No Cook Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream

No Cook Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream with Pretzels – a fun combo of flavor and texture.There are several things I love about this ice cream.  One, it is  no cook so it is quick and easy to make.  Second,  I love the fun texture that the pretzels give the ice cream and third, it reminds me of one of my favorite holiday side dishes. One of the must haves for our Wilkes family Thanksgiving dinners is this Strawberry Pretzel Jello.  It has a crust of pretzels, a cream cheese layer and then topped with [Continue Reading…]

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark


Welcome Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table and Dreaming.  I have followed Stephanie’s blog for a while now and love every idea she shares.  Be sure to pay her a visit and enter to win a Blendtec Blender!  And then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew!  Hello friends! I’m Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table and Dreaming. I am thrilled to be apart of this year’s Handmade Holiday Series. Thank you so much Leigh Anne for including me! The holiday season is my favorite [Continue Reading…]

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

I recently spent a week in Utah visiting my two girls.  I love going to visit my girls but it is always amazing how their cars are conveniently out of gas and they have no food in their apartments each time I come to town!  I guess that is what mom’s are for and truth be told I love spoiling them.  Since they had no food, a trip to Costco was in order.  While there I  managed to pick up a little treat for myself.  A bag of white chocolate [Continue Reading…]

Orange Cranberry Pretzel Gelatin Salad

Orange Cranberry Pretzel Gelatin Salad

This Orange Cranberry Pretzel Gelatin Salad is sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving table. I love Thanksgiving. Today I am part of a fun thanksgiving blog hop.  I have joined up with a group of over 25  lovely bloggers to make your Thanksgiving menu planning a snap!  We’ve got an amazing line up of Thanksgiving recipes for your Thanksgiving menu. Be sure to check out my recipe then hop on over and visit my friends! Thanksgiving for us usually means a trip to Utah for a Wilkes Family Thanksgiving. [Continue Reading…]

White Chocolate Popcorn Crunch & Sixlet Candy Giveaway

White Chocolate Popcorn Crunch

Are you one of “those” – one of “those” that has ALL of their holiday gifts purchased and wrapped?? I must admit I am kinda one of “those.”   The gifts for my children and family are bought and wrapped (o.k. except for a couple!) but every year I find myself scrambling for all those miscellaneous gifts – you know the ones -the teachers, the neighbors, etc. Today’s recipe for white chocolate popcorn crunch is the perfect thing to throw together when you are scrambling for one of those last [Continue Reading…]

Soft Pretzels

soft pretzel

I grew up with a father that was a non sports watcher.  He did watch golf but that was it.  Except once a year.  Then he would watch “the big game.”   You know which one I’m talking about. It was a bit of a shock to my system when I went from basically a non sports watching father to marrying into a family that was all about sports.  Watching it, playing it and talking about it.  Thirty years later I’m not sure I’m use to it yet.  I have managed [Continue Reading…]

Caramel, Pretzel, Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think my collection of  “To Try” recipes has tripled since I got onto Pinterest!  One recipe that caught my eye a few days ago was for a Salted Caramel, Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie from the Diary of Daves Wife.  What’s not to love!? Caramel, chocolate, salt and the crunch of a pretzel.  Sounded good to me so I thought I’d give it a try.  I decided to use the chocolate chip recipe I have had for years as a base. The original recipe uses butter flavored Crisco.  I am [Continue Reading…]

White Chocolate Cinnamon Pretzels

Cinnamon Pretzels

I’ve heard from quite a few of you who have made up batches of White Chocolate Popcorn and Best Hot Fudge Sauce to give as holiday gifts.  Thanks for letting me know!   Well, if you are looking for another quick and easy gift for teachers, neighbors or friends I’ve got one for you!   It will be no surprise, but this one also involves white chocolate! When I visit my college kids or family in Utah I have a list of stores I always visit.  One of the stores is a cute little gift shop with [Continue Reading…]