Recipes and stories for everyday life

Dessert

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

Rich, fudge-like chocolate brownies are an indulgent treat for yourself and the people you love! This is my best chocolate brownie recipe. I like brownies that are fudge-like, moist, and soft. This recipe includes intense chocolate baked to perfection with the shiny crackled top that . . . read more.

Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Everyone is warm and cozy and getting ready to watch a family-favorite movie. Someone asks for snacks. Ok, maybe I’m the one who wants the snacks. It’s the holidays, so why not make it extra special? Something like chocolate peppermint popcorn! The remaining chocolate and . . . read more.

Peppermint Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Peppermint Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Listen. Do you hear that? It’s the sound of me eating the last of the peppermint chocolate covered pretzels in our house. We were home this past weekend and wanted to infuse our day with some chocolatey treats. And yes, chocolatey is a word. I . . . read more.

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark combines two things often beloved about the holidays, chocolate and candy canes. It’s beautiful to look at, festive, and decadent. This effortless Peppermint Bark is great if you need thoughtful gifts or if you are feeling festive and want a holiday-inspired snack! Recipe . . . read more.

Cranberry and Rosemary Bread

Cranberry and Rosemary Bread

Perfect for the holidays, this cranberry and rosemary bread will be a hit with your family and friends! You can make this a day ahead so your oven is free to cook the main meal. If you’re a guest, make it a day ahead and . . . read more.

Maple-Apple Blondies

Maple-Apple Blondies

When I think of autumn, I think of the leaves changing, the cool crisp air in the morning, and the scent of freshly baked treats. Maple-apple blondies are the one treat that combines all things delicious about fall. The maple syrup complements the fresh apples . . . read more.

Apple Pie with All-Butter Crust

Apple Pie with All-Butter Crust

It’s apple pie week here at Hope, Love, and Food, and I wanted to share an alternative version of my apple pie recipe featuring an all-butter crust. We loved the flavor of the butter in this crust! If you would prefer to skip the shortening, . . . read more.

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

We’re baking apple pies this week because we love apples, and it’s a great way to use what we have on hand from apple picking at the orchard. Over the years, I have tweaked my apple pie recipe because I wanted a filling that, in . . . read more.

Boiled Apple Cider

Boiled Apple Cider

Apples are one of my favorite things about autumn. We go apple picking, we bring home fresh apple cider, and we commence baking a number of delicious apple-infused treats for the whole family to enjoy. Yet, there is one recipe that I always wanted to . . . read more.