My All Time Favorite Holiday Dish: Frosted Cranberry Squares

My all time FAVORITE holiday dish - Frosted Cranberry Squares. A tradition in our family! www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

When anyone in my family talks about food for the holidays, there is one dish that is a MUST HAVE.  It is not considered Thanksgiving if we don’t have Frosted Cranberry Squares on the table.   My mom has been making it for years and years and all of us look forward to it every year. I started making it to bring when we spend the holidays with Josh’s side [Read More…]

Reindeer Peanut Butter Ritz Holiday Cookies

Super easy and fun reindeer peanut butter Ritz holiday cookies | Thirty Handmade Days

I’ve seen Christmas stuff out for months and I couldn’t resist anymore.  I grabbed a few ingredients and made these super duper easy and adorably cute holiday cookies. They are so sweet but really take a small amount of work.  That’s a win in my book! They’d be perfect for a cookie exchange party and to make with your kids. I made Ritz Peanut Butter Cookies for a cookie exchange [Read More…]

Printable Snowflake Holiday Tag

Cute holiday printable "Some of my best friends are flakes!" Make with snowflake apples from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

It’s the 10th of the month and time for another round of ideas.  This month’s theme was snowflakes.  At first I was a little stumped.  And then I remembered one of my favorite holiday sayings “Some of my best friends are flakes!”  You know I can resist a good pun.  I created a printable snowflake holiday tag. I found a cute little mason jar, added a treat (below) and this [Read More…]

Caramel Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies

A yummy twist on a classic chocolate chip recipe - caramel and crunch make these cookies all the better. www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Have I mentioned a few hundred times that we like to spend time together in the kitchen?  Well we do. I fully believe kids can cook and am proud of my little baker.  He loves to get in there with me and crack eggs, add ingredients and mix.   Cookies and bread are his specialties.  So he was more than happy to chip in for these Caramel Crunch Chocolate Chip [Read More…]

The Easiest 3 Ingredient Turtle Pretzels

Super simple dessert - 3 Ingredient Turtle Pretzels www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

We’re getting close to the holidays when things move at the speed of lightning.  And also the time that treats are made and delivered.  Or just made and eaten.  Ahem.   I’m always looking for simple things to make for family and friends.  These Turtle Pretzels only have 3 ingredients and are the perfect salty/sweet/crunchy combo. Yes they have been around for a million years and you might have already [Read More…]

Light and Fluffy Pumpkin Dip

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Is a pumpkin a vegetable or fruit?  That is the question. Well, the answer is…..pumpkin is a FRUIT!  It is a member of the gourd family and because of it’s fleshy seedy, center it is a fruit not a vegetable. Pumpkin season is in full swing! I hosted a girls night out craft night at my home the other  night and we had several pumpkin themed crafts so a pumpkin treat [Read More…]

Frosted Orange Cookies

Super duper tasty Frosted Orange Cookies - a family favorite for years and years!

There are several recipes that remind me of home and this is one of my favorites.  I love love citrus flavored things and these Frosted Orange Cookies are the perfect balance of light, fluffy and sweet.  I don’t make them often enough and every time I do, I wonder why it’s been so long since the last time.   Give them a try and let me know what you think! [Read More…]

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies - my favorite! Perfect for fall. www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

It’s pumpkin mania out there! I don’t know if I’ve ever had a fall where I felt like pumpkin was in such demand.   I’ve mentioned before that my mom makes all things pumpkin when September rolls around.  These Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies are perfect for fall. I posted some pumpkin cookies on Instagram and mentioned that I was making them to share.  My Mom commented that sharing pumpkin [Read More…]

Chocolate Cola Cake

Chocolate Cola Cake

Have you been looking for the most divine chocolate cake recipe on the planet earth? Well then my lovelies, look no further. Not only will this Chocolate Cola Cake blow your mind, but it promises to blow the mind of your cake loving friends. Hey it might even blow the mind of your non cake loving friends. I know my not-a-fan-of-cake husband enjoyed himself a couple of pieces. So what [Read More…]

Tropical Fruit Shortcake

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Oh my! Do I have a treat for you guys today! This Tropical Fruit Shortcake will make your taste buds sing. Homemade flaky and light shortcakes that are made with coconut oil to give them a sweet and exotic flavor. A tropical fresh fruit topping that is beautiful and delicious. All topped off with whipped cream. What’s not to love? Let’s start with the shortcake. In a bowl, combine 2 cups [Read More…]