June 12th, 2013


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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 baking and…

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Apple Crumble Pie

Posted on Aug 19th, 2010

When it was my nine 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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Autumn Spice Bundt Cake

Posted on Nov 11th, 2016

I don't know what it is about bundt cake, but somehow a cake just taste better baked this way. And this Autumn Spice Bundt Cake is one of the best…

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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 Award Winning Lemon Crinkle Cookies cookies, but someone did, and I can definitely see…

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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! And then I discovered this Banana Pudding Dip. It may…

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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 thoroughly…

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Berry Oatmeal Cookie Stacks

Posted on Apr 6th, 2017

I love serving dishes that are easy but elegant, and these Berry Oatmeal Cookie Stacks definitely fall into that category. With three levels of…

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Best Banana Cake with Vanilla Frosting

Posted on Jan 9th, 2014

Honestly, I can't tell you what makes this Best Banana Cake with Vanilla Frosting so outstanding. The original recipe was actually called "To Die for…

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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 Best Soft…

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Best Summer Desserts and Treats

Posted on Jul 28th, 2017

I love to having some delicious summer dessert recipes up my sleeve for entertaining guests or taking to backyard barbecues and neighborhood…

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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 Black Forest Dump…

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Blackberry Peach Buttermilk Pie

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2017

Peach and blackberry is one of my favorite fruity combinations. And of course I love pie! Which made this Blackberry Peach Buttermilk Pie a match…

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Blackberry Sour Cream Pie

Posted on Nov 24th, 2013

The first time I made thisBlackberry Sour Cream Pie, I unknowingly bought way too many blackberries, so I decided to just go ahead and make two pies.…

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Blackberry Yogurt Oat Bars

Posted on Sep 18th, 2017

Fresh berry season is coming to a close, but I just had to share one last berry recipe with you, because these Blackberry Yogurt Oat Bars are to good…

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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 Browned Butter Sugar Cookies are one of the best (quite possibly the best) cookies I have ever made.  My…

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Cake Mix Peanut Butter Chocolate Nut Blondies

Posted on Oct 21st, 2016

Friends, sometimes you need to be able to whip up a quick treat at a moment's notice. Say, if a craving strikes, or your kid tells you right before…

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Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

Posted on Apr 29th, 2014

If you love the combination of chocolate and cherries, then you're going to love these Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies. I love the combination…

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Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Oct 9th, 2012

I have been looking everywhere for a recipe for Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies that actually tastes like a cookie, not a little cake, or a…

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Chocolate Caramel Crunchers

Posted on Dec 14th, 2012

Wow! When I came across the recipe for these Chocolate Caramel Crunchers I had a feeling they would be good.  I had no idea how good.  They…

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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 Chocolate Caramel Toffee Cake! Rich chocolate…

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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 and was the…

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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 Cannoli Cones (Cone-oli)

Posted on Apr 18th, 2017

If you're looking for an easy but elegant dessert to serve for a Mother's Day dinner, baby shower, or other special occasion, look no further than…

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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 with these Chocolate Covered Gumdrop…

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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. And these Chocolate Covered Peppermint…

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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. But if I had to choose, I'd say raspberries…

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie

Posted on Aug 14th, 2013

Whenever I have an abundance of strawberries my husband's first request is for strawberry pie. So I decided to combine his love of strawberry pie…

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Chocolate Mint Mousse Brownies

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™ Filled…

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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 Peanut Butter Caramel Ice Cream Cake

Posted on Jun 16th, 2015

Growing up, I was always a little disappointed about having a summer birthday. It seemed like the kids who had birthdays during the rest of the year…

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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 Peanut Pretzel Toffee Bars

Posted on Sep 29th, 2016

If you're thinking that Chocolate Peanut Pretzel Toffee Bars is a mouthful, just wait until you try them! These bars are loaded with so many yummy…

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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…

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Chocolate Raspberry Dream Bars

Posted on Feb 1st, 2017

I can't resist a dessert with lots of delicious layers, not to mention, any kind of chocolate and raspberry combination, so when I say these…

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Chocolate Raspberry Trifle

Posted on Feb 10th, 2017

If you've never made a trifle, what are you waiting for? They are so easy, not to mention, impressive. And this Chocolate Raspberry Trifle is the…

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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…

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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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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars

Posted on Jan 12th, 2017

Cinnamon Toast Crunch has always been one of my favorite sugar-laden cereals. All of my kids love it too! So it's no surprise that these Cinnamon…

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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. So when I came across a recipe for Coconut…

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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 I…

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Copycat Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

Posted on Aug 1st, 2017

When we first moved to Colorado almost 20 years ago, I was so excited to have a Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Shop in town. I'm even more excited to…

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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 Chocolate Pecan Pie

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2016

If you love pecan pie, and even if you don't, you're going to love this Cranberry Chocolate Pecan Pie. Trust me, pecan pie haters, my husband is one…

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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

So many of the comfort foods I make for my family are oatmeal recipes--oatmeal cookies, baked oatmeal, apple crisp, and my favorite granola. In fact,…

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Posted on Nov 28th, 2012

One of my favorite ingredients for holiday baking is the cranberry. And this Cranberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake is easily the best thing I've made…

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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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Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Jun 27th, 2017

I'm a big fan of soft chocolate chip cookies, but it turns out that some people in my family prefer a crispy cookie. So these Crispy Chewy Chocolate…

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Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Posted on Mar 19th, 2016

You guys! This Dark Chocolate Cream Pie is amazing! I confess, my 15 year-old son spotted the recipe and asked to make it for dessert. He really has…

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies

Posted on Nov 19th, 2013

Just in time for the holidays, Pillsbury has introduced festive new offerings like Holiday Sugar Cookie, Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Mix, Dark…

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Decadent Brownie Pie

Posted on Mar 7th, 2010

My middle-son (the one with great culinary vision) chose this recipe for Decadent Brownie Pie when it was his turn to help with dinner, and I am so…

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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…

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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 Dulce de Leche Brownies…

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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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Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Posted on May 9th, 2017

I love a good bar cookie! It's just so convenient to throw everything into a pan and bake it all at once. And these Dulce de Leche Oatmeal Chocolate…

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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, easy,…

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Easy Fruit Cobbler

Posted on Oct 29th, 2009

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

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Easy No-Bake Lemon Tart

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2014

I'm not sure how it happened, but I have a child who doesn't like chocolate. But desserts like this Easy No-Bake Lemon tart are right up his alley.…

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Easy Pineapple Orange Layer Cake

Posted on Apr 8th, 2014

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

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Easy Rocky Road Peanut Clusters

Posted on Dec 16th, 2016

If you ask my kids what my favorite flavor of ice cream is, they will respond without hesitation, "Rocky Road." So it's no wonder I loved these Easy…

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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  "I'm…

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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 at my…

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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. This really is my very Favorite…

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Four Spice Crackles

Posted on Nov 29th, 2011

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that's what these Four Spice Crackles are made of.  If you only make one cookie this holiday season, it should…

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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 Butterfinger Pie

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2017

If you love Butterfinger candy bars and easy, no-bake summer desserts (and who doesn't?), then this no-bake Frozen Butterfinger Pie is just the…

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Frozen Chocolate Mousse Cherry Pie

Posted on Jul 21st, 2017

My husband is a huge fan of any kind of cherry and chocolate combination, so I knew this Frozen Chocolate Mousse Cherry Pie would be right up his…

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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. My 12 year-old is a huge fan of lemon desserts, and…

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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…

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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 this Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake brilliant! This delicious…

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Fruit and Pudding Cake

Posted on May 24th, 2012

This Fruit and Pudding Cake is hands down my family's favorite cake. I actually can't believe I haven't shared it with you already.  …

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German Chocolate Dump Cake

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2017

When you're craving dessert, but you don't have a lot of time to spare, nothing beats a dump cake. And this German Chocolate Dump Cake may just be my…

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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 German Chocolate Fudge Pie.This rich,…

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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 German Sweet Chocolate Pie is one we all agree on.  It really is one of my all-time…

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Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies with Coconut Orange Filling

Posted on Dec 1st, 2016

I have a soft gingersnap cookie recipe that I've been making at the holidays for over 20 years. It's pretty much a family tradition. I don't think…

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

Posted on May 7th, 2015

I can hardly believe it, but my oldest son is graduating from high school in just a few short weeks. All of those things people tell you about time…

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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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Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream and Salted Caramel Sauce

Posted on Aug 5th, 2014

It's usually too hot during the summer months to turn on my oven for baking, but if you've got a sweet tooth like I do, you come up with creative…

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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 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 freezer.…

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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. These…

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Homemade 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.  I'm so glad I finally got around to it! The cake itself…

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Honey Graham Snack Mix

Posted on Nov 9th, 2010

I love making snack mix for the holidays. And while I usually go for the savory stuff, this Honey Graham Snack Mix is one of my family's…

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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 Hot Cocoa 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. This cake is comfort food in chocolate dessert…

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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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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 Bundt Cake

Posted on Jul 10th, 2017

Key lime is one of those flavors that makes me think of summer. Which is why this Key Lime Bundt Cake is the perfect dessert for any summer time…

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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 Key…

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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…

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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 Kit Kat Salted Caramel Ice Cream 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 Lemon Blondies with Lemon Glaze. They are chewy, gooey bars of lemony goodness! I have tried so…

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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. From whipping cream to…

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Lemonade Bundt Cake

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2013

If you love lemon then you'll love this Lemonade Bundt Cake. It's absolutely bursting with lemon flavor.     It's also dense and moist,…

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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 Loaded Peanut…

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Made From Scratch, Better Than Anything Peach Cake

Posted on Jul 29th, 2013

This Made From Scratch, Better Than Anything Peach Cake recipe was inspired by those "better than anything" cakes you've probably seen--the really…

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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 actually works--like these Magic Chocolate Graham Bars. Who would think that graham…

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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. Not…

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Marbled Red Velvet Fudge

Posted on Dec 13th, 2016

When it comes to favorite family recipes, my grandma's fudge is legendary. Her recipe has been shared in family recipe books, and made at family…

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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. This popcorn…

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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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Mexican Chocolate Brownies

Posted on Apr 21st, 2015

If you love chocolate with a little bit of heat, then you're going to love these Mexican Chocolate Brownies! My family knows that my favorite…

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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 love. Which…

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Mini Salted Caramel Cups

Posted on Dec 9th, 2016

When it comes to sweet treats, chocolate definitely tops my list, with caramel being a close second. So I was pretty much in heaven after I made…

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Must Have No Bake Desserts

Posted on Apr 27th, 2017

If you love no-bake desserts (I certainly do!) then you need to see this collection of Must Have No Bake Desserts!Besides the fact that I don't…

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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 Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2017

I love a good no-bake cookie, and these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars are the perfect treat to make when you don't want to turn on the…

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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 Butterfinger Ice Box Cake

Posted on Sep 12th, 2014

If you love butterscotch and chocolate, then you've got to try this No-Bake Butterfinger Ice Box Cake! It's perfect for warm days when crave dessert…

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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 than this No-Bake Cheesecake Mousse. Really, this no-bake…

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No-Bake Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Posted on Jun 13th, 2013

My family couldn't stop raving about these No-Bake Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars!  I initially set out to make a 9-inch pan, but I'm so…

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No-Bake Lemonade Cheesecake

Posted on Mar 20th, 2017

Although lemons are typically in-season during the winter months, there's something about lemon that reminds me of spring. And this No-Bake Lemonade…

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No-Bake Mile High Banana Split Pie

Posted on May 1st, 2013

Living near Denver, Colorado, I'm partial to any dessert with the phrase "mile-high" in the title. But you're going to love this No-Bake Mile High…

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No-Bake Salted Caramel Eggnog Cheesecakes

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2015

My husband's favorite thing about the holiday season is the appearance of eggnog on grocery store shelves. And his all-time favorite dessert is…

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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 Gooey Butter Cake

Posted on Aug 12th, 2010

This Nutella Gooey Butter Cake is one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever made.  Possibly the best!  Imagine a molten chocolate cake that…

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Oatmeal Coconut Ranger Cookies

Posted on Oct 6th, 2016

It's been awhile since I made a batch of cookies that disappeared in a matter of hours, but that's exactly what happened with these Oatmeal Coconut…

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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, this One Pan Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie is even…

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Oreo Mint Mousse Chocolate Pie

Posted on Mar 10th, 2017

Do you love chocolate and mint? I'm a huge fan of any dessert that combines those two delicious flavors, so this Oreo Mint Mousse Chocolate Pie was…

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OREO Thins with Chocolate Mint Sauce

Posted on Nov 10th, 2015

A few weeks ago I saw a magazine ad for new OREO Thins and knew they were something I needed to try right away! I'm here to tell you that they were…

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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 amazingly decadent Peanut…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Pie

Posted on Jul 10th, 2013

My middle son recently celebrated his 13th birthday and chose this Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Pie to celebrate.  Every year, when I ask him…

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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. Of course, they're not quite experts yet, so…

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Peanut Butter Crunch Truffles

Posted on Nov 17th, 2017

I have several peanut butter and chocolate fans at my house--myself included--and these Peanut Butter Crunch Truffles were a big hit. I always know I…

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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 Lover’s Recipes

Posted on Feb 27th, 2017

Are you a peanut butter fan? Then I've got a recipe collection that's going to knock your socks off! You'll find twenty delicious peanut butter…

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Pecan Sandies Shortbread Cookies

Posted on Dec 12th, 2016

I am a huge fan of pecan studded shortbread cookies. And also Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies, and snowball cookies. I love them all! And…

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Peppermint Brownie Truffles

Posted on Dec 20th, 2016

One of my favorite holiday flavor combinations is chocolate and peppermint. So it's no wonder that I found these rich, chewy Peppermint Brownie…

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Peppermint Meringues

Posted on Dec 4th, 2012

These Peppermint Meringues are one of the handful of holiday treats that my boys request every single year. Thank goodness these melt-in-your-mouth…

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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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Praline Pecan Cheesecake Bars

Posted on Nov 16th, 2016

I love a good bar cookie! Especially a bar cookie that incorporates one of my favorite desserts--cheesecake. Throw in some toffee and a healthy…

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Pressure Cooker New York Cheesecake

Posted on Jan 25th, 2017

If you're the proud owner of an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker, then I've got a special treat for you! This Pressure Cooker New York…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Posted on Nov 14th, 2010

When I saw this recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars over at 3B's--Baseball, Baking and Books, I couldn't wait to make it.  Because what's not to…

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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 Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping is by far my favorite. My…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Bundt Cake

Posted on Oct 17th, 2016

If there's anything I love more than pumpkin, it's pumpkin and chocolate. It's such a great flavor combo! If you've ever had a pumpkin chocolate chip…

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Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2010

I've made a lot of pumpkin cookies in my day, but I always come back to these Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting. They're the kind of cookie where…

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Pie

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2017

I'm a huge pumpkin pie fan, so I'm always looking for new ways to make traditional pumpkin pie. And this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Pie is one of my…

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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 typically like…

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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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Raspberry White Chocolate Mascarpone Tart

Posted on May 17th, 2014

I love white chocolate and raspberry together! And this beautiful Raspberry White Chocolate Mascarpone Tart tart has the added bonus of a dark…

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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Posted on Feb 13th, 2013

If you need a last minute Valentine's Day treat, then these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are just what you're looking for!Using a box cake mix is a…

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Roasted Balsamic Cherries with Vanilla Ice Cream

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…

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Rolo Cookies

Posted on Dec 13th, 2009

I've seen people put a lot of things in cookies, but these Rolo Cookies have to be one of the best ideas ever! This is a must bake holiday cookie at…

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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

Posted on Dec 5th, 2014

  I love traditional rugelach. I've always shied away from making it myself, because it seems so labor intensive. So when I came across the idea…

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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. And these Salted Caramel Brownie Truffles are…

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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,…

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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! But…

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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 Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler. It's warm, comforting, and the aroma…

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Slow Cooker Warm Berry Compote

Posted on Jun 13th, 2017

If you love easy desserts and need something to feed a crowd, look no further than this Slow Cooker Warm Berry Compote. Spooned over some vanilla ice…

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Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

Posted on Nov 10th, 2017

Anytime I can take one of my favorite cookies and make it in bar cookie form, I'm a happy baker. And after trying these Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars, I…

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Snickers Candy Bar Fudge

Posted on Nov 26th, 2016

I confess, I'm not a huge fudge person. But I am here to tell you, if you make one fudge or candy recipe this holiday season, make this Snickers…

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Soft Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2009

I consider oatmeal cookies the health food of cookies.  And these Soft Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are my very favorite! I love the hint of…

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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

Posted on Aug 11th, 2014

This Strawberry Buckle is what I'd call a good old-fashioned dessert. Which is usually synonymous with something delicious, made from simple…

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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 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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Sugar Cookie Bars

Posted on Jan 31st, 2012

I first shared this recipe for Sugar Cookie Bars back in 2010, but with Valentine's Day coming up, I thought it was worth repeating. I don't…

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Symphony Brownies

Posted on Oct 5th, 2014

This fabulous recipe for Symphony Brownies is brought to you by our friends the Davidson's, who also introduced me to Easy Hasselback Potatoes…

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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 this recipe for Ten Minute Microwave Caramels…

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The Best Chocolate Frosted Sugar Cookies

Posted on Feb 13th, 2017

I love a nice, soft sugar cookie. But recently I've discovered there's something I love even more. A nice, soft chocolate sugar cookie! If you're…

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The Best Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodles

Posted on Oct 6th, 2017

I'm always in search of the best snickerdoodle recipe and I think I've finally found it. These really are the Best Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodles.…

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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 sugar…

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Thirty 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…

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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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Three 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 plate of…

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Toffee Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

Posted on Sep 12th, 2017

I know everyone is excited about pumpkin season, but I kind of love apple season, and sometimes I feel like we skip right over it. And trust me, you…

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Triple Berry Crisp

Posted on Aug 31st, 2015

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

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Tropical Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Posted on Aug 18th, 2017

I love dump cakes! I have yet to try a dump cake I didn't like, but this Tropical Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is one of my all time favorites!Like…

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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…

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Twenty Five Plus 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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Ultimate Candy Bar Pie

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2017

When my teenage son saw this Ultimate Candy Bar Pie in one of my cooking magazines, he immediately volunteered to make it himself. We were not…

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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 the Ultimate Chocolate…

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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 the Ultimate Peanut Butter Cup Brownies she was making. The batter was covered in…

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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, these White Chocolate Cranberry…

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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 White Chocolate Mousse Cherry Pie was incredible!  There are no words, really, to describe how fabulous it was.And despite all the…

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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 that's really saying something. Because…

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Zucchini Banana Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Aug 28th, 2017

I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for new ways to use zucchini from my garden, and this Zucchini Banana Snack Cake with Cream Cheese…

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