• lucky charms loaf cake, made with lime, Irish whiskey, perfect for St. Patrick's day, with green glaze

    Lucky Charms Loaf Cake

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    This is the cutest, most colorful little loaf cake! It is made with limes, Lucky Charms cereal, and a little bit of Irish whisky (which you can totally leave out if you’re making this for kiddos). The cake is fluffy, and super yummy to have with tea, milk, or a cup of coffee. The glaze has a refreshing lime flavor that just adds some awesome tanginess to every bite!  When I set out to make this cake, I realized I don’t bake many green desserts! At first I thought I would make the whole cake green, but something about that…

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  • thick and chewy chocolate chunk m&m cookies perfect for valentine's day

    Thick Chocolate Chunk M&M Cookies

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    These are thick, bakery style, chewy cookies! Made with chocolate chunks that melt into pools of dark chocolate, and pink and red M&Ms – your Valentine will definitely be thankful if you make them these cookies!  Okay, so like most people, I love a thin, crispy chocolate chip cookie, a little underdone, so there’s a bit of chewy goodness. BUT, I wanted to take on the challenge of creating big fat cookies, so there would be room to put extra chocolate chunks and M&Ms! The great thing about these cookies is that they actually come out thick AND chewy, AAAAND…

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  • mini Chocolate Strawberry overnight oats, perfect for Valentine's day breakfast

    Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats

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    What could be better than chocolate and strawberries for Valentine’s Day? Healthy Chocolate and Strawberries for Valentine’s Day! These mini overnight oats, made in the little Oui Yogurt jars, make for a perfect Valentine’s snack, or light breakfast snack for the day! It’s also a great addition to a Galentine’s Day Brunch.  I love having overnight oats in the fridge, because I always know that I have breakfast ready in the morning in a pinch. My basic recipe for overnight oats includes a base of old fashioned oats, chia seeds, and almond milk. Lately I’ve loved adding cinnamon to the…

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  • The Best Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

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    If you’re looking for the fluffiest, chocolatiest, most easy to eat chocolate cupcakes, you have got to make these! Top with a swirl of Nutella cream cheese frosting, and you’ve got a winner! These cupcakes seriously feel light as air and I was able to store them in the fridge for several days without them drying out at all. I made these as part of my New Years Eve dessert spread, and they definitely made for a sweet start to the New Year! What You’ll Need . . . buttermilk or yogurt egg vegetable oil vanilla extract coffee flour granulated…

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  • Banana Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls

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    What a year! We’ve nearly made it through 2020, and you definitely deserve these Banana Funfetti Cinnamon Rolls to reward yourself. Why? Well let me explain. First off, cinnamon rolls. Is there anything better than a – prep the night before and pop in the oven in the morning- dessert that can be considered breakfast? I didn’t think so. But wait, there’s more. Funfetti. Why? Because this was a hard year. It just was. And if Funfetti anything doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will! Now, name me one baking item that basically hired a…

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  • Lime Cranberry Blondies

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    Can a dessert be sweet, tart, chewy, and refreshing all at the same time? I’m here to tell you – it can! These lime cranberry blondies are sooo good, I nearly finished them all myself! The blondie is the perfectly chewy texture, with sweet little bites of white chocolate chips. Then you have the dried cranberries, which add that tartness and pops of red color. Finished off with some lime, and you have a surprisingly refreshing blondie that’s hard to put down! So since it’s the week between the Holidays and New Years, and we’re neither here nor there –…

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  • Dark Chocolate Brownie Kiss Cookies

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    Still in need of some Christmas cookies? Then these Dark Chocolate Brownie Kiss Cookies are your new best friends! They don’t take any extra chilling time, and can be done in about15 minutes! These are for my dark chocolate lovers, as the brownie cookies are made with 85% dark chocolate, and the kisses are also dark chocolate! Bake them for the Holidays or anytime you need a serious chocolate fix!  What You’ll Need. . . Unsalted Butter dark chocolate granulated sugar brown sugar eggs vanilla extract flour cocoa powder kosher salt baking powder dark chocolate kisses In a microwave safe…

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  • Peppermint Cranberry Rugelach Cookies

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    Do you love rugelach cookies? Do you also love the Holiday flavors of Cranberry and Peppermint? If the answer is yes, then boy do I have the dessert for you! These are buttery, these are flaky, and they have the perfect Holiday kick in the homemade Cranberry Peppermint Jam.  What You’ll Need. . . Flour Salt Butter Cream Cheese Sugar Vanilla Cranberries Water Brown Sugar Orange Peppermint Extract 1 egg + water Turbinado Sugar Candy Canes   First you’ll prep the dough. It only takes a few minutes, so I usually make this the night before and just have it…

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  • Mini Jelly Donuts (Sufganiyot)

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    Soft and pillowy on the inside, and deep fried to perfection, these doughnuts are filled with strawberry jam, and just small enough that you can have seconds or thirds without feeling guilty! If you’re ready to take a break from Christmas cookie baking, you won’t regret making these traditional Hanukkah doughnuts.   What You’ll Need. . .  Yeast Milk Sugar Butter Lemon Zest Egg Salt Vanilla Extract Brandy Flour Strawberry Jelly (or filling of your choice, I offer more suggestions below) Vegetable Oil Powdered Sugar   First you’ll want to microwave your milk for about 30-40 seconds. Next pour the milk…

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  • Cranberry-Pear Pie with a Cinnamon Spice Crust

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    It’s almost Thanksgiving! I looove a great apple pie, and a fantastic pumpkin pie – the classics. But if you’re ready for something a little bit different, but equally amazing – try this recipe for cranberry and pear pie. It’s made with a special cinnamon spiced crust, to give it that extra wonderful Fall feeling in every bite. Cranberry adds a great tart flavor, which is balanced perfectly by sweet pears.   What You’ll Need. . .  Flour granulated sugar salt cinnamon nutmeg ginger cloves butter vegetable shortening cold water turbinado sugar egg wash For the Filling. . .  cranberries…

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