Chocolate Nut Toffee

I used to be a little afraid of making my own candy. It always seemed intimidating what with having to use a candy thermometer and cooking to a soft ball or hard ball stage (I’m like… a what?), and then making sure it doesn’t boil up and out of the pot and then all that…

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Since it’s easy to find pumpkin puree this time of year, I decided to put it to good use and make whoopie pies with it. These cute little gems are about two bites each, filled with a delicious Nutella filling. There’s just something special about pumpkin and chocolate. They taste amazing together. You won’t be…

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Halloween Owl Cookies

Fall is such a fun time to get creative with your baking. There are so many awesome ideas to chose from. Here’s one that I  couldn’t resist.  These playful gluten free owl cookies are made with gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies that you separate and make into big eyes for each owl cookie. Aren’t they…

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Ogre Finger Cookies

Here’s another fun recipe for cookies. Now, you can make these for Halloween, but I think they would be just as cool at a Super Heroes party ( don’t they look like the Hulk’s fingers?). So, don’t just pigeon hole them into Halloween. These could make an appearance at lots of parties. If nothing else,…

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Candy Corn Popcorn Balls

What would a Halloween party be without popcorn balls? And especially ones made with candy corn? Be sure to make these with any youngin’s you have hanging around, whether they’re yours or not.  Get ready to get sticky! Candy Corn Popcorn Balls Ingredients: 13 cups of popped popcorn (or a 4.5 oz. bag of popped popcorn) Nonstick cooking spray…

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Spooky Spider Web Cake

Here’s a fun and easy cake to make for Halloween. I just don’t have time to get too crazy on the cake decorating and I definitely don’t want to spend a fortune on a gluten free double layer cake. So….. here’s my take on an easy-to-do decorated cake that won’t break the bank. Spooky Spider…

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Creative fun with Candy Corn

Candy Corn Treats and Crafts Do you love candy corn as much as i do? Yes, I know it’s really sweet ( like rot your teeth sweet) and yes it’s full of all kinds of things I shouldn’t be eating, but hey…… we give up so much as it is I figure a few indulgences…

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Apple Caramel Bites

Making hand sized apple caramel bites is a breeze using frozen Brazi Bites. This video shows you easy step by step instructions for making these yummy looking bites.   Apple Caramel Bites     Here is the list of ingredients for you. 1  11.5 oz bag Cheddar & Parmesan Brazi Bites, thawed 2 cups apples,…

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Butterscotch Fudge

Okay, I absolutely adore chocolate and fudge is a must! But sometimes you just want a taste of “caramel” to round things out. This fudge targets your caramel taste buds perfectly. Butterscotch Fudge Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 5 oz. can evaporated milk ( we used Carnation brand) 2 Tbsp. butter 1/4 tsp. salt…

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Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs

Time to get out the cutters and have fun again. Make up this dough the day before, chill and then pop out the rolling pin, fun cookie cutters, sprinkles, and frosting. It doesn’t get any better than this. Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs Ingredients: 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 tsp.…

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