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Lemon Lavender Butter Cookies Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 26, 2018 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts
butter cookies

I love butter cookies! 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 […]

Lemon Raspberry Parfait Dessert Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Lemon Raspberry Parfait recipe. Perfect dessert for Easter, spring, or summer!

Ready for summer? I sure am! This delicious Lemon Raspberry Parfait is the perfect dessert get me out of the winter doldrums. It would make a great Easter dessert as well. I love lemon desserts, so this parfait is perfect anytime for me. I love individual desserts, it always makes, not just kids, but even […]

Vanilla Cappuccino Cupcakes Not Just for Coffee Lovers

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 7, 2018 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Vanilla Cappuccino Cupcakes for Easter

Who doesn’t love big, fluffy cupcakes? Well, who doesn’t love cupcakes? Period. And if you are a coffee lover or drinker like me, you’ll go crazy over these Vanilla Cappuccino cupcakes I made on Easter. They’re the perfect cupcake for anytime of the year. In fact, I think they would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! […]

Pumpkin Ice Cream Chocolate Pudding Trifle

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 30, 2017 | 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 […]

Homemade Cherry Bombs Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 5, 2017 | 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 […]

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 […]

How to Make Cake Pop Sun Pops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 19, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, DIY, Food, Home and Garden
How to Make Cake Pops

If you’re looking for fun, edible DIY projects during the summer break, here is a easy delicious cake pop idea… Sun pops! The kids will have fun helping you make them and they are awfully darn cute. And what a great way to celebrate a sunny summer than with sun pop cake pops?! How to […]

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 […]

Soft Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 3, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Food, Recipes
soft chewy oatmeal cookies recipe

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. My favorite kind of cookie is oatmeal cookies. Even though I’m a huge chocolate lover, oatmeal cookies are by far my favorite and I’m always looking for recipes that are soft and chewy. As much as I may love oatmeal cookies, they have to be soft and chewy. If […]