Chocolate Dipped Cream Cheese Mints

It’s been a rough winter; long, cold, painfully wet.  Now my tulips are pushing their way through the dirt, the geese are flying north, and I’m ready for something light and refreshing to snack on.  Enter Cream Cheese Mints.

These are one of my favorite treats.  I’ve always loved mints in any form, especially those little butter mints!  Homemade mints taste so much better.


I like making cream cheese mints because they’re pretty fast to whip together and they taste so good homemade.  The trouble with them, though, is that they have to lay out in the open to dry for a good day or two to dry.  Which is murder on my self-control.

Sometimes I make these mints into long ropes and then cut them into small pieces.  This time, I formed individual flat round discs and used a fork to press a pattern into the top of each mint.



Can I tell you what these are great for?

Family get togethers.  Parties.  Bridal showers.  Girls nights.  Wednesdays.

I made them because it was Wednesday.

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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream


There is something so special about a simple vanilla cupcake, and when you add butter cream and strawberries? It couldn’t be a more perfect dessert for summer. Especially if you can find those amazingly ripe strawberries that are perfect this time of year.

Here is a simple and delicious vanilla bean cupcake with strawberry buttercream.

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