Frozen Peppermint Pie

Frozen Peppermint Pies

I was very excited when the PEEPS® company contacted me about being a part of their 24 Days of PEEPsonality!  Starting December 1, they will be featuring recipes from 24 bloggers on their Facebook page.

I received samples of PEEPS® holiday products, including Marshmallow Trees and Peppermint flavored Marshmallow Stars.  The peppermint flavor inspired me to create a Frozen Peppermint Pie (decorated with the PEEPS® Peppermint flavored Marshmallow Stars, of course).

This recipe is very easy to make and very fun to decorate! It will definitely be a big hit this holiday season with peppermint lovers everybody! [Read more…]

My Kind of Holiday with Target #MyKindOfHoliday

I’m excited to be teaming up this holiday season with Target for #MyKindOfHoliday.  How do you celebrate the holidays?  It is it super elegant and festive or a simple affair?  Our Thanksgiving dinner is pretty simple and low key and it usually includes dinner with my parents and/or in-laws.  And I love that because I get to enjoy great foods like chicken & dressing, baked ham, deviled eggs,potato salad and more!

Usually I make a dessert or two like a chess cake or pound cake,  and then I’ll make something special for my dad like a custard pie or a cobbler.  But for this holiday season, I’m thinking of doing a banana pudding and either a chess cake or an oatmeal cake.  But I’m also currently testing some other recipes.  For example, the other day I tried out this Frozen Peppermint Pie (recipe to come!).

Frozen Peppermint Pie

I actually bought the pie dish and the red platter pictured here at Target.  And when I was shopping the other day, I also found a lot of great fall table decor  in stock.  They have so many great platters, bowls, and other accent pieces in bright, bold fall colors that would really dress up the Thanksgiving table.

Take a look! Don’t these look fabulous?

I especially love the platters! They would be perfect for meats or sides such as the deviled eggs, or even cookies and candies.  And I think bright colors like this really help to make your table look more inviting and festive, which just makes the whole meal more special!

As a blogger, I guess you could say that one of my new holiday traditions is taking photos of the foods I make, so for this reason, the platters also appeal to me, as they would be perfect for foodie photo shoots!

And then I also love their line of Mercury Glass! These dishes and candle holders look so elegant! Don’t you agree?

What are your favorite holiday traditions? Are you buying any new decorations or table decor for the holidays this year?

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15 Christmas Party Treats and a Linky Party

15 Christmas Party Treats


Last year I hosted a Six Weeks of Christmas Treats event with some guest posts from our friends, and I kicked off the event with a little round-up of Christmas recipes and linky party so you can share your own recipes with us.  The post turned out great, and I had 60+ recipes linked up, so I decided to kick off this year’s event with another round up and linky party.

For last year’s post, I shared cookie recipes, decorated cookies, bars, and candy (4 of each).  For this year’s round up, I decided to do something a little different.  I looked for Christmas treats with a fun twist or cute presentation suitable for Christmas parties.  Check them out below, and then feel free to link up your own Christmas treats.

The linky is open to any Christmas treat recipes: cookies, bars, cakes, pies, drinks, appetizers, etc.  Pretty much anything goes!

Christmas Party Treat 01

Marshmallow Coffee Cups from The Party Wagon

Christmas Party Treat 02

Lil Meringue Mice from BHG

Christmas Party Treat 03

Twas The Night Before Christmas Treat from Catch my Party

Christmas Party Treat 04

Cupcake Wreath from Yummy Food Drink

Christmas Party Treat 05

Snowmen Cupcakes from Devian Art

Christmas Party Treat 06

Peppermint Lollipops from Munchkin Munchies

Christmas Party Treat 07

Teddy Bears on Sleds from It’s All About Us

Christmas Party Treat 08

Mini Sausage Wreaths from Free-N-Fun Christmas

Christmas Party Treat 09

Santa Hat Party Mix from Cookies & Cups

Christmas Party Treat 10

Snowman Cheeseball from Karla Dornacher

Christmas Party Treat 11

Reindeer Appetizer from Project Denneler

Christmas Party Treat 12

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes from Lick the Bowl Good

Christmas Party Treat 13

Rice Krispie Treat Tree from Cookies & Cups

Christmas Party Treat 14

Very Merry Cookie Wreath from Very Best Baking

Christmas Party Treat 15

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Wreath from Old Fashioned Homemaking

Need more treats?  Check out all the recipes I featured last year, plus 64 others linked up by other bloggers!  Here’s the link to last year’s party.

16 Christmas Treats

Got a holiday treat recipe to share?  I’d love for you to link it up below. You can link up cookies, candies, appetizers, drinks, & more! This linky will be open throughout the holiday season.


I’m linking up at Tidy Mom and these parties.

Fall Abundant Wreath Review from Creekside Farms

Fall Abundant Wreath-3x

Each month or so I look forward to changing out the wreath on the door and wreaths in the house. Creekside Farms has a fantastic selection of wreaths for every season.  I was very excited when they offered to send me their Fall Abundant Wreath. This is a very large wreath at 22 inches in diameter, and they certainly named it right! [Read more…]