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Chocolate Cheesecake + A Galentine’s Day Party!

Posted on Feb 13th, 2015

Welcome to the 2015 Galentine's Day Party hosted by my friend Nancy and myself! This shindig includes waffles, wine, and this Chocolate Cheesecake…

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Chocolate Coffee Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Posted on Feb 11th, 2015

These Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are stuffed with coffee ice cream for a rich, creamy treat perfect for Valentine's Day or any…

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Sour Cream Snowball Cake

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2014

This Chocolate Snowball Cake is a festive dessert for any winter gathering, but more importantly, it's crazy delicious. Dark chocolate and fluffy…

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Chocolate Caramel Espresso Muffins

Posted on Dec 16th, 2014

As I stood over the counter impatiently ripping off the liner and biting into these still-warm Chocolate Caramel Espresso Muffins, I made a mental…

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Gluten Free Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Posted on Dec 12th, 2014

These Gluten Free White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies are packed with goodies like dried cranberries and toasted coconut for a soft, chewy, puffy…

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Coconut Pecan Turtle Cream Cheese Pie

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014

This Pecan Cream Cheese Pie begins with a flaky crust filled with a cheesecake-like center and topped with toasted pecans, coconut, chocolate, and…

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Fluffy Maple Frosted Sugar Cookies

Posted on Nov 17th, 2014

These Fluffy Maple Sugar Cookies are sweetened with real maple syrup and covered in a rich maple frosting. It's the perfect fall cookie to add to…

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Posted on Nov 11th, 2014

This classic Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll is a staple on our family's Thanksgiving table. I know it looks fancy schmancy, but this roll is surprisingly…

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Amish Apple Fry Pies

Posted on Oct 31st, 2014

If it weren't for the Mr. I would definitely be the creepy lady on the block passing out homemade Amish Apple Fried Pies to the Trick or Treaters. I…

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How to Store and Use Leftover Pumpkin Puree (75+ Recipes!)

Posted on Oct 11th, 2014

Fun fact: A 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree equals 1 and 3/4 cups. Want to know what the average pumpkin recipe calls for? Not 1 and 3/4…

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White Chocolate Pretzel Pumpkin Cookies

Posted on Oct 8th, 2014

These Chewy White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies get just the right amount of salt and spice from pretzels, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  I…

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Salted Maple Caramel Apple Pecan Tart

Posted on Oct 6th, 2014

This Caramel Apple Pecan Tart is warmly spiced and begging for a scoop of ice cream. It's my belly's preferred method of welcoming October. Is…

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Grilled Banana Fluffernutter Sandwiches

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2014

What could be better than a peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich? How about a golden Grilled Fluffernutter with melty peanut butter and…

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Caramel Apple Cider Ginger Ale Floats #SundaySupper

Posted on Sep 21st, 2014

Summer may be ending, but that doesn't mean we have to stop eating ice cream. These Caramel Apple Cider Ginger Ale Floats are the perfect excuse to…

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Apple Crumb Coffee Cake

Posted on Sep 11th, 2014

Ease into fall with this buttery coffee cake studded with apples and finished with a crunchy cinnamon crumb topping. This morning when I walked…

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Skillet Peach Slump With Maple Caramel Sauce

Posted on Aug 27th, 2014

This Peach Slump with Maple Caramel Sauce is my seasons-change-without-my-permission compromise. I refuse to let peach season go, but this Maple…

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Kahlua Mocha Milkshakes

Posted on Aug 7th, 2014

Calling all chocolate and coffee lovers! These boozy Kahlua Mocha Milkshakes are perfect for special occasions or, ya know, a random Thursday. The…

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Cherry Almond Crumble

Posted on Aug 5th, 2014

Plump sweet cherries are complimented by a crunchy oatmeal, almond, and cinnamon crumble.  I have a tendency to be a tad overzealous when it…

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S’more Cake Pops (Guest Post for Wallflour Girl)

Posted on Jul 15th, 2014

These S'more Cake Pops made with marshmallow creme, dipped in chocolate, and rolled in crushed grahams are the ultimate bite sized snack. These…

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cobbler + Some Thoughts on Birthdays

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2014

Glorious, warm Strawberry Cobbler studded with chocolate chips (AKA: My birthday dessert of choice).'s my birthday. I'll admit,…

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Red, White, and Blue Berry Angel Food Cake Parfaits #SundaySupper

Posted on Jun 29th, 2014

"All I want to do is eat berries and Cool Whip and angel food cake all summer long." --Direct quote from the Mr. as he gobbled down these…

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Red, White, and Blue White Chocolate Pudding Pops

Posted on Jun 26th, 2014

These Red, White, and Blue White Chocolate Pudding Pops are a cinch to throw together and perfect for Fourth of July parties! Among the many…

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Ultimate Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Cake #fwcon

Posted on Jun 24th, 2014

This Ultimate Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Cake is super easy to throw together and makes a great customizable dessert for summer parties! Well,…

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Easy One Pot Fudge Brownies

Posted on Jun 18th, 2014

It's finally here! A super easy, ultra fudgy brownie recipe that can be in your oven in less than 20 minutes! When we returned from vacation, I…

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Dulce de Leche Swirl S’mores Brownies (Guest Post from Melanie Makes)

Posted on Jun 10th, 2014

Today I have the pleasure of introducing all of you to my friend Melanie of the blog Melanie Makes. I connected with Melanie a few months back…

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Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Pie #SundaySupper

Posted on Jun 1st, 2014

This Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Pie is fluffy, light, and refreshing. Plus, it's no bake and easy to make gluten free! To me, it's just not summer…

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Berry Cheesecake Crumble Bars

Posted on May 23rd, 2014

These Berry Cheesecake Crumble Bars are the perfect marriage between cobbler and cheesecake. Featuring strawberries and blueberries in a creamy…

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Individual Plum Crumbles with Moscato Syrup #SundaySupper

Posted on May 4th, 2014

These Individual Plum Crumbles filled with sweet Moscato syrup are just begging for a scoop of ice cream and a warm summer night to enjoy…

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Nigella’s Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake

Posted on Apr 29th, 2014

This Flourless Chocolate Orange Cake is a stunning, 7 ingredient dessert made entirely in your blender.  You know the feeling you get when…

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Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Posted on Apr 17th, 2014

This tangy sweet rhubarb upside down cake comes together in 20 minutes and is pure bliss with a scoop of strawberry ice cream. So it snowed again…

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Mini Cadbury Egg and Walnut Cookies

Posted on Apr 8th, 2014

Need to use up all that Easter candy? Mini Cadbury Eggs get put to good use in these chewy, soft walnut cookies! One does not simply walk past the…

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Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake #SundaySupper

Posted on Mar 30th, 2014

This Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake is what spring wants you to have with your morning coffee. Speckled with lemon zest, bursting with blueberries, and…

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4 Layer Chocolate Brownie Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and Chocolate Ganache

Posted on Mar 25th, 2014

Four layers of cake and brownie sandwiched around creamy peanut butter frosting and smothered in chocolate ganache. Yeah, it's good. Guys, today…

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Lucky Charms Cupcakes with Neon Marshmallow Frosting

Posted on Mar 14th, 2014

These Lucky Charms Cupcakes with Neon Green Marshmallow Frosting are a super fun treat for St. Patrick's Day! You guys already know I'm a big fan…

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Tiramisu Brownie Parfaits

Posted on Mar 12th, 2014

Layers of coffee and rum soaked brownie and fluffy mascarpone filling make up these irresistible, luxurious Tiramisu Brownie Parfaits. Warning: along…

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Mint Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats

Posted on Mar 6th, 2014

They say you should never mess with a classic. But I say, what the heck do "they" know? Obviously, "they" have never had a rice krispie treat…

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Strawberry Paczki #SundaySupper

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2014

Make this the 12,000th reason I'm glad I married the Mr. If it weren't for him, I may never have known the glories of Strawberry Paczki. Apparently…

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Nutella Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Feb 27th, 2014

Nutella Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy and chock full of melty chocolate. They're a new favorite! I've gotten into a bad habit recently…

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Piña Colada Cupcakes #GalentinesDayParty

Posted on Feb 13th, 2014

Pina Colada cupcakes + 15 more recipes for a Galentine's Day celebration! Does everybody know what day it is?! It's Galentine's Day! What is…

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Ice Cream Stuffed Crepes with Nutella and Fresh Berries #SundaySupper

Posted on Feb 9th, 2014

A few years ago the Mr. and I stumbled upon a little dessert cafe in Columbus called Dane's Dessert Cafe. We had just finished our dinner and were…

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Strawberry Lemonade Valentine Linzer Cookies (Gluten Free)

Posted on Feb 4th, 2014

These Strawberry Lemonade Linzer Cookies are classy, elegant, and will have you dreaming of summer. The perfect treat for your Valentine! Was…

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Oreo Cheesecake Bars

Posted on Jan 30th, 2014

When I think of the Super Bowl, I think of healthy foods. I think of green smoothies and kale chips and tofu and flax seed granola and... Waiiit,…

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Cinnamon Sugar Churros and Chocolate Sauce #SundaySupper

Posted on Jan 12th, 2014

Crispy, golden churros rolled in cinnamon and sugar and dunked in a creamy dark chocolate sauce.  Today we're celebrating #SundaySupper's 2nd…

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Spiced Cranberry Apple Crisp #SundaySupper

Posted on Dec 29th, 2013

This Spiced Apple Cranberry Crisp is warm and cozy. A comforting dessert for a cold winter night. Well, y'all, the new year is almost upon us.…

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Spiked Hot Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Floats #SundaySupper

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2013

Rich hot chocolate and cool, creamy peppermint ice cream combine forces for a dreamy hot chocolate float! Are you a seasonal ice cream eater or do…

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Sweet and Salty Chocolate Kettle Chip Crunch Bars

Posted on Dec 19th, 2013

Classic chocolate cookie bars are given a crunchy twist with the addition of Kettle Brand sweet and salty chips and marshmallows! Occasionally a…

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Chocolate Christmas Monster Cookies

Posted on Dec 16th, 2013

Getting a box of these Chocolate Monster Cookies with holiday M & Ms is like receiving a giant Christmas hug. Last Monday at this time the Mr.…

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OREO Cookie Ball Santa Hats

Posted on Dec 13th, 2013

This post is sponsored by OREO via the Yummly Brand Partners Program. All opinions are my own. I'm gonna be honest. Cute food isn't usually my…

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Recipe Remix: Chocolate Crazy Cake with Caramel Glaze

Posted on Dec 5th, 2013

This one bowl Crazy Cake is the easiest and best chocolate cake you'll ever make.  Crazy ingredients. Crazy easy to make. Crazy…

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Apple Pie Gingersnap Ice Box Cake (Gluten Free!)

Posted on Nov 26th, 2013

This Gingersnap Ice Box Cake is comprised of layers of apple pie filling, fluffy whipped cream, and spicy gingersnaps. It's a great make-ahead…

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Mom’s Custard Pie #SundaySupper

Posted on Nov 24th, 2013

This classic recipe delivers a subtly sweet, cinnamony Custard Pie. It's my mom's specialty and it simply wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it. For…

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5 Minute Lightened Up Amish Peanut Butter

Posted on Nov 15th, 2013

All it takes is 5 minutes and 4 ingredients to make this killer Amish Peanut Butter Spread. Your apples will thank you. Our family usually has our…

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Wonton Apple Pies with Caramel Dipping Sauce

Posted on Nov 8th, 2013

These Wonton Apple Pies are a super fun way to get your apple pie fix. Great for parties or Thanksgiving day snacking! Well guys, it's November…

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Fried Honey Citrus Cakes #SundaySupper

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2013

These Fried Honey Citrus Cakes are a subtly sweet, sticky, perfect bite sized treat.  This week for #SundaySupper we're exploring Middle Eastern…

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Pumpkin Dirt Pudding (Graveyard Parfaits) #SundaySupper

Posted on Oct 27th, 2013

Liven up your Halloween party with these crowd pleasing Pumpkin Dirt Pudding Graveyard Parfaits. The church I went to as a kid had epic Sunday…

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Pumpkin Cookies with Penuche Frosting

Posted on Oct 25th, 2013

Yes, I know. It's another pumpkin cookie recipe. Because clearly this world doesn't have enough. I mean, there are hardly any pumpkin recipes on my…

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Easy Apple Blondies with Cider Glaze

Posted on Oct 11th, 2013

These Easy Apple Blondies are soft and chewy with a killer cinnamon spiked apple cider glaze.  Finally. An apple recipe on Neighborfood. Can you…

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Honey Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Ganache

Posted on Oct 1st, 2013

Warning: This post has many pictures. Warm, melty Nutella Ganache happens to be very photogenic. This is how I like my cupcakes. Not with towering…

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Maple Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodles

Posted on Sep 11th, 2013

First, I want to congratulate Anne Smith, the winner of the Microplane Grater Giveaway! Thanks to all who entered the giveaway! You all made me so…

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Buckeye Brownies

Posted on Sep 6th, 2013

Welcome to Round 2 of Football Fridays here on Neighborfood! Today, I bring you the ultimate chocolate and peanut butter dessert: The Buckeye…

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Lemon Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Dream Bars

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

On Facebook last week I asked you all what your favorite dessert was. The answers ranged from creme brulee to tiramisu, but a surprising number of…

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Peach Crumb Pie

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2013

This Peach Crumb Pie is the dessert that started it all. Growing up, I really didn't have any interest in cooking or baking. My mom was a whiz in…

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The Ultimate Homemade Pie Crust: Three Recipes + Tips

Posted on Aug 20th, 2013

I feel like making pie crust from scratch is a baker's rite of passage. It's the moment you go from "I can work my way around some flour and sugar"…

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Watermelon Lime Mint Popsicles

Posted on Aug 6th, 2013

Before we dive into these deliciously simple Watermelon Lime Mint Pops, we have a very lucky winner to announce! The winner of the King Arthur Flour…

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Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundaes

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2013

I'm not even going to pretend I'm sorry about this. Because weeks are too long and weekends are too short and sometimes you just need a cookie…

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Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Indoor S’more Bars

Posted on Jul 26th, 2013

Guys...summer. Where is it going? Every day that goes by I feel a little more panicky. There's just so much to be done! I haven't caught…

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Pina Colada Fried Ice Cream with Honey Rum Drizzle

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2013

July is National Ice Cream Month, and I just couldn't let it slip away without sharing with you one of my favorite ways to eat this frozen…

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Take 5 Candy Bar Cookies

Posted on Jul 18th, 2013

I think my calling in life is to be a candy bar consultant. Candy bars are alright and all, but I've got ideas for some pretty epic candy…

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The Battle of the Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Jul 11th, 2013

Guys, it's battle time. It's the battle for the most amazing, incredible, melt in your mouth, ultimate chocolate chip cookie. *the crowd goes…

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Red, White, and Blue Whoopie Pies for the Fourth of July

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013

And then I blinked and it was nearly the fourth of the July. Wait...what? How? Did you..? This just doesnt... I'm at a loss. Where. did.…

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Blackberry Peach Cobbler for #SundaySupper

Posted on Jun 30th, 2013

When I was a kid, we had a row of blackberry bushes behind the playhouse out back. Each year, we would wait in anticipation for the day when we'd…

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Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for #SundaySupper

Posted on Jun 16th, 2013

Today for #SundaySupper we're honoring the fathers in our lives. Whether they earned the title by blood or by loyalty or by years of distilled wisdom…

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Nectarine, Cherry, and Strawberry Crisp

Posted on Jun 4th, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Wait, you thought that was Christmas? No way, guys. I'm 97.89% positive it's June. I mean, think…

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Brownie Cookies

Posted on May 30th, 2013

Brownie. Cookies. Why don't we just end the post there? Really, what else needs to be said? It's a brownie, in cookie form. Chocolate,…

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Recipe Remix: Oatmeal Rhubarb Crumble Bars

Posted on May 28th, 2013

I loved grilling out with you all the past few weeks, but I've got quite a stack of dessert recipes waiting here in the wings. These Oatmeal Rhubarb…

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Triple Chocolate Punch Bowl Cake for #SundaySupper

Posted on May 26th, 2013

I'm sure you all remember my good friend Cathy from her amazing cake pop tutorial. She's back again this week with a recipe perfect for a…

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Holy Sweets! Cookout Desserts Recipe Round Up

Posted on May 17th, 2013

I don't know about you, but this week felt waaaaay too short. We didn't even touch on cobblers and crisps, or strawberry shortcake, or grilled pound…

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Pretzel Salad

Posted on May 16th, 2013

Whoever managed to call this stuff a salad sure got away with some stuff. I bet that person could talk themselves out of pretty much…

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Grilled Plums with Mascarpone and Honey

Posted on May 15th, 2013

Grilled desserts are all about keeping it simple. When summer berries and stone fruits are in their prime, they need little dressing up. A trip on…

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Grilled S’more Banana Packets

Posted on May 14th, 2013

Welcome to week 3 of Gather Round the Grill! So far, we've talked Cookout Sides and Cookout Main Dishes, but this may be the best week yet. It's…

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Gluten Free Coconut Cake with Fresh Berries, Ganache, and Whipped Cream for #SundaySupper

Posted on May 12th, 2013

It’s difficult to imagine where I’d be without mom’s table. I grew up at that table amidst plates, casserole dishes, and the Sunday paper.…

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Mom’s Old World Raspberry Bars

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2013

Sometimes I plan to bake, but sometimes baking attacks me. It's almost like a sneeze. Once I get the urge, there's no stopping it. This past…

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Baby Blue Cake Pops for #SundaySupper

Posted on Apr 21st, 2013

Today I'm super excited to welcome one of my favorite people to the #SundaySupper table. Cathy is a neighbor, friend, and fellow blogger, baker, city…

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Sprinkles

Posted on Apr 5th, 2013

Sprinkles make everything better. Don't you agree? And sprinkles on chocolate cupcakes...well... I think they could stop wars, rescue…

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Broiled Oranges with Toasted Coconut for #SundaySupper

Posted on Mar 31st, 2013

Today I'm going to keep things simple. I'm going to rub sugar into bright, juicy oranges, broil them up, and top them with coconut. And I'm going…

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Triple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Mar 29th, 2013

That last post was a little heavy, no? It seems a little odd to just jump into Triple Chip Peanut Butter Cookies after a post about the fact that…

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Resurrection Rolls for #SundaySupper

Posted on Mar 24th, 2013

That's right. Resurrection Rolls. I can almost feel you rolling your eyes right now. I'm usually not a huge fan of cutesy, bumper sticker…

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake Balls with Chocolate Caps

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2013

A few weeks ago there was wedding cake in my kitchen. Three tiered, strawberry wedding cake filled and decorated with buckets of cream cheese…

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Faux Fried Ice Cream for #SundaySupper

Posted on Mar 17th, 2013

I've got a bone to pick, and it's with winter. I put away my heavy winter coat at the beginning of March in good faith. I was giving winter the…

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Banana Split Bundt Cake for #SundaySupper

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2013

Let's get this Sunday started off right. With Bundt Cake. Banana Split Bundt Cake. Ready? Let's do this. Usually I bake because I want to. I…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with Sea Salt

Posted on Feb 28th, 2013

So I know you made those soft and chewy peanut butter cookies last week, right? Aren't they soooo good? UH, huh! Wanna make them again? I…

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Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on Feb 21st, 2013

One of the strange and beautiful things about home baking is that the reward always seems to far outweigh the effort required. Take these peanut…

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Double Chocolate Waffles with Fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Posted on Feb 13th, 2013

This Double Chocolate Waffle recipe studded with chocolate chips and topped with strawberries and whipped cream is the ultimate special occasion…

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Tres Leches Tea Cake with Honey Riesling Soaked Fruit for #SundaySupper

Posted on Feb 10th, 2013

I absolutely love surprises. In fact, I love them so much that when I was kid I would ask my parents to tell me where they hid my Christmas gifts so…

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Coffee Chocolate Meringue Pie

Posted on Feb 5th, 2013

I had a moment about 3 months ago. I was flipping through my Bon Appetit magazine and there it was. Coffee Chocolate Smores Pie. The picture…

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Oatmeal Toffee Skillet Cookie

Posted on Jan 31st, 2013

So a skillet cookie is pretty much the best dessert ever. It's a cookie, but baked up in a skillet. Wait...that doesn't sound exciting at…

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Caramel Banana Bundt Cake

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2013

  So I thought about using this space to convince you of all the reasons you should make this Caramel Banana Bundt Cake. I could tell…

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Ho Ho Cake

Posted on Jan 18th, 2013

This cake. Gahhhh! This cake. This cake is the stuff dreams are made of. This cake is like the pillow you want to bury your face in while…

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Funky Monkey Frozen Hot Chocolate

Posted on Jan 7th, 2013

It seems a little absurd doesn't it? Really. Frozen hot chocolate? Who would be cruel enough to peddle frozen beverages to people in the dead…

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Chewy Chocolate Mint Cookies

Posted on Dec 19th, 2012

It was a typical night in the Rowland household. I rushed home from work, flying through the door at about 5:28 PM. We had a holiday party to attend…

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Double Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies

Posted on Dec 5th, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year…errr…month…err…today is doubly wonderful! That's right, folks. Not only does December usher in the…

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Ohio State Cut Out Sugar Cookies for The Game

Posted on Nov 27th, 2012

To tell you the truth, I've never been a huge fan of cut out cookies. They taste alright, but making, baking, cutting, and decorating them always…

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Chocolate and Pistachio Dipped Cranberry Shortbreads

Posted on Nov 26th, 2012

Chocolate and Pistachio Dipped Cranberry Shortbreads will steal the spotlight on your Christmas cookie platter! Tensions are a little high. Have…

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Grace on a Plate…Pumpkin 7 Layer Bars

Posted on Oct 30th, 2012

These Pumpkin 7 Layer Bars are ridiculously easy to make and gluten free! I'm going to be honest. It's been a rough week around these…

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The easiest, tastiest Apple Dumplings of your life

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2012

This recipe is not exactly what I would call my norm. It calls for 2 cans of refrigerated crescent roll dough, more butter than I care to mention at…

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Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Posted on Oct 11th, 2012

I'm sorry guys, but I couldn't put this off any longer. We've already made our annual trip to the apple farm and I've worn boots twice this week. A…

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Apple Fritters With Brown Butter Glaze

Posted on Sep 28th, 2012

In the small hometown where I grew up there was one big attraction: Der Dutchman Restaurant. A favorite of tourists and locals alike, it's basically…

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Lemon Berry Mascarpone Sweet Rolls

Posted on Sep 18th, 2012

I'm guessing lemon berry wasn't quite the flavor combination you expected this time of year. The weather is finally hinting at fall. The air is…

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Monster Cookies

Posted on Sep 14th, 2012

Dear, sweet, readers, I want to give you a gift. Something warm and simple and comforting. Consider these cookies a big fat THANK YOU for coming here…

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Chocolate Root Beer Cake Floats

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2012

A blog post on a Sunday...I know, it's weird. But you needed this cake in your life, and you needed it before a certain holiday that happens to be…

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Chai Latte Granita with Honeyed Whipped Cream

Posted on Aug 29th, 2012

I'm smack in the middle of a long love affair with Chai Tea. I can't remember when exactly it started, only that it was love at first sip. I've…

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Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

Posted on Aug 24th, 2012

It's Friday. Can I get an AMEN?? This recipe started off well. Excellently, in fact. There was chopped chocolate. Always a promising…

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Peaches and Cream Crumble Bars

Posted on Aug 14th, 2012

Sometimes life surprises you. Sometimes what your head imagines will be so beautiful and romantic (like a slow stroll around the pond) turns out to…

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Strawberry Nutella Fudge Pops

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2012

Honesty time! Not that every other post isn't honest, it's just this one is extra, super honest. Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with…

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Smookies (Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toasted Marshmallows)

Posted on Jul 20th, 2012

What could possibly be better than a warm chocolate chip cookie? How about 2 warm chocolate chip cookies... ...filled with gooey fire roasted…

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Rustic Amaretto Pluot Pie

Posted on Jul 6th, 2012

Did you know you actually have to pack in order to go on vacation? I know, crazy right? I'm sure you wouldn't be so air brained as to forget such…

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Strawberry Shortcake (Cottage Pudding)

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2012

Today is my birthday, and this.... my birthday cake. It doesn't have sprinkles. Or frosting. Or a scripted "Happy Birthday" swirled…

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Yellow Butter Cupcakes with Double Chocolate Coconut Frosting

Posted on Jun 29th, 2012

Confession time. You may have noticed this blog has been sorely lacking in the cupcake department for awhile now. It's not that I've been ignoring…

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10 Recipes for the Overzealous Strawberry Picker

Posted on Jun 5th, 2012

You know what's great? Buckets of warm, shiny strawberries.You know what's not so great? Dragging an angsty teenager out of bed at the crack of dawn…

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Graduation Pops

Posted on Jun 1st, 2012

People used to tell me time goes by faster as you get older. I never thought about it much, but the older I get the more I'm beginning to understand…

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Grilled Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Posted on May 25th, 2012

So Tuesday we learned that the grill can be used to make sweet, smoky vegetables. Today, we learn the grill can turn a ho-hum store bought cake into…

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Pistachio Honey Cake with Berries and Cream

Posted on May 18th, 2012

I'm fairly certain you've already heard about my undying devotion to and affection for the local Columbus ice cream company, Jeni's Splendid Ice…

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Frozen Strawberry Fluff with Gluten Free Option

Posted on May 3rd, 2012

This Frozen Strawberry Fluff is a light, refreshing dessert that's totally no bake and made in 20 minutes! As a kid, I loved going over to my best…

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Brownie Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2012

One cookie just wasn't enough. So I took two cookies.... and then wrapped them around a big hunk of cookie dough. Brownie. Cookie Dough.…

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On Hunger Games, Holy Week, and Orange Cookies

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2012

I was a slow convert to the Hunger Games mania. I haven't read Harry Potter or Twilight, which either makes me the lamest or smartest person on the…

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Chocolate Robin’s Egg Nests (With Gluten Free version)

Posted on Mar 29th, 2012

These easy no bake Chocolate Robin's Egg Nests are an adorable addition to your Easter tables! Spring snuck up on me this year. I cannot ever,…

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Flourless Chocolate, Almond, and Coconut Cookies (Gluten Free and Low Fat!)

Posted on Mar 27th, 2012

Do you love the rich, crackly top of a pan of brownies? MAKE THESE COOKIES. Do you have waaaay too many egg whites hanging out in your fridge…

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All Grown Up Banana Pudding

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2012

Confession. Boiling milk terrifies me. Milk is like your crazy distant cousin who seems totally cool but is secretly harboring a boatload of…

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Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

Posted on Mar 8th, 2012

Growing up I was never a huge fan of Little Debbie's or Hostess snacks. We always had a drawer of them in our house, but that was my brother's thing.…

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The Best Chocolate Bundt Cake Ever

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2012

Today, there are no words. Just pictures. Pictures of the best chocolate bundt cake you'll ever eat. Pictures of a naked bundt…

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Salted Chocolate Pretzel Toffee Bark

Posted on Feb 16th, 2012

Can we talk about something? It's about chin hairs. First, yuck. Second, WHY??? Third, seriously? I mean, seriously.I thought you didn't get wiry…

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Spiced and Spiked Double Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Bourbon Drizzle

Posted on Feb 13th, 2012

This was on my Fall Baking Wish List, so naturally I made it in January. But the fact that I waited so long to make this cake isn't what's really…

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Year 1: Top Ten Recipe Celebration!

Posted on Feb 9th, 2012

One year ago today I published my very first post here on Bake. Eat. Repeat. It was full of corny humor, washed out photos, and a story about this…

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Peppermint (or not) Hot Fudge Sauce

Posted on Jan 29th, 2012

Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Did anybody else notice it's been almost a whole month since the last dessert post here on Bake. Eat. Repeat? Time sure flies…

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Caramel Pretzel Shortbread Cookies

Posted on Dec 27th, 2011

I'm sure after that Sunday feast, you probably have no desire to turn on your oven or get within 10 feet of your mixer. And you probably have…

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Soft and Chewy Ginger Spice Cookies

Posted on Dec 12th, 2011

A few months ago, I signed up to be a part of this:   The premise was simple. Bake 3 dozen cookies then mail a dozen cookies each to 3…

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How to Make Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Posted on Dec 4th, 2011

Here is your holiday pizzazz...your wow factor...your little "sumpin sumpin." Homemade Caramel Sauce. Warm, gooey, and oh so comforting, it's…

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Oreo Truffles

Posted on Nov 30th, 2011

It's that time of year again! Time to don puffy paint sweaters, put a tree in your living room, and fill your house with the classic sounds of the…

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Apple Cider Cupcakes with Cider Spiked Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Nov 13th, 2011

I already know what you're thinking. Really Courtney? Another apple recipe? You totally came here for truffles. And I was totally ready to share them…

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Double Chocolate Sea Salt Truffles

Posted on Nov 9th, 2011

At this very moment my house has dog hair tumbleweeds floating across the floor, boxes of closet junk stacked on my dining room table, and a mouse…

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Posted on Nov 4th, 2011

Like cake pops, desserts with bacon, and mini everything, whoopie pies have exploded in popularity over the last few years. I, for one, am surprised…

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Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Sep 29th, 2011

I'll be honest. When my coworker requested something with butterscotch for his birthday, I wasn't totally thrilled. Butterscotch has never been my…

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Vanilla Peach Bundt Cake with Bourbon Peach Syrup

Posted on Sep 18th, 2011

I know, I know. I'm supposed to be sharing recipes for pumpkin desserts and soups that simmer in crockpots all day and that perfect football party…

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Dirt Pudding

Posted on Aug 30th, 2011

If given the choice, the Mr. ALWAYS picks this Dirt Pudding over any other dessert. It doesn't matter what the competition looks like. It doesn't…

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Snickercake cookies

Posted on Aug 21st, 2011

 Growing up my family called these fluffy, pillow-like cookies "Crisco Oil Cookies."  Not the most enticing name for a cookie, but that didn't…

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Fresh Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Posted on Aug 10th, 2011

I realize it's been a bit of a cavity fest around here the past few weeks, what with the Blueberry Cheesecake Brownie Bars, the Crazy Delicious White…

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Blueberry Cheesecake Brownie Bars

Posted on Aug 7th, 2011

Blueberry and Chocolate is not typically a combination I crave. Peanut butter and banana? Most definitely. Tomatoes and mozzarella? Everyday. Bacon…

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Strawberries and Cream Icebox Cake

Posted on Aug 5th, 2011

Today, because it's Friday. Because it's National Simplify Your Life Week. Because the summer days are going far too fast. And because I love you...I…

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Melt in Your Mouth Triple Chocolate Brownies

Posted on Jul 19th, 2011

Hello, lovely.I'm so glad I found you.After all these years of searching.Finally. A homemade brownie that tastes better than a box mix.No, not just…

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Peachberry Crumble for 2

Posted on Jul 9th, 2011

What I'm about to tell you might shock you. The Mr. and I struggle to finish a whole pan of dessert in our house. And...maybe you should sit…

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Summertime Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Jun 30th, 2011

I didn't realize what a complete whiny complainer I was until I married someone...and then bought a house with that someone...that didn't have air…

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Pecan Tassies

Posted on Jun 15th, 2011

Okay, I know it's almost officially summer. And yes, it was 70 degrees and sunny here yesterday. And of course I realize pecan pie is meant to be…

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Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on May 24th, 2011

These Brown Sugar Cupcakes are dessert in its purest form. Nothing fancy or overdone here. No piped frosting, no swirled batter, no zest or garnish.…

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Adventures in Cake Decorating

Posted on May 16th, 2011

It all started a few years ago when I got a part time job at a local bakery. I was a slicer, dolloper, wrapper, boxer, smiler, and server. The…

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My Favorite Buttercream Frosting

Posted on May 14th, 2011

For the longest time I struggled to find a buttercream recipe that :A) didn't taste like I was sucking directly on a sugar cane B) didn't get hard…

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Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Apr 20th, 2011

Last fall, after dealing with undiagnosed abdominal pain for years, my mom decided to try a completely gluten free diet. For those of you who don't…

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The Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment

Posted on Apr 17th, 2011

I thought I had found the one.  You know the feeling--head over heels, I'm walking on sunshine, you complete me, the whole shebang. After a long…

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Scotcheroos Recipe


Posted on Apr 15th, 2011

This easy, no bake Scotcheroos recipe is for folks who love chocolate and peanut butter! I've had Rice Krispies sitting in my cupboard…

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