Peppermint Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Peppermint Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Peppermint Oreo Cheesecake Bars are the perfect treat for these cooler months. They start with a thick Oreo crust layered with creamy cheesecake filling packed with bits of peppermint bark. The final layer is a decadent white chocolate ganache sprinkled with peppermint pieces and chopped Oreo’s. Peppermint Oreo Cheesecake Bars are so good, you may not want to share. *Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Another holiday season is nearly behind us and a new year quickly...

6 Fab Things to do in Clearwater Florida

6 Fab Things to do in Clearwater Florida

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Florida? Is it the sunshine? Palm trees? The ocean? Maybe all three? Hubby and I just returned from a week-long visit to the sugar-sand coast of Clearwater, Florida. While I had visited Florida previously in my life (Hello, Disney!), it was hubby’s first time other than airport layovers. During our stay, the weather was perfect, the sun constantly shined, and the only rain happened while we were sleeping. I mean, does that even count? Plus, if you are looking for a good time to go where it...

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Coffee Cake is a sweet way to start your day. Moist and dense with a crumbly topping, this coffee cake is sure to win over any pumpkin lover. Serve warm, cold, or with a cup of your morning coffee. It’s cold here in Ohio. It seems like once again, we skipped right past the perfect fall weather and went straight to pre-winter. One day it was 90, we got a day or two of 70-degree weather, then BAM, low 50’s for a high. Wouldn’t you know, the day it turned cold here, we were off to Florida for a...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

*Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.   These easy to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are the perfect way to start your day. With this fall favorite comes the surprise of oats a chocolatey twist that you are sure to love and enjoy! Be sure to also check out the recipe for Pumpkin Banana Cream Cheese Swirl Bread! It’s been getting harder and harder to get up in the mornings these past few weeks. Maybe it is...

Pumpkin Banana Cream Cheese Swirl Bread

Pumpkin Banana Cream Cheese Swirl Bread

*Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Pumpkin Banana Cream Cheese Swirl Bread is the perfect way to break in the fall season. The flavors of banana really come out, with a subtle pumpkin twist and creamy, cheesecakey bonus. You won’t be scoffing at the pumpkin craze after trying this bread! October is here, which means that it is officially autumn. The leaves will start changing colors within the coming weeks, turning shades of red, yellow and...

The Unspoken and Numbing Pain of Infertility

The Unspoken and Numbing Pain of Infertility

Do you have kids? It’s a question anybody over a certain age gets any time they make conversation when meeting somebody new. The question in itself is harmless enough. But for someone who has struggled to start a family of their own, it can stir up all kinds of emotions. It can bring back the unspoken pain of infertility and of trying for months, or even years, to get pregnant and never getting those two pink lines or a plus sign. And when the answer is a regretful ‘no’, an awkward silence usually follows. Once somebody reaches a certain age,...