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Rocky Road Fudge

This Rocky Road Fudge is worth getting out of bed for!


Yesterday I mentioned that I’m like the fudge-Cookie-Monster during the holidays. As in…. I eatallllllllllthefudge.

And I’m not ashamed, not even a little bit. Because, really… how often do people actually make fudge? Like, every day for a week in December and that’s pretty much it, right? So if you don’t scarf it all down in that one week, when else are you going to get your fudge fix throughout the rest of the year??

Never. That’s when.

Air-go: when you see fudge, eat all of it. Period.

Vanilla Bean Fudge

This Vanilla Bean fudge is as easy to make as it is gorgeous! Add it to your holiday cookie plate or serve it at a party.

  Hallelujah, it’s fudge season! I sort of turn into the Cookie Monster of fudge whenever it’s around… not such a pretty sight. Imagine a fudge-smeared face, sticky fingers, and a trail of those little candy cup wrappers like breadcrumbs from the box of fudge to me. It’s intense. But totally worth it. And...

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Soft chocolate chip cookie bars bursting with peppermint flavor and bits of crushed candy canes are a festive way to celebrate the season.

Soft chocolate chip cookie bars bursting with peppermint flavor and bits of crushed candy canes are a festive way to celebrate the season. Hi I’m Emily from It Bakes Me Happy and I am super excited to be a contributor here on Something Swanky! Today and in the coming year I will be sharing...

How to frost cookies like a pro using CANNED frosting... with your kids too!

Fancy pants sugar cookies. We’ve all seen them. You know the ones I’m talking about… with that flawless, smooth royal icing and those ridiculously gorgeous artistic designs. You’re not really sure if you’re supposed to eat them or not, because they’re just so pretty. It can’t really be food… can it? And then you...

Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Popcorn

  Alright, you guys! Part two in the Party Popcorn Saturday Series! What’s Party Popcorn Saturday? I’m glad you asked. It’s a really fabulous day of the week, comprised of three main things: 1) a shameless, self-promoting plug for my book, Party Popcorn, 2) sharing some of my very favorite recipes and photos (photos...

80+ Cheesecake Recipes

80+ Cheesecake Recipes all in one place!

NY Times Quintessential Chocolate Chip Cookies

NY Times Quintessential Chocolate Chip Cookies

  This is recipe #9 in the Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment, and it just miiiiiiiiiiiiiight have taken the lead in the contest for my favorite cookie. Until now, Martha Stewart’s Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Doubletree by Hilton’s cookies have been tied for first. But this recipe has definitely edged out Martha,...

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


  I remember, as a kid, Crinkle Cookies were the pinnacle of my Christmas cookie season. Once my mom had made a batch of those, I felt like Christmas could officially happen, and I could survive another 11 months without Christmas treats. I don’t know how it’s happened, but somehow I’ve forgotten them over...