31 Days: Cookie Monster Brownie Cookies

Cookie Monster Brownie Cookies - Marty's Musings

  Are you a fan of Sesame Street? Do your kids watch or is that too old fashioned these days? The show is about 45 years old, but I have to admit that I never watched it growing up. There was little tv watching in our home (on our old black and white tv and yes I'm that old!) But everybody knows cookie monster! … [Read more...]

31 Days: Apple Pie Bars with Crumb Topping

Apple Pie Filling Bars with Streusel Topping - Marty's Musings

   Simply stated, I love fall! I adore everything about it, from the lower temps to the warm fuzzy sweaters! When the weather turns just a hair cooler I'm all over soup recipes, snuggling with a cuddly blanket and nesting for winter.  These apple pie bars with crumb topping add just the right touch of sweetness … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Acorn Cookies

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Acorn Cookies - Marty's Musings

  Sometimes you just know when a relationship is going to be beautiful. That first moment you gaze into the eyes of your child and realize what a huge responsibility and amazing privilege mothering is going to be. How unprepared you are. A bundle of nerves and fears. Yet somehow you memorize the moments as the … [Read more...]

Apple Cake Recipe: Perfect for Fall!

Apple Cake Recipe - Marty's Musings

Can you hear it? Can you hear it? I can! It's the wind calling to me saying, "fall is coming!" Okay, maybe the wind isn't actually talking to me, but I do so love fall and am completely ready for its arrival. Well, maybe I'm not ready for fall decorating and projects and Christmas breathing down fall's neck. But other than … [Read more...]

Strawberry Smoothie Popsicles

Strawberry Smoothie Popsicles - Marty's Musings

  Have you had a great summer so far? Can you remember back to your childhood and lazy days when a fan and a popsicle were all you needed to withstand the blazing heat? Or does it seem like a distant memory? In North Carolina we've had a few days recently where the temps have been below normal, a little bit of respite from the sweltering … [Read more...]

Simple Dessert Recipe for Chocolate Candy Bar Parfait

Chocolate Candy Bar Parfait - Marty's Musings #Cookies2Crunch #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.   I am a Girl Scout drop out. Yes, I confess. I couldn't handle the pressure. I was the cutest little brownie you'd ever seen, though. Pig tails, big ol' glasses and saddle shoes. Yet somehow when I graduated to girl … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream - Marty's Musings

  My dad was a salesman. He sold cars, RVs, hardware (and not the computer kind) among other things.  He worked a lot of evenings and Saturdays to provide for our family. In spite of those long hours I still have special memories of time spent with him. One of my favorite ones from my childhood was of my Dad and I riding … [Read more...]

Graduation Party Dessert

Graduation Party Dessert - Marty's Musings

This past September my DIY hubby graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Religion. It was a very long and winding road to get to this point in his life at the age of 52, but I couldn't be prouder.  All the details and fun graduation party ideas for graduates of all ages can be found here. I wanted to … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Flowers

Candy Corn Flowers - Marty's Musings

  I don't know about you, but in our house the Christmas holiday probably gets the  lions share of baking for the year. However, it doesn't seem fair so I'm here to least serve up  a few delights for Easter as well by sharing these simple Candy Corn Flowers from Dixie Crystals. If you're looking for a project to keep the kids … [Read more...]

Oreo Dirt Cake

Oreo DIrt Cake - Marty's Musings

(Don't miss the link party at the end of the post!) It's been a somewhat rough winter in NC. A big snow (for us) and a recent ice storm left many without power for days. I've had enough of this. And need to see more of this. Today I'm so happy to be joining with my friend Amy at Atta Girl Says and Kelly from My Soulful Home to … [Read more...]

Better than “You Know What” Cake with Milky Way Bites

u Know What" Cake #EatMoreBites #CollectiveBias

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.   Y'all may be more familiar with this dessert as Better than Sex Cake. But I'm a proper Southern gal and I can't go having that three letter word plastered … [Read more...]

Ten Delicious Chocolate Desserts

10 Delicious Chocolate Desserts - Marty's Musings

If you didn't know me in real life you might think I was slightly infatuated with chocolate. Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake Okay, if you know me in real life you KNOW I love a good chocolate dessert. Snickers Brownie Ice Cream Cake  I thought I'd save y'all some trouble and share my ten delicious chocolate desserts in one … [Read more...]

Snickers Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Snickers Brownie Ice Cream Cake - Marty's Musings

(Stay tuned for links to all the fabulous bloggers joining us in our All Things Home Valentine's Showcase.) Every year I listen to the hype and commercialization of the first holiday of the new year. I walk through the aisles of the drugstore and see candy hearts, silk roses and mushy cards. It all looks so.......average.  Then … [Read more...]

30+ Christmas Cookie Recipes

30+ Cookie Recipes from Marty's Musings

Last week I got together with several of my blog friends as we shared 30+ of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Today we're here to give you a chance to share yours! Stay tuned to the end of the post to link your favorite cookie or treat with our linky party.  Here's a recap of the recipes. I hope you'll find some new ones that will … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites and 30 Cookie Recipes

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites from Marty's Musings

I am so excited to join my pal Barb from The Everyday Home in a virtual cookie exchange. 30 blogs. 30 cookies. A whole lot of yum! I first tasted these Peanut Butter Pretzel bites of deliciousness when my family surprised me with a 25th Anniversary Vow Renewal Service almost two years ago. The surprise was amazing, our celebration … [Read more...]