Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Frosting

It’s Christmas Eve and possible that you may still be looking for a festive, impressive, but easy dessert to pass around. My family is pretty evenly split between cake lovers and pie lovers, but the one thing we can all agree on is that whoopie pies (the kind with lots of frosting) are always welcome…

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

I’ve been craving all things peppermint bark lately. This time, it’s the star of the show in these chocolate peppermint bark cookies. There are a few ‘secrets’ to getting that perfect chocolate cookie base. You know the kind- soft, slightly chewy with a brownie-like consistency. I started with some softened cream cheese and butter for…

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Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

Here’s another favorite from my holiday menu. I love the idea of taking traditional holiday foods like pumpkin pie, and kicking them up a notch. You still get all those satisfying flavors with a little something extra. Especially with dessert. Dessert is one meal you can have some fun with and not have the family…

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Honey Baked Ham

This sweet, simple, holiday honey baked ham recipe never fails to impress. Baked with apple cider, brown sugar, mustard, and honey.

Sweet Potato Casserole

This sweet potato casserole reminds me more of a pie, but we’re going to go ahead and call it a side dish. I like to use white sweet potatoes in this recipe. They seem to give a lighter and smoother consistency. Roast the potatoes in the oven for about 1 hour, peel them, and toss…

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