Homemade Peppermint Patties

Yes, homemade peppermint patties, stepped up with some Kahlúa  Peppermint Mocha. I know—crazy awesome. Imagine having these little bites with a mug of hot chocolate stepped up with a little shot of peppermint Kahlúa.

Homemade Peppermint Patties via Bakers Royale

What’s even more awesome, this homemade candy doesn’t require any boiling sugar or candy thermometer. In fact these are so easy to make, you can throw them together for a party or give them as gifts this year.

Make-ahead Coffee Cake

The holidays are just around the corner and with that, I’m already planning out my menu. This year I’m hosting Christmas dinner, which means breakfast has to be fast and easy so I can get to dinner prep.

And what can be faster than a make-ahead coffee cake? Okay, maybe a few things like butter and toast, but this is way tastier and almost just as easy.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide with Keep

Are ready for this? Holiday Gift Guide 2014 is now ready. I’ve hand picked kitchen tools for $50 & under, $100 & under and $100 & up, along with tabletop items for $50 & under, $100 & under and $100 & up.

Yes, it’s that time to compile your wish list and start planning your gifts to others. This year, I’m going to help you out and tell you about my new assistant, the Keep app and you’ll see how great this is.

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If you aren’t a regular reader, let me tell you—I’m a social media nerd and app addict. Keep plays into both of these vices. Keep is the new way to shop. It let’s you discover, share and buy the latest trends in fashion, home decor, accessories and design.