Caramel Swirl Fudge Nut Brownies

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Rich. Smooth. Chocolate chip fudge brownie. Layered with crunchy walnuts and swirled in creamy homemade caramel.... O ya, and then topped in another solid layer of gooey delicious caramel... These are serious brownies. For not so serious bakers (these are super simple!). Don't let the homemade caramel scare you off. I've always shied away from making homemade caramel. It's such a touchy little candy. You have to break out the candy thermometer (I found mine all dusty and shoved in the  back … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Whoopie Pies with Fudgy Frosting

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I am obsessed with Pinterst. Its horrible. Between Facebook, Pinterest, and blogging my butt has been glued to my desk chair for way longer than Michelle Obama's new Healthy Living Campaign would approve of. But I eat my vegetables....? I love daydreaming about my next recipe by scrolling through the hundreds and hundreds of delicious looking goodies people have pinned. You can gain at least 5 lbs just by looking at some of the yummy desserts people have created. First I found the most … [Read more...]

Quick Mini Pizza Appetizers with Arugula, Peppers, and Prosciutto

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Happy 2012! Well... almost. Can you believe its already been another year? I keep accidentally typing 2010 for some reason. I'm a little behind. I literally almost sent out a resume yesterday that said December 2010. And the first line under my 'skill' section says "detail oriented..." I'm excited for New Years Eve though! As a kid we'd always work it up and make NYE into a huge deal. We'd all sneak like a half of beer from our parents, buy some cheap party hats... and then realize that … [Read more...]

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

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If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring three things with me I would choose Ryan Gosling, sun tan lotion, and these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sandwich cookies. Actually I might just scratch the first two and only bring my sandwich cookies. Then I wouldn't have to share. One of my favorite Christmas cookies my mom and I bake every year is this classic chewy peanut butter cookie with a hershey's kiss on top. You all know this one, right? It's on the back of the … [Read more...]

Farm Stand Buttermilk Doughnuts

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Please meet the chocolate doughnut.... Hot, fresh, cakey, crunchy... smothered in chocolatey goodness..... And the cinnamon sugar doughnut... rolled and dunked in sweet sugar and spicy cinnamon.. Or how about the classic white iced doughnut? Dipped in smooth white icing and sprinkled in sparkling sugar. Are you drooling yet? I've got one hand in the container with all the doughnuts I just made and the other on the keyboard. My keyboard's a mess. This was my first go at … [Read more...]