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Dec 02

5 Minute Chocolate Bark (6+ ways)

Make 5 Minute Easy Chocolate Bark over 6 different ways with only 2 main ingredients! It’s the perfect gift for the holidays. Will you start with dark chocolate or white chocolate?

5 Minute Chocolate Bark - this easy recipe shows you how to make bark over 6 ways using only 2 basic ingredients! Chocolate bark is the perfect gift to give for the holidays!

What Christmas movies do your kids love? Jordan pretty much watches them all at this point, but her favorite, hands down, is Elf. She also loves Home Alone and Santa Clause, and because we’re horrible parents, we’ve been watching Christmas Vacation with her for years. (I don’t filter a lot of what she sees and hears, unless it’s violence. I wouldn’t even filter that except for the nightmares and mama needs her sleep.)

Speaking of movies that are inappropriate, what (older) movies should I be watching with her? I’m thinking those cult movies we all loved from the 80s and 90s…we already watched Breakfast Club, Clueless, and Mrs. Doubtfire. Three Men And A Baby is on my list…but I know there are others she’ll get a kick out of. She’s almost 12 and we allow up to PG-13 (again, sans violence). There comes a time during parenting that you just cannot watch Disney Channel any more. No more cartoons or whiney brats or silly tween dramas; I reached the point about a year ago that I need real movies and TV shows during family TV time. But I need more ideas…so leave some in the comments!

This is my favorite time of year to have family movie night (or day). The weather is cold and it feels good to snuggle on the couch with a good movie. Plus, Jordan has two weeks off after Christmas this year (her last day of school before break isn’t until December 22!) so I think we’ll be watching LOTS of them over vacation. I plan to pop in lots of inappropriate movies and serve lots of sugar. (Obviously, this makes me a good mom, right?! LOL)

One of our favorite things to snack on over the holidays is chocolate bark. It’s SO easy to make (Jordan often makes it herself without any help) and everyone loves it. Plus, it’s easy to cater to everyone’s likes.

5 Minute Chocolate Bark - this easy recipe starts with only 2 ingredients and makes so many different versions!

With this simple, basic, EASY bark recipe (only 2 main ingredients!) you’ll have chocolate candy bark success every time. I often call bark my “clean out the pantry” dessert because that’s basically what I do when I’m coming up with flavors: I search through my baking cabinet with half used bags of candy or the dregs of the sprinkles or cookie boxes. EVERYTHING goes good with chocolate and it’s easy to personalize the recipe.

Does your holiday gifting list prefer milk or semi-sweet chocolate? Great – make them chocolate bark with peanut butter cups. Maybe dark chocolate is something you love? Well, then almonds and toffee with dark chocolate are where it’s at. And don’t worry; I haven’t forgotten about white chocolate either.

White chocolate is great with crushed peppermint candies, M&Ms, or even with chopped cookies (like cookies and milk!). The sky is the limit on the flavors and combinations you can make. Really, the recipes I list are just some ideas. Take them and run with it – think of some of your favorite.

Dec 01

Easy Marshmallow Meringue Frosting


PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailMarshmallow Meringue Frosting – this easy recipe tastes like a melted fluffy marshmallow! It’s the perfect frosting recipe for cupcakes or to dress up pies, cookies, or brownies! PIN IT NOW to save for later! Okay, who else is completely overwhelmed that it’s December? Everything was all fine and dandy until Thanksgiving; life was just...


PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailSanta Munch Popcorn Snack Mix – an easy 5 ingredient popcorn mix that is the perfect Christmas treat! Popcorn, pretzels, and nuts are coated with white chocolate and mixed with M&Ms making the perfect sweet treat for parties or packaged for goody bags with the printable tags! I know I’m supposed to talk about...

Nov 27

Cookies ‘n Cream Oreo Cake Roll


PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailCookies ‘n Cream Oreo Cake Roll – this EASY cake roll recipe is dark chocolate and filled with Oreo whipped cream and chocolate ganache. Every time I make a cake roll I think I’ve topped all my previous ones…and I certainly have this time. PIN IT NOW to save for later! Hey my friends!...

Nov 25

24 Must Make Snowball Cookie Recipes


PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailThese are Snowball Cookie Recipes you can’t live without this Christmas! Wedding cookies, tea cakes – every flavor you want is on this list. You can make so many different flavors from the basic Russian Tea Cake recipe. That recipe is my mom’s recipe and I’ve used it for so many different flavors! This list...

Nov 23

Happy Thanksgiving 2016


PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailFrom my family to yours, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. (Photo Credit: Amy J Short Photography) I am thankful for each and every one of you. I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of love, family, and friendship. xo, Dorothy PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmail

Nov 22

Chocolate Dipped Snowball Cookies


PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailChocolate Dipped Snowball Cookies – make your favorite wedding cookie or tea cake recipe and dip them in chocolate for a new easy cookie truffle! I can’t claim responsibility for this recipe idea. This one belongs to my parents all the way. I wish I could remember which one sent me the idea, but...