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Monday, December 31, 2018

The Top Recipes of 2018

Take a look at reader favorite recipes from 2018. Are any of your favorites on the list? Get inspired and tell me the recipes you'd love to see next year!

     As we wrap up the year, I think it is always fun to look back and see how delicious things were.  Here is a look at some reader favorite recipes from 2018.  Some are new recipes and some are recipes that are favorites year after year.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

Cheddar, bacon and ranch are a perfect combination of flavors for a cheese ball. Get your crackers ready and watch this disappear right before your eyes!

       The savory flavors of cheddar, bacon and ranch are the perfect combination for an out of this world cheese ball.  It is a perfect appetizer for any party.  Cheese balls also transport well, so they are great for tailgating and potlucks too! 

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Mary-Ann's Sweet and Salty Caramel Snack Mix

This caramel snack mix has it all. It is sweet and salty, crunchy and delicious. Plus it can easily be customized to what you have on hand or your tastes!

     Sweet and salty goodness by the handful is always a good idea! Especially when it is quick and easy to make and so delicious! This furn snack mix will keep your hand coming back for more every time. It is a fun mix of cereals, pretzels and peanuts all wrapped in a caramel coating. You are going to want to make it for every party and holiday from now on!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash in the Air Fryer

Flavorful and easy, this Parmesan roasted acorn squash comes together quickly in an air fryer. It takes just a few minutes to prep and less than 15 minutes to cook to tender deliciousness.

       Roasting vegetables is our absolute favorite way to have them.  It is an easy way to make their flavor shine, but it can take a while for vegetables like squash. Not when you make them in an air fryer! This recipe coats acorn (or your favorite winter squash) in Parmesan and thyme and cooks them up quick. It is a delicious and easy way to stay out of a side dish rut!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Reindeer Chow (Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Puppy Chow)

This crunchy, sweet and delicious snack mix is perfect for the holidays. Reindeer chow, or dark chocolate candy cane puppy chow, is perfect for giving and eating!

      Chocolate and peppermint are a classic holiday flavor combination. This reindeer chow is a fun way to get that yummy flavor in a no bake and super fun snack mix. It is hard to stop eating it once you get started, so be warned!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

MiMi's Microwave Peanut Brittle

Sweet, crunchy peanut brittle is a classic candy that you can easily make at home. This updated recipe doesn't involve a candy thermometer, just a microwave. Make some asap!

     If you enjoy the sweet, caramelly crunch of peanut brittle you are not alone. It is a classic candy for a reason. But did you know you can make it in just a few minutes with a few ingredients in the microwave? You don't need a candy thermometer or any fancy equipment. So gather up the ingredients and lets make a batch!

Monday, December 17, 2018

29 Easy and Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas for Christmas Morning

The best Christmas breakfast recipe ideas in one place.  They are all either quick and easy or can be prepped ahead so that you aren't running around on Christmas morning.

       Christmas morning calls for a special breakfast, but nobody wants to spend all morning in the kitchen.  It's a time to celebrate and be with your family.  So I have collected 29 fabulous recipes that can either be prepped ahead or put together in a jiffy.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Buckeyes (Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Balls)

Turn that classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate into a great no-bake candy. These buckeyes look like the nut, but taste much better! 

     Turn peanut butter and chocolate into delicious no bake candy. This is a Christmastime must have in our family. These candies are easy to make, which is good because they disappear quickly. These buckeyes deserve a place on your holiday candy making list!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Frozen Mint Meltaway Pie

Make this modern twist on an old favorite. This no churn frozen mint meltaway pie is a perfect make ahead holiday dessert.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with ChristmasSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

      This fun modern no churn twist takes a classic department store recipe and makes it even easier. Turn mint meltaway candies into a show stopping dessert that you can make ahead of time. It is a chocolate and mint lovers dream come true.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake

An easy to make no bake cheesecake loaded with candy canes is a perfect addition to your Christmas dessert table.


      Your Christmas dessert repertoire doesn't have to begin and end at cookies. This candy cane laden no bake peppermint cheesecake is a perfect holiday dessert. You can make it ahead of time and it doesn't require any oven space!

Vanilla Milk Punch

This super simple recipe can be made with 2 ingredients, but is even better if you spring for all 4. Vanilla milk punch is slightly sweet and really tasty, top it with whipped cream and sprinkles to make it an extra festive treat.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with ChristmasSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

     Sometimes we want something extra fun and festive but don't want to put a ton of effort into it.  This fun vanilla milk punch meets that need. Just mix together two ingredients for the base, then top with whipped cream and sprinkles to make it extra special. It is great warm or cold and can be made single serve or for a crowd.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Chocolate Covered Orange Cheesecake Truffles

Bites of creamy orange cheesecake goodness are dipped in chocolate to make this one of a kind no bake treat!

This post is sponsored in conjunction with ChristmasSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

     Imagine biting through a crunchy chocolate shell to have your teeth sink into a creamy orange center. Actually, don't imagine it. Whip up a batch and try it for yourself. Chocolate covered orange cheesecake truffles may just become your new favorite!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

French Maple Buttercream

This Maple Buttercream is the best ever! It's not too sweet and has just enough maple. It is cream, smooth and buttery in the best kind of way. You have to try it! 

      This maple buttercream is rich, smooth and delicious.  It is made in the French style of buttercream, with egg yolks which make it extra silky and sumptuous. You are going to want to put it on all of the things, but I suggest you start with maple pecan layer cake

Saturday, December 8, 2018

How to Make Simple Homemade Peppermint White Chocolate

Warm up from the inside out when you take a sip of creamy smooth delicious comforting peppermint white hot chocolate.

        This peppermint white hot chocolate is super easy to make. In just a few minutes you can have a comforting sip of goodness. It is perfect for a snow day, a great way to warm up on a cold day or a way to just indulge in a little bit of creamy luxury.

Friday, December 7, 2018

How to Make Simple DIY Snowman Mugs and Plates

These simple snowman mugs and plates are a perfect winter DIY. They are cute, dishwasher safe and darling filled with white hot chocolate or cookies.

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     Whether you make these easy snowman mugs and plates for yourself or make them to gift to others, they are sure to get a smile out of everyone who sees them. The plates make for a perfect base for all of your holiday cookie trays and the mugs are adorable when filled with white hot chocolate or steamed milk.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

How to Decorate Cute Rudolph Cupcakes

Super cute and easy to make, these Rudolph cupcakes are sure to make your day more festive!

This giveaway has been sponsored by Goliath Games. I was sent these games for the purpose of review, but all opinions are my own. #sponsored

     The Christmas season is always such a fun and magical time of year. Keeping that magic alive doesn't have to be hard. These fun Rudolph cupcakes are super simple to make and will spread cheer with everyone who enjoys one.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Toasted Ravioli in the Air Fryer

Make golden and crispy toasted ravioli quick and easily in your air fryer! This St. Louis classic appetizer is perfect for parties, game day or just because!

This post and giveaway are sponsored by Hamilton Beach.  I have received the a Hamilton Beach Air Fryer for review, however, all opinions are my own.  #ad #HamiltonBeach

     Have you ever had toasted ravioli? They are a classic in the St. Louis area, so naturally being located so close we are familiar with them as well. Get those golden crispy appetizers at home without the mess or smell of frying. Make them in an air fryer instead!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Festive Sugar Cookies in a Jar {With Printable Tag!}

These sweet sugar jars are loaded with festive sprinkles that are ready to be baked into sugar cookies. They make great gifts for teachers, friends or the big man himself!

      Whip up these festive jars filled with the dry ingredients needed for sprinkle filled sugar cookies. The printable cookies for Santa tag will give the recipient the directions to take the jar and turn it into delicious cookies. It is a fun to make and fun to give Christmas gift.

Chocolate Dipped Fluffernutter Cookies

The perfect combination of textures and flavors, these chocolate dipped fluffernutter cookies are a great no bake treat. Peanut butter and marshmallow come together for the ultimate sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy cookies.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with Christmas Cookies Week . I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the Christmas Cookies Week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

      Chocolate dipped fluffernutter cookies are the ultimate combination of sweet and salty, crunchy and creamy. They take one of our family's favorite Christmas cookies to the next level with a little bit of marshmallow fluff. It is Christmas time afterall!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Frostbite Cookies

Frostbite cookies are the perfect combination of everything you'd want in a cookie. They have just a hint of peppermint, and that sweet buttery cross between being crunchy and melt in your mouth.

It is time to dust off those baking pans and get out the cooling racks, Christmas cookie baking season is officially here. We are celebrating all things Christmas cookies this week and I am kicking it off with the delicious frostbite cookies. They are sweet and butter with that perfect combination of crunch and melt in your mouth goodness.

Welcome to Christmas Cookies Week 2018

This post is sponsored on behalf of #ChristmasCookiesWeek. The generous sponsors, YumGoggle, Sprinkle Pop, Silpat and Adams Extracts have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.

It is time to celebrate all things Christmas cookies! #ChristmasCookiesWeek is always a fun assortment of festive cookies that are perfect for the holiday.  I have two fun recipes to share and my blogging friends are sharing TONS more!  Plus don't miss the #giveaway!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Stovetop Candied Pecans {2 Ways!}

Candied pecans made quickly in a skillet on the top of the stove are simple way to elevate so many dishes. They are great on their own too!

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      Candied pecans are the perfect little something to take so many recipes to the next level. They are great in salads, or eaten on their own as a delicious snack. Want to give your dessert that little extra something? Perch a candied pecan on top of the whipped cream.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Gifts from the Kitchen with Celebrate365

Great ideas of gifts you can make from your very own kitchen. Give a gift that has the secret ingredient of love stirred right in! Get plenty of homemade gift inspiration in one place.

       It's time to make your list and check it twice, the big day will be here before we know it! Making gifts in your kitchen is a great way to show you care and give recipients something with that extra secret ingredient, love! This is a one stop shop for all of the best gift ideas from your kitchen!