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Category Archive: Holidays

St. Patrick’s Day on Happiness is Homemade (Link Party #162)

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Recipes featured on Happiness is Homemade. St. Patrick’s Day desserts. St Patrick’s Day drinks. St. Patrick’s Day crafts.

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Easy Homemade Chinese Barbecued Pork (Tasty Tuesdays)

Chinese Barbecued Pork: Martin Yan’s recipe for Char Siu. Pork marinated in hoisin, soy sauce and spices.

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Cherry Nut Nuggets: Delicious Cookies Any Time of Year #FBLCookieExchange

Cherry Nut Nuggets: cream cheese cookies rolled in nuts and topped with a cherry. Like an ice cream sundae in a cookie.

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My Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies: Easy recipe for traditional gingerbread men cookies. Christmas cookies.

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Delicioso Mexican Recipes plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

With Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, plus my love of Mexican food, I thought I’d collect some of the amazing recipes shared by the Tasty Tuesdays Bloggers the last week. Mexican Beef Lettuce Wraps from Home Cooking Memories Fajita Shrimp and Asparagus Tacos from Embellishmints Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce from Home Cooking Memories Carne Asada Sliders …

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24 Favorite Easter Recipes Round Up

Easter is nearly here and that means it is time to start thinking about your menu. The Easter weekend gives us plenty of opportunities for feasting whether it’s appetizers before the big Easter Sunday meal or family brunches during the weekend. Several bloggers have gotten together to bring you our Favorite Easter Recipes. From delicious …

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7 Lucky St Patrick’s Day Sweets and the Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

March 17th is almost here again and it’s time to celebrate being an Irish American. According to my DNA test I am 31% Irish. But as the saying goes, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. In honor of the day, I have selected 7 favorite St. Patrick’s Day Sweets shared by the awesome bloggers on the Tasty Tuesdays …

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Colorful and Easy Coconut Oatmeal Jelly Bean Cookies

I love jelly beans, but the Easter Bunny has been known to bring too many on occasion. And then they sit in the cupboard until the melt together then harden into a multi-hued gelatinous blob. Does that happen in your house, too? If so, try these delicious Coconut Oatmeal Jelly Bean Cookies. I warn you, …

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Rich and Decadent Cream Cheese Filled King Cake for Mardi Gras

Cream Cheese Filled King Cake – Celebrate Mardi Gras with this rich version of the classic New Orleans cake with a sweetened cream cheese filling. cajun food, creole food

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Moroccan Lentil and Tomato Soup plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky

Oh, do I have a treat for you! This Moroccan Lentil and Tomato Soup is flavorful, vegetarian, gluten free and “guaranteed” to bring you good fortune in the new year if you eat a big bowl on New Year’s Day. Well, the last part is folklore, but these lentils were fabulous! The spice combination in …

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Holiday Recipes Trending Now (Tasty Tuesdays on Break)

Barilla 4 layer lasagna recipe

The Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party is on break this week so your hosts can enjoy the week with their families. We will be back on December 29th with more great recipes and links to share. Hope to see you then! In the meantime, here are a few of our recipes that are …

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Bake Your Own Gingerbread House

Looking for something easy and fun to make with your kids? Maybe you are thinking of starting a new holiday tradition? Do you need a special dessert to double as a decoration? Try making a Gingerbread House.   Yes, you could buy one of those prebaked kits that have been sitting on the shelf for …

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Neapolitan Checkerboard Monster Cake

Someone in this house just turned 7. No it wasn’t me. Little Master’s cake request this year was a monster cake. Hubba-wha?! Not Ninja Turtles? Not Super Mario?! Not even Lego? Nope, a monster cake. How am I going to pull that off? You might also like these posts Chocolate Mint Butter Cookies of Love! (Fill …

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Healthy Spring Brunch Ideas for Mother’s Day or Easter

Healthy and Simple Recipes for a Spring Brunch. Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch.

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20 Recipes for Pancake Tuesday – Fastnacht – Mardi Gras

Ash Wednesday is quickly approaching, and depending on where you are from, or your personal tastes, it can dictate the food choices on that last day before the fasting and abstinence begins. In England, Ireland, Australia and Canada it is Shrove Tuesday, with pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes. In German areas it is Fastnacht and gorging on donuts is …

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Authentic Red Beans and Rice: 3 Ways to Prepare

New Orleans classic Red Beans and Rice recipe with three different cooking methods: stove top, pressure cooker and slow cooker. Great for Mardi Gras.

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10 Easy Party Appetizers

Do you need some quick and easy appetizers for your New Years Eve party? Or maybe for parade reruns or bowl game watching on New Year’s Day? Well, fear not! Here are 10 appetizers that are quick and easy to make, and can be prepared ahead of time to so you can join the party instead of …

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Chocolate Dipped Citrus Peel Cookies – Fill the Cookie Jar

It’s the first Thursday of the month so that means it’s time to Fill the Cookie Jar! A group of bloggers bake some cookies based on a theme and blog about them. You’ll NEVER guess what our theme is this month! Go ahead, take a stab at it… Christmas/Hanukah! Ok, it was pretty obvious, I …

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies – One Dough Three Ways

I love cookie dough that can be made into different cookies, especially this time of year. You just make up a double batch of the dough, or even triple it, and then add a little of this and a little of that and voila! Different cookies. This Chocolate Cream Cheese dough is delicious and malleable …

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Spicy Candied Sweet Potatoes – Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

I prefer to keep my marshmallows for s’mores and make these amazing Spicy Candied Sweet Potatoes instead. Since this will probably be my last post before Thanksgiving, I want to take a moment to thank some special people. First up is Tammy of Creative K. Kids for trusting me to co-host the Tasty Tuesdays Link …

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Free E-Guide: Choosing Healthy Fats

As a thank you for signing up for our biweekly newsletter we will send you a copy of 30 Tips for Choosing Healthy Fats in Your Diet. Then every two weeks we will send you delicious recipes and other food related fun.