“Soft, chocolate-y, pecan-y cookie filled with smooth-&-creamy caramel.”  Really there’s no need to say anything else about these Turtle Cookies from The Kitchen is My Playground! Tune in every day for the next twelve days to find a new Christmas Cookie recipe!  So far we’ve shown you: Day #1: White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Snap Cookies


Enjoy a fall favorite from Give Me Neither with these White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Snap Cookies!  They are almost too pretty to eat…almost! Tune in every day for the next twelve days to find a new Christmas Cookie recipe!


Alea’s Mexican Cocoa Fudge

by Alea on November 26, 2013

Have you ever had Mexican Cocoa? It is a delightful combination of dark chocolate and cinnamon with just a tiny bite to it from cayenne pepper. If you haven’t had it, you must try it when you have a chance. In the mean time you can enjoy this spicy cinnamon chocolate fudge recipe which has […]


Pumpkin Double Chocolate Cheesecake Pie

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 25, 2013

Y’all. I have to share this recipe with you. And you have to make it. For the past 2 years, I’ve only shared it with those who purchased my Holiday Entertaining Guide. This Thanksgiving, I’ve decided to forever reduce the price of the ebook to $.99 AND share this highly sought after recipe with you…here…publicly. […]


Lemon Cranberry Cheater Tart

by Jenn K on November 21, 2013

This amazingly delicious tart is easy to make and tastes like you worked all day! I call is a cheater tart because you make the dough and pat it into the tart pan instead of rolling and then laying it in. It is easy and no one will ever know! I made this for Canadian […]


One of my Kitchen Shortcuts when it  comes to baking cookies is to use Silpat Baking Mats.  They make such a BIG difference in the way the cookies bake and melt to perfection when you use these mats vs just a regular baking sheet.  Plus, you don’t have to grease the mats and you can […]


Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 15, 2013

This baked oatmeal caused a bit of a stir in my kitchen. I set it out on the counter to cool just about the same time that I had dinner getting on the table. My oldest bounced through getting the cups and silverware onto the table and got so excited that I made brownies for […]


Denise’s Pumpkin Cheesecake with Toffee Chips

by Denise on November 14, 2013

My friend Janet makes this fabulous pumpkin cheesecake topped with toffee chips and it is so delicious that I asked her permission to share the recipe with you guys. I’m planning on making a big one for the family for Thanksgiving dinner but Janet used small 4″ spring form pans for hers to make individual […]


Merissa’s Strawberry Puffs

by Merissa on October 16, 2013

Need a super fast dessert recipe that is a delicious treat?  Try these Strawberry Puffs that are a cinch to make and taste fantastic!  What I like best about this recipe is that you can use any fruit in season like apples or pears in the fall, strawberries in the spring, blackberries and raspberries in […]


Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 2, 2013

I <3 homemade cookies. And I wish I made them more. I really wish I made these more…all my favorite flavors of fall…in cookie form. While it’s still humid and up in the 90s some days, we have had a few “tastes of fall” and cool, crisp mornings. I often make pumpkin muffins or pumpkin […]