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100 Grand Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Posted on Sep 30th, 2010

I love 100 Grand candy bars (though I rarely enjoy since they don't seem to be readily available, except at Halloween time) so I knew I would…

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Almond Joy Cookies

Posted on Feb 15th, 2010

These were so quick and easy with the help of the prepared dough, and I love the combination of chocolate, nuts and coconut! With all the yummy…

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Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Posted on Oct 7th, 2010

I saw this cake over at Lick the Bowl Good a few weeks ago and made it that very day.  My kids smelled it baking and kept asking when it would be…

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Apple Crumble Pie

Posted on Apr 18th, 2010

When it was my 9 year-old's turn to help plan the menu and prepare dinner and he requested apple pie, I knew we'd be making a version with a…

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Award Winning Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Posted on Mar 29th, 2012

These cheerful cookies, with their fresh lemon flavor, have Spring written all over them.  Of course, that shouldn't stop you from making them…

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Banana Cinnamon Chip Coffee Cake

Posted on Sep 4th, 2012

Forget regular old banana bread!  This banana cake is amazing, thanks to the wonderful layers of sugary, nutty streusel.  My family will gladly…

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Banana Cinnamon Shortbread Bars

Posted on Feb 26th, 2012

Honestly, most baked banana desserts taste the same to me.  Baking with bananas results in a very similar cake-like texture, whether you're making…

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Best Banana Cake with Vanilla Frosting

Posted on Jan 9th, 2014

Honestly, I can't tell you what makes this banana cake so outstanding. The original recipe was actually called "To Die for Banana Cake." It's really…

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Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on May 1st, 2011

I like my chocolate chip cookies soft and chewy, and I've experimented for years to come up with a recipe that I LOVE! I think this is it. These are…

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Bite-Size Sour Cream Pound Cake Cupcakes

Posted on Jun 15th, 2010

I came across this recipe, originally published in Southern Living magazine, over at  The best thing about it is the way you can…

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Blackberry Sour Cream Pie

Posted on Nov 24th, 2013

The first time I made this blackberry sour cream pie, I unknowingly bought way too many blackberries, so I decided to just go ahead and make two…

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Blueberry Crumb Cake

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Posted on May 27th, 2010

This blueberry crumb cake is unbelievably good, considering the simple ingredient list. It's not too sweet and has a fabulous texture.…

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Browned Butter Cinnamon Spice Rice Krispies Treats

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2011

Sure, these are a little more work than your basic Rice Krispies treats, but it is so worth it!  My husband, who claimed he would not like these,…

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Browned Butter Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Feb 20th, 2014

There's nothing quite like a big, chewy chocolate chip cookie. Nothing, that is, except a chocolate chip cookie with the addition of peanut butter…

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Browned Butter Spoon Cookies

Posted on Nov 26th, 2010

Spoon Cookies, or Lusikkaleivat, are a traditional Finnish cookie.  I've been wanting to try these for awhile now, and I'm so glad I did.  I mixed…

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Browned Butter Sugar Cookies

Posted on May 8th, 2012

Please believe me when I say these are one of the best (quite possibly the best) cookies I have ever made.  My husband took one bite and said,…

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BYU Mint Brownies

Posted on Mar 15th, 2011

Back in the day, I attended Brigham Young University.  One of the most popular items at the campus cafeteria were these mint brownies.  Besides…

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Mar 19th, 2013

The verdict on carrot cake in this family is still out.  I love it, and so does at least one of my children.  The rest of the family isn't sold…

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Celebrate More: Pumpkin Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Creme Filling

Posted on Sep 25th, 2013

When my husband proclaims, "I'm not a pumpkin guy, but these cupcakes are really good!"  I know I've come up with a winning recipe. Thanks to…

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Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Oct 9th, 2012

I have been looking everywhere for a pumpkin cookie recipe that actually tastes like a cookie, not a little cake, or a muffin top.  I never found…

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Chocolate Bananas Foster S’mores

Posted on Aug 10th, 2013

Today is National S'mores Day, which is definitely a day worth celebrating! Entrepreneur Alec Barnum is credited with the invention of the S'more,…

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Chocolate Caramel Crunchers

Posted on Dec 14th, 2012

Wow! When I came across the recipe for these crunchy caramel bars I had a feeling they would be good.  I had no idea how good.  They remind me…

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Chocolate Chip Cannoli Bites

Posted on May 15th, 2013

Let's get one thing straight right off the bat.  I know this isn't real cannoli.  At least not the phyllo shell part.  But if your looking for…

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Posted on May 23rd, 2011

Two of the best desserts ever--chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake--in one yummy bar.  It's pure genius! My family raved about how good these…

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Chocolate Covered Raspberries

Posted on Feb 1st, 2014

It seems that chocolate covered strawberries get all the attention when Valentine's Day rolls around. And for good reason. They're beautiful and…

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie

Posted on Aug 14th, 2013

Whenever I have an abundance of strawberries (I really hope you like strawberries, because there will probably be a lot of strawberry recipes coming…

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Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2010

Why buy fudge sauce when it's this easy to make you're own?  Since it keep in the refrigerator for so long, I usually double this recipe.  It can…

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Chocolate Ganache Filled Blondie Bars

Posted on Aug 11th, 2011

They're filled with ganache.  What else do I need to say?  And they're fairly easy to make, as long as you're patient, and you do all of the…

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Posted on Jul 8th, 2012

The only thing better than a cookie is a bar cookie, in my opinion.  The bar method is just so much easier.  No hanging out in the kitchen scooping…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Dessert

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2012

There is nothing quite like a creamy, no-bake layered dessert.  Especially when those layers are chocolate and peanut butter.  And believe me, this…

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Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake with Ganache Frosting

Posted on Feb 6th, 2013

I should be clear right off the bat.  Layer cakes are not my forte.  Not at all.  But this cake turned out beautifully.  Baking the cakes in…

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Cinnamon Valentine Caramels

Posted on Feb 9th, 2011

I'm not a big candy maker, mostly because of all that waiting and stirring.  I didn't even own a candy thermometer until I saw these caramels over…

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Classic Pumpkin Pie

Posted on Nov 17th, 2012

Everyone needs a go-to pumpkin pie recipe, and this is the one that never fails me.  There are so many versions of pumpkin pie out there, but this…

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Coca-Cola Cake

Posted on Jan 25th, 2010

This is a yummy, gooey chocolatey cake with a hint of cola flavor.  I really like it warm from the oven.  I'm told not to use diet cola or regular…

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Coconut Chocolate Pecan Pie

Posted on Nov 18th, 2013

I love a good pecan pie. It's right up there with pumpkin on my list of favorite Thanksgiving desserts. Actually, I think I love this coconut…

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Coconut Layer Cake

Posted on Apr 7th, 2010

This cake is so delicious! And starting with a boxed cake mix make it so easy. You can even use frozen whipped topping instead of whipping your…

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Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Posted on Apr 29th, 2013

I love tres leches cake, and this version is so, SO much better than the original--that is, if you're a coconut fan, which I am!  Just be aware that…

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Cowboy Cookies

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2011

It's really hard to say which I love best, classic chocolate chip cookies, or these loaded-with-goodness cowboy cookies.  The secret ingredient? …

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Cranberry Almond Cake

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2011

Folks, this cake is fabulous! Absolutely fabulous!  It's the perfect combination of sweet and tart, and the streusel topping is, well . . . hard to…

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Posted on Nov 28th, 2012

This cake was amazing! Dense and moist, it was perfect mix of sweet and tart.  And I love that it's simple to make, yet elegant enough to serve as…

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Cranberry Dark Chocolate Holiday Pie

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2010

I had never seen anything like this chocolate cranberry pie when I came across the recipe on the King Arthur Flour website--and I mean that in a good…

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Cranberry Orange Cookies

Posted on Nov 15th, 2013

Every holiday season I try several new cookie recipes. Most of them are tasty, but only a select few go into the permanent recipe file with favorites…

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies

Posted on Nov 19th, 2013

I'm so excited about the new line of seasonal baking mixes from Pillsbury®! Just in time for the holidays, they've got fun and festive offerings…

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Decadent Brownie Pie

Posted on Mar 7th, 2010

My middle-son (the one with great culinary vision) chose this recipe when it was his turn to help with dinner, and I am so glad he did.  This is one…

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Jan 16th, 2010

If chocolate is good, double chocolate is obviously better, and these cookies are loaded with chocolate! This is a great base cookie recipe that can…

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Dulce de Leche Brownies

Posted on Sep 17th, 2012

Most of the specialty brownie recipes I've tried don't end up being any better than a good old chocolate brownie.  But these are exceptional! …

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Easy Caramel Apples

Posted on Oct 31st, 2013

Caramel apples might just be my favorite fall treat. And for some reason, I always think of them as being difficult to make, so I go off and spend a…

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Easy Fruit Cobbler

Posted on Oct 29th, 2009

It is so handy to have a dessert like this in your repertoire.  And let me tell you, dessert doesn't get much easier than this. It only took about…

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Easy No-Bake Lemon Tart

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2014

I received a tart pan with a removable bottom for Christmas and I may never go back to using a regular pie pan again. In fact, I love my tart pan so…

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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

Posted on May 22nd, 2012

This is one of the first recipes I shared at Let's Dish.   I realized recently I hadn't made it in awhile and decided to whip up a batch.  It…

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Easy Peppermint Bark Cookies

Posted on Dec 17th, 2011

I don't know how many unsuccessful attempts I've made at peppermint bark in my life.  I love the idea, but it never works for me.  The dark…

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Pineapple Orange Layer Cake

Easy Pineapple Orange Layer Cake

Posted on Apr 8th, 2014

First, don't forget to head over and enter the giveaway for a $100 Visa gift card and some fun products from Pillsbury! This Pineapple Orange Cake…

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Easy Poppy Seed Cake

Posted on Mar 25th, 2010

This cake is simple, easy, and everyone loves it.  It strikes me as a springtime dessert, so I often make it for Easter.  For a lemon version,…

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Eggnog Cheesecakes with Dulce de Leche

Posted on Dec 8th, 2010

My husband loves eggnog and cheesecake, so when I saw a recipe for eggnog cheesecake, I knew I had to try it.  This can also be baked in a…

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Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Posted on Dec 16th, 2010

Snickerdoodles are the perfect base for this festive holiday cookie.  Straight out of the oven, the eggnog taste isn't as strong, but give these…

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Favorite Fall Recipe: Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Posted on Sep 10th, 2013

When I heard the theme for this month's Recipe Round-up was going to be favorite fall recipes, you might think I'd have a hard time deciding which…

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Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2010

I've tried several peanut butter cookie recipes over the years, and this is my favorite.  Even my husband, who doesn't care for peanut butter, likes…

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Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Posted on Jul 12th, 2010

When I first saw these cupcakes over at Lick the Bowl Good, I couldn't believe my eyes! When I showed them to my 10 year-old as a possible birthday…

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French Toast Cupcakes with Maple Frosting and Bacon Sprinkles

Posted on Mar 7th, 2011

When I saw these posted on my friend Amy's Facebook page, I had to make them immediately! Admittedly, they are not for everyone.  My family, for…

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Frozen Key Lime Pie

Frozen Key Lime Pie

Posted on Mar 4th, 2014

If my husband had to choose his favorite dessert, I'm pretty sure Key Lime Pie would be very near the top of the list. And this frozen version is…

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Frozen Lemon Dessert

Posted on Jun 15th, 2011

In my opinion, this is the perfect summer dessert!  It's light and refreshing, with just the right amount of citrus flavor.  It's also a great…

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Fruit & Pudding Cake

Fruit & Pudding Cake

Posted on May 24th, 2012

This is hands down my family's favorite cake. I actually can't believe I haven't shared it already. I especially love making it during the summer…

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German Sweet Chocolate Pie

Posted on Nov 29th, 2009

My family is very opinionated when it comes to pie, but this is one we all agree on.  It really is one of my favorites.  It's not too sweet or…

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Ghoriba: Moroccan Butter Cookies

Posted on Feb 24th, 2011

Normally I am a soft cookie person, but I absolutely love these crispy, sesame seed filled cookies.  They are surprisingly flavorful judging by the…

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Glen’s Famous Brownies

Posted on Mar 28th, 2010

Years ago, when we were first married, my husband began a quest to find a really great brownie recipe. Definitely not something cake-like. …

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Go Bold with Pillsbury: Spring Daisy Cookies

Posted on Mar 29th, 2014

I'm so glad that Spring has finally arrived! I can't wait for the bright, beautiful colors of the season to make an appearance. And I'm definitely…

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Grandma’s Secret Pie Crust

Posted on Nov 16th, 2011

I confess, making pie crust frightens me a bit.  This isn't my grandma's recipe, but it's definitely my go-to pie crust recipe.  I'm still not…

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Happy Birthday Funfetti & a Giveaway!

Posted on Apr 16th, 2013

Did you know Funfetti is celebrating its 25th birthday this year?  To commemorate the occasion, Pillsbury Baking has introduced 4 new vibrant…

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Homemade Ding Dongs

Homemade Ding Dongs

Posted on Jun 1st, 2010

We love hockey around here, and I wanted to come up with a special treat to celebrate the Stanley Cup Finals (not that my team is playing in the…

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Homemade Dulce de Leche

Homemade Dulce de Leche

Posted on Dec 7th, 2010

Can you believe this only has one ingredient? And that it's so easy to make?  It does take time, of course, but once that pot of water is simmering,…

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Homemade Strawberry Shortcakes

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2012

These are hands down the best strawberry shortcakes I've ever made. I'm so glad my oldest spotted the recipe and asked to have it for dessert. I cut…

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Homemade Three Musketeers Bars

Posted on Jun 24th, 2010

I found this recipe at Eclectic Whatnot and it looked so simple I just had to give it a try.  I was skeptical that these would really taste like…

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Hot Cocoa Cookies

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2012

I know spring is right around the corner, but it's been hot cocoa weather around here, so I didn't want to put off making these cookies any longer. …

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Independence Day Ice Cream Soda Bar

Posted on Jun 19th, 2013

Did you know that June 20 is National Ice Cream Soda Day?  Not that you needed an excuse to enjoy an ice cream soda.  To celebrate, I've got a…

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Individual Black Forest Brownie Trifles

Posted on Sep 4th, 2013

My husband is a huge fan of black forest cake--and chocolate covered cherries too--so any time I come up with a chocolate-cherry dessert it's sure to…

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Individual No-Bake Nutella Cheesecakes

Posted on Apr 12th, 2012

There are so many things I love about this recipe--the individual servings, the ease, the chocolate, the Nutella!  To be honest, this dessert…

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Individual S’mores Trifles

Posted on Aug 7th, 2012

National S'mores Day is August 10, and if you want to celebrate the classic summer treat with a no fuss dessert, this is the way to go.  These…

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It’s a Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange (Link Party)

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2013

I'm so excited to be partnering with some of my favorite food blogging friends today to bring you a virtual Christmas cookie exchange. Holiday cookie…

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Key Lime Cheesecake

Posted on Apr 25th, 2011

This is one of my favorite cheesecakes to make.  When it comes to my cheesecakes cracking, I always do better with recipes that call for a bit of…

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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Posted on Aug 24th, 2010

This pie is so easy and so good!  If you don't have key lime juice, you can always use the regular stuff, but a mixture of 1/4 cup lime juice and…

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Lemon Blondies with Lemon Glaze

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Oh. My. Goodness.  I am so excited about these chewy, gooey bars of lemony goodness.  I have tried so many variations of brownie and blondie…

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Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2011

These are some good cupcakes! One of my children said they were the best cupcakes he's ever had.  And I must admit, they were the best cupcakes I've…

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Lemonade Bundt Cake

Lemonade Bundt Cake

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2013

If you love lemon, this cake is bursting with lemon flavor.  It's also dense and moist, which is exactly what I look for in a cake.  To say my…

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Market Monday: Fresh Pear Cake with Vanilla Glaze

Posted on Oct 7th, 2013

Before we get to this week's Market Monday recipe, if you haven’t entered the giveaway for a $100 Visa gift card and Pillsbury Celebration…

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Market Monday: Made From Scratch, Better Than Anything Peach Cake

Posted on Jul 29th, 2013

I've been thinking it's time for a dessert recipe on Market Monday.  So I was thrilled to see all of the peaches available at this week's market.…

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Market Monday: Salted Caramel Apple Mason Jar Lid Pies

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2013

When apples begin to make an appearance at the farmer's market, I know Fall is right around the corner! I love pumpkin as much as the next person,…

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Mason Jar Banana Pudding

Posted on Jan 14th, 2014

Our family recently ate out at a restaurant that served banana pudding in a Mason jar. It was heavenly. And I'm pretty sure the Mason jar made it…

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Meyer Lemon Bars

Meyer Lemon Bars

Posted on Sep 6th, 2011

I've tried a lot of lemon bars, but I love these because the have such a thick layer of lemon filling.  And although they're called Meyer Lemon…

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Microwave Caramels

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2012

Believe me, I was very skeptical about making caramels in the microwave.  So skeptical that I tested the recipe several times before posting it…

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Mini Berry Tarts

Mini Berry Tarts

Posted on Jun 18th, 2013

These mini berry tarts look so pretty that no one will ever believe how easy they are to make! Just pretend that you slaved for hours in the kitchen…

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Mini No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecakes

Posted on Mar 12th, 2013

These tasty (and adorable) little key lime cheesecakes are a perfect St. Patrick's Day treat.  Everyone loved them, especially my husband, who is a…

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Mock Butterfinger Bars

Posted on Dec 21st, 2010

Yes, this recipe  has a short and somewhat strange ingredient list, but trust me, you're in for a treat!  Our friends recently brought us a plate…

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Molten Chocolate Cakes

Posted on Dec 30th, 2009

I confess, I have had limited success making these with the muffin papers.  If you decide to go with 12 cakes, I recommend the foil muffin papers…

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Coconut Pie

Mounds of Joy Coconut Pie

Posted on Jul 28th, 2011

When a friend post a link to this pie on her Facebook page, I knew I had to make it....and soon!  It was fabulous! I had no idea what cream of…

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Mummy Pops

Mummy Pops

Posted on Oct 26th, 2010

Once I got the hang of it, these were pretty easy to put together.  I broke a few Oreos in the process, but that's okay--I just at those.  Be sure…

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New York Crumb Cake

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2012

I love crumb cake!  Maybe because I feel good about eating it for breakfast (with a big glass of milk) or dessert.  And pretty much any time in…

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Nine Sensational Citrus Desserts for Spring and Summer

Posted on Apr 17th, 2014

As soon as the weather starts to warm up I find myself in the mood for citrus. Something about the light, fresh taste of lemons, limes and oranges…

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No Melt Ice Cream Sandwiches

Posted on Jul 26th, 2013

Okay, technically these might get pretty soft--if you left them sitting out for awhile. Not like ice cream melts though. They'd turn into more of a…

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No-Bake 15 Minute Thin Mints

Posted on Nov 30th, 2013

Okay, these fabulous chocolate mint wafer cookies might take you 20 minutes to make. Especially if you stop to eat all the unused cookie cream…

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No-Bake Apple Pie Icebox Cake

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2013

This apple cake is completely different (in a really good way) from any other apple dessert I've ever tried. It features all of the flavors of apple…

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No-Bake Cheesecake Mousse

Posted on Feb 7th, 2014

If you're looking for an easy yet impressive Valentine's Day dessert, look no further. Really, this no-bake cheesecake mousse is perfect any time of…

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No-Bake Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Posted on Jun 13th, 2013

Fresh cherries and chocolate combine with a creamy, no-bake cheesecake filling in these Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars.  A chocolate ganache…

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No-Bake Mile High Banana Split Pie

Posted on May 29th, 2013

To quote my children, this pie is "epic."  And it doesn't melt!  Technically, it's not a mile high, but you really do need a deep dish pie pan. …

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Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Aug 29th, 2011

These tasty chocolate chip cookies have just a hint of hazelnut flavor, thanks the the addition of Nutella.  I haven't tried it yet, but I think…

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Nutella Fudge with Sea Salt

Posted on Dec 12th, 2010

I saw this recipe over at Cookin' Canuck and made it within the hour.  Which proves it's always a good idea to keep a few jars of Nutella in the…

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Nutella Gooey Butter Cake

Posted on Aug 12th, 2010

This is one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever made.  Possibly the best!  It's kind of like a molten chocolate cake that you can slice.  Or…

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Nutella Pull-Apart Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2011

Oh my goodness!  This is good.  Especially since I cheated and used frozen dough.  A few hints: first, go here for detailed photos of what the…

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Oatmeal Carmelitas

Posted on Dec 8th, 2009

How have I lived for nearly 40 years and never tried this recipe? These are SO good.  You must try them.  I leave the nuts out of many recipes…

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Posted on Jun 21st, 2011

The only thing better than a cookie, in my opinion, is a filled cookie.  And if you like peanut butter, these cookies are all about peanut butter. …

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Orange Creamsicle Dessert Bars

Posted on May 16th, 2012

My husband is a huge fan of both Jell-O and Orange Creamsicles, so I knew he'd love this dessert.  And he wasn't the only one!  It really does…

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Oreo Truffles

Posted on Feb 6th, 2010

These are really easy to make, as long as you skip the chocolate dipping and just roll the truffles in sprinkles or crushed cookies.  If you are…

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Oscar Party Caramel Popcorn

Posted on Feb 18th, 2011

The Oscars are coming up at the end of the month, and this caramel popcorn would be a perfect treat for any Oscar party.  I'm not having a party and…

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Pantry Blondies

Posted on Jan 7th, 2010

Imagine a cross between a moist, chewy brownie and a chocolate chip cookie.  That's what these blondies taste like!  You're likely to always…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Pie

Posted on Jul 10th, 2013

My middle son recently celebrated his 13th birthday.  Every year, when I ask him to choose a birthday dessert (which is so easy now that I can just…

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Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats

Posted on Apr 19th, 2012

Rice Krispie treats are always a hit!  And the addition of chocolate and peanut butter only makes them better.  I find that store brand Rice…

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Peanut Butter Pie

Posted on Apr 13th, 2010

I made this peanut butter dip recently, and kept thinking how, with a few adjustments, it would make a great pie filling.  So I decided to give…

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Peppermint Meringues

Posted on Dec 4th, 2012

Thank goodness these melt-in-your-mouth morsels are fat free, because I can't stop eating them!  If only they were calorie free too.  I like making…

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Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars

Posted on Dec 10th, 2012

I absolutely love these sugar cookie bars!  And so does everyone who has ever tried them!  It's one of those recipes that people always ask for.…

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Peppermint Truffle Brownies

Posted on Dec 4th, 2010

I saw these truffle brownies awhile back and thought they might be fun for the holidays with a little peppermint topping. They require just a bit…

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Pomegranate Cheesecake

Posted on Dec 17th, 2013

My husband is a huge pomegranate fan, so when I saw this cheesecake over at Mel's Kitchen Cafe, I knew I had to give it a try. The base is a plain,…

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Pomegranate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Dec 7th, 2011

I've tried a lot of over-rated Christmas cookies over the years.  This is not one of them.  These cookies are amazing, and are quickly becoming a…

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Pumpkin Chip Cream Pie

Posted on Nov 12th, 2013

First, if you haven't entered the Hamilton Beach Blender Giveaway, head on over and do that now! Now, let's talk pie! My 9 year-old took one bite…

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Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2010

The frosting is the star of these cookies, and it's a nice change from the cream cheese frosting that often accompanies pumpkin desserts (I love…

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pumpkin cheesecake bars

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

Posted on Nov 14th, 2010

When I saw this recipe over at 3B's--Baseball, Baking and Books, I couldn't wait to make it.  Because what's not to love about a pumpkin and cream…

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Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Posted on Nov 14th, 2011

This is a quick and easy pumpkin dessert, and my whole family loved it.  Even my husband, who doesn't typically like pumpkin desserts.  I think it…

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Pumpkin Spice Blossoms

Posted on Oct 19th, 2012

These cute little cookies are were inspired by the classic Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie.  The buttery shortbread cookie base with a dusting of…

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Quick Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies

Posted on Sep 27th, 2011

Sometimes you want cookies in a hurry, so why not start with a cake mix?  No one will ever guess.  This recipe will make about 2 dozen big, soft…

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Raspberries and Cream Cookies

Posted on Feb 9th, 2012

When I saw Hershey's Raspberry Hugs in with all of the other Valentine candy, I grabbed a few bags, knowing I was going to bake them into…

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raspberry buttercream filled brownie bites

Raspberry Buttercream Filled Brownie Bites

Posted on Feb 7th, 2012

I think chocolate and raspberry has to be one of my favorite flavor combinations.  Which is really saying something, because there are a lot of…

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Raspberry Lemonade Bars

Raspberry Lemonade Bars

Posted on Jun 1st, 2012

These tangy raspberry lemonade bars are a fun twist on the traditional lemon bar, and a perfect summertime dessert.  I love their bright pink color,…

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Raspberry Mousse Pie Bars

Posted on Jan 25th, 2013

These raspberry mousse pie bars are absolutely amazing!  The flavor and texture are just perfect--sweet, but not too sweet, and incredibly smooth…

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Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Posted on Nov 15th, 2009

I'm probably fooling myself, but I like to think of this as a "healthy" cookie. It's an easy treat to put together, using ingredients I almost…

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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Posted on Feb 13th, 2013

If you need a last minute Valentine's Day treat, then this is the cookie for you.  Using a box cake mix is a fabulous shortcut, especially when it…

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Let's Dish Red Velvet Cookies

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Posted on Jan 27th, 2011

Valentine's day is right around the corner, and these sandwich cookies are a perfect red and white treat.  They're also really, really good!  You…

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

Posted on Jul 19th, 2011

How have I lived nearly 40 years on this earth and never heard of this recipe?  Seriously.  I remember when I was a kid, my mom had those peanut…

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Rice Krispies Treats

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2010

I know you can get this recipe right off the cereal box, but I hadn't added to my online collection yet.  And who doesn't want this recipe in their…

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rolo cookies

Rolo Cookies

Posted on Dec 13th, 2009

I've seen people put a lot of things in cookies, but this has to be one of the best ideas ever!  This is a must bake holiday cookie at our house. …

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Root Beer Float Cookies

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2014

My boys are big root beer fans, so when my friend Micah told me about these root beer float cookies, I asked her to email me the recipe ASAP! And…

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s'mores bars

S’mores Bars

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2010

These are one of my favorite bar cookies.  I might even like these more than regular s'mores.  I've tried making them with regular marshmallows,…

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s'mores brownies

S’mores Brownies

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2010

These are so good, and so easy!  Using graham crackers is such a quick, simple way to create an instant crust.  I loved them warm from the oven,…

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Salted Caramel Brownie Truffles

Salted Caramel Brownie Truffles

Posted on Feb 5th, 2014

I often let my kids choose all or part of our dinner menu, and when they choose, they also help cook. I confess, I'm not always excited about their…

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Salted Caramel Twix Parfaits

Posted on Mar 14th, 2014

I often let my kids choose a dinner menu and help prepare the food, and I've got to tell you, they come up with some pretty brilliant ideas. My 8th…

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Salted Nut Roll Bars

Posted on Mar 8th, 2014

If you love sweet and savory treats, you're going to love these Salted Nut Roll Bars. I admit, I'm always a bit skeptical of copycat recipes, but…

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Simple Samoas Bars

Posted on Mar 5th, 2013

First of all, I completely and totally advocate buying Samoas (and all other forms of Girl Scout cookies) from your local Girl Scout troop.  This…

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skillet choc cake

Skillet Chocolate Sundae Cake

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2012

Oh. My. Goodness.  This cake is heaven in a skillet.  But something about that skillet (plus the ice cream and caramel sauce) makes it taste even…

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snickerdoodle bundt cake

Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

Posted on Apr 15th, 2011

This is one of the best cakes I've made in a long time.  Maybe one of the best cakes ever! It certainly didn't last long around here.  My kids were…

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soft oatmeal cookies

Soft Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2009

I consider oatmeal cookies the health food of cookies.  Oatmeal lowers cholesterol, right?  I love the hint of cinnamon in these cookies.  Both…

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sopapilla cheesecake

Sopaipilla Cheesecake

Posted on May 9th, 2011

I know, this isn't really anything like sopaipillas, or cheesecake, but put it all together and that's what it tastes like! And it is so very…

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Strawberry Cream Pie with Chocolate Drizzle

Posted on Apr 19th, 2014

One of the things I love about Pinterest is that when we have a birthday or special occasion, I can have my kids scour my Pinterest boards to choose…

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Strawberry icebox cake

Strawberry Icebox Cake

Posted on Jun 12th, 2012

This strawberry filled no-bake dessert has summer written all over it.  Not only is it loaded with fresh strawberries, but you don't have to turn…

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Sugar Cookie Bars

Posted on Jan 31st, 2012

I first shared this recipe back in 2010, but with Valentine's Day coming up, I thought it was worth repeating.  I don't know about you, but I hate…

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toffee coconut cookies

Toasted Coconut, Toffee and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2012

I love these cookies! They're right up there with these chocolate chip cookies, and these cowboy cookies on my list of favorites.  Yes, I'd…

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Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Posted on May 4th, 2012

I've been wanting to try making Tres Leches Cake (or three milks cake) for awhile now.  The cake itself will seem very dry and airy, which is…

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triple chocolate mint cookies

Triple Chocolate Mint Cookies

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2010

I'd seen this recipe over at Cookin' Canuck and needed to bring cookies to my son's Pinewood Derby.  And whenever I see a recipe that calls for a…

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Twelve Tempting Valentine Treats

Posted on Feb 8th, 2013

Looking for a special treat for your Valentine?  Or perhaps a fabulous dessert to end a romantic dinner.  Or maybe you prefer a Valentine themed…

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Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2010

This is my go-to chocolate cake recipe.  I'm not a big fan of regular old cake from a mix, but this has enough additions to transform it into a…

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Chocolate Peppermint and Oreo Cookies

Virtual Cookie Exchange: Chocolate Peppermint & Oreo Cookies from Mandy’s Recipe Box

Posted on Dec 5th, 2013

I'm so excited to be participating in a virtual Christmas cookie exchange today with a group of fabulous food bloggers. I'm sharing Orange Ginger…

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White Chocolate Mousse Cherry Pie

Posted on Nov 10th, 2012

Wow! This was incredible!  There are no words, really, to describe how fabulous it was.  And despite all the steps, it was really quite easy to put…

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White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels (Guest Post)

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2013

If you're looking for an easy, last-minute holiday treat or neighbor gift, then I'm sharing the perfect recipe for you today over at Kleinworth and…

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