Caramel Corn in the microwave!

Caramel Corn

Today I’ve got a Recipe Redo for you.  This recipe has been a family favorite for a long time – over 25 years.  I first shared in back in 2008. I got the recipe from my friend Pam.  We were in a family home evening group together with some other moms.  Each month we took turns putting together a lesson, visual aids and a treat idea for everyone that could be used for our weekly family home evening. One month my friend Pam shared her family’s caramel corn recipe for [Continue Reading...]

15 Favorite Christmas Sweets

Christmas Sweets

A few days ago I shared my 25 Favorite Christmas Cookies.  I need to give equal time though to candy.   Candy plays as big a part in our holiday goodies as cookies do, if not bigger.  We love Christmas candy at our house!  I have been fortunate to have a couple of good candy makers share their talents with me over the years. Today I’ll be sharing some of our favorite sweet treats – everything from fudge to cookie bark to popcorn.  I even threw in a little spicy [Continue Reading...]

Holiday Fudge – Cookies & Cream and Peanut Butter & Chocolate

Cookies & Cream Fudge

We love fudge at our house and it is an important part of our annual Cookie/Candy Making day.  My mom and mother in law have always been the fudge makers in our house. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without my mom making her Rocky Road Fudge  and my mother in law is famous for her mint fudge at the holidays. If you have ever made it before you know it can be a bit tricky.  A few years ago we had an epic fudge fail at our annual Cookie/Candy Making day. [Continue Reading...]

Happy Mail

Happy Mail

Happy Monday! I’ve got a quick, fun little post for you today. I am the mother of college students. I currently have one college sophomore, a college senior (ready to graduate in April), and two in law school and one son who has graduated. I am often asked by people for ideas for care packages for college students. I have shared a few of those ideas here on the blog before – a Trick Or Treat Care Package and a little preparedness College Kid Care Package. I’ve also sent a [Continue Reading...]

White Chocolate Peppermint Toffee

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  Yesterday we had our annual candy/cookie making day with my girls, my mom and a few friends and neighbors.  This year it was more of a candy making day than a cookie making day. I love making candy and actually prefer it to cookies.  Candy stores better than cookies.  We made caramels, peppermint white chocolate fudge, rocky road fudge, boston creams, cinnamon white chocolate pretzels, chocolate crinkles, jam diagonals and today’s recipe for White Chocolate Peppermint Toffee. A lot of people are afraid to make candy but really, as [Continue Reading...]

Twelve Delicious Ideas for Leftover Halloween Candy

Leftover Halloween Candy

I remember as a child coming home from Trick or Treating and spreading all my candy out on the living room floor.  My parents would go through it pulling out any unwrapped candy that might be dangerous and then pulling out the candy they knew I didn’t like.  At that time it was anything with nuts or coconut.  Fortunately for them, they liked it.  I would then stash that candy away in my room and enjoy. I have a daughter though that isn’t a big candy eater.  Some years I [Continue Reading...]

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bark

Pretzel Bark

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is deciding what treats I am going to make, especially what treats I am going to be sharing with family and friends. But I have discovered that what is even more fun than deciding and making the treats is packaging them up nice and cute. It’s all in the presentation (of course it helps if they taste good too!) But seriously, when I receive a gift that is wrapped up fun and cute I almost don’t care what is in it – [Continue Reading...]

S’more Caramel Corn

S'more Caramel Corn

Summer has finaly arrived here in the Pacific Northwest  and it seems like the flavor of the summer this year is s’more. I have seen s’more recipes popping up all over the blogosphere. Every imaginable s’more flavored treat you can imagine. S’mores and summer do just seem to go together. One of our favorite summer time activities is making s’mores over the firepit in our backyard but now you don’t need to wait for a fire to enjoy the yumminess of a s’more! I decided to turn one of my [Continue Reading...]

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

peppermint fudge

Because I love you guys so much and because I can’t stop eating the stuff you get a bonus post today.  Two posts in one day – two days before Christmas!  Merry Christmas to you!!! My neighbor Debbie brought this recipe to our cookie baking day yesterday.  Not only is it pretty in pink it is delicious.  I like fudge but I LOVE this fudge. Debbie found the recipe at a blog I wasn’t familiar with,  Making Memories…One Fun Thing After Another and it turns out Erin, the blogger, is [Continue Reading...]