Nutella Fudge

Nutella fudge on a red plate

Today I bring you a recipe that is fast, easy and delicious: Nutella Fudge. It requires only 3 ingredients and a couple minutes of microwave and stirring time. It’s incredibly simple to make and truly delicious. You will love it! Is this like old-fashioned fudge? This was going to be the year. The year when I figured out how to make old-fashioned Christmas fudge, like my mom used to make. It was always so good, and a perfect addition to a tray of holiday sweets. You know what? Didn’t happen. In my defense, it’s a bigger challenge than you’d think.

Thumbprint Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing

Assortment of Thumbprint cookies on a red plate

It’s time for another classic Christmas cookie! And no holiday cookie selection is complete without the addition of thumbprint cookies. There are many versions of this cookie floating around, I dug out my Mom’s recipe for thumbprints frosted with brown sugar icing. Yummy! Why are they called Thumbprint Cookies? The name of this cookie comes from the way you create a depression in the cookie. Traditionally, we have been told to use our thumb. From a sheer point of practicality, this can be a little uncomfortable. First you bake the dough for 5 minutes, then press your thumb into it.

Grinch Cocktail

grinch cocktail with gold ribbon around

It’s still December and I am still making green drinks! And how could we let the month go by without a nod to our favorite holiday grouch, the Grinch himself? Like my previous Midori Sour Martini and Baby Yoda drink, this one starts with Midori liqueur. But for a Grinch cocktail, I felt a little more “tart” was in order and made it a much more lemony drink. Ingredients needed for this Grinch cocktail Midori liqueur Limoncello liqueur Lemon-lime soda (I used Sprite) Strawberry and marshmallow for garnish Red sanding sugar for the rim How to make this cocktail Start

Baby Yoda Drink (Cocktail)

Baby Yoda Drink

Let’s have a little fun with our cocktails, shall we? When I showed a friend my Midori Sour Martini, she pointed out that it is a perfect color to make a Baby Yoda drink. You know what? She was right! Who/what is baby Yoda? Baby Yoda is the breakout star of “The Mandalorian” on Disney+. His proper name is Grogu, but in most episodes (at least so far) he is referred to as “The Child” or “The Kid”. (Wikipedia) He is a younger version of the same unnamed species as the Star Wars character Yoda and is universally considered just

Midori Sour Martini

Midori Sour Martini with citrus and cocktail shaker

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s fun to think up new adult beverages to help keep our spirits high. And since I already have some red cocktails, (Cranberry Sauce Cocktail and Cranberry Grapefruit Kiss) I thought green would round out the selections. So I started with Midori, which makes a classic Midori Sour drink, only tried it in martini form. Somehow, everything just feels classier and more elegant in a martini glass, don’t you agree? Ingredients needed Midori liqueur Vodka Lime wedge Sparkling lemonade or lemon-lime soda Slice of lemon and cherry, for garnish How to make this

Cornflake Marshmallow Cookies: Wreaths

Cornflake marshmallow cookie wreath on a white plate

Tis the season! So many cookies, so little time! If you get tired of all the baking, try a cookie that doesn’t need an oven. Similar to a Rice Krispie treat, only made with a different cereal. Cornflakes and marshmallows combine to make a cookie you can form into a wreath. So bright and fun, perfect for a platter of Christmas treats! Ingredients needed Cornflakes cereal Miniature marshmallows Butter Green food coloring Cooking spray How to make these cornflake marshmallow cookies These mix up just like Rice Krispie treats (remember the Rice Krispie treat ghosts?) melt the marshmallows and butter

Coconut Date Balls

Coconut date balls on a small red plate

Christmas cookie season has officially begun! And I am excited to share this one with you. It was one of my favorites of the many cookies my mom used to make every Christmas season. They are unique, old fashioned cookies which are not baked, but cooked on the stovetop. Mom called them “Skillet Cookies” but that seems to refer to a whole different cookie these days. So instead, I am calling these Coconut Date Balls, since dates and coconut are the most prominent tastes in these sweet little treats. Ingredients needed Eggs Sugar Dates, diced Butter Rice Krispies cereal Walnuts,