Friday Finds: 15 Best Dessert Recipes to Try This Holiday Season

I gotta admit, when I finish my Christmas shopping each year I am DONE with Christmas shopping.

I’m happy to help my Shop Your Way clients find good deals on things they need and want, but I just can’t even think about another gift guide, or another day at the mall, with the traffic and the lines and the lady at the Pretzel shop who’s all, “Ummm, yeah, so we don’t actually have any pretzels.”

To which I’m like, “No pretzels? Like, no pretzels?! And, ummm, so, why are you even open if you don’t have any of the only thing you actually sell?”

And then when she’s all, “Do you want a drink?”

I’m like, “…………………..”


At this point in the season I just want to sit on my couch every night in my Snuggie and watch the Hallmark Channel with The Dudes and my cookies.

Speaking of cookies and all of their other delicious holiday type friends, I wanted to take some time to share some yummy holiday dessert recipes I just asked my blogger buds to share combed the Internet for hours to find for you. Some of them are mine, but many of them are from friends who cook a thousand times better than I do.

Say hello to some delicious Christmas desserts!

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15 Best Dessert Recipes to Try This Holiday Season


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies


Turtle Treats

elaine pepperment bark

Peppermint Bark


Bacon Apple Pie


Almond Lime Snowball Cookies

linzer cookie bars

Linzer Cookie Bars


Cherry Coke Cupcakes


Apple Pie in a Jar


Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread


Bourbon Cherry Dark Chocolate Fudge


Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

lace cookies

Lace Cookies

eggnog pie

Eggnog Cream Pie


Moist Chocolate Chip Cookies


Raspberry Chocolate Poke Cake

The Perfect Christmas Morning Breakfast Quiche


Christmas Day I’m in charge of the kitchen. It’s a full day of cooking and baking and serving and slaving. My family appreciates it though, because I remind them about the state of my awesomeness when it comes to holiday throw downs repeatedly before, during, and immediately after so it’s worth it. I wanted to […]

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Holiday Party Tips: Cookies, Coffee & Crafts #FTW


Today’s post features photos and info from a brand sponsored party I hosted for my local blogging friends. No one paid them to like me, eat cookies, rock crafts, or smile pretty for my photos, and all jokes, witty comments, and duck faces here and witnessed at the event are entirely my own. The holidays […]

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George Bailey Was Right, It’s A Wonderful Life

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Halloween is my favorite holiday. I can’t put my finger on why, but it is. Has been for years. Other than St. Patrick’s Day (because it is Dude 2’s birthday) and Mother’s Day (because, a holiday for me? Yes please!), there aren’t holidays I get super excited about. Thanksgiving is exhausting, Valentine’s Day is disappointing, […]

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Simplify Your Mom Game: Shop The Best 2014 Holiday Gift Guide on the Planet.


According to me. And the bloggers I stalked down to find all of this awesome. I figured it was a no brainer because everyone knows that bloggers are know it alls. And not in the always-giving-annoying-and-terrible-unsolicited-advice-about-things-they-don’t-even-really-know-about way. In the awesome way that helps everyday people live a more affordable, slightly cooler, less time consuming life. […]

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My Moist Chocolate Chip Cookies Bring All the Boys to the Yard

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THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. ALL PHOTOS, WORDS, OPINIONS, AND COOKIE ADDICTIONS ARE MY OWN. And by boys I mean bloggers because I hid these from my boys to prevent them from being devoured during their afterschool kitchen ransack-and-jam-everything-in-my-mouth-like-this-is-both-my-very-first-and-my-very-last-meal-of-life sessions. Sunday I am hosting a fun coffee, cookies, and craft party for some of my […]

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Moms in the Middle: So, It Was My First Dance…


My mom never rarely embarrassed me growing up. I’m not sure if I was just really hard to embarrass or if I was just fortunate to have an awesome mom (I’m going with both), but it’s not something I experienced with her often. My dad on the other hand, different story. To be fair, he […]

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Do Good Gifts: Gifts That Give Back


Today’s post is being brought to you by I’m sure your kids can give you a gift list a mile long, but the holidays aren’t just the perfect time spread joy as Santa, it’s also the perfect time to give to strangers. We usually find a good cause or non profit organization that could […]

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Mom Lessons from an Unstoppable Mom


I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Each year as we prepare to lose weight, always I plan to […]

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