12 Delicious Dessert Alternatives to Thanksgiving Pie

12 Delicious Dessert Alternatives to Thanksgiving Pie. We love our pie, but there are some really yummy looking fall desserts shared in this post!

We're big fans of pie. Big enough that we celebrate "Pie Night" the night BEFORE Thanksgiving...Because, you know, on Thanksgiving you're too full to really enjoy the pie. Having said that, sometimes it's nice to serve an alternative to traditional Thanksgiving Pie. Here are 12 delicious desserts that would make a great alternative to Thanksgiving pie. Alternatives to Thanksgiving Pie Perfect Pumpkin Role via Chef in Training Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles via The Recipe Critic Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting via Over Time Cook Chocolate Dipped Pears via Baker's … [Read more...]

15 Tasty S’mores Recipes

15 S'mores Recipes feature

National S'mores Day is right around the corner - August 10. I'm not one to pass up any opportunity to celebrate food, especially food with chocolate, so you know tracking down good S'mores recipes is something that's been on the calendar for a while. I know there are a lot of S'mores purists out there who want to simply smash chocolate and charred marshmallow between some graham crackers, but here's the thing...I DON'T like to smell like a campfire, not even for a chance to eat chocolate. I am angling for a fancy gas fire pit to take care of this little issue, but in the meantime I am … [Read more...]

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Bars Recipe

Reeses Peanut Butter Bars Feature

I have been cleaning and tossing like a mad woman for the last month or so. If you follow me on social, you may already know that I have donated about 20 bags to the local thrift outlet. I am trying so much harder to use what I have, as opposed to hitting the store. I have two areas in my house left to tackle - my kitchen and my craft studio. Yikes! You can imagine why they're the last on the list... I am working through the kitchen one cupboard at a time. I just tackled my baking cupboard. Overall it was more a clean-up and organize than a toss, but I did find a cake mix just about to … [Read more...]

Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe

Jalapeno popper dip recipe Feature

Today I am sharing one of my favorite appetizers - jalapeno popper dip. Holy delicious. This one is a real crowd pleaser. Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe There's so much to love about this zippy recipe. The cheese provides a nice creamy base, while the bread crumbs and chopped jalapenos provide substance and texture. BUT. Hands down my favorite part of this recipe is the ability to turn the spicy heat up or down depending on your audience. The key to adjusting heat is the jalapeno seeds. The more seeds you include, the spicier the jalapeno dip is. I am a spice wimp. Really. I generally … [Read more...]

Honey Mango Shrimp Taco Recipe

Honey mango shrimp taco recipe. Made in just minutes, this is the perfect summer recipe.

It's summer. We've ditched schedules for lazy days and casseroles for just about anything that doesn't need to be baked in the oven. Nine times out of ten, that means we MIGHT be eating out. However, the other magical one percent of the time, I make this super-yummy honey mango shrimp taco recipe. I first whipped up these tacos in a rush when I updated a little corner of the deck and had some friends over. I hadn't planned on taking quite as much time "decorating" the space and was in a bit of a rush to get something cooked and out for guests. Necessity is the mother of all invention and … [Read more...]

Peach Cobbler

how to make peach cobbler - No Diets Allowed

There are two reasons to celebrate today... it's Peach Cobbler Day and Snap starts in 10 days!  Who's giddy like a school girl?  Giddy was months ago for me.  I'm now over-the-top elated with constant butterflies in my stomach DYING to meet many of you.  Have you checked out the list of speakers?!?! 10 days still seems WAY too far away until David Tutera, Tara Carson (The Dating Divas), Maria Lichty (Two Peas and Their Pod), and Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom (Pinch of Yum) and SO many more inspiring bloggers!  Ahhhh!!!! Okay, Kami.  Calm yourself. Since we can't indulge ourselves in … [Read more...]

Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Tomato

grilled avocado cheese sandwich

Growing up, grilled cheese sandwiches were a menu staple in our house.  For something made with just three basic ingredients, this dinnertime staple could not be any tastier.  There's just something about warm melted cheese on buttery, crispy toasted bread that just can't be beat! Did you know April is National Grilled Cheese month? What better way to celebrate this simple and delicious comfort food, than with a super charged version of a Grilled Cheese Sandwich? I have to say, the addition of the avocado and ripe tomato, certainly put this sandwich over the top! Ok, so technically I … [Read more...]

Tasty Easter Brunch Ideas

blueberry cream cheese coffee cake

I'm not gonna lie. My favorite part of any holiday celebration is the food. And if you can incorporate breakfast-style recipes, even better. That may be why this roundup of Easter brunch ideas has me wishing Easter were here already... . . Tasty Easter Brunch Ideas . Eggs, bacon and toast cups from Kayotic Kitchen Prosciutto & Gruyere croissants from Alexandra's Kitchen Blueberry cream cheese coffee cake from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Blueberry croissant puff from The Girl Who Ate Everything Mini spinach quiche from Unsophisticook Baked French toast muffins … [Read more...]

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches


It was a sad, sad day when I discovered ice cream triggered my migraines. I grew up where three scoops of ice cream after dinner was as reliable as the sun setting.  A life without ice cream seemed pretty grim.  But alas, I'm not a quitter. I love food and dessert way too much to forever say farewell to ice cream and one of my favorite treats. Ice cream sandwiches. These homemade ice cream sandwiches are sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and delicious-full. Sit back, kick up your feet, and indulge.     There are a couple surprising ingredients in these ice cream … [Read more...]

10 April Fool’s Recipes Kids Will Love

bacon cupcakes sunny side up

And when I say kids will love these April Fool's recipes, I mean kids and adults. Who doesn't love a super creative, super "what the heck IS that?" dish? . . 10 April Fool's Recipes Kids Will Love . Peanut butter pot stickers from Party Pinching . Carrot cake & zucchini bread sushi from Cupcakes & Kale Chips . Ice cream scoop cookies from Back for Seconds . Pound cake fries from Nutmeg Nanny . Hamburger cupcakes with cookie fries from Glorious Treats . Chocolate ice cream hot dogs and cake fries from Tablespoon . Spaghetti and meatballs cupcakes from … [Read more...]