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, [Continue Reading…]

Avalanche Bark

avalanche bark

About a month ago I received a package in the mail.  A package from one of my amazing blog readers, Abby. This package contained something delicious – Avalanche Bark.  I had never heard of Avalanche Bark before but knowing that I was a fellow “bark” lover Abby was sure I would enjoy it too.  She was right. The recipe is a copycat recipe from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  I love their caramel apples but have never tried the Avalanche Bark.  But now I don’t have too.  I can make it [Continue Reading…]

Red, White and Blue Cookie Bark

Cookie bark

Yes, I did it.  One more cookie bark. I think I now have a full years worth of holiday cookie barks. I couldn’t let the Fourth of July go by without it’s own version of cookie bark. I love the Fourth of July. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my ancestors came over on the Mayflower and I have relatives that fought in the Revolution War but I love America!! We usually spend the Fourth of July at the Oregon Coast with a bonfire and s’mores [Continue Reading…]

Bunny Cookie Bark

Bunny Cookie Bark

You’re not surprised are you? You knew I had to do it. I thought my cookie bark days were over but when my neighbor called to let me know there was Easter candy corn at the grocery store I had to do it – I had to make some Bunny Cookie Bark! I actually made two versions of Bunny Cookie Bark. For the first one I used the Golden Double Stuffed Oreos.  I combined that with some Easter M & M’s, vanilla almond bark, pretzels and some green sprinkles. I [Continue Reading…]

Cupid Corn Cookie Bark

Cupid Corn

I am actually writing this post at the Portland airport.  I am on my way to Utah to play mom/nurse to my son Clark who is having ACL repair surgery today.  (He blew out the other knee four years ago so we’ve been through this before) My suitcase has some special treats for those college kids.  There are two containers of freezer jam straight from my freezer, a cute London t-shirt I found at Costco for Cali in honor of her upcoming study abroad in London as well as a [Continue Reading…]

Rocky Road Fudge


Does your family have a favorite holiday treat?  Something that is a must have each holiday season?  The thing that everyone looks forward to and dreams about?! Christmas is not Christmas at our house until there is Rocky Road Fudge. For the last forty years my mother has made Rocky Road Fudge – it’s her holiday speciality. I don’t think I have ever made Rocky Road Fudge, that is my mom’s job!  She does it so well!  I asked her to make a batch this week so I could share [Continue Reading…]