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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.

Orange Honey Rosemary Butter

Orange Honey Rosemary Butter

I’ve been eating clementines and oranges, which are such a treat when it’s cold outside and I need the strong sweet fragrance of an orange or a clementine to boost my mood when I’m feeling a little run down. All of this is what ultimately . . . 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.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt

Halloween is a fun time of the year with costumes, parties, and pumpkin carving. The pumpkin carving tradition for me has always included roasting the pumpkin seeds, and I still love them today. Roasting pumpkin seeds is easy, and it is even easier to eat . . . read more.

Best Tips for Apple Picking with Your Family

Best Tips for Apple Picking with Your Family

Like many other families, our family has an annual tradition of apple picking at a local orchard; however, we visit the orchard quite a few times throughout the season because it is an activity our children love. The fresh apples are worth it alone, and . . . 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.