10 Things I Loved This Week

10 Things I Loved This Week – Peppermint Edition

With Thanksgiving over (almost all my Turkey leftovers are gone too!), I find myself day dreaming about how many peppermint goodies I can make this year!  So, here are a few of my favorite peppermint recipes I came across this week!


PS…. Want more peppermint recipes?  Check out my Peppermint Desserts Board on Pinterest!

I’ve been wanting to try my hand at biscotti, I think this Double Chocolate Peppermint biscotti would be the perfect place to start!

Chocolate chip cookies and candy canes?  Yes please!

I’ve made chocolate and mint cupcakes in the past… but these Peppermint Bark Cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake look divine!

I love chewy brownies… and these Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Brownies from My Baking Addiction have made my list of favorite brownies!

Mmmmmm York Peppermint Patty Cupcakes.  Om nom nom nom

Chocolate Crinkle cookies are my all time favorite Christmas cookie, but add peppermint! HOLY COW!  Thanks, Bakers Royale!

Betty Crocker can do no wrong when it comes to cookies, especially these Easy Peppermint Candy Cookies!

Easy Peppermint Candy Cookies

 Peppermint Candy Tarts… so cute! (See featured image photo above)

Family Fun Friday shares with us her twist on the sugar cookie with Peppermint Sugar Cookies!

And my new Christmas Eve tradition, Peppermint Marshmallow stir sticks for hot chocolate!

10 Things I Loved This Week

Like many of you already know… these last weeks have been pretty rough for me.  But, I’ve found that getting back to what I love, baking and blogging, helps ease the pain of the loss of my daughter.   With that said… here’s this weeks list of 10 things I loved!

I’ve wanted to make my own marshmallows for some time now… these peppermint marshmallows from Betty Crocker sound like a perfect place to start!

Easy Peppermint Marshmallows

I made someone else’s recipe for Chocolate Crinkle cookies this week…. EPIC FAILURE.  I should have just used my tried and true recipe.

I am in love with cheese sticks… but never thought I could make them at home!  These sticks from Gimme Some Oven make it possible! (See featured image at the top of this post.)

 I made a few loaves this week of “Thank You Bread” or as some of my readers have named it “Cora’s Bread” … it’s pretty amazing, you should try it!

Chicken.  That’s what you could call me when it comes to making pumpkin rolls.  But seriously, how hard could they be?  Especially when they look like this one from Confessions of a Closet Master Baker!

I’ve started collecting peppermint recipes… this peppermint cookie has made the list!

 We all know that I love pumpkin and chocolate together… add sea salt! WOAH!

The Lemon Sugar blog is growing to be one of my favorites… and now with her latest cake creation featuring a mound of homemade marshmallows on top… I must make this!

Baked chicken teriyaki… super easy and so delicious!

I’ll be using this bunting on my pies this Thanksgiving! SO ADORBS!

10 Things I Loved This Week – Favorite Blogs

With snow on the ground here in Germany… I thought it’d be the perfect time to post this week’s 10 Things list.   This week is my Top 10 Favorite Blogs!   Stay warm!

I love kittens.

I’ve been reading Love From the Oven for a while now.  I particularly love the bright colors and amazing pictures on Christi’s blog.  And all the delicious recipes…. especially this recipe for donuts.

Smitten Kitchen always inspires me to think outside the box with flavor combinations.  I can’t say I’ve tried many of their recipes, but I always drool over the photos and dream about eating them.

To be honest, Jessie at CakeSpy has inspired a lot of what I do on my blog – this list, especially.  I love what she does over at CakeSpy and am so happy to call her a friend.

Need a laugh?  Check out Cake Wrecks!

My Baking Addiction is full of recipes, tips and just overall great info about baking!  Don’t these Heath Bar Cupcakes look amazing?

Need cupcake inspiration?  Hoosier Homemade has it!  She’s got the cutest cupcake decorating ideas ever!!!

Need a new dinner recipe?  Six Sister’s Stuff has it.  Totally one of my most favorite places for meal ideas.  Plus, I love how they feature their readers on a weekly basis!

Joy the Baker.  Do I really need to say more?  (PS, the picture up at the top… those are her chocolate cream filled donuts!)

The Pioneer Woman.   I’ve gotten so many recipes from this lady.  Cinnamon rolls, pumpkin puree, muffins, dinners.  She. Is. A. Genius!

10 Things I Loved This Week – Pumpkin Edition

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve put together a 10 Things list… so I thought I’d put together something special this week.

10 Things I Loved This Week – Pumpkin Edition!


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies – I mean really.. brownies with pumpkin! Who knew!

White Mocha Pumpkin Frappuccino – I’m making these over the weekend for me and the hubby.  Can’t wait!

White Mocha Pumpkin Frappuccino by Irvin Lin of Eat the Love

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles – One of my most recent pumpkin creations, these cookies I can’t stop eating!

Pumpkin Pie French Toast – I made this for my family last weekend and it made some of the best french toast I’ve ever had!

Pumpkin Pie Sheet Cake – Seriously? NOM!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars – I think these need to be made in my house, ASAP! (Photo at top!)

Homemade Butterfingers – Ok so these aren’t made with pumpkin, but these Butterfingers are in the shape of pumpkins! *LOVE* them!

Pumpkin Pie Bars – I love the butterscotch chips on top!

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cookies – I love gingersnaps.  I love pumpkin.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to love these!

Pumpkin Pie Fudge – Melt in your mouth delicious!

10 Things I Loved This Week

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!

Enjoy this weeks’ 10 Things list!

Favorite Blogger This Week:  Love from the Oven.  She’s got an AMAZING giveaway going on right now.

Mini Pumpkin Pies.

I think chocolate cake donuts might be one of my most favorite things on earth. (Photo above!!!!)

My Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread became an instant internet success when I posted it this past weekend!! Om nom nom nom

Mmmmmm chocolate chip cookiessssssss!!

Seriously considering making this Frankenstein Cake for my daughter’s class for Halloween!

Biscuits.  I suck at them.  Maybe I should this recipe!

I revisited a popular cupcake of mine and turned it into something new! Chocolate Nutter Butter cupcakes!

I love the look of these Butterfinger Cupcakes.  I really need to learn to dip cupcakes in chocolate!

This Caramel Apple Cake is GORGEOUS!


10 Things I Loved This Week

Another week has come and gone… and it’s been a busy one! I finally got caught up on my blogging and am actually on time with this post!  Have a great weekend!

I am in love with these cupcake toppers from The Pretty Paper Shop.

Mint + Chocolate = York Peppermint Patty Cupcakes.  Om nom nom nom

Oreo Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars by Picky Palate.

I made another ombre cake… but this time I included a TUTORIAL!

This Note Paper Cake by Best Friends for Frosting inspired me for my “Back to School” treats for all of Emily’s teachers!

Emily turns 13 in December… I think I need to make this cake for her!

I might need this for potlucks. GENIUS!

SCCPTD305-BS Crock-Pot® Triple Dipper™

Is it too early for pumpkin?? Not if it’s in a MARTINI!!

Made this recipe for Mongolian Beef for my family this week… It’s definitely making into the dinner rotation!!!

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