gingerbread treats

Happy Monday Everyone!

We are in South Florida this week with friends and family and today is all about entertaining. We are working away preparing a dinner party and one of our desserts is gingerbread truffles.

Gingerbread cookies are a traditional activity for a lot of people. It’s so much fun to decorate the gingerbread men and houses etc.

For day 4 of 12 days of Christmas I thought I would share some gingerbread treats with all of you!

White Chocolate topped Gingerbread Cookies

Mini Gingerbread Donuts with White Chocolate Cinnamon Glaze

Gingerbread Truffles

Gingerbread Espresso Spirals

Gingerbread Latte

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wishing you all a wonderful day!

stay tuned for gift wrapping inspiration tomorrow

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the cookie exchange

Ah it is already December 6th! Can you guys believe Christmas is just 19 days away.

This weekend we are hosting a cookie exchange and I absolutely love this tradition for getting friends & family together.

For those of you who have yet to have one of these parties, you have to try it! It is so much fun and can be done 2 ways.

1. Get all attendees to bring a batch of cookies then set-up buffet style for everyone to grab a few of each and take home a mixed box.

2. Everyone brings a recipe and spends the day baking together- you then get to bring home a few of each type.

Here’s some inspiration

chocolate candy cane truffles

peanut butter pretzel christmas trees

brown sugar oatmeal coconut chewies

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Happy Baking Everyone!

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Happy Halloween!!

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I hope you are all have a great day full of costumes, fun and treats 🙂 Although the kids will be all over the Halloween classics (oh henry, reese pieces, skittles, mars bars etc. etc.) the adults need some fun treats too!

I was browsing the recipes I’ve saved from other bloggers & websites and decided to share some delicious chocolate recipes with all of you!  Rich, chocolate treats- perfect for your Halloween party!

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Chocolate Mousse

Salted Dark Chocolate Nutella Cookies

Chocolate Souffles

Easy Chocolate Truffles

and a Halloween recipe: Chocolate Halloween Cookies!

YUM

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wishing you all a wonderful day and a happy & safe Halloween!

cookies inspired by fall

Who doesn’t love a good cookie??

I shared some of my favourite cookie recipes last month (you can find that post here) and today i’m going to share a few more! I pretty much collect cookie recipes… they are one of my favourite snacks/desserts.

So here’s the fall edition, enjoy!

Cowboy Cookies– courtesy of lemons & lima beans

Maple Sugar Cookies– recipe from your home based mom

Pumpkin Cookies– a twist on the oatmeal cookie. Courtesy of singingwithbirds.com

Chocolate Cherry Cookies– recipe from inspired by charm

Brown Butter Snicker doodles– from chef this up

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I am officially hungry and off to a meeting where I will be having a cookie!

wishing you all a wonderful day!

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Hi Everyone!

Happy Saturday! I hope you all have a great day planned. I will be spending mine with my guy and then we are having a bbq with friends tonight.. sounds like the perfect day right? I think so!

When I am hosting and especially when I am a guest in someone else’s home, I like to bring an appetizer or a dessert.  When asked to bring a dessert I like to try something different every time. Although it is nice to be known for a specific recipe I find it exciting to try a new recipe!

It seems everyone loves a good cookie (or a good cookie with ice cream!). Next time you are making cookies, why not try something different? I want to share some unique, simple and delicious cookie recipes I have come across lately.

Enjoy!

Caramel Cinnamon Chip Cookies

http://thecaramelcookie.com/2011/10/caramel-cinnamon-chip-cookies/

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

http://www.ldsliving.com/story/64185-food-dish-cookie-recipe-contest-winner-recipe

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

http://www.fitsugar.com/Oatmeal-Peanut-Butter-Coconut-Cookies-7861521

Chocolate Espresso Cookies

http://www.petitekitchenesse.com/2011/03/04/chocolate-espresso-cookies/

Butterfinger Chunk Cookies

http://www.recipegirl.com/2008/07/31/butterfinger-chunk-cookies/

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YUM!

wishing you all a wonderful weekend!