Cookies 'n Cream Brownies (1 of 10)w
Doughnut Cookies (5 of 12)w
Peanut Butter Brownie Batter Dip (1 of 5)w
Caramel Peanut Butter Cookie Bars (6 of 6)w
Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Pancake Rolls (4 of 7)w

Gingerbread Oreo Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Gingerbread Oreo stuffed Snickerdoodles by

Let's talk about Elf on the Shelf, shall we? Do you have an elf? We do. His name is France, and he shows up about the time the Christmas decorations do. Since we were gone over Thanksgiving, we will be decorating next weekend, thus saving me from an extra week of trying to beat Jordan downstairs in the morning to throw France to his new location without her seeing me. Because really. After a long day and a glass of wine, moving France from the Barbie car to his new home on top the curtains or making a mess in cornstarch is the last thing on my mind. Let me give you a tip if you have never had an elf before and this is your first year: take it slow, don't over promise. One year, France left Jordan a note encouraging that she use the … {continue reading}

Happy Thanksgiving {Whatever Friday edition}

whatever friday 11_22

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you all are surrounded by family and friends today, all set in your stretchy pants for the eating marathon. I know it's only Thursday and I'm posting Whatever Friday, but I'm spending the weekend with my family eating stuffing and pie and shopping. I figured I'd post this before all the festivities started! 1. Look at the awesomeness that Ashton sent me. It actually made me tear up a little. Because you know what? Sometimes it does take two. (Most of the time, really.) That's one big thing I learned from Online BlogCon - we, as bloggers, aren't out there all alone. We have each other. {And yes. My hands are purple. That's not a filter. Winter has come to Northern California, which means my hands … {continue reading}

Chef’s Planet Nonstick Ovenliner & Messy Recipe Contest {Giveaway}


I hate cleaning. Like, I would rather be forced to jump from a plane while eating beets than vacuum. But there are certain chores I dislike more than others. I'd rather clean the toilet than the shower. I'd rather wash baseboards than empty the dishwasher. I'd rather do anything except vacuum...with one exception: cleaning my oven. I have to admit...I, um. don't. Clean my oven, that is. I tried once. Bought some spray and everything. Then the nozzle on the spray can broke at first press and, well. I gave up. I think I did run the cleaning cycle...before we moved out of the last house. So, you know. The new people wouldn't run screaming. I figure...something that gets that hot is kind of always clean. Right? {Don't … {continue reading}

Gingerbread Butterscotch Better Than… Poke Cake

Gingerbread Poke Cake1

This Gingerbread Poke Cake is an amazing Christmas Treat! Let's talk Christmas shopping for a minute, shall we? Actually, let's talk about outrageous Christmas gift prices instead. That's more fun! Jordan has an American Girl Doll, Jenny. Santa brought it for her a few years ago. After a lot of soul-searching, Santa decided he should buy the "real" thing because, well, honestly? She didn't look scary, like some of the "fake" ones. And, it's something Jordan would play with for years. {Plus, Santa's mom never let him have the real American Girl doll when he was a kid. He has some deep-rooted mommy issues.} Somewhere Santa draws the line, however? Buying actual American Girl merchandise. Have you seen the Christmas catalogue … {continue reading}

Crazy Sweet Tuesday

cst 11_19

Hello everyone! Welcome to Crazy Sweet Tuesday where it's your turn to show me some sugar! Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I'm getting there. I'm not hosting...but I am bringing dessert. We also have some family in town this week, and Jordan's off school. Plus, I've finally gotten into the Christmas shopping spirit. Watch out credit cards! Before we start the party, I want to tell you that you can find me over at the King's Hawaiian Blog today. You know King's Hawaiian, right? Those people that make the best bread ever? Well, I took the bread and made granola bars. You're welcome. Go check them out! Let's get started! The features for this week are totally getting me in the mood for Christmas treat … {continue reading}

Candy Cane Oreo Cheesecake Brownies

Peppermint Oreo Cheesecake Brownies5 words

It's time for Christmas! Peppermint, eggnog, gingerbread, ornaments, and shopping! Yay! Well, sort of, right. There's that pesky little holiday...what's it called? It's this week...Black Friday? No...that's not it...Thanksgiving! Right! Don't want to forget about that one. Does anyone else feel like Thanksgiving is now the forgotten step-child of the Fall? Halloween shows up in July, followed closely by Christmas. They've been playing Christmas music since the day after Halloween. And, if you happen to be looking for last minute Thanksgiving decorations this weekend, you'll be hard pressed to find them. Us bloggers don't help matters much, do we? Pumpkin starts in August and by Turkey Day there have already been weeks of eggnog and … {continue reading}

Ginormous Pie Roundup

Pie collage

I've had SO much fun with Pie these past two weeks. I made 8 different versions - and I have so many more in my head! Do you still need some pie inspiration for Turkey Day next week? Well, look no further. I've got over 42 awesome and delicious looking recipes for you to choose from. I'll start with a recap of stuff that I've made and then move on to all the amazingness that YOU inspire me with! Ready? ... GO! Snickers Peanut Butter Brownie Pie Coconut French Silk Pie Cherry Ice Cream Pie Apple Crumb Pie Mini Turtle Pies Blueberry Slab Pie Macadamia Nut White Chocolate Pie Pumpkin Bread Pudding Pie Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake Pie Carrot Cake Pie Red Velvet … {continue reading}

Blueberry Slab Pie

Blueberry Slab Pie

I have this sweater that I pull out once the weather turns below 60 degrees. It's an old college sweater of mine. It's an XL so it's baggy, the perfect thickness from years of washing, and it doesn't have a hood so it doesn't get all funky up on my back while I lay on the couch and eat bon bons all day. The sleeves are a little ripped; there are now thumbholes in the wrists, perfect so that I can pull the sleeves over my hands to keep them warm but still use my thumbs to text. It has a hole in the chest where my pet rat (don't ask, I was 20) chewed on it. And, it's splattered with purple puffy paint from a poster project when I was in my late 20s. So really, if I was a man, this sweater would be one of those things that my wife threw … {continue reading}

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake Pie

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake Pie by Crazy for Crust

So, it's conference week at Jordan's school. They have half days all week. Actually, they had a half day a week ago Monday (for report card preparation) then another half day last Friday for the start of conference week, then this Monday just past was a holiday (Veteran's Day) and now they have half days all week. Oh, and next week they have off, the whole week, for Thanksgiving. I'd like to know the point of even going to school on a half day. {And, before I get hate mail - I'm not saying this against the teachers. They have no control over it. I felt this exact same way when I was a teacher.} I mean, really. School starts at 7:50. Lunch is at 11 and I pick her up at 12:20. They also have approximately 5 recesses and 4 bathroom … {continue reading}

Macadamia Nut White Chocolate Pie

Macadamie Nut Pie by Crazy for Crust {A delicious pecan pie base, but using macadamia nuts and white chocolate!}

This Macadamia Nut White Chocolate Pie will quickly become a family favorite! Remember last month, when my family had our "head" issue? Well, the effects of the issue are still being felt 'round these parts. I mean, it's all gone, (knocking LOUDLY on wood) but the psychological trauma is still in residence. I am convinced I stil have it. Mel has checked me, I have checked me, I'm practically bald from all the checking. I am using peppermint shampoo and conditioner. But every time my head itches I will myself not to scratch it, because if the itch goes away, it wasn't that bad and that means I'm clean. I am imagining that things are crawling on my head. My hair hurts thinking about it. And people. I didn't even have lice. Just … {continue reading}

All content, including recipes, text, visual elements, and photographs are copyright (c) Crazy for Crust 2010-2013, unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.