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Pumpkin Ice Cream Chocolate Pudding Trifle

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 30, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Pumpkin ice cream chocolate pudding trifle with toasted marshmallows Christmas holiday season dessert recipe...

I love so many things about fall and winter — the beautiful fall colors, pumpkins, the food, my son’s birthday, the holidays, the decorations, family gatherings, and the food. Oh, I think I already said food…. but it’s true, I love colder weather food. Especially foods and drinks with pumpkin in them.   And one […]

Bloody Bones Sugar Cookies Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 1, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Bloody bones sugar cookies recipe for Halloween or The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere on October 23rd

Here’s another Halloween dessert recipe that the kids will be sure to love. Adults will too, of course, because who doesn’t love sugar cookies? If you’ve been following my blog lately, you’ll notice that I’ve been following a theme… zombie and/or bones type recipes that will go great for a Halloween party or for the […]

Bloody Bones Cupcakes – Recipe for Halloween

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Bloody bones cupcakes recipe for Halloween or The Walking Dead

Halloween will be here in just a month. It’s one of our favorite holidays, just because it’s so much fun. Halloween costumes, parties, trick-or-treating to Halloween decorations, crafts, desserts, and food, it’s a great month for creativity… like Bloody Bones cupcakes. October is one of my favorite months of the year not just because of […]

Brownies with American Heritage Chocolate

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 13, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Brownies with American Heritage Chocolate

This post was sponsored by American Heritage Chocolate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. I know it almost sounds cliche to say I love chocolate, but it is true… chocolate is one of my great loves. About two years ago I tried American Heritage […]

Maple Bacon Monkey Bread

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 1, 2016 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Monkey Bread with Maple Bacon Recipe

Maple Bacon Monkey Bread. Think about that for just a moment. Say those four words over a couple of times in your head… Yum, right? I’ve always said, “Everything is better with bacon!”, and then add maple and monkey bread in the mix and you’ve got a heavenly combination. I love sweet and salty together […]

8 Raspberry Desserts Perfect for Valentine’s Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 15, 2016 | Categories: Desserts
Raspberry desserts

Valentine’s Day, okay let’s be real here… the whole month of February, is the perfect time for desserts and sweets of all kinds. Chocolate is my favorite. Chocolate in any dessert is fine by me, but I also love raspberry desserts, especially for Valentine’s Day. I made this Romantic Raspberry Fluff (it’s super easy, too) […]

Vote for Your Favorite Rice Krispies Treats Recipe for Great Prizes #KreateMyHappy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 13, 2015 | Categories: Giveaways, Recipes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KreateMyHappy #CollectiveBias In my home, it seems like there is always someone snacking. Or looking for a snack. I remember when I was young how one of my absolute favorite snacks was Rice Krispies Treats. My mom made […]

All About Chocolate – Brownie Recipes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 5, 2015 | Categories: Chocolate, Food

This delicious chocolate dream-filled brownie post is a sponsored post. All opinions of every yummy brownie is 100% my own. With Valentine’s Day in February, it makes it a great month for chocolate. I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t appreciate chocolate. Although I love chocolate, my absolute favorite way of eating chocolate is […]

Lemon Lavender Butter Cookies Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 19, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts
lemon lavender butter cookies recipe

For an irresistible flavor combination, blend lemon and lavender together in a tender butter cookie. They’re dainty enough for a tea or luncheon, yet are also satisfying as a snack or simple dessert. Culinary lavender can be found in specialty grocery stores or online. If you have never baked with lavender before, try using two […]

Homemade Cherry Bombs Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 15, 2014 | Categories: Desserts, Food, Recipes
cherry bombs recipe with healthy cherries candy snack

For a sweet treat that’s as decorative as it is delicious, make a batch (or two) of Cherry Bombs. They’re very simple to make and fun to eat. Each bomb has a maraschino cherry center wrapped in chewy chocolate candy and enrobed in festive red confectioners coating. Leave them plain to resemble a real cherry […]