Home-Made Chocolate Peppermint Ice-Cream Is My Favourite Ice-Cream Flavour

Made with real mint leaves – sort of. At least I made the best use of whatever buds were growing from my mint pot. They are not growing very quickly though, so the next time I make this ice-cream, it would probably be after summer this year....more

Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Drizzle

One of my favorite holiday flavors is peppermint. Combine it with chocolate, and you've just taken it over the top. I love it when the coffee shops start carrying their Peppermint Mocha drinks during the winter. Those are the best!...more

gooey peppermint bars

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone is having a splendid holiday filled with love, laughter, relaxation, and spending time with friends and family. Since it’s Christmas, it only makes sense that I post something chocolate-and-peppermint-related, right?...more

Peppermint Marshmallow Fudge Recipe

Fudge is like THE Christmas time dessert for me. I think it is because my mom and grandma always made it in pretty much any variety you can imagine starting the day after Thanksgiving. There were always tins of it at my grandma’s house for us to enjoy during our visits. This year, I wanted to make my own fudge and decided to make peppermint marshmallow fudge....more

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bites

I fell in love with miniature cheesecake bites over the Thanksgiving holiday with my pumpkin cheesecake bites.  So, of course, I wanted to make some for Christmas too.  I decided that the ultimate Christmas cheesecake would have to have peppermint and so I created peppermint chocoalte chip cheesecake bites. ...more

Peppermint Gooey Bars recipe

Idea submitted by Courtney of Whitestown, INCourtney found this recipe on Pinterest from this blog: Crazy for Crust. The original recipe uses a 9x9 pan, but if you're feeding lots of people, you can double the recipe so that it would fit in a 9x13 pan. The recipe below is doubled.Ingredients:...more

Holiday Baking: Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

I have lots of favorite things, like Disney World and vampire romance novels, but Christmas might just top all of them. One of the joys of Christmas for me is making cookies. It is just so much fun cranking up the holiday music while dancing around the kitchen whipping up some yummy cookies. And, of course, half the fun is stuffing said cookies in my mouth while dancing around! (At least I am exercising!) ...more
Looks great:) But is it really gluten-free? I'm not sure..more

Peppermint Puff Cookies

I share many treats and desserts on my blog, but it's the family recipes that I look forward to sharing the most. Growing up, I lived in the same town for many years as my extended family, so we all became very close. Holiday gatherings have always featured trays of desserts. As me and my siblings and cousins got older, the responsibility to bring the treats to family holidays shifted to us. Often, I bring my own creations, but occasionally I love baking a childhood recipe! ...more
I love peppermint, so these are now on my list to try. Thank you for sharing. I know how ...more

Summer Tea Cocktail

This drink is very easy to make and the result is amazing. It can be served without gin if you just want a cooling drink or serve it with gin to turn it into an exciting summertime tea cocktail. Cold Peppermint tea with gin turns out to be very refreshing and is perfect for hot summer evenings. ...more

Bedtime Potpourri

3 c lavender 3 c bergamot flowers and leaves 3 c peppermint 3 c lemon verbena leaves 1/2 c lemon peels 1 c mixed cinnamon, nutmeg and/or cloves 1/2 c salt (the salt is the fixative in this recipe) 20 drops lavender essential oil All ingredients must be dried. Two days before you make your mix, combine salt and lavender oil in a closed jar. Mix and shake daily. After two days, combine and place in a bowl by your bed. ...more