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Cranberry Champagne Poptail

Cranberry Champagne Poptail - A homemade cranberry cherry popsicle in served in a glass with champagne. As the popsicle melts, it creates a fun sparkling cocktail suitable for any party this season!

Cranberry Champagne Poptail – A homemade cranberry cherry popsicle in served in a glass with champagne. As the popsicle melts, it creates a fun sparkling cocktail suitable for any party this season!

It’s time to get our drink on, guys! You didn’t think I was gonna let you guys go all the way to New Year’s Eve without a stellar cocktail recipe, did ya?!?!

With all the drink recipes I already shared with you guys – including the showstopping wine milkshakes and the fan-favorite cranberry lime mojitos– it was gonna be tough to find a cocktail recipe that could live up to them.

But then it hit me…I need to share a fun champagne cocktail with you guys. After all, champagne is synonymous with New Year’s Eve, which is less than 2 weeks away. Woah, time has flown by, right?!

There’s a local popsicle company that sells these popcicle cocktails – poptails, if you will- where they make a drink and finish it off with a homemade popsicle. They are the cutest things and super trendy and, of course, fun.

So today, I am here to make my own version. But instead of worrying about making a fancy cocktail, we’re just gonna use champagne and just make a fancy (yet easy!) popsicle.

Say hello to my Cranberry Champagne Poptail!

Pigs in a Blanket Wreath

Pigs in a Blanket Wreath -

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Pigs in a Blanket Wreath – Mini hot dogs wrapped in dough, arranged in a festive wreath, and baked to perfection. Served with Dr Pepper® honey mustard dipping sauce

The holiday season may be in full-swing, but don’t let that make you forget about football this month! College bowl games are starting so you need to make sure you keep up the snacks to keep all your family and friends fed while they’re glued to the TV.

You probably remember me talking about my love of homegating in this post. And it’s especially true during this time of year! It’s so incredibly cold outside, so there is no way you’ll find me tailgating at the stadium. Plus, with all the bowl games going on, I love being able to switch back-and-forth between my favorites on TV.

Today, I’m here to bring you another recipe to add to your homegating collection. And this one has just the right amount of festive flare to get you into the spirit of the season.

I present to you my Pigs in a Blanket Wreath!

Raspberry Hot Chocolate

Raspberry Hot Chocolate - Creamy homemade hot chocolate made with a fruity addition - fresh raspberries!

Raspberry Hot Chocolate – Creamy homemade hot chocolate made with a fruity addition – fresh raspberries!

Hot chocolate. It’s almost a necessity in winter time, right? Last year I made this incredible peanut butter hot chocolate, because, you know, I love all things peanut butter.

But this year, I wanted to make a hot chocolate with another one of my favorite chocolate combos: raspberry and chocolate. You’ll remember I went on and on about how incredible this duo is back when I made this chocolate raspberry mousse.

And my love hasn’t waivered since. So that’s why this year’s hot chocolate is getting a raspberry kick. Say hello to my Raspberry Hot Chocolate!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms - Chewy, yet fluffy peanut butter cookies are baked and then topped with a milk chocolate Hershey Kiss. The perfect cookie for any occasion!

Peanut Butter Blossoms – Chewy, yet fluffy peanut butter cookies are baked and then topped with a milk chocolate Hershey Kiss. The perfect cookie for any occasion! 

Yup, it’s another peanut butter cookie recipe.

For those who are frequent readers of the blog, you know I love me some peanut butter – I eat a peanut butter sandwich everyday, for heaven’s sake! But I love my PB the most in cookie form, like these monster cookies or these Reese’s Pieces cookies.

So it’s no surprise that I’m here with, yet another, peanut butter cookie recipe. This one is a classic for sure. Everyone’s had it, but not everyone knows the name. Well, prepare to learn something today….

These babies are called Peanut Butter Blossoms!

Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies

Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies - Perfectly tart raspberry jam sandwiched between two buttery almond shortbread cookies

Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies – Perfectly tart raspberry jam sandwiched between two buttery almond shortbread cookies

December is finally here! My favorite month of the year – when holiday tunes are on blast, I spend ridiculous amounts of time cooking & baking, and diets go out the window. Hooray!

And with this new month, you know what that means…a new cookie recipe!

Today’s recipe features two of my favorite flavors in the world, which I’ve yet to feature together: raspberry and almond.

I’ve always loved the flavor of almond, hence my obsession with almond croissants. And you guys know I love my berries. Just see this chocolate raspberry mousse or this berry french toast or the million other berry recipes I posted this past spring.

But it wasn’t until I tried raspberry almond thumbprint cookies for the first time (which was only last year – yes, I am late to the party), that I found out how killer of a combo these two flavors were together.

So for this month’s recipe, I wanted to showcase another classic cookie that highlights this dynamic duo in a sophisticated way. Let me tell ya, these cookies are not short on the pizzazz, that’s for sure.

Without further ado, I present to you Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies!

Salsa Verde Chicken Chili

Salsa Verde Chicken Chili – An incredibly comforting chicken chili made with shredded chicken and white beans and cooked in a hearty salsa verde broth

It’s soup season, y’all!

I’m so excited that I let a little of my southern flair show, there. That’s because I am so in love with cold weather and warm soup. Yummmmm.

Last year, I started sharing soup recipes in the middle of October, when it was probably too warm to even think about soups. But you can’t stop me when I get a craving for grilled cheese and tomato soup!

This year, I’ve had a little more self-control and waited to post my first soup recipe at the end of fall. It’s been consistently chilly for almost a week and a half, so I knew it was finally time to enjoy some soup. Don’t you agree??

For the first recipe of the season, I decided to continue with my love affair for bean soups. Remember this classic chili from last year and this pasta e fagioli from February?? I just love the heartiness from the beans. And they pack tons of protein and fiber, too!

Well, I have another chili for you guys. This time,with shredded chicken. Say hello to my Salsa Verde Chicken Chili!

Classic Cannoli Dip

Classic Cannoli Dip - A creamy dessert dip made from whipped cannoli filling using real marscapone cheese and served with chocolate chip cookies!

Classic Cannoli Dip – A creamy dessert dip made from whipped cannoli filling using real marscapone cheese and served with chocolate chip cookies!

Today’s recipe is the perfect accompaniment to any tailgate or “homegate.” We’re all about homegating – where we host a watch party with all of our friends. There’s nothing like watching a game on a couch with unlimited supply of food in an air-conditioned room. I’ll take that over a tailgate, any day.

Okay now on to the recipe…

 Today’s recipe is a dessert dip. Dessert dips are quickly becoming be new favorite way to feed my sweet tooth. Not only do I get to eat a sweet dip, but I also get to dip other sweet vessels into said dip. It’s a double-dose of sweetness!I present to you my Classic Cannoli Dip!

Berries & Cream Stuffed French Toast Casserole

Berries & Cream Stuffed French Toast Casserole - Slices of French bread stuffed with fresh berries & cream cheese filling, covered in a custard mixture and baked until perfectly fluffy and slightly crispy on top.

Berries & Cream Stuffed French Toast Casserole – Slices of French bread stuffed with fresh berries & cream cheese filling, covered in a custard mixture and baked until perfectly fluffy and slightly crispy on top. 

I’ve always woken up with a sweet tooth. Ever since I was a little kid, I always preferred pancakes to eggs and bacon. I guess that explains why you’ll find so many sweet breakfast recipes on the blog, like these strawberries & cream danish, these blackberry & cream doughnuts, or this blueberry coffee cake.

So it’s no surprise that I have yet another sweet breakfast treat for you guys. And it’s also another great option for brunch this holiday season because it’s super impressive, can feed a ton of people, and its super easy to throw together.

Check out my Berries & Cream Stuffed French Toast Casserole!

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting - Super moist and perfectly spiced sweet potato cupcakes are topped with the creamiest cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Move over, pumpkin - there's a new spiced cupcake in town!

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting – Super moist and perfectly spiced sweet potato cupcakes are topped with the creamiest cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Move over, pumpkin – there’s a new spiced cupcake in town!

Guys. Pumpkin is taking over my life! Last week, I made an insane amount of pumpkin treats, including these cookies and these doughnut muffins.

After all that pumpkin, I was desperate to bake up some treats with all the essence of fall and maybe a little less pumpkin. So I set my sights on something new….but what?

I’d already tackled cinnamon in this maple latte and these chocolate muffins. And apple cider was a hit in these crumb doughnuts. What else encompasses the flavor of fall but hasn’t been explored much this season??

I got it! Sweet potatoes!

Now, I know I posted these hasselback sweet potatoes with sage browned butter earlier this fall, but I’m talking about sweets, people! I have yet to make a sweet potato dessert. So I set off on a new adventure!

I know sweet potato pie is a classic, but the texture isn’t my favorite. Therefore, I decided to make my sweet potatoes into little cakes. Cupcakes, if you will.

Check out my Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting!