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Divinity Candy with Walnuts

This post is sponsored by Diamond of California.

Holiday traditions are a huge part of what makes this season so special. Decorating the tree, parties with friends and family, gift exchanges, and of course, making and sharing treats! I have so many baking and candy traditions that I have a hard time getting to them all before the new year.

But no matter how busy the season gets we always make time for Divinity. It’s been a tradition in my husband’s family all of his life and we’re passing it on to our kids. If you’ve never heard of divinity, no worries, because neither had I. It’s a light and nougat-like candy made primarily from sugar, corn syrup and whipped egg whites. It may not sound like much but each little bite is, well, divine. Continue Reading…


A sweet and crunchy trail mix made of chunks of homemade granola, coconut flakes, toasted almonds, and BROOKSIDE Dark Chocolates.

Winter Trail Mix - with granola clusters, toasted coconut and almonds, and chocolate covered berries |

I’ve never been a big fan of trail mix— too much saltiness and not enough sweet. I always pick out all of the chocolate and then hand the bag to my husband to finish the rest.

But this right here, this is my dream trail mix. It’s filled with coconut, almonds, granola clusters and dark chocolate with fruit flavors. My husband will be lucky if he gets any. In fact, this trail mix might not even make it out onto the trail. Continue Reading…


English toffee with a coffee twist!

Coffee Toffee from

There was a time during my twenty-something single days when I would walk down the ice cream aisle at the grocery store every week, and if my favorite flavor was on sale, I bought it. And then I would eat it late at night while binge watching Friends DVDs (this was before Netflix, kids).

Oh, to have that twenty-something metabolism back.

So what’s the flavor? It was Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, and it’s still a favorite. When I found a recipe for coffee flavored toffee in The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, and discovered that it was inspired by that same ice cream, I got excited. Continue Reading…


It’s soft and chewy, it’s ooey and gooey— it’s our family’s favorite caramel popcorn recipe.

Soft and Gooey Caramel Corn from

I hope y’all aren’t tired of caramel recipes, because that seems to be my main fall craving this year. Peanut butter caramel cupcakes and homemade caramel sauce apparently weren’t enough, because all week I’ve been craving this soft caramel popcorn.

What could I do? I gave in, of course.

Soft and Gooey Caramel Corn from

Soft and Gooey Caramel Corn from

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Just in time for holiday gift giving, here’s a candy recipe you need to try— Salted Caramel Nut Brittle. Post sponsored by Diamond Nuts.

Salted Caramel Nut Brittle |

Almost more than anything about this time of year, I look forward to the holiday treats. (Is that really any surprise?) But while I love gobbling up the cookies and candy, I enjoy giving it all away to friends and family more. Homemade treats are some of my favorite gifts to give. Everyone is sure to love them, and it’s a great excuse for me to have some fun in the kitchen without feeling guilty about eating it all afterward.

I’ve eaten a whole batch of cookies before, I really have. And it doesn’t feel so good. Sharing them with others feels so much better!

Salted Caramel Nut Brittle | Salted Caramel Nut Brittle |
Salted Caramel Nut Brittle | Salted Caramel Nut Brittle |

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