Instant Halloween Party

instant-halloween-party-13

Well, maybe instant isn’t the right word but these tips will help you throw together a cheap, fun Halloween party in 1 day. Though you may want to give your guests more notice than that. There aren’t that many components to a successful Halloween house party. Food, booze, music, decor, costume. We’ll go through them one by one and get you on your way to partying!

Continue reading

Double Bubble Witch’s Brew (w/vodka)

double-bubble-witchs-brew-5

A quick and easy party punch bowl. Adding ginger ale to lime sherbet is the best part as it produces a delicious, spooky lime foam.Or maybe the citrus vodka is the best part? Pineapple rings and lemon slices are sour and sweet. Use gummy worms as a festive garnish.

Continue reading

Ultimate Pumpkin Spice Brownies

ultimate-pumpkin-spice-brownies

Yet another best of both worlds dessert recipe, today’s post starts with a fudgy Nutella and dark chocolate brownie base and ends with a fluffy pumpkin spice cream cheese topping. A handful of toffee and milk chocolate candies are sandwiched in between for good measure.

Continue reading

Nutella Chip Cookie Sandwiches + 12 More Nutella Recipes

nutella-chip-cookie-sandwiches-1

Nutella is quite possibly my favorite chocolatey thing in the world. I’ve used it in a few recipes on the blog but, let’s be honest, it’s just plain awesome by itself. This recipe is yet another ode to Nutella. Chocolate chip cookies flavored with Nutella plus more Nutella sandwiched between them. Yum! Since we’ve already done a brief history of Nutella, this post will carry on the theme with @##$$ other delicious recipes using Nutella.

Continue reading

Frosted Funfetti Blondies

dscn1789

A few minor adjustments turn a funfetti cake mix into colorful, chewy blondies. Top with frosting and even more sprinkles for extra pizzazz. You can easily sub your favorite cake mix flavor for funfetti.

Continue reading

Turtle Mocha and Donuts Pudding + History of Bread Pudding

turtle-mocha-and-donuts-pudding-10

This bread pudding riff combines all the delicious probably-shouldn’t-be-for-breakfast-but-are-foods… pecans, chocolate chips, espresso, donuts and caramel and chocolate sauces. …No, I’m pretty sure caramel and chocolate sauces are intended to be eaten at breakfast. Anyway, on the off-chance that you ever have leftover donuts, this is an excellent way to use them up. Already rich and decadent donut and espresso pudding with a turtle filling, topped with hot fudge and an espresso-infused caramel sauce… Yum… This caffeine and sugar-laden pudding is perfect served warm on a weekend morning spent in bed. Read on for the recipe and a brief history of bread pudding!

turtle-mocha-and-donuts-pudding-9

Continue reading

Layered Funfetti Cheesecake Brownies + History of Sprinkles

layered-funfeti-cheesecake-brownies-3

This dessert mashup combines three of the best sweet ideas ever – fudgy chocolate brownies, decadent cheesecake and rainbow sprinkles. Top with a dollop of cream cheese frosting, as pictured here, and who could ask for anything else? Cold weather is coming and you’re going to need the extra ‘padding’ this treat can provide to your midsection. There. Now eating tons of brownies is the responsible, adult thing to do. You’re welcome.

Continue reading