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classic chocolate truffles

classic chocolate truffles
For our spring birthday sale I usually take on the challenge of making homemade treats for our firefly fans.  Inspired by our latest truffle post I decided to try my hand at this classic French treat. Since I had to make close to 200 of these I decided to keep things simple and use the classic 4 ingredient recipe.  I was actually surprised how easy it was to make these for how fancy they look. .

it’s time to try a tasty truffle

truffles recipes
By strict definition, a truffle is basically a chocolate confection made of ganache and coated with icing sugar, cocoa powder or chocolate and is usually spherical in shape. Over time, cooks have come up with a uncountable variety of these and the fillings  have evolved and been updated. Making these French candies may sound intimidating, but after a little research, I found out that they are pretty darn easy… Are Oreos one of your .

a spoonful of decadent dessert

a spoonful of decadent dessert
Creamy, sweet, delectable…just a few ways to describe pudding.  It also ranks right up there as a top comfort food-but when was the last time you made it? Take some time to check out these tempting recipes created by a few bloggers that know their way around the kitchen… Lee from Fit Foodie Finds revised a traditional rice pudding recipe and made it healthy! She subbed in brown rice instead of white and used .

multiply your dinnertime options with a muffin tin

multiply your dinnertime options with a muffin tin
I love the idea of changing up the menu with muffin tin recipes. These eats are easy to make and the individual servings make them appealing to even your pickiest eaters. Kids and adults alike will dig into this flavorful fare… Become a member of The Two Bite Club tonight by serving up Becky’s Mini Pepperoni Pizza Puffs. This crispy cheesy bite-size food will surely satisfy when paired with pizza sauce for dipping. A .

cute coconut cream pies

cute coconut cream pies
Another dinner date was on our calendar this Saturday so I saw this as another opportunity to bring sweet treats in jars ~ cue Steve’s eye roll… however he never seems to have a problem devouring these pretty desserts ;-)  A little coconut cream pie was on my crave radar so I tracked down a few recipes and came up this this yummy mix. Here’s what you need: Crust 8 oz butter cookies 6 tablespoons melted butter .

tempting raspberry cheesecake trifle

tempting raspberry cheesecake trifle
We were invited to a lovely little dinner party this weekend and bringing dessert was on my to-do list.  I wanted to whip up something Valentinesque that looked cute and was easy to make.  This raspberry cheesecake trifle caught my eye but I ended up making 7 mini versions of it in mason jars (because doesn’t everything looks more festive in a mason jar?) Here’s what you need: 1 angel food cake (or pound cake if you .

sweets for your sweet

sweets for your sweet
I always like to send some surprise goodies to my girlfriends for Valentine’s Day and this year I’m throwing in some homemade caramels to the mix.  I made caramels for the first time this past Christmas to give to neighbors and our catching fireflies team and was tickled with how they turned out. It is a fairly simple process but does involve babysitting the pot of sweetness for about 45 minutes so if patience does not come easy .

cupid-approved recipes for valentine’s day

cupid-approved recipes for valentine’s day
Love is in the air! It’s the season of sharing your heart–whether it’s with your better half or someone that is special to you. Here are a few irresistible sweet and savory ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day…. Alison from Pint Sized Treasures took a classic childhood dessert and turned them into Heart Shaped Rice Krispie Treats. Make them portable by just adding a stick…and voila!, you’ve got a Rice Krispie Pop. Here’s the perfect .

6 delicious dips to make in your slow cooker

6 delicious dips to make in your slow cooker
Fix it and forget it…sounds like my kind of recipe! All of these mouthwatering, tasty dips are just that–basically combining all your ingredients into your slow cooker, mixing, then walking away. Whether you’re throwing a party for the big game or just having a few friends over, we think these amazing appetizers will impress your guests (with very little work involved)! You’ll want to make sure you have plenty of toasted crusty bread if .

7 healthy appetizers that your guests will love

7 healthy appetizers that your guests will love
Need to get an early start to your resolution?  Delicious doesn’t have to mean loads of calories or fat. If you’re looking for a way to lighten up the menu, get the party started with few of these a few of these amazing appetizers that we found on the web from some creative cooks… The Spinach and Bacon Deviled Egg recipe courtesy of Emily on the Healthy Seasonal Recipes blog replaces mayo with greek .