Oh Fudge!

Homemade Fudge

One of my favorite Christmas memories is helping my grandpa make fudge. Throughout the year, he’d find good deals on gigantic Hershey bars (back when they were good), bags of chocolate chips and mini marshmallows and keep them stored in his chest freezer (oh how we kids eyeballed those chocolate bars).

He’d make huge batches to give away to friends and family, and if we were lucky enough to be there that weekend then we got to help. Read More


Muddy Buddies


One of our Thanksgiving traditions is to snack throughout the day while the turkey is cooking. The theory is that this will save some room (and effort) for the big meal, though this is debatable when kids are involved. Case in point is one of their favorite snacks — Muddy Buddies.

While the largest component of this snack is indeed a “healthy” cereal, it also involves chocolate and powdered sugar, which, I’m not going to kid myself, is the main reason these are such a hit. Read More


Homemade Whoopie Pies

Homemade Whoopie Pies

The first time I made these Whoopie Pies, one of my girls called them cupcake top cookies, which is a very accurate observation. The cookie part does taste and feel exactly like the top of a cupcake, but it’s made even better sandwiched around a gooey filling.

These are so fast and easy to make, and are a ton of fun for kids of any age to help out with! Read More