June 12th, 2013


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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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 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 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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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 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 Best Soft…

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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 tasty,…

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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 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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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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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 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 I…

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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

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

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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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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…

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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 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 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 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 Rocky…

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Easy Sous Vide Dulce de Leche

Posted on Oct 25th, 2016

I've been wanting to try sous vide cooking for a while now. But I've been hesitant to invest in a sous vide system, because I wasn't sure how I'd…

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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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. These…

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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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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 blondie…

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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, 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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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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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. 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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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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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 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 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

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 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 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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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 Election Cake

Posted on Nov 4th, 2016

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed last week when I came across a post about Election Cake. I was intrigued. I mean, if there was ever an…

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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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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 Pie was right up 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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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 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 over at 3B's--Baseball, Baking and Books, I couldn't wait to make it.  Because what's not to love about a pumpkin and cream…

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Pumpkin 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. There the kind of cookie where…

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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 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 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 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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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 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 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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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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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.  Oatmeal lowers cholesterol, right?  I love the hint of cinnamon in these…

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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 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 this recipe for Ten Minute Microwave…

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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 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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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 too.…

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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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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 Cookie Cups and a Holiday Baking Giveaway

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2016

I don't know about you, but I'm in total holiday baking mode over here. There are several family favorite Christmas treats to be made, like Rolo…

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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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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 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 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 that's really saying something. Because…

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