Aidan has been begging for me to make these. The problem is that I'm not eating sugar, so I'm really working to avoid anything I absolutely love. These fall in that category. But when I looked in the cupboard this morning and saw 1. that I had half a bag of Hershey's kisses, and 2. that we're out of lunch treats, I decided to surprise the boy. He gave me a kiss for each one he ate. A more than decent consolation for no sugar.
I've had many versions of peanut butter cookies topped with Hershey's kisses. I'm always partial, but I have to say this recipe is my favorite. Many others end up crumbly and dry. These do not. Just be careful not to overcook!
The name says it all. Warm vanilla butter sauce? I'm in! The boys thought this was delightful. One bonus of the recipe is that both the cake and the sauce can be made a day ahead. Simply warm the sauce before serving. This would make a great holiday party treat, especially trimmed with candied cranberries (recipe included for that below).
This is my sister-in-law's recipe, and definitely one of the best potato soups I've tried. We served it in pumpkin-colored breadbowls on Halloween. Topped with bacon, cheddar and chives, there's nothing that beats potato soup on a chilly night.
I've never had a better food model than my little friend Henry. And he was thrilled to be modeling donuts last Sunday. This recipe comes from the kitchen of my mother-in-law. She is a great baker, and I never even thought of making my own donuts until I saw her do these. She happily shared her recipe. So I'll happily pass it along to you.
They are great glazed (powdered sugar and milk) or with cinnamon sugar or with chocolate icing - whatever you like.
I love this recipe from Recipe Girl. It's easy to mix up, and hard to mess up. This is what I use on all of my fancy party favor cookies. It does take a while to set up on cookies, so be sure to give them plenty of time to dry (I usually do it overnight because it can take up to 12 hours). Once they do dry, you can bag or stack them without ruining the icing.
A quick, fun treat. I posted a how-to for these cookies on my family blog two years ago, but thought I'd transfer it here for anyone needing a last minute Halloweenish cookie. These are so simple and fun to make. The kids loved them.
This recipe comes from Emily, and I've had it marked to try for a while. So, of course, they were on the menu for the shower last week. My boys went crazy over them. And I definitely ate my fair share, as well.
This was another brunch menu recipe I tried out for last week's baby shower. I initially raised my eyebrows at the thought of ricotta on the bread, but loved how it tasted. This is something I will definitely treat myself to again.
Photograph from Food Network. Recipe originally from Giada De Laurentiis.
These are simple to make and a tasty twist on regular breakfast. I first tried them out on my family a few weeks ago and then made them for a brunch this weekend. They were a hit with both the family and the brunch crowd.