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20 + No-Bake Desserts

Posted on Jul 29th, 2015

More than 20 no-bake desserts to beat the summer heat! You'll find everything from no-bake cookies and pies to mousse and…

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25+ No Bake Desserts

Posted on May 24th, 2016

Summer is right around the corner! Which means the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven. But that doesn't mean I don't want dessert! Which is…

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3 Ingredient 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…

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30 Plus Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes

Posted on Nov 17th, 2015

I love Christmas cookie baking season. Every year I make a few of our traditional favorites, and I always try several new holiday cookie recipes too.…

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Almond Joy Truffles

Posted on Apr 1st, 2015

Years ago, I remember my mom making homemade Almond Joy candy bars. A quick Google search revealed a multitude of recipes, and since Almond Joy is…

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Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Posted on Oct 7th, 2010

I saw this Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze over at Lick the Bowl Good a few weeks ago and made it that very day.  My kids smelled it…

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Apple Crumble Pie

Posted on Aug 19th, 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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Award Winning Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Posted on Mar 29th, 2012

First, I should say that I did not receive an award for these cookies, but someone did, and I can definitely see why!…

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Baby Ruth Truffles

Posted on Mar 26th, 2016

I love Baby Ruth candy bars! I'm a big fan of sweet and salty, so the chewy nougat and caramel covered in peanuts is right up my alley. If you've…

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Baklava Bites

Posted on Dec 12th, 2014

If you've ever made baklava, you know it can be a tedious process. Well, now you can have all the flavors of baklava without all the work, thanks to…

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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…

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Banana Pudding Dip

Posted on Jun 21st, 2016

It's funny, because although I'm not a big fan of bananas, I'm a huge fan of banana pudding! One of my favorite ways to serve banana pudding is…

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Banana Split Cookie Cups

Posted on May 13th, 2014

Every once in a while, I convince my kids I'm brilliant. Take these Banana Split Cookie Cups, for example. Not only were my kids…

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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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Best Toffee Ever

Posted on Dec 11th, 2013

I have tried many, many toffee recipes over the years. Quite a few of them have been complete failures (and I have a funny feeling it wasn't the…

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Big Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Posted on Jun 8th, 2016

I don't know about you, but there's something about a big, bakery-style cookie I just can't resist. Especially when peanut butter and chocolate are…

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Birthday Cake Marshmallow Popcorn

Posted on Aug 1st, 2016

Today is my birthday! But I confess, I'm not much of a birthday cake girl. I'd take a pie or cheesecake or a Rice Krispies treat over a cake almost…

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Black Forest Dump Cake

Posted on Jun 11th, 2015

Sometimes, I crave a rich, chocolate dessert, but I just don't have the energy to do anything time-consuming or fancy. Enter the dump cake. Talk…

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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

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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Blueberry Morning Crisp

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CerealAnytime #CollectiveBiasOne…

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Blueberry Pie Bars

Posted on Aug 7th, 2015

If you love the idea of fresh blueberry pie without all the work, then these blueberry pie bars are for you! With a delicious buttery crust and…

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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…

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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 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…

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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. …

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Caramel Eggnog Poke Cake

Posted on Nov 18th, 2015

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Eagle Brand I received product samples as well as a promotional item to…

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Caramel Havarti with Candied Pecans

Posted on Feb 26th, 2015

PARTNER POST - Get creative with any of Castello's uniquely crafted cheeses. Click here for a $1 off coupon to create your own gourmet…

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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…

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Cherry Pie Stacks

Posted on Feb 1st, 2016

Friends, I'm about to introduce you to the easiest Valentine's Day dessert you've ever made. Say hello to Cherry Pie Stacks! Refrigerated pie crust,…

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Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

Posted on Apr 29th, 2014

I love the combination of dark chocolate and tangy fruit--raspberry, cranberry, strawberry and cherry--they all pair perfectly with chocolate! And…

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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…

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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…

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Chocolate Caramel Toffee Cake

Posted on May 17th, 2015

Chocolate. Caramel. Toffee. Cake. That's pretty much all you need to know about this amazing dessert! Rich chocolate ganache and tasty toffee…

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Chocolate Cherry Brownie Pie

Posted on Aug 3rd, 2014

Years ago, one of my boys came across a recipe for Decadent Brownie Pie. Needless to say, it became an instant family favorite. I hadn't made it for…

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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…

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Chocolate Covered Brownie Bites

Posted on Feb 1st, 2011

The only thing better than a brownie is a brownie dipped in chocolate ganache.  When I make these, I like to use a variety of toppings. …

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Chocolate Covered Gumdrop Hearts

Posted on Feb 8th, 2015

If you're looking for a last-minute Valentine's Day treat with a homemade touch, I've got you covered. All it takes is a bit of melted chocolate to…

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Chocolate Covered Peppermint Sticks

Posted on Dec 1st, 2015

I love the idea of packaging up cute holiday treats and giving them away to neighbors, teachers and friends. But sometimes I find that the holidays…

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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 Covered Strawberry Shake

Posted on Feb 11th, 2016

A few summers ago, our family decided to rate every flavor of shake that was available at Sonic Drive In. Out of about 25 flavors, their Chocolate…

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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 keeps in the refrigerator for so long, I usually double this recipe. …

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Chocolate Mint Mousse Brownies with Nestle Toll House DelightFulls

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2014

If you're looking to add a unique twist to your holiday baking this year, you are going to love new Nestlé® Toll House® DelightFulls™…

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Chocolate Mousse Brownies

Posted on Jun 11th, 2014

As a food blogger, I don't repeat recipes very often. I've made these Chocolate Mousse Brownies twice in the last month. Once for my family and once…

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Chocolate Orange Macaroons

Posted on Nov 28th, 2015

I love a good macaroon! These chewy coconut cookies are one of my favorites, and the addition of orange and chocolate make them perfect for the…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream Cake

Posted on Jun 16th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SunsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBiasGrowing…

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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 Peppermint Ice Cream Pie & a Giveaway

Posted on Dec 8th, 2014

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayMadeSimple #CollectiveBiasWe…

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Chocolate Pots de Creme

Posted on Jan 28th, 2016

If you're looking for an elegant but easy dessert for a special occasion, you really must try these Chocolate Pots de Creme. The rich, silky…

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Chocolate Raspberry Bites

Posted on Feb 12th, 2015

I'm a big believer in keeping it simple. And these Chocolate Raspberry Bites are a perfect example. Made with just two ingredients, but oh so tasty,…

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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…

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Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2014

If you're a chocoholic like I am--and especially if you're a fan of rich, dark chocolate--you are going to love these Chocolate Truffle Cookies. They…

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Cinnamon 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…

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Cinnamon Roll Poke Cake

Posted on Oct 9th, 2014

There's a reason poke cakes are so popular. Every one I've ever tried has been a delicious indulgence, and this cinnamon roll poke cake is no…

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Citrus Doodle Cookies

Posted on Mar 1st, 2015

I wanted to start the month of March by sharing a recipe that reminded me of Spring, and these Citrus Doodle Cookies, loaded with orange and lemon…

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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…

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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…

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Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Posted on May 1st, 2014

One of my favorite things about celebrating Cinco de Mayo is having an excuse to make tres leches cake. I'd make it more often, except my…

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Cookies & Cream Pound Cake

Posted on Jan 13th, 2015

I have a confession to make. I'm not usually a fan of cookies and cream themed desserts. I know. There's definitely something wrong with me. But…

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Cookies and Cream Pie

Posted on Sep 14th, 2016

I think it's pretty safe to say that cookies and cream is a pretty popular flavor for just about any dessert. Ice cream, cheesecake, you name it,…

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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…

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Cranberry Christmas Cake

Posted on Nov 30th, 2014

I'm not sure why, but I always feel like a cake is too "everyday" to serve as a Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert. But this Cranberry Christmas Cake…

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars

Posted on Dec 15th, 2014

This shop has been compensated by #Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerUp #MyOatsCreation So many of…

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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…

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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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Cranberry Pistachio Bark

Posted on Nov 13th, 2014

I love combining cranberries and pistachios during the holidays. And this Cranberry Pistachio Bark is one of my favorite things to make with these…

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Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Posted on Mar 19th, 2016

You guys! This pie! I confess, my 15 year-old son spotted the recipe and asked to make it for dessert. He really has an eye for delicious recipes,…

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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…

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Donut Hole Snowmen

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2014

Now that my boys are older, I don't make a lot of "cute" food. But everyone once in a while I just can't resist. And these fun donut hole snowmen are…

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Double Chocolate Cranberry Almond Cookies

Posted on Aug 3rd, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DiscoverBrookside #CollectiveBiasA…

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Dr Pepper Vanilla Float Toasted Marshmallow Shake

Posted on Jun 19th, 2015

Now that my boys are out of school for the summer (and I've been trying to keep them entertained) I've been thinking about how I spent my summers as…

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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…

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Dulce de Leche Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Posted on Aug 29th, 2016

I don't know about you, but I happily eat ice cream year round. But I still thought I should try and squeeze in an ice cream recipe before August…

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Easy & Elegant Valentine’s Day Desserts

Posted on Feb 7th, 2015

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays where I want to serve a dessert that's extra special, but I still don't want to spend hours in the kitchen.…

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Easy 3 Ingredient 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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Easy Blackberry Lemon Cobbler

Posted on Oct 29th, 2015

I always crave dessert after dinner, but I don't always have the energy to make it. Which is why I love simple, Southern-style desserts like this…

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Easy Chocolate Mousse

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2015

I've tried so many recipes for chocolate mousse over the years, but this Easy Chocolate Mousse is the one I keep coming back to. It's quick,…

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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…

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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…

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Easy Pineapple Orange Layer Cake

Posted on Apr 8th, 2014

This Pineapple Orange Cake is so moist and delicious, and more importantly, it's fairly quick and easy to put together. Layer cakes are not my forte,…

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Easy Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

Posted on Aug 26th, 2016

We're well into summer break at this point, which means I have hungry boys roaming the house all day long! I'm also hearing a lot of…

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Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Posted on Dec 16th, 2010

My husband is an eggnog fanatic (something he's passed on to our children), so I knew these Eggnog Snickerdoodles were going to be a huge hit. These…

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Epic Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Cake

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2014

Back in June, my middle child turned fourteen. Just prior to that, we visited the Cheesecake Factory during our summer vacation to California. So…

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Favorite Chocolate Fudge

Posted on Dec 16th, 2015

I've tried a lot of fudge recipes over the years, and if I'm being honest, most of them haven't been all that great. I've even had a lot of bad fudge…

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Four Spice Crackle Cookies

Posted on Nov 29th, 2011

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what these cookies are made of.  They're one of our all-time favorites, and one of the first…

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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…

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Fresh Fruit and Smucker’s Sundaes

Posted on Jul 10th, 2015

In my last post, I shared all of the delicious ice cream sundae supplies I picked up at Walmart for our family's Sundae Night--which was…

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Fresh Strawberry Mint Gelato

Posted on Jul 5th, 2014

During our most recent summer vacation, I had the pleasure of trying some amazing strawberry mint gelato. I haven't been able to stop thinking about…

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Frightening Finger Cookies

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2009

These frightening finger cookies are almost too realistic to eat.  My boys beg me to make these every Halloween.  I usually double the…

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Frozen Blackberry Cream Pie

Posted on Jul 17th, 2014

Just because it's too hot to turn on my oven and bake doesn't mean I've stopped craving dessert. I've solved that dilemma by serving up plenty of…

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Frozen Blueberry Cream Pie

Posted on Aug 15th, 2016

If I had to choose my family's favorite dessert category, it would be pie. Specifially, cream pie. In fact, most of my boys will choose pie over cake…

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Frozen Lemon Bars

Posted on Aug 15th, 2015

When it comes to cool summer desserts, it doesn't get much easier than these Frozen Lemon Bars. These bars are cool and creamy with a hint of tart…

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Frozen Lemon Cheesecake with Fresh Blueberry Topping

Posted on Apr 13th, 2016

If you're looking for a fabulous new dessert to try this Spring, look no further than this Frozen Blueberry Cheesecake with Fresh Blueberry Topping.…

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Frozen Peanut Butter Pie and Easy Dinner Ideas with Marie Callender’s Pot Pies

Posted on Dec 29th, 2014

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasyAsPotPie #CollectiveBiasDespite my…

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Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake

Posted on Jun 19th, 2014

I don't know why the idea of a frozen cheesecake never occurred to me before, but it's brilliant! This Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake--made with fresh…

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Frozen Yogurt Bark

Posted on Aug 11th, 2015

If you remember my Peaches n' Cream Greek Yogurt Slush post from a few weeks back, you know how much my family and I enjoy cool summer…

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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…

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Funfetti Bunny Cupcakes

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2016

Remember the Spring Flower Cupcakes I shared a few weeks ago? Well, Easter is right around the corner, so today I've got an another fun,…

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German Chocolate Fudge Pie

Posted on Apr 12th, 2015

Oh my! Talk about decadent and delicious. If you love German chocolate cake, you are going to love this rich, fudge-like pie, topped with…

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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…

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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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Golden Oreo Cookie Butter

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2014

If you need a last-minute holiday gift, or something easy but indulgent to take to a holiday party, look no further than this Golden Oreo Cookie…

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Graduation Party Hot Dog Bar and Mini Mason Jar Pies (Free Printable)

Posted on May 7th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KetchupsNewMustard…

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Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Posted on Nov 1st, 2014

Every time I go to make a graham cracker pie crust, I have to Google the ingredients to make sure I'm using the proper ratios of graham cracker…

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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…

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Grasshopper Pie Cups

Posted on Mar 10th, 2016

If you love chocolate and mint like I do, you're going love these Grasshopper Pie Cups. I'm sure you've noticed by now how much I love serving…

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Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream and Salted Caramel Sauce

Posted on Aug 5th, 2014

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mazola. The opinions and text are all mine.It's usually too hot during the summer…

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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…

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Homemade Cherry Pie Filling

Posted on Aug 25th, 2016

When fresh fruit is in season, there's nothing like making your own jams, jellies and pie fillings. Like this Homemade Cherry Pie Filling, for…

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Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries

Posted on Dec 14th, 2014

My husband is a chocolate covered cherry fanatic, so I always make sure to stock up during the holidays. I'd never considered making them at home,…

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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…

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Homemade Peppermint Patties

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2015

My whole family loves Peppermint Patties! I always buy them for our Christmas stockings, along with a few extra bags to stash away in the…

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Homemade Snickers Bars

Posted on Mar 15th, 2015

I've been wanting to try making Homemade Snickers Bars for a while now. But I was afraid it would be messy and difficult. I was wrong.…

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Homemade Three Musketeer 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…

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Honey Graham Snack Mix

Posted on Nov 9th, 2010

I should probably warn you, I could eat all 14 cups of this stuff by myself.  It's addicting.  You might want to plan on giving some…

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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…

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Hot Fudge Lava Cake

Posted on Jan 25th, 2015

Sometimes, the simplest recipes are the most amazing. Like this warm, gooey Hot Fudge Lava Cake. It's comfort food in chocolate dessert form, and…

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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…

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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,…

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Irish Tea Cake

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015

Like much Irish fare, this Irish Tea Cake is a simple recipe. You probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now. As the name…

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Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

Posted on Aug 31st, 2014

Key lime pie is one of my husband's favorite desserts. And I've had so much fun with my ice cream maker this summer, I just had to try making…

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Key Lime Pie Mousse

Posted on May 5th, 2015

If you're a fan of key lime pie, then you're going to love this Key Lime Pie mousse. Besides being smooth and creamy, it's the perfect blend of sweet…

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Kit Kat Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Posted on May 29th, 2014

One of the best things about making your own ice cream is creating whatever flavor you choose! This particular flavor combination comes to you…

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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…

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Lemon Cheesecake Mousse

Posted on May 5th, 2014

When it comes to cooking and baking, the most important tools in my kitchen are a good stand mixer and a good hand mixer. I use both…

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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…

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Loaded Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Posted on Jul 9th, 2015

We all love peanut butter and chocolate around here, but I have one child who is a really big fan. So I guess you could say these Peanut Butter…

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Made From Scratch, Better Than Anything Peach Cake

Posted on Jul 29th, 2013

This recipe was inspired by those "better than anything" cakes you've probably seen--the really good ones made with a cake mix, sweetened condensed…

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Magic Chocolate Graham Bars

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2015

Every once in a while, you come across a crazy recipe that works--like these Magic Chocolate Graham Bars. Who would think that graham crackers and…

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Make Any Day a Sundae

Posted on Jul 10th, 2015

Two of my favorites things about summer are ice cream (of course!) and all of the delicious fruit that's in season. And when you add…

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Maple Poached Pears with Maple Cinnamon Mascarpone

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2014

Pears are one of my favorite fall fruits. I love their sweet, mild flavor, and there are so many pretty colors, sizes and varieties available. And…

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Marshmallow Caramel Corn

Posted on Feb 17th, 2015

If you need a quick, last-minute treat to munch on while you watch the Oscars, look no further than this Marshmallow Caramel Corn. It's…

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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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Mason Jar Cheesecakes

Posted on Jul 17th, 2015

If you've ever made a cheesecake, you know they can be a little bit tricky. Which is one of the reasons I love these Mason Jar Cheesecakes. They…

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Mason Jar Lemon Meringue Pies

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2015

I confess, lemon meringue pie is a dessert that's always challenged me. Soggy crust and weepy meringue are usually the issues I run into. It just…

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Mexican Chocolate Brownies

Posted on Apr 21st, 2015

My family knows that my favorite chocolate bar is the Lindt Excellence Chili Bar. They think I'm crazy, but if you've ever tried chocolate with…

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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 Black Forest Cheesecakes

Posted on Jan 18th, 2016

I know you're probably just getting started with those New Years resolutions, but hopefully there's still room for a bit of indulgence in your life,…

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Mini No-Bake Blackberry Lemon Cheesecakes

Posted on Jul 7th, 2016

I don't know about you, but I love berry season! Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries--name any berry and it's guaranteed to be one I…

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Mini No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecakes

Posted on Mar 12th, 2013

These tasty (and adorable) little no-bake key lime cheesecakes are a perfect dessert to serve all spring and summer long! They're especially great…

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Mummy Pops

Posted on Oct 26th, 2010

Once I got the hang of it, these cute Oreo Mummy Pops were pretty easy to put together.  I broke a few Oreos in the process, but that's okay--I…

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No Bake Berries and Cream Cake

Posted on Apr 26th, 2016

Mother's Day is right around the corner, which means it time to start giving my husband and boys some suggestions for simple, delicious recipes so…

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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 Butterfinger Ice Box Cake

Posted on Sep 12th, 2014

No-bake ice box cakes are a big favorite at my house. There's just something wonderful about layers of sweet graham cracker, pudding and whipped…

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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

My family couldn't stop raving about these cheesecake bars.  I initially set out to make a 9-inch pan, but I'm so glad I thought better of it…

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No-Bake Nutter Butter Dessert Bars

Posted on Feb 24th, 2015

I picked up a package of Nutter Butter cookies at the store recently, and while I'm sure I had something in mind at the time, it never materialized.…

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No-Bake Salted Caramel Eggnog Cheesecakes

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidaySweetTreats #CollectiveBiasMy…

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Not Fried Ice Cream Cake

Posted on Apr 19th, 2016

I love fried ice cream! I order it in restaurants every chance I get. Mostly because making it at home is kind of tricky, not to mention, messy! So…

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Nutella Cheesecake Brownies

Posted on Aug 19th, 2015

Where do I even start with these Nutella Cheesecake Brownies? Basically, you're getting two amazing desserts in one. First there's a dense, chewy…

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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…

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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…

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Oatmeal Raisinette Cookies

Posted on Feb 17th, 2016

I'm one of those people who really doesn't mind an old-fashioned oatmeal raisin cookie. My family, not so much. And I can't say I enjoy eating…

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Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Posted on Jul 20th, 2015

I know Georgia is famous for their peaches, but we grow some pretty delicious peaches here in Colorado too! I look forward to their appearance at the…

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One Pan Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Posted on May 4th, 2016

I don't know what it is about baking a giant chocolate chip cookie in a skillet, but somehow, it's even better than a regular chocolate chip…

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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…

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Orange Creme Filled Brownies

Posted on Mar 29th, 2016

Chocolate and orange is one of my favorite flavor combinations. If you love it as much as I do, then these Orange Creme Filled Brownies will be right…

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Oreo Brownie Trifle

Posted on Oct 6th, 2015

If you love Oreos, and you love brownies (and who doesn't?), then you're definitely going to love this Oreo Brownie Trifle. It combines two of my…

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OREO Thins with Chocolate Mint Sauce

Posted on Nov 10th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetInOnOREOThins #CollectiveBiasA few…

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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…

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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…

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Peanut Buster Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Posted on Jul 18th, 2016

Have you ever had a Peanut Buster Parfait at Dairy Queen? It's a classic! And one of my favorite DQ ice cream treats. This…

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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…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

Posted on Sep 21st, 2014

One of the great things about having teenagers is that they can be pretty independent in the kitchen. In fact, sometimes when I mention that I'm…

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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…

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Peanut Butter Fudge Mousse

Posted on Apr 5th, 2016

If you're a fan of peanut butter and chocolate, you're going to love this Peanut Butter Fudge Mousse. This is my favorite kind of dessert--easy,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Pink Lemonade Ice Cream

Posted on Jul 25th, 2014

We've had so much fun making homemade ice cream this summer, and this pink lemonade ice cream is our favorite so far. It's just so fun, and the…

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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…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake 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…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

Posted on Oct 13th, 2015

I've tried quite a few pumpkin cheesecake recipes over the years, and this one is by far my favorite. My family wholeheartedly agrees! It's got a…

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Pumpkin Chip Cream Pie

Posted on Nov 12th, 2013

My 9 year-old took one bite of this pie and said (with his mouth full of pie), "Yum!" I reminded him that he doesn't like pumpkin pie. "I don't," he…

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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…

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Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Posted on Nov 14th, 2011

This Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake is a quick and easy pumpkin dessert that my whole family loves. Even my my husband, who doesn't…

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Quick & Easy Skillet Apple Pie

Posted on Sep 28th, 2014

Have you ever been in a pinch and needed an impressive, "tastes-like-homemade", dessert in a hurry? This Quick & Easy Skillet Apple Pie is the…

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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 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…

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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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Raspberry White Chocolate Mascarpone Tart

Posted on May 17th, 2014

I love white chocolate and raspberry together! And this beautiful tart has the added bonus of a dark chocolate cookie crumb crust.…

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Red Hots Valentine Fudge

Posted on Jan 29th, 2015

Cinnamon (the Red Hots kind) is probably one of my favorite flavors in the world, so just I had to figure out a way to incorporate it into a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Roasted Balsamic Cherries with Vanilla Ice Cream (Market Monday)

Posted on Jul 21st, 2014

I always know when summer is in full swing by the abundance of fruit at the farmers' market. Honestly, it's hard not to come home with some of…

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Rocky Road Cookies

Posted on Dec 12th, 2015

My favorite ice cream flavor of all time is Rocky Road. Which would explain why I love these Rocky Road Cookies so much. The gooey marshmallow is my…

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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…

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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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Rugelach Bars & a Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange

Posted on Dec 5th, 2014

If you're looking for some delicious Christmas cookie ideas, you've come to the right place! I'm teaming up with some fabulous bloggers today for a…

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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…

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S’mores Brownie Bars

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2010

I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of marshmallows in their standard form. But I love a good, toasted, gooey marshmallow! So naturally I love…

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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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Samoas Muddy Buddies

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2015

Girl Scout cookie season is upon us, and you can bet I'll be stocking my freezer with Thin Mints, Tagalongs and my all-time favorite, Samoas! Of…

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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. …

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Simple Strawberry Cake (Market Monday)

Posted on Jun 21st, 2015

One of my favorite things about summer is finding strawberries at the farmers' market. The growing season in Colorado is a bit shorter than some…

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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…

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Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

Posted on Sep 9th, 2016

If there's a fall dessert that begs to be made in a slow cooker, it's got to be this Apple Cobbler. It's warm, comforting, and the aroma while it…

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Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

Posted on Apr 15th, 2011

This Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake didn't last long at our house. Maybe because my kids were eating it for breakfast. Okay, I might have had a slice…

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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…

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Spring Flower Cupcakes

Posted on Mar 8th, 2016

My boys often tell me--usually at the last minute--that they need a treat to share for their after school clubs or youth group meetings. So I…

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Strawberries & Cream Cake

Posted on Feb 10th, 2015

I know it's not quite strawberry season, but this cake is sooooo good, I couldn't wait to share. Plus, it would be perfect for Valentines day. If you…

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Strawberry Almond Crisp

Posted on Jul 25th, 2016

Crisps, crumbles and cobblers are one of my favorite desserts. They're so easy to throw together, and pretty much comfort food in dessert form. And…

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Strawberry Buckle (Market Monday)

Posted on Aug 11th, 2014

I know strawberry season has come and gone in some places, but in Colorado, strawberries are at their peak. Of course, strawberries are widely…

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Strawberry Cloud Cups

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

Fresh, in-season strawberries are one of my favorite things about spring and summer. And these cool, creamy Strawberry Cloud Cups are a perfect way…

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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

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…

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Strawberry Lemon Pie

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2016

Nothing says summer to me like fresh strawberries. Unless it's a fresh strawberry pie. I just love all of those sweet, ripe strawberries piled high…

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Strawberry Muddy Buddies

Posted on Feb 12th, 2016

It doesn't seem to matter what kind of Muddy Buddies I make, they never last long. And these Strawberry Muddy Buddies are probably the best variation…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars

Posted on Jun 8th, 2015

We've been having a pretty cool spring season here Colorado, which means that rhubarb is thriving. I'm always a little unsure what to do with…

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Strawberry Shortcake S’mores

Posted on Jun 26th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias…

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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…

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Symphony Brownies

Posted on Oct 5th, 2014

This fabulous brownie recipe is brought to you by our friends the Davidson's, who also introduced me to Easy Hasselback Potatoes (prepared with an…

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Ten Minute 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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The Best Lemon Bars

Posted on Sep 6th, 2011

I've tried a lot of lemon bars in my day, and I've always been a little bit disappointed in the crust to lemon filling ration--until now! These…

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The Best No-Roll Sugar Cookies

Posted on Feb 10th, 2016

When I'm making sugar cookies for a crowd, I always make these sugar cookie bars.  But I've been searching for a fabulous, more traditional…

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Three Ingredient Lemon Fruit Dip

Posted on Mar 10th, 2015

I've probably tried hundreds of fruit dips in my life. And they've all been delicious. But this Three Ingredient Lemon Fruit Dip is by far the best…

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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

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 Berry Crisp (Market Monday)

Posted on Aug 31st, 2015

We're nearing the end of berry season here in Colorado, so I wanted to share one last Market Monday recipe to use those summer berries. Fresh berries…

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Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Posted on Dec 19th, 2015

Chocolate and peppermint might just be my favorite holiday flavor combination. So it only seemed natural to combine them in a festive holiday cookie.…

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Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Posted on Dec 16th, 2014

I've seen these Turtle Thumbprint Cookies here and there around the Internet, but for some crazy reason, I never got around to trying them until now.…

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Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2010

There are a lot of recipes for chocolate cake out there, and believe me I've tried quite a few. But I always come back to this one. It is hands-down,…

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Ultimate Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Posted on May 12th, 2016

A few weeks ago, my friend Monica posted a photo on Facebook of some brownies she was making. The batter was covered in three kinds of miniature…

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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 Cranberry Macadamia Bars

Posted on Dec 7th, 2015

Cranberries. White Chocolate. Macadamia nuts. Three things I love in one delicious bar cookie, and let me tell you,  it's a heavenly…

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White Chocolate Mousse Cherry Parfait

Posted on Feb 4th, 2015

I first served these White Chocolate Mousse Cherry Parfaits for our Christmas dessert last year, but I couldn't help thinking how perfect they'd be…

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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…

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White Chocolate Mummy Pretzels

Posted on Oct 1st, 2015

These White Chocolate Mummy Pretzels are easily the easiest, cutest Halloween treats I've ever made. And chocolate covered pretzels in general are…

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