Category Archives: Food Gifts

Easy Patriotic Cookies

If you’re looking for an easy patriotic dessert idea, these Easy Patriotic Cookies are really so super easy to make! You can use your favorite store-bought cookies, like chocolate sandwich cookies, shortbread, peanut butter, chocolate chip, or oatmeal cookies…OR you can use your own homemade cookies. You simply dip the cookies in melted chocolate and then sprinkle on some red, white, and blue sprinkles for a festive, patriotic look!

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Valentine Marshmallow Pops

Here’s a recipe for an easy Valentine treat that kids especially will love—Valentine Marshmallow Pops! They’re a great little sweet treat and sprinkles make them colorful and fun! And I did discover something that makes them appealing to adults too—you can use them to stir into your coffee or hot cocoa to add a little extra Valentine sweetness! 🙂

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Salted Dark Chocolate Coffee Bark

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On chilly mornings, I like to have a hot cup of coffee to start my day (with cream). I don’t like black coffee or sugar in my coffee, but I love having cream in my coffee! Apparently you can do so much more with coffee, as I discovered when I reviewed Cooking with Coffee a few years back. The book has recipes for baked goods, drinks and smoothies, sauces, dips, savory foods, sweets, and snacks! So I had chosen to make the Salted Dark Chocolate Coffee Bark. It sounded yummy, and if you know a lot of coffee lovers, it would make a great food gift, too!

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Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread

Ever since the weather has gotten cooler, I’ve been in this “pumpkin bread-baking” mood. I had recently baked up a Pumpkin-Pecan Bread, which is really good, and I thought I’d try making one that was more about brown sugar-and-cinnamon, since those are such great fall flavors! And that’s how this Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread came to be!

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S’mores Granola

The first time I ever added chocolate to granola was when I made Chocolate Chip Cherry Granola. I loved the combination of chocolate and granola! So I thought I’d try making S’mores Granola. S’mores are such a classic treat, so why not make a granola version? I used Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits, mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, and Golden Grahams cereal to mimic the chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker flavors, and these all worked really well with my granola base.

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