingers without wanting to shove like 7 of them in my mouth. It’s even harder for me to talk about this Butterfinger Bomb Cake without wanting to stick my FACE in it so I’m literally eating this as I’m talking. (It’s oozing with caramel deliciousness by the way.)… [read more]
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I don’t know about you, but summer is practically hours away at this point, and I couldn’t be more excitedddddd! I’m a New Hampshirite after all and winter was LONG. Just ask this guy….
For us, summer is all about having spontaneous, spur of the moment… FUN. A lot of the fun we have tends to be unplanned- do you agree? Sometimes those times are just the best! Planning can be overrated I tell ya. So I think it’s part of my spontaneous nature to enter contests & Sweepstakes –I mean you just never know, right? You can enter every day to win a $100 e-gift card to Walmart-give it a shot! How awesome would an extra $100 to Wally World be? Share a Little Funshine Sweepstakes
I made sure to enter, because I stock up on goodies at Walmart all summer long for those times when friends stop by and we need something fun to spice things up. (Enter these M&M’s® Caramel Apples!)
These will get anyone extra excited! Basically, I like to lay out an entire candy bar when we have friends over. Because… what’s more fun than an enter bar full of candy? We go all out on big bowls of M&M’s® (peanut and plain, of course), Life Savers®, Starburst®, and Skittles®! I eat up the M&M’s® while my husband goes for the sweet stuff.
Which do you prefer?! Chocolate or Candy?
Oh… and if you’re wondering how I calm this little guy down after his outside escapades, Pedigree Dentastix® does it every time 😉 I mean, the little guy deserves a treat too- he doesn’t even know that they’re good for his teeth!
How do you like to enjoy summer?! And really… when was the last time you did something completely spontaneous? I want to hear your fun summer stories!
- 8 whole Apples
- 4 (11 oz.) packages Caramel Melts
- 2 heaping Tablespoons Heavy Cream
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- Dash Of Salt
- M&M's® Plain (42 oz.) bag
- 8 Chopsticks
- Melt the caramel and cream using a double boiler, or a pot set over another pot of simmering water. Stir in the vanilla until combined.
- Stick a chopstick into the bottom of each apple and dip them into the caramel one at a time, coating until you’ve reached the base of the chopstick. Allow excess caramel to drop off and then carefully roll the apple into the M&M's®. Do this quickly, as the caramel hardens fast.
- Repeat with each apple, refrigerating each one as soon as they’re covered. Once they’ve cooled, wrap them with cellophane or plastic wrap.
Oh!!! And download the Blippar app from your Apple or Android store to scan your package and receive exclusive content!
Recipe Source: The Pioneer Woman
A moist & succulent browned butter chocolate chip cookie baked right in a skillet. IMMMM…
Yesssss…. This week definitely needs to come to a closseeee. And if I want to welcome the weekend with a massive chocolate chip cookie to my face, then damnit that’s what I’m gonna do. Pants, I’m sorry- but you weren’t really fitting me that great anyway.
Having a giant cookie in a skillet pretty much means that I can grab a spoon and go to town, right?! I kinda felt like that kid on Matilda who has to eat that giant cake- you know that part?!… [read more]
“Mark? What’s a new recipe you want me to make?” (A common question I ask of the hubs.)
“Chocolate chip cookies”- always his response. Why do I even ask.
“No”, I grumble- ”something new, for my blog…I’ve already made chocolate chip cookies.”
-Pause. He pretends to think– “Ummmm……..Chocolate chip cookies”
Dahhhhhh. Well forget THAT! Right!? Boys. Seriously.
Well I decided to give some Oreo Delight a whack because, let’s face it. It looks easy, it has a layer in it that semi-resembles cheesecake, (my obsession), and it has Oreos in it. (My other obsession.) And Mark likes chocolate- obviously.
I can’t believe that these Oreo Truffles only require 4 ingredients. That’ insane. And if you skip the extra topping, you can make them with three ingredients. The chocolate cheesecake filling of these truffles is to die for, it really is. And it’s really easy to customize these for special occasions and holidays. … [read more]