No Bake Holiday Party Cheesecake Shooters

We love having holiday parties but I hate the stress of thinking about what to serve. I am always looking for easy holiday treats to serve. These Peppermint Truffle Cheesecake Shooters can be made in less than 10 minutes and can be stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them!


  • 1 box of 5.1 ounce vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 an of cherry pie mix
  • 1/4 cup of peppermint truffle creamer (or any flavor creamer to have a variety)
  • 1/4 cup of crushed graham crackers


  • Stir together instant pudding and milk for approximately 3 minutes. Pour the creamer into the pudding mix.
  • Blend in the cream cheese until smooth.
  • Line mason jars or small cups with graham cracker crumbs.
  • Spoon pudding over graham cracker crumbs.
  • Top with cherries.

Looking for more holiday treats?

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Peppermint Chocolate Cream Pie from Domestically Speaking
Cake Mix in a Mug Gift from Cupcakes and Crinoline
Peppermint S’Mores Brownies from Yellow Bliss Road
Chocolate Toffee Bark from Setting for Four
My Favorite Sugar Cookies from Stone Gable
Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Dip from A Pumpkin & A Princess
Christmas Snowman Sundaes from ‎An Extraordinary Day
White Chocoalte Gingerbread Mocha Mix from Twelve O Eight
Rocky Road Candy from A Night Owl
The Original Fantasy Fudge from At The Picket Fence
White Chocolate Macadamia Cranberry Bark from Lemon Tree Dwelling
Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows from Mom 4 Real
Tiger Butter Bark from Uncommon Designs
The Easiest Holiday Cookie Ever from Top This Top That
Christmas Ornament Cupcakes from Sweet Rose Studio
Frosted Peppermint Brownies from Lolly Jane
Carrot Cake Mix Cookies
from Sweet C’s Designs
Peppermint Donuts from Yesterday on Tuesday
Gluten Free Rum Cake from Inspiration for Moms
Caramel Popcorn Chocolate Bark from Clean and Scentsible
Andes Fudge from Eclectic Mom Sense
Chocolate Candies from French Country Cottage
Christmas Parfait from Clever Pink Pirate
Salted Caramels from Frenchie



Knott’s Berry Farm has become a favorite of ours recently when visiting southern California. We were excited to see Knotts Berry Farm at Christmas time! The park has many festive decorations and holiday fun of course in addition to all of the rides.

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 Disclosure: I did receive media passes for our visit but all opinions expressed and photos shown below are my own.


We visited Sea World San Diego for some holiday fun recently. The park has fun Christmas decorations and fun activities for the family right now. We haven’t been to the park during the holidays and the kids really wanted to go and see the animals.

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You have heard me say it many times on this blog, I LOVE my Cricut Explore machine. This machine takes crafting to a new level. When I got it I wasn’t even sure how amazing this would be until I used it. Now I use it every chance I can to incorporate into my projects.

If you want to treat yourself this Christmas, check out this deal happening this weekend! The Thanksgiving & Black Friday Sale means you can get the Cricut Explore for $219 + $30 off all Explore Bundles.

Go here to buy it now!

The deals start at $219 for the machine. Then if you use the codes below you can get it for even less and with free shipping! They also have some AWESOME deals on the bundles starting at $229. Trust me, you’ll want one with all the fixins!

Codes to use:

CRICUTBF5  $5 off
Cricut Explore Deals
With this sale and these codes, this makes this machine an awesome deal! If you are still on the fence, you can see my top 10 reasons to buy the Cricut Explore below!
Here are my 10 top reasons to buy a Cricut Explore

1) The Cricut Design Space is VERY easy to use! You can use images from the Design Space store with access to images for one low fee makes this deal a no brainer. If you like to get crafty, you have access to 25,000 images for just $9.99 per month. If you design your own images, you can import those too for free!

2) It cuts many materials like fabric easily like I did in this post for the DIY Minecraft DIY Shirt:

3) Fun new shapes like these ones just released from the movie Frozen:Frozen Characters For the Cricut Explore

4) The SmartSet Dial takes the guessing out of what pressure to cut materials on. Beyond the dial is the ability to make your own settings easily in the software.

5) If you already own many cartridges, you can easily link them through the Cricut Explore with the Design Space software.

6) The Print and Cut feature allows you to print then cut ANY image in Cricut Design Space—even your own!

7) Speaking of cutting a variety of materials, it cuts balsa wood like I shared in this post here:

8) It cuts vinyl including iron on vinyl very quickly! It made this Ugly Christmas Sweater a breeze

9) It cuts very quietly, quieter than any of the other machines I have and I have 2 others.

10) It goes beyond cutting it also writes and scores. I used the writing feature in this post because my handwriting is awful!

Need more convincing? Check out this post that compares the Cricut Explore machine to Silhouette Cameo

See more of my creations here: 

P.S. I am co-hosting a giveaway for a Cricut over here: Hurry and enter!


Have a baker in your life? Create this handmade Baker’s Gift Basket for them for the holidays!

Easy DIY Baker Gift Basket for less than $10

My favorite gifts to give are the ones we make. I made this baker gift set for my sister and it includes some kitchen tools, homemade vanilla and a gingerbread loaf mix. The baking gift sets are easy to make because you can include a jar mix and a few utensils and ingredients. This gift basket includes a mix for gingerbread loaves and homemade vanilla. I love gifting the homemade vanilla I shared in this post for making homemade vanilla because it’s easy to make and it’s pretty frugal to make. The utensils and loaf pans were less than a dollar at Walmart and the mustache spatula was half off at Hobby Lobby making this basket less than $10 to make.

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