Kahlúa Marshmallows

Kahlua Marshmallows

I love giving homemade food gifts and I don't think it gets any better than homemade Kahlúa Marshmallows. Well, maybe if you put them in a DIY Kahlúa Gift Basket. Here's how you can make and give this delicious gift for Christmas or anytime. While I think one of the best gifts is just a simple bottle of Kahlúa liqueur, I decided that we could go one step further and put it into a gift basket with some other items that go well with Kahlúa. But why stop there? I think my gift basket needs … [Read more...]

3 Valentine Gifts in a Jar


Valentine's Day is just around the corner! I love all the hearts and any excuse to play with red and pink colors, so I put together a few quick and inexpensive Valentine gift ideas to share with you. What could be better than that? Well, how about if all of the gift ideas are in a jar too? Yes, that's where I'm going, but that's still not the best news. I'm holding an awesome giveaway -- $100 to spend on your own canning jars, food storage containers and more for making your own food gifts or … [Read more...]

Snickers Cheesecake Pops

Snickers Cheesecake Pops

Today, I'm going to share one of the most yummiest treats you can make for your next game day party: Snickers Cheesecake Pops. And since I know you want to spend your time watching the game, you'll be happy to know this is actually fairly simple, but impressive enough that your guests will think you're a genius. … [Read more...]

Candy Bar Cupcakes

Candy Bar Cupcakes

These homemade candy bar cupcakes aren't just topped with candy bars -- they also have a candy bar center. Use your favorite "fun size" chocolate bars for a treat that is great for Halloween parties or as a way to use up leftover Halloween candy. These are a versatile cupcake - I used Milky Way bars and Snickers, but you could substitute just about any candy bar. The first step is to chop up 3 oz of unsweetened chocolate. It gets melted in a double broiler or in a glass bowl on top … [Read more...]

Craft Tutorial: Candy Corn Halloween Garland

M&Ms Candy Corn Halloween Garland

This craft tutorial will show you how to make a fun Halloween garland with M&M's Candy Corn candies. Oh, how I LOVE this time of the year! Starting with Halloween, ending with New Years...I love it all. I get so excited when the stores start putting all their Halloween products on the shelves. One new product this year has been M&M’s Candy Corn White Chocolate. As soon as I heard about them, I knew I would have to get my hands on a few bags for recipes and crafting. One thing I … [Read more...]

Delicious Food Science: Candy Stages & Caramelization


We've been watching Top Chef: Just Desserts together as a family. We tend to watch quite a few competition cooking shows together as a family, but this one seems to be a top favorite. The kids will watch it and constantly make comments like "oh, that looks SO good!" or "I WANT THAT!". As someone who loves watching food shows, I enjoy seeing their enthusiasm. As we sit and watch, lots of conversations come up - discussing how the chef's do what they do, sharing our thoughts on what we think they … [Read more...]