Easy, Decadent Hot Chocolate

Delicious and SO EASY decadent hot chocolate: just a few minutes on the stovetop and you've got wonderfully creamy drinking chocolate to enjoy.

For a special treat this holiday season, enjoy a cup of this decadent hot chocolate that can be made on the stovetop in minutes. ______________ You may have seen the boozy hot chocolate recipe I created a few weeks ago, but for obvious reasons, that one wasn't an option to share with the biggest hot chocolate fans in the house - my kids. So when Shamrock Farms asked if I'd like to try … [Read more...]

Mini Lemon Tarts

Only three ingredients! These mini lemon lime tarts are so easy and delicious | maisondepax.com

Have I mentioned before that I have a weakness for dessert... for breakfast?  And if you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I had one of these mini lemon tarts for lunch yesterday.  And, naturally, their perfectly personal size makes them an ideal dessert to enjoy after the kids go to bed. In short, these mini lemon-lime tarts just might be the last recipe you'll ever need... I … [Read more...]

Individual Pumpkin Pockets

Adorable little individual pumpkin treats - a perfect fall and Thanksgiving recipe: 5 ingredients rolled up in Pillsbury crescent rolls... couldn't be easier! maisondepax.com

My mother has taught me so many things. Like how to sew… How to make a bed… How to love well…. How to parent young children while retaining even a modicum of self composure… The list goes on. Two of my favorite life lessons from her, though, have to include the following: 1. Nothing in life has to be boring. 2. Fun doesn’t have to be complicated. And it’s with those principles … [Read more...]

Red & Green Holiday Party Recipes (M&MJ #86)

Perfect holiday party recipes! Red and green appetizers and sweets via maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 86 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! Just 9 days until Christmas!  I'm sure you're all doing last-minute shopping, present wrapping, and party planning... And I'm here to help this week. Don't miss my holiday gift guide: My beautiful and affordable gift wrap ideas: And today's party food!  Remember, if you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to … [Read more...]

Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake

Perfect Thanksgiving dessert - praline pumpkin cheesecake: rich, creamy, spiced, and sweet via maisondepax.com #fall #recipe

Creamy and perfectly spiced pumpkin cheesecake is topped with rich, sweet praline sauce and crispy pecans...  Pumpkin never tasted so good. Seriously.  Never.  At least as far as I'm concerned... So I'm thrilled to be sharing this alongside other bloggers as part of a full Thanksgiving menu: I never liked pumpkin flavor much as a kid; I was more of a chocolate person (you can … [Read more...]

Must-Try Fall Recipes (M&MJ #81)

From butternut squash salad to rich, cinnamon caramel sauce, these fall recipes are sure to please. via maisondepax.com #fall #recipe #thanksgiving

Welcome... to week 81 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Pumpkin Recipes (M&MJ #76)

Yum! Delicious pumpkin recipes for fall via maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 76 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see the … [Read more...]

5 Birthday Party Ideas (M&MJ #71)

5 fabulous birthday part ideas via maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 71 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see the … [Read more...]

5 Apple Desserts to Welcome Fall (M&MJ #70)

5 delicious apple desserts, perfect for fall! via maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 70 (holy cow!) of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the … [Read more...]

5 Berry Delicious Recipes (M&MJ #66)

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Welcome to week 66 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see the … [Read more...]

Decadent Valentine’s Desserts {Round Up}

Valentines Dessert Round Up

Mr. Pax and I gave up going out on Valentine's Day a long time ago...  Don't get me wrong, we usually celebrate with a date a few days before or after, but February 14 is usually a stay-at-home and avoid-the-crowds kind of night.  A special dessert can make the evening fun, though, and here are some amazing ones I've found lately, any of which would be such a treat for that special day. Moscato … [Read more...]

Confessions {and Blackberry Cobbler}

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As of 10 months ago, I, a 29-year-old female, was not even on Facebook. Mr. Pax and I joked about how I needed to learn how to "twitter" stuff so I could keep up with what was happening. But let's be honest, with two toddlers at home and one on the way, I'm pretty sure that even if aliens landed in Washington DC, I would be at least a week late to find out. But, like so many … [Read more...]

Coffee Kahlua Chocolate Cake

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This might be my favorite cake ever.  Wow.  I said it... Don't hold me to it (because, if I'm really being honest, whatever cake is currently in front of me might win that award more honestly), but it. is. incredible.  If you like chocolate, you'll love this... even if you're not a big coffee fan.  BUT, if you like coffee and chocolate, then you are in for a real treat. Another wonderful … [Read more...]

Susan’s Chocolate Sauce

rich hot fudge for ice cream or fruit

In case you haven't noticed, I love to entertain.  And I love to make people feel loved and valued when they come to my home.  One way I do this is by feeding them...  To rephrase the old adage, the way to everyone's heart is through the stomach.  Right? ;) If you're like me, family and friends are in abundance over the next couple of months.  There are Christmas parties, holiday celebrations, … [Read more...]