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Thousand Dollar Fudge

Last year I made this fudge for my chocolate swap in February–like my cookie swap in December!  These are not remotely dairy free or low anything.  But the recipe is easy peasy and a huge hit.  This is typically a “holiday” recipe in December, but you can see how you can change it up for any holiday–or for a random Tuesday in April!  You can make them without a “topping” or you can add crushed candy canes, toffee pieces or white chocolate chips…as a variation.

White Chocolate Party Mix

This is one of the easiest and quickest ways to a sugar high that I have in my bag of tricks!  It is incredibly addictive and absolutely a party pleaser with it’s mix of salty and sweet.  You can easily swap out the cereals (Cheerios and Corn Chex) for other favorites like Golden Grahams, Honeycomb, Honey Nut Cheerios, etc.  Have fun with it!  It’s absolute party crack–enjoy it!

Patti’s Fluffy White Frosting

This frosting was my all time favorite growing up and is my Aunt Patti’s.  I would request angel food cake with fluffy white frosting for my birthday every year.  It’s a bit time consuming, so I wasn’t always granted my wish unfortunately.  We recently found out that my oldest son has a dairy allergy, which is definitely affecting my baking regiment!  So this frosting is now a go-to since it’s dairy free and I use it with my Devil’s Food cupcakes/cake, which is also dairy free.  Slowly but surely I hope to convert all of our favorites to dairy free–between

Memorial Day Pie(s)

As you prepare for Memorial Day weekend, here is the PERFECT recipe to try.  This is my go to in the summer when people are coming over, or I need to take a dessert to friends’.  The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for the crust to cool.  The rest is easy peasy lemon squeezy!  You can use strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or peaches to top this pie with.  You can also use the “filling” as a decadent fruit dip with apples and strawberries.  And they are crazy cute as minis.  Just bake the crusts in muffin tins!  

Not Enough Plates!

How Many People Are Coming to Dinner?!?! I live in a 1,200-1,800 (depending on what counts as living space) ranch, so I keep my entertaining to a manageable amount of people, but there are times when I have more coming than what I have service for.  I have a place setting of 6 for my everyday use, and I have china for 12—but who wants to lug that out, and then I have a smattering of other pieces.  I keep everything in solids and white, so that they mix and match well.  To make it look purposeful and not scream—I’m