I had no idea how many people I know like gingerbread! Someone asked me what I had baked recently and I said, “Oh, I just made some gingerbread muffins.” And then, to my surprise, they told me how much they loved gingerbread! Others told me, “I love anything with a gingery flavor—gingerbread is the best” and “Gingerbread reminds me of my grandmother—she would make gingerbread all the time when I was growing up.” So there you have it—gingerbread seems to be a thing, especially in the winter!
Crinkle cookies are such a classic treat and if you make the cake mix version, they’re probably one of the easiest cookies ever! I’ve made Bite-Size Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies before, which are very yummy, and now these pretty pink and yummy Strawberry Crinkle Cookies! They’re pillowy-soft when you bite into them, with a cakey and chewy texture…and just the right amount of sweetness with the powdered sugar coating! Continue reading
You’ve probably heard of cookie exchanges…they happen quite a bit around Christmastime. Well, how about a Valentine cookie exchange? I was invited to one a few years ago and it was great! It’s always fun to make (and eat) Valentine-themed treats! I was a little short on time, so I needed to make something fairly easy, but still wanted it to be very yummy. I had seen lots of recipes for cake mix bars and cookies, so I thought I’d come up with my own version of Red Velvet bars made with cake mix. Any Red Velvet recipe seems appropriate for Valentine’s Day, right? Continue reading
These cookies were my first try at using instant pudding mix in a cookie. I’ve heard that adding pudding mix to cookie dough keeps the cookies soft, but I wasn’t crazy about the idea of adding pudding mix with artificial flavors, dyes, and other things. Continue reading
If you’re looking for an easy snack to make for any kind of get-together, like Game Day for example, you can whip up this Loaded Baked Potato Dip in no time! It’s such an easy recipe and it tastes so good! This dip is loaded with everyone’s favorite baked potato toppings: sour cream, cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, bacon bits or pieces, and some Ranch Dressing Mix to give everything a little extra zing! Serve this dip with wavy potato chips—I’m not sure why, but the wavy (or ruffled) chips somehow taste better with this! 🙂 Continue reading