December 21, 2014

Chocolate Kahlua Fudge {aka: Coffee, Coffee, Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Fudge!}

Chocolate Kahlua Fudge ~ studded with chopped chocolate covered espresso beans and laced with coffee and Kahlua in the fudge, it's truly a chocolate-coffee-Kahlua lover's dream.
Kahlua Fudge

Are you familiar with the fabulous Ben & Jerry's Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz!® ice cream flavor?  It's extra-coffee flavored ice cream with espresso fudge chunks.  Uh, yeh.  Can you see how it gets it's name?

Well, I didn't really mean to, ... but I think I kinda created a similar type caffeine-wired-up sweet treat with this Chocolate Kahlua Fudge ~ chocolate fudge loaded with Kahlua, laced with instant coffee granules, and topped with chopped dark chocolate covered espresso beans.  Oh my!  And it's so good.

 Adding the espresso beans was Mom's idea.  I wonder if she was channeling thoughts of Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz!® ice cream when that idea came to her.  Because I have a kinda funny story about her and Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz!® ...

December 19, 2014

Dark & White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

Thank you to REAL® Seal for sponsoring creation of these cookies and this post.  What fun to rise to the latest REAL® Seal Dairy Diva challenge ~ to create and share a Christmas cookie using Real Seal® dairy products.  Made with real butter and loaded with scrumptious mix-ins, these Dark & White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies are certainly worthy of a featured spot on your Christmas cookie tray.

Dark and White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

The foundation of great baking is great ingredients.  And when it comes to dairy products,  REAL® Seal helps ensure our baking gets the great ingredients it deserves.  How, you ask?

December 16, 2014

Grasshopper Cheesecake Pie

Mint and chocolate combine beautifully in this creamy Grasshopper Cheesecake Pie, made doubly delicious with mint-filled dark chocolate Nestlé® Toll House® DelightFulls™ Filled Baking Morsels. Thank you so much to DelightFulls Filled Baking Morsels for sponsoring creation of this pie and this post.

Grasshopper Cheesecake Pie

The holidays are upon us! And along with the holidays comes holiday baking ... one of my absolute, absolute favorite things about the holiday season. And this holiday season, there's an exciting new product to create with when it comes to baking up delicious treats ... Nestlé® Toll House® DelightFulls™ Filled Baking Morsels.

Haven't yet met these little beauties? Well please allow me to introduce you ...  'Cause trust me, you want to meet them.

December 14, 2014

Salted Dark Chocolate Bourbon Fudge

Salted.  Dark Chocolate.  Bourbon.  Fudge.  ~ there's not a single one of those words I don't like.  And when you put them all together in one sweet bite? ~ It's a little bite of chocolate-bourbon heaven.

This Salted Dark Chocolate Bourbon Fudge is one of those creations where I could just let the name and photos speak for themselves and not write a single word.  Because, truly, there are no words for how absolutely delicious this fudge is!

If you're a bourbon fan ... which I am ... Salted Dark Chocolate Bourbon fudge is a little bite of bourbon heaven.

I made three 'spirited' fudges this week and brought some of each to my Mom to taste test ...

December 13, 2014

Avocado, Pomegranate, & Cucumber Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

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Thank you to Pompeian for sponsoring creation of this delicious salad and this post.  With Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, it's easy to whip up beautiful, healthful salads for the holidays ~ like this festively gorgeous Avocado, Pomegranate, & Cucumber Salad with my family's treasured Maple Vinaigrette.  And with Pompeian's easy online label maker, I can put my Maple Vinaigrette recipe right on the olive oil bottle!

Avocado, Pomegranate, & Cucumber Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

December 11, 2014

Overnight Cinnamon Roll Casserole & GIVE AWAY! {Holiday Gift Basket from Sister Schubert}

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This past Thanksgiving, we created a new holiday tradition at our house ~ easy Overnight Cinnamon Roll Casserole for breakfast Thanksgiving weekend.  With the ease and deliciousness of Sister Schubert's Cinnamon Rolls, it will most likely become a new Christmas breakfast tradition, too!  Thank you so much to Sister Schubert's for sponsoring this post, and for offering YOU the opportunity to enter to win a Holiday Gift Basket from Sister Schubert herself!  {Read on to see how to enter for your chance to win.}

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