Rock Candy

This was SO FUN to make with the kids. It brought back memories of using all of my own mom’s sugar to make my own rock candy when I was a kid. Yes, Mom, now you know what kept happening to the sugar. This was like a craft, recipe and science lesson all in one.

Here’s what you need to do: Continue reading…

Homemade Season Salt

I use Season Salt almost every time I cook. To save some money, I decided to play around with some ingredients to make my own. I use this heavily when making my own hot wings (along with my favorite wing sauce) and anytime I am using meat. It goes great when baking veggies too! Continue reading…

Rudolph Cookies


  • 2 rolls of sugar cookie dough
  • Mini pretzels
  • M&Ms (red and brown picked out)


Using chilled dough, cut the roll in 1/4 inch slices. Gently shape the slices into Continue reading…

Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Brownie Lollipops


  • 1 package brownie mix
    (plus ingredients to make brownies)
  • 24 candy canes
  • 10 oz. chocolate
    (melted with slices of paraffin wax mixed in)
  • Paper baking cups


  • Line 9×13 inch pan with a piece of parchment paper. Lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Prepare brownie mix Continue reading…

Pilgrim Hats


  • 1 package of Keebler Fudge Striped Cookies
  • 1 bag of mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Yellow and red decorator’s icing
  • Small decorator’s tip

Have your child lay out the cookies upside down while you squeeze a small amount of icing around Continue reading…

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cravings

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


  • 1 C. melted butter
  • 2 1/8 C. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C. cocoa powder
  • 3 1/4 C. flour
  • 20 oz. marachino cherries (drained)
  • 3 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C. condensed sweetened milk
  • 1/8 C. cherry juice (from drained cherries)


Melt butter and add sugar. Let it cool and then add the eggs. Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and cocoa powder. Then add the flour. Continue reading…