No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake

12 Days of Sweets: Day 12 Cheesecake isn’t normally a dessert I tackle. I can never quite get baked versions to come out correctly and usually my no bake versions never taste quite right. This recipe is foolproof. The mint flavor isn’t overpowering and this cheesecake has an amazing smooth, creamy texture. The best partContinue reading “No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake”

Creamy Vanilla Caramels

12 Days of Sweets: Day 11 Caramels are an easy crowd pleasing homemade gift around the holidays. I also love that homemade caramels are so much more delicious. This recipe is extra creamy and full of vanilla flavor. I find that once I start eating them I can’t have only just one. Making caramels MayContinue reading “Creamy Vanilla Caramels”

Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies

12 Days of Sweets: Day 10 Cookies are the most iconic Christmas treat. Many spend hours baking cookies for gifts and treats for friends, family and neighbors. I absolutely love this little cream cheese cookie recipe because using different sprinkles gives your variety and makes it seem like you’ve baked a bunch of different batches.Continue reading “Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies”

Holiday Hummers

12 Days of Sweets: Day 8 Hummers first made their appearance in Detroit, Michigan in 1968 and are credited to the mixology ingenuity of Jerome Adams. After it’s appearance there was a boom of ice cream based cocktails following its path. The standard drink consists of either white rum or vodka mixed with kahlua andContinue reading “Holiday Hummers”

Spiced Gingerbread Bars

12 Days of Sweets: Day 7 My husband is a huge fan of chewy molasses cookies around the holidays. I can’t say I blame him – they do have a certain appeal with seasonal flavors and the soft texture. I enjoy a bit more spice to my cookies and often end up making gingerbread insteadContinue reading “Spiced Gingerbread Bars”

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

12 Days of Sweets: Day 6 Hot chocolate has always been a “feel good” drink for me when I’m not feeling well. My oldest has started picking up on this trait and I’m more than happy to pull together a fresh batch for her. I’m very particular about hot chocolate, though. I don’t bother withContinue reading “Peppermint White Hot Chocolate”

Vanilla Butter Mints

12 Days of Sweets: Day 5 When I was little I loved those pastel colored after dinner mints you would find in restaurants. These butter mints remind me of those fun little treats; however, these are so much better. They are creamy and sweet with a minty fresh after note in flavor. We had aContinue reading “Vanilla Butter Mints”

Crockpot Cashew Clusters

12 Days of Sweets: Day 4 As a busy working mom I love finding ways to make cooking quicker and easier – and safe ways to get my kids involved! I love this cashew clusters recipe because I don’t have to worry about standing over a double boiler to temper chocolate and my daughter wasContinue reading “Crockpot Cashew Clusters”

Gingerbread Fudge

12 Days of Sweets: Day 3 My Daughters favorite cookie happens to be gingerbread. If we go into the bakery to get fresh donuts even in July she will always pick out gingerbread cookies. It might have something to do with all the ginger I ate to combat my morning sickness when I was pregnantContinue reading “Gingerbread Fudge”