White chocolate popcorn

White Chocolate Popcorn

One of my tricks for managing treats is finding opportunities to share something I want to eat with others. In that spirit of sharing Valentines Day is the perfect opportunity to make a batch of crunchy-sweet white chocolate popcorn. I get to share Valentines love in the form of a homemade candy treat and keep just a bit for myself….

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Homemade Gift Candied Nuts

Stovetop Candied Nuts with sugar and spice

Candied nuts are the sort of easy recipe I return to again and again. The combination of cinnamon, ginger and cloves in this recipe smell like Christmas. They make an excellent snack to put out at a party alongside cheese, crackers, and cocktails. I love to make them for sharing at the holidays. In less than half an hour with very…

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Pumpkin Lasagna

New Fall Classic Recipe: Pumpkin Lasagna

Pumpkin lasagna blends the flavors of the season into one hearty dish. Savory fall ingredients make a perfect vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe. Fall is a wonderful time to tuck into a cozy kitchen and lose yourself in a great recipe. I like to think of cooking projects as culinary meditation. While you work, listen to some music that makes your heart happy,…

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies – Revisited

Revamping the blog presented quite the opportunity to skip down memory lane.  I found the earliest posts particularly rough – I had a lot to learn about writing recipes and taking pictures. During Our Lady of Second Helpings’s first November I was so excited to share my own version of Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. They were stuffed full of Autumnal goodies. I…

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Four ingredients are all you need to whip up this retro dessert inspired fruit salad. All your holiday potlucks need this easy caramel apple salad.

Caramel Apple Salad

Four ingredients are all you need to whip up this retro dessert inspired fruit salad. All your holiday potlucks need this easy caramel apple salad. Okay folks here goes – I have been sitting on this recipe for a…long…time. We were first introduced to Caramel Apple Salad at a recipe exchange potluck. Both the Mr. and I went nuts for the…

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