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What to Do in Hershey Pennsylvania at Christmas

The weekend before Thanksgiving, one of my blogging goals came true. I have written about Hersheypark several times, and I had always wanted to get noticed by their team. Finally, I was invited by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts to a fun-filled weekend tasting all the delights that the town of Hershey has to offer.  Over the next couple of weeks, I will share the details with you, but for now, I wanted to give you a quick overview of the amazing weekend that I had. Friday The weekend began with a cocktail party at the Hershey Lodge. I had an amazing … Read more

S’mores Cheesecake with Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

On Wednesday, while Grace was taking a nap (she’s been quite sick), Allie and I made a s’mores cheesecake to bring some of our favorite flavors together. I had a new cheesecake recipe to try out, and we haven’t had a campfire in a while to get our s’mores fix, so it seemed like a good combination. Was it ever a good combination! That is the understatement of the year. Every bite of this rich cheesecake was loaded with the sticky goodness of marshmallows and the rich sweetness of my homemade hot fudge, and it was – dare I say … Read more

Patriotic Chocolate Covered Pretzel Twists

Patriotic Chocolate Covered Pretzel Twists

Aren’t these patriotic chocolate covered pretzels fun? When you see how easy they are to make, you’ll be whipping some up for your Memorial Day picnic. Because really, who can resist chocolate covered pretzels? Nobody, that’s who. Add Twizzlers Twists, and you have a supreme candy concoction. Materials All you need for these chocolate covered pretzel twists is the following: A bag of Twizzlers Twists Pull and Peel candy in red, white, and blue A bag of pretzel rods A bag of HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 1/2 cup heavy cream (if you want your chocolate to be runny and dippable rather than spoonable, … Read more

My Simple Pleasures (featuring Hershey’s Simple Pleasures) #hsysimplepleasures

Hershey's Simple Pleasures review

When I think of simple pleasures, I think of curling up with a good book, of peace and quiet, of sweet, creamy chocolate, and of a pedicure with a girlfriend. I don’t enjoy any of the four often enough in this stage of my life. It’s sad but true. At this very moment, in fact, I am trying to write a blog post while a crying overtired 5-year-old hangs on the arm of my chair. Peace and quiet? A memory of my single days, when the cats and I could lie on the couch all summer day without interruption. Curling … Read more