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Christmas Dessert: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

This year it is my turn to make dessert. I am a HUGE fan of sweets. I love to make fun desserts that my family can try. This year I wanted to try something different, and I was totally feeling cheesecake. So I scoured Pinterest for some delicious ideas and found this great one from Oregon Transplant.

Oregon Transplant Jessica has a fun bog with lots of great tutorials and recipes. This one for Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cheesecake was screaming my name. Made with Oreos, salted caramel, and chocolate chips is a very decadent cheesecake perfect for the holidays.

Christmas dessert

It is actually not that hard to make, and it makes the perfect elaborate looking dessert perfect for a holiday photo. Jessica made it for a birthday cake, which is also the perfect occasion. The cheesecake can be made ahead of time or prepared the day off. We made it ahead of time since we want it for Christmas day but I do not want to be baking that day.

A friend suggested changing up the flavors by choosing different flavors of Oreos. They make so many different ones now you could make lots of different versions of this cake by switching out original for red velvet or mint! We hope you enjoy whatever Christmas dessert you have on Christmas day!

Frozen Hot Chocolate

I have always wanted to try this recipe. I see it online every year, but somehow I never seem to get my rear in gear and make it. But this year I am. Frozen hot chocolate. I remember seeing it in movies that take place in New York. The original recipe premiered at a restaurant called Serendipity.

This recipe is from A Spicy Perspective. It is simple to follow, and it tastes delicious. My kids were absolutely in love with it. We did have to change the recipe for us, we are allergic to dairy in our household (hence why I was always so slow in trying to recreate it.) But we discovered it could be easily replaced by cashew milk. We chose cashew milk because unlike almond milk and coconut milk it doesn’t have a heavy taste, and it is very thick and creamy more like traditional dairy milk.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

We loved how fun it was to add this to our holiday movie night. It was a great addition to the popcorn. There is just something about the sweet and salty mix. This year’s holiday movie was Home Alone 2 Lost in New York. My oldest has fallen in love with this movie this year. She is finally old enough to get the slapstick comedy. My youngest just loves the big toy store scenes.

I definitely suggest this sweet treat. It made the night even more special.

Fanta Floats: Halloween Treats

Part of Halloween is enjoying the little things, decorations, fall weather, time together, a good scare, and a sweet treat. This sweet treat is perfect for a family night. You can lay back and enjoy a fun or spooky flick and enjoy a sweet Fanta Float Halloween treat.

We found this sweet idea at Belle of the Kitchen. Ashlyn knows how to make a fun and yummy sweet treat. Head on over to  Belle of the Kitchen for the full recipe.

Fanta float

We paid it with some fun popcorn mixed with candy corn while we enjoyed a fantastic family flick, Hocus Pocus. In our family we have movies that make us feel that the season is actually here and we are ready to enjoy it, and for Halloween that movie is Hocus Pocus. If you haven’t seen it you should check it out. Its a great family film that isn’t too scary for the little kids, and is still fun enough for the older kids. Its a family favorite for us and we cannot imagine Halloween without it. It reminds my husband and I of our childhood, and every year it is so much fun to share it with our kids. Now I know how my parents felt sharing A Charlie Brown Christmas with us. Enjoy your traditions folks, and may they last forever!