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Dessert Recipes

Guest Post on Gingerbread Bagels-Ginger Nutella Brownies!

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Oh goodness, just looking at this Ginger Nutella Brownie is making me get dizzy! I am so excited about my guest post on my sweet and talented friend Lindsey’s blog Gingerbread Bagels!!
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mini Bites

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“Let’s get ready to rumble!” It was the second game of the basketball season for my daughter and her team yesterday. The court is darkened and the disco light is spinning above. The girls are lined up ready to run out to the middle of the court.
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A Peaceful Sunday

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We had a relaxing weekend. Thankfully, everyone is healthy. No colds or other viruses. We had a basketball game yesterday.
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No Need to Knead Bread!

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Convenience is wonderful. You could get a decent loaf of fresh bread in my town. Decent sometimes just does not cut it. Occasionally, I crave some really good bread. This is a recipe for really GREAT bread.
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One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

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Frivolous and self-indulgent. Tease me with your colorful sprinkles on top of your luscious chocolate frosting. Hidden underneath your thick and buttery topping, I find your moist and delicate cupcake.
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Winter Mini Apple-Cranberry Crumble

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People that hoard things fascinate me. I wonder how they could live with the excessive amount of whatever it is they are hoarding: dogs, rats, newspapers, shoes, and maybe handbags.
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Michel Rostang’s Double Chocolate Torte–French Fridays with Dorie

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I chose a great week to participate again in French Fridays with Dorie. When I saw the group was doing Michel Rostang’s Double Chocolate Torte,  I just couldn’t stop myself from trying the recipe!
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Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Hard Sauce

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There is nothing like coming home from a hard day of school to a slice of Gingerbread Cake. Even better is a slice of Gingerbread Cake with a dollop of Lemon Hard Sauce. Winking smileAnd maybe a hot cup of tea.
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The Winner of the Chobani Greek Yogurt Giveaway!

Thank you all so much for entering the Chobani Greek Yogurt Giveaway! I really enjoyed incorporating Chobani Greek Yogurt in another fabulous recipe! Thank you again for all the wonderful comments:)
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Totally Rad Texas Sheet Cake and a Chobani Giveaway!

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Y’all…it’s time to get busy baking Southern style! I’ve told you before, I don’t really say y’all when I talk. But I LOVE to type it. It’s just so cute…and Southern! And I do live in South Florida. Even though I don’t think Florida is considered a part of the South.
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Decadent Brownie Yogurt Pie and a Little New York City

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I have been a bad girl. A bad, bad girl. These last three days I have eaten my way through New York City. I feel like I need to do a cleansing week of just raw vegetables and lots of juices.
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Big Apple!


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We are going out of town! We have been planning this trip to NYC for quite a few years now. We weren’t sure until the last minute if we could go to the crazy snow in New York recently. I called my cousin Frankie in Brooklyn yesterday.

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Gooey Sticky Cinnamon Buns

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It's a good thing I don’t eat like this every day! This could seriously wreck all your resolutions and wreak havoc on your life. I am not making any promises of low-fat.
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Persimmon Crumb White Chocolate Bread

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I am goof. I have mentioned this before. Sometimes I am serious, and sometimes I am a little silly. My forte’ used to be imitating my friends' voices. Especially my foreign friends. I always would get asked to pretend to be one of them and crank call people. For example, a guy they had a thing for.
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Zuppa di Fagioli e Crostini di Formaggio [Italian Bean Soup and Cheesy Garlic Crostini]

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Good soup is good for the soul. I am not a vegetarian by any means, but every once in a while, my body craves lots of greens. And beans! A good chunk of Italian bread. Maybe having that bread smothered with olive oil, garlic, and two cheeses. That also will alleviate my craving! A gorgeous chunk of organic kale. That could really excite me!
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The BEST Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies


When you title a recipe The BEST…you are setting yourself up for criticism. Everyone interprets a recipe differently. What I think is The BEST, you may think is utter rubbish. This is not rubbish, and this is not a joke.
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