Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Nothing beats a mug of hot chocolate in front of a warm fire.
Mix it up this Winter and serve Hot Chocolate on a Stick instead!

Mix your Hot Chocolate up a bit...and serve it on a stick!One of my favorite things to do in the Winter is light a fire and curl up on the couch with a good book and a cup of coffee or hot cocoa.  Ok, I admit that the book often gets put down and football gets turned on…but the coffee or cocoa is a must!  Way back in the Spring, my wife and I traveled over to Belgium and the Netherlands for vacation.  (In reality, that was only about 7 months ago, but it feels like forever ago…especially when they are calling for 6″-12″ of snow here tomorrow.)  While we were there, we got the chance to go on a private tour of the Lotus (aka Biscoff cookies) factory.  That was an absolutely awesome experience.  I think I ate my weight in cookies during that trip.  (My next post later this week talks more about the Lotus factory tour…stay tuned!)Continue Reading »

Grilled Pear, Gorgonzola and Pecan Arugula Salad

This Grilled Pear, Gorgonzola and Pecan Arugula Salad is surprisingly easy to make.  Top it with a tasty, homemade Honey Balsamic Dressing for an extra boost of flavor!

This Grilled Pear, Gorgonzola and Pecan Arugula Salad is surprisingly easy to make.  Top it with a tasty, homemade Honey Balsamic Dressing for an extra boost of flavor!Pears are one of my favorite late-Fall fruits.  Pear season actually starts in late summer, but for some reason I always associate pears with the Fall.  Once the air starts to get a bit crisp in the evenings, I start craving pears.  And I’m not the only one in my house that craves pears.  My dog absolutely loves pears.  I kid you not.  Continue Reading »

Overnight Coffee Cake

Have guests in town during the holidays?
Make breakfast easy with this Overnight Coffee Cake!

Have guests in town?  Make breakfast easy with this Overnight Coffee Cake!I have a weakness for coffee cake.  I say weakness, but what I really mean to say is that coffee cake is my Kryptonite.  I can’t walk past it without at least grabbing a slice…or two.  My sister even mailed me my favorite coffee cake for my birthday this past year.  See, I told you I loved coffee cake!  There’s something about the combination of brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg that stops me dead in my tracks.  This Overnight Coffee Cake has been a family favorite since…well, since I can remember.Continue Reading »

Easy Yeast Rolls

A basket of these freshly baked Easy Yeast Rolls would be the
perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table!

A basket of these warm Easy Yeast Rolls is the perfect addition to any dinner table!What are the recipes that remind you of childhood?  Did Mom make a delicious meatloaf?  Or maybe the recipe for Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies is a highly guarded family secret.  For me, these Easy Yeast Rolls rank pretty high up there on the list of childhood memories.

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