White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies on 5DollarDinners.com

Two dudes in my family aren't fans of chocolate chip cookies. CCCs are generally my go-to cookie because I have my favorite recipe memorized and can make them from scratch without too much thought. Since there is usually some grumbling from a portion of the dude crowd whenever chocolate chip cookies are made, I'm trying to mix things up and make more oatmeal raisin type … [Read more...]

Peppermint Bark Brownies

Peppermint Bark Brownies

Holiday treat alert! If you're making treats for teachers, friends, neighbors, etc...might I recommend these! I've take my favorite brownie recipe base...and added in some peppermint extract and topped with a crispy layer of white chocolate and crushed peppermints. You could, of course, just make a box mix and top with the white chocolate and peppermints … [Read more...]

Salted Carmelitas Recipe

Salted Caramelitas

Please pardon the iphone photo. An unnamed toddler managed to hide my memory card for my camera. Sigh.  This is one of my favorite desserts. It really is. Seriously, my sister makes these on occasion and I almost eat the entire pan. I would eat them for dinner if that was 'allowed.' My taste buds just go bananas over the chocolate, caramel and salt flavors in … [Read more...]

15 Holiday Recipes for Cookies, Fudge, Truffles & More

15 Holiday Dessert Recipes for Cookies Fudge Truffles

Whether you are baking for your own family or sharing with friends, neighbors, and coworkers, holiday cookies are always a delight! I think sometimes we get so caught up in finding the best deals during the holidays that we tend to forget that homemade gifts (especially edible ones!) can be the perfect gift for a loved one. They are made with love and come from the heart. So … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pistachio Truffles

Pumpkin Pistachio Truffles | 5DollarDinners.com

Did someone say pistachio??? Pistachios are my husband's favorite nut and his favorite kind of ice cream, so anything pistachio is a big hit at our house. Combine it with pumpkin...some sweetness and we have a winner of a dessert! Not only am I crushing on these flavor combinations, I adore the crunch from the pistachios...the teeny bit of salt from them too. Plus the … [Read more...]