Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

I think dessert is nature’s way of making up for Mondays. Especially when you’ve had a long, relaxing weekend, you might need an extra decadent dessert to keep in the fridge to snack on throughout the week. Trust me, it helps. We are going all out with this weeks dessert- chocolate caramel shortbread. One layer of…

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Blackberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Forget the flowers, bring on the sweets! I know that most typical Valentine’s Day desserts tend to feature chocolate, or at least a red fruit like raspberries, but blackberries are my husbands favorite so I decided to bend the ‘rules’ a little this year. Plus we’ve been on a blackberry kick after rediscovering all those…

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Butter Pecan Cookies

I can’t stop snacking on these soft and chewy butter pecan cookies. I had a feeling I’d like ’em because I’m a fan of butter pecan ice cream, but these cookies were baked with brown sugar to give them a caramel-like flavor, making them one of my new favorite cookies. I’m thinking they would make…

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Blackberry Hand Pies

When it’s cold and rainy outside, you’d do anything for a little bit of sunshine. I picked (okay, I watched my husband pick) a whole bunch of blackberries around our yard this past summer. I was adding them on top of pancakes, throwing them in smoothies, but soon realized there would be way too many…

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peppermint Frosting

It’s Christmas Eve and possible that you may still be looking for a festive, impressive, but easy dessert to pass around. My family is pretty evenly split between cake lovers and pie lovers, but the one thing we can all agree on is that whoopie pies (the kind with lots of frosting) are always welcome…

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

I’ve been craving all things peppermint bark lately. This time, it’s the star of the show in these chocolate peppermint bark cookies. There are a few ‘secrets’ to getting that perfect chocolate cookie base. You know the kind- soft, slightly chewy with a brownie-like consistency. I started with some softened cream cheese and butter for…

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Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

Here’s another favorite from my holiday menu. I love the idea of taking traditional holiday foods like pumpkin pie, and kicking them up a notch. You still get all those satisfying flavors with a little something extra. Especially with dessert. Dessert is one meal you can have some fun with and not have the family…

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Cranberry Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

Okay cookie season, we’re ready for you! I seem to be interested in cranberry cookies around this time of year. Last year I made a batch of Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with coconut and walnuts that had a little more crunch to them than these do. This time we’re still going with a chewy oatmeal background…

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White Chocolate Cherry Bark

Bark is one of the easiest desserts to whip up. And when I say easy, I’m talking 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time. AND you can add just about anything you’d like into the mix. I love love love anything with a fruit and chocolate combination, so naturally that had to happen. When…

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Pumpkin Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

Fall has arrived in your cookie jar! This time it’s taken the form of deliciously soft pumpkin cookies with buttercream frosting. Pumpkin is incredible. Not only is it a nutrition powerhouse (yes, even when baked in cookies), but it’s ridiculously versatile. Is there anything this vegetable can’t do? I’ve put it in crepes, muffins, scones,…

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Peanut Butter Brownies

I’ve been eye-balling all the Halloween candy pouring out of grocery stores lately, and finally cracked and bought a bag of Reese’s peanut butter cups. Disclaimer- I had no intention of giving them away to trick-or-treaters. I mean, I would, if we had trick-or-treaters, but my neighborhood isn’t set up for easy door to door…

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the mood for some big, soft, and ultra chewy chocolate chip cookies today, (and usually every other day of the week). But today I made it happen. We have a winning combination of cornstarch, 1 extra egg yolk, melted butter, and brown sugar to give us this gloriously thick and tall chocolate chipper. PLUS…

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