Dear Crissy

5 delicious holiday treats

I just realized that I haven’t officially introduced Dear Crissy readers to my new project —

To announce Parent Pretty, I thought I might do a little round-up featuring some of the delicious holiday recipes that have recently been posted by me, and a few of our contributors, starting with these decadent Chocolate Toffee Bars! How amazing do these look?

Toffee Bars Recipe

Next are these incredible Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple & Bacon Icing. Yes, you heard me right. Maple and BACON.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple & Bacon Frosting

If the first two recipes were a little to adventurous for your tastebuds, check out this sweet new twist on a classic cookie — Pumpkin Snickerdoodles!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Next are my Pumpkin Cheesecake Streusel Bars. Let me tell you, these cheesecake bars are really out of this world. I am a bit of a cheesecake junkie, but really, they are special.

Visit Parent Pretty to find the recipe, you’ll be a HUGE hit if you bring these to your Thanksgiving or Christmas events!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Streusel Bars

Finally, you won’t want to miss these Pumpkin Banana Muffins. I can just imagine how great they taste warm!

Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Of course, we’ll be talking about more than food on Parent Pretty. Topics will include parenting issues, style, fashion, crafts, food and more.

Hope to see you at Parent Pretty soon!

Leave a Comment


  1. Stacie — November 8, 2012 @ 1:51 pm (#)

    They all look so good!!!


  2. Mindy — November 8, 2012 @ 3:19 pm (#)

    I just went into a diabetic coma just reading this post. DELICIOUS.


  3. Nadine Osborne — November 8, 2012 @ 8:58 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to make some of these recipes. I know the pumpkin cheesecake bars will be delicious. I enjoy many of your recipes. I’ll be going over to Parent Pretty to check out those recipes as well. Thank you.


  4. ceemee — November 8, 2012 @ 10:35 pm (#)

    Ooh! Mouth-watering!


  5. Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy — November 9, 2012 @ 9:56 pm (#)

    Congrats! The new site is beautiful.


  6. Sheena Tatum — November 12, 2012 @ 2:03 am (#)

    Maple & bacon icing, OMG yum. Love the new site, it’s very dainty and pleasing to the eye.


  7. AMANDA GAUTNEY — November 30, 2012 @ 10:06 am (#)



  8. SarahT — December 1, 2012 @ 1:22 am (#)

    The toffee bars look amazing! I can’t wait to try the recipe.


  9. Ashley — December 4, 2012 @ 4:23 pm (#)

    These all look yummy! I can’t wait to try them for dessert for the family!


  10. Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus — December 11, 2012 @ 10:14 pm (#)

    Oh man! Pumpkin me over…these all look so so good!


  11. Susan Johnson — December 14, 2012 @ 4:58 pm (#)

    I’m so happy to have found these great pumpkin recipes, I just got done cooking up all of my pumpkin type squashes, but haven’t found recipes, and this happened to pop right up, Thanks!!


  12. Kathi Spence — December 22, 2012 @ 11:41 pm (#)

    Can’t wait to try some of the Pumpkin recipes by substituting Sweet Potato. This Southern girl loves her yams!!


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