Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies and Cream Breakfast Shake

In my opinion, the very best breakfasts are ones that can easily double as dessert. A minimal amount of work, effort, and dish cleaning also makes for an ideal morning meal situation. No more than 2 dirty dishes before noon… it’s a law in our house. The good news…? This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies and Cream Breakfast Shake is the …

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Mississippi Mud Bars

The recipe for this decadent gift from the chocolate gods hails from the latest cookbook in my collection, Dessert for Two. This bible of small-batch dessert baking—recipes that yield desserts for two or a few, instead of eight to 10—has been in my possession only a few short weeks, and I’ve already splattered its pages with butter. For a cookbook, …

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The Best Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

I couldn’t stop eating the cookies and they’re a spinoff of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies but made even easier and dare I say better. One bowl, no mixer, and just four main ingredients: peanut butter, sugar, egg, vanilla. The previous recipe called for creaming the ingredients using a mixer but all you need is a spoon for these cookies. …

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Irish Cream Tarts

So, what do you make when you want to use tart pans, have a fun St Paddy’s Day dessert on the blog, and you want to bake with crazy amounts of chocolate? Irish cream tarts, of course. You do have to bake the chocolate crust, but once that’s done, there’s no baking for the filling. You just pour the Irish …

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ZUCCHINI CINNAMON ROLLS

Zucchini. It’s another thing I cannot stop talking about. Cookies, pie, cake, and brownies, oh my! Zucchini did take over my garden this summer. We finally ripped it out of the ground because we just couldn’t take it anymore. Did you know that August 8th is national Sneak Some Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day? Like ding dong ditch, but …

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Banana Muffins: An Easy Recipe You’ll Love

I love this banana muffin recipe because it takes less than ten minutes to go from having the thought, “I should make some muffins” to sliding a batch of these banana muffins into the oven to bake up. It’s also a very easy muffin recipe, with no unusual ingredients – I’m 99% sure you’ll have everything for these banana muffins …

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Easy Homemade Buttermilk Old Fashioned Doughnuts

It was my first time in Portland and I was pretty excited about it. For one, I am sick of California’s shenanigans, and for two, I got to hang out with two of my blogging besties, Barbara and Nicole. Oh, and I guess for three, because Portland is known for their amazing doughnut scene. And let me preface this by …

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LEMON STRAWBERRY POKE CAKE

It is basically a cake that you poke holes in to allow some yummy liquid (Jell-O, hot fudge, caramel, pudding, etc.) to soak into, creating a really tender and super delicious cake. For this version, I chose to pair lemon and strawberry. First, bake a 9×13 lemon cake from a cake mix. Nothing fancy there. Allow the cake to cool. …

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BUTTERNUT SQUASH CAKE WITH MAPLE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Blend oil and sugar. Then add the eggs and whisk together until blended.Add in all the dry ingredients and whisk. Now add the butternut squash baby food and blend. Pour the cake mixture into 2 greased 9 inch round baking pans.Bake for 1 hour and check the cake at 45 minutes using a toothpick in the center. Some ovens vary. …

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GRANDMA’S GINGER COOKIES

Okay friends {confession time} – I grew up never being exposed to a ginger snap. I honestly thought that my GRANDMA’S GINGER COOKIES were the only type of ginger cookie that people made. It wasn’t until college at a cookie exchange where I discovered the famous ginger snap cookies. And wowza I feel in love with those snaps. I vividly …

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