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Month: December 2016

The. Best. Caramel. Rolls. Ever!!!

The. Best. Caramel. Rolls. Ever!!!

These are the most amazing breakfast rolls you will ever eat! Every Christmas morning at our house begins with these caramel rolls. Since I’m the one who actually bakes the caramel rolls, I am up earlier than anyone else and it’s my responsibility to taste-test the caramel rolls.  (The early bird gets the middle roll!) It’s a tough job but someone must sample them before they’re released to the masses.  I usually have a caramel roll with my coffee before everyone wakes.  Then I…

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More Balls!!! Love peanut butter?!?

More Balls!!! Love peanut butter?!?

These are “buckeyes” to many, but I dip the entire ball and add vanilla so I’m just going to call them peanut butter balls!  No matter what you call them, they are sooooo good!! 1 1⁄2 cups peanut butter (crunchy or creamy – your choice!) 1⁄2 cup softened butter 1 lb powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Dipping Chocolate – I like the Ghiardelli melting wafers. DIRECTIONS Mix peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in bowl. Shape into balls. Refrigerate balls….

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You MUST add these to your goodies list. . . . . . . .

You MUST add these to your goodies list. . . . . . . .

Oreo Balls.  Oreo Truffles.  There are Oreos in these?  People who don’t even LIKE Oreo cookies love these!  This recipe seems to have been around since the beginning of Oreos, yet I didn’t know about it until a few years ago.  Now we have them every Christmas!  They are incredibly easy to make and whether or not you like Oreos (it doesn’t seem to matter!) . . . . . well, you will LOVE these!  These are undoubtedly the most simple…

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Want to impress your holiday guests?

Want to impress your holiday guests?

Not sure what you’re making for your Christmas Eve dinner?  Need a fabulous appetizer?  Want to impress your guests?  These are the BEST Crab Cakes EVER! Yes, this is actually the recipe for crab cakes from the world-famous Miami South Beach restaurant, Joe’s Stone Crabs. When Joe Weiss opened his family restaurant, Joe’s Stone Crabs, on the tip of Miami’s South Beach in 1913, no one thought of eating stone-crab claws until he perfected a way to boil and chill…

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The Absolute BEST Christmas Cookies!

The Absolute BEST Christmas Cookies!

I love, love, love frosted sugar cookies. Anyone who has been around me knows that I love to make them, I love to give them to friends & family and I love to eat them! My grandmother gave me a baking set when I was very young and got me started with cakes and cookies. The set included four tiered round cake pans – perhaps the most elegant thing I had ever seen – and several metal cookie cutters, which…

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