Happy Cupcake Day!



There’s something magical about a cupcake. Something that brings you back to your childhood. Maybe it’s the size, how it fits so perfectly in the palm of your hand. Maybe it’s the symbol, setting the stage for party and celebration. Or maybe it’s just that it’s so darn delicious, the perfect ratio of moist cake to sweet topping!

Try some of these adorable holiday cupcake ideas!

Christmas Light Cupcakes

Recipe here by Baked Bree

Christmas Tree Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipe here by Just a Taste

Rudolph Cupcakes

Recipe here by Crafty Morning

Christmas Tree Cupcake Centerpiece

Recipe here by Teaspoon Living

13 Chocolate & Gingerbread Recipes You Must Try This Season!


Having company over for the holidays? Nothing will fill your home with warm & cozy holiday spirit more than the heavenly smell of freshly baked gingerbread and chocolate!

Gingerbread Cake with White Chocolate Ganache 

Recipe here by Cooking with Ruthie


White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies

Recipe here by Cooking Classy


Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting (gf)

Recipe here by Life Made Sweeter

Gingerbread Biscotti with chocolate & Sea Salt

Recipe here by Savory Tooth


White Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

Recipe here by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe


Gingerbread Cookie Bark

Recipe here by Kleinworth & Co.


Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Scones

Recipe here by Amy’s Healthy Cooking


Frozen Gingerbread Hot Chocolate 

Recipe here by My Fussy Eater


White Chocolate Gingerbread Poke Cake

Recipe here by Julie’s Eats and Treats


Gingerbread Macarons with White Chocolate Ginger Ganache

Recipe here by Alana Bread


Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Recipe here by Handle the Heat


Chocolate Gingerbread Toffee Cake

Recipe here by My Recipes


Gingerbread White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn 

Recipe here by Whole and Heavenly Kitchen 


Ps I heard Gingerbread cookies are one of Santa’s favorites! 😉


Have a Gingerbread Recipe on your blog?

We’d love for you to share it here! 

Tis the Season for Everything Peppermint!


Move over Pumpkin Spice, it’s Peppermint Season! 


13 Chocolate & Peppermint Desserts for the Holidays

Peppermint Brownie Trifle

Recipe here by Inside BruCrew Life

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints 

Recipe here by The Gold Lining Girl 

Oreo White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Recipe here by Two Peas and Their Pod

Chocolate Peppermint Silk Brownie Bars

Recipe here by Gourmande in the Kitchen 

Chocolate Peppermint Patty Flourless Chocolate Cake

Recipe here by Sugar Hero

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti 

Recipe here by Back for Seconds

Chocolate Peppermint Milkshake 

Recipe here by Delish

Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cheesecake 

Recipe here by Lil Luna

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Recipe here by Epicurious

Chocolate Peppermint Peeps Cake

Recipe here by Life, Love, and Sugar

No Churn Chocolate Chip Peppermint Ice Cream

Recipe here by Cincy Shopper

Chocolate Peppermint Log

Recipe here by Taste of Home

Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Cupcake

Recipe here by Baker by Nature

Gifts for the Book Lover



Gifts for the Book Lover


As with all my gift lists, these are just ideas. I’m not promoting any brands or stores- just fun products.



Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

You can purchase it here.

Library Mug

You can purchase it here.

Book Scarf

You can purchase it here.


Library Card Zipper Pouch

You can purchase it here.

Kindle Paperwhite 

You can purchase it here.


Talk Dewey to Me Shirt

You can purchase it here.


Book Laptop Cover

You can purchase it here.


Wooden Book Bookends with Drawers

You can purchase it here.


Library Coasters

You can purchase it here.


Book Lover’s Chocolate 

You can purchase it here.



‘There’s no such thing as too many books’ Pajamas

You can purchase it here.



Novel Teapot 

You can purchase it here.

Book Lover’s Sherlock’s Study Candle


You can purchase it here.

13 Chocolate Christmas Recipes for National Cookie Day


C is for Cookieand Christmas, AND Chocolate!


We’re celebrating National Cookie Day with 13 of our favorite holiday cookies. 

Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies

Recipe here by Inside Bru Crew Life


Reese’s Cup Leg Lamp Cookies

Recipe here by Delish

Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Recipe here by Crazy for Crust

Rudolph Cookies

Recipe here by Your Cup of Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossom Christmas Trees

Recipe here by The Java Cupcake 

Dark Chocolate Almond & Orange Lace Cookies

Recipe here by My Jerusalem Kitchen

Chocolate Chip Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies

Recipe here by OMGChocolateDesserts

Chocolate Peppermint Iced Cookies

Recipe here by Baking a Moment


Marshmallow Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Recipe here by Smart Schoolhouse 


Sea Salt Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe here by Cookies and Cups


Triple Chocolate Melt-Aways

Recipe here by A Treat’s Affair

Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies 

Recipe here by Chocolate with Grace

Caramel Macchiato Chocolate Cookies

Recipe here by Tammilee Tips

Meet and Greet Recipe Exchange: Gingerbread



Hello Fellow Bloggers!


We’re hosting another Recipe Exchange just in time for the holidays! This is a great way to connect with other bloggers, add followers, and gain delicious recipes.

Every couple of weeks, we will be featuring a different baking category. Although these exchanges usually feature  chocolate, we’re making an exception for the holiday season.

The theme of this Recipe Exchange is Gingerbread. (With, or without chocolate).

  • Cookies
  • Bread
  • Cake
  • Cocoa
  • Muffins
  • Anything with the classic delicious Gingerbread flavor

If you have a gingerbread recipe on your blog, we’d love to showcase it here! Simply, post the name of the recipe and your blog link in the comment section below.

Don’t have a recipe, but love great food? We’d love to connect with you, as well! Just add a link to your blog, so others can connect and follow you, as well.

To gain the most exposure, be sure to add your recipes and blog link to past and future Recipe Exchanges. We’ll keep a running lists of posts.

Previous Recipe Exchanges:

Chocolate & Berries 




Looking forward to your recipes! ❤️

Happy, Hap-Pie December!


December 1st is National Pie Day. Coincidence, or delicious fate?

Here are some winter favorites you’re going to want to try this holiday season!


Peppermint Ganache 4-ingredient Pie

Recipe here by Chef Savvy

Fresh Mint Grasshopper Pie

Recipe here by Sugar Hero

Brownie Brittle Peppermint Chocolate Pie

Recipe here by Life, Love, and Sugar