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Dark Chocolate Mint Creme Cake

Tender chocolate cake filled with a bittersweet chocolate ganache, mint creme filling,
and then frosted with a Hammonds Mint Chocolate candy bar frosting.

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Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

My Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes were quite the hit.
They taste just like a milkshake.
I whipped the frosting really well to make it light and fluffy.
The frosting is made with strawberry milk, giving them that perfect strawberry flavor.

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Lemonade Cupcakes

Tender white cake with a hint of lemon.
Frosted with lemonade frosting and topped with candied lemons.
Indulgent, delicious, refreshing these cupcakes will be perfect for bbqs or summer “lemonade” stands.
There is half a cup of lemonade in the frosting and a touch of zest for some zing.

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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin cupcake filled with a caramel core, and then frosted with a salted caramel cream cheese frosting.
These cupcakes are decadent.
The caramel is the perfect consistency.

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Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Tender chocolate peppermint cupcake with a luxurious chocolate frosting, drizzled with chocolate and topped with some crushed candy canes.

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Scotchmallow Cake

The great thing about this recipe, is it can be used with the chocolate or the marshmallow frosting on the outside,
which makes it easier to decorate if you want to do a specific design.
Chocolate cake, caramel filling, marshmallow frosting, chocolate ganache.
This cake is amazingly delicious.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread the most heavenly aroma coming from my house.
Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, and milk chocolate coming from the oven.
I love pumpkin bread so much I have two different recipes depending on my mood.
This version is dense, moist, and well spiced.
The chocolate melts slightly into the bread leaving little pockets of chocolate.

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Vanilla French Macarons

Light, crisp, chewy, vanilla macarons.
This is a great basic macaron recipe.

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Vanilla Bean Unicorn Sugar Cookies

Soft vanilla bean sugar cookies.
Frosted with vanilla bean frosting that melts in your mouth.
These sugar cookies remind me of a Granny Bs sugar cookie.
I used a star tip for the mane and a 1 for the eyes and horn.

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Chocolate Brown Sugar Cupcakes

Chocolate cake dipped in chocolate ganache, frosted with a caramel brown sugar frosting and topped with a chips ahoy cookie.
These cupcakes are so delicious, the brown sugar frosting is tasted like caramel and has a texture like silky cookie dough.
This recipe is a dressed up version of Magnolia Bakery’s Devils Food cupcakes with Caramel frosting.

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Pina Colada Cupcakes

Soft vanilla cake infused with flavors of coconut, pineapple, and rum.
Topped with toasted coconut and a delicious pineapple coconut frosting.
These cupcakes are full of flavor and they taste just like I’m on vacation.

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Fireworks White Chocolate Popcorn

This chocolate popcorn has a special pop! It’s sprinkled with pop rocks! White Chocolate popcorn drizzled with red and blue candy melts, sprinkled with star sprinkles and strawberry pop rocks.
The popcorn is creamy with a slight crunch from my star sprinkles, and then your mouth starts to pop.
It’s like a firework show inside your mouth😜

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Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream

Fudgy, smooth chocolate ice cream with chunks of Oreo.
This recipe has deep rich chocolate flavor, and it’s super fun to make at home.
It reminds me of Chocolate, Chocolate Cookie ice cream that Ben and Jerry’s discontinued.

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The Best BBQ Ribs

I have been told by many that these are the best ribs they have ever had.
The slow cooker makes them moist and tender, and finishing them on the grill gives them a smokey charred flavor.

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Chocolate Oreo Mint
Ice Cream Cake

This cake is a mint chocolate dream.
Chocolate cake filled with Ben and Jerry’s mint chocolate cookie ice cream, chocolate ganache, and mint Oreos.
Then frosted with a chocolate mint buttercream.

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Freshly squeezed lemonade

There is nothing better than freshly squeezed, ice cold lemonade on a summer day.
This lemonade is refreshing and not overly sweet.

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Peanut Butter Truffles

Smooth, thick peanut butter goodness drizzled with chocolate.
These taste just like the center of peanut butter M&M’s.
I’ve made them in pops, and then this quickie version for movie night.
I wanted to get a photo of their centers but they keep disappearing too quick.

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

This cheesy, sweet, tangy, smoky dream makes a great dinner.
It has chewy, crisp crust topped with BBQ pizza sauce, bbq chicken, is loaded with colby jack cheese,
sweet peppers, red onion, and scattered with green onions for a bite of freshness.
Be sure to use a quality bbq sauce that you enjoy.

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Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft, chewy, chocolatey cookies dotted with chewy snickers bars.
My family said they especially loved the chocolate gooeyness of these cookies.
They are big, I used a ¼ cup to scoop them out cause you gotta have more than one snickers per cookie right?
These are chock full of them.
They really are to die for.

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Easter Egg Challah Bread

Rich, buttery, tender challah, embedded with colored boiled eggs, glazed with a light sweet glaze and sprinkles.
This bread is everything you need for Easter breakfast.
So beautiful, and delicious-also not overly sweet.

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Malted Robin Egg Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cadbury cake covered with crushed malted robin egg frosting and topped with a chocolate drip.
This cake has two Cadbury chocolate bars melted into it to give it that Easter candy taste.

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Irish Cream Cake

Tender Irish cream cake layers frosted with silky Irish cream frosting.
This cake is moist and flavorful with hints of hazelnut and almond.
The flavor of Irish cream is entirely unique if you have never tried it before.
I’m definitely a sucker for the flavor.
This is a kid friendly cake made with Irish cream flavored syrup and extract.

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Levain Copycat Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are amazing.
I found this recipe on the blog "Cookie Madness".
They are slightly gooey and chewy, with all that melty chocolate, and they have a beautiful crust.
They are also huge.
I have been studying these recipes and this one is legitimate.
It uses bread flour which is known for giving that chewy texture to baked goods.

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White Bread

This basic white bread recipe makes two amazingly delicious loaves of bread that are heaven warm from the oven.
I would recommend reading my bread making tips if you are a beginner before starting and also watching the tutorial at the bottom.

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White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosted Red Velvet Cake

This cake is amazingly delicious.
It has an intense white chocolate cream cheese flavor, velvety cake with that hint of chocolate, and the frosting makes it amazing.
I could literally eat a whole bowl of this frosting.
And don’t forget the white chocolate because it seriously makes it.

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Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Cupcakes

These cupcakes are the best chocolate cupcakes I have ever eaten.
Moist tender chocolate cake topped with a fudgy ganache frosting.
The frosting will take some time to set up so I recommend making it the night before you plan to bake your cupcakes.

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Monte Cristo Sandwich

This meal is perfect for those busy holiday nights.
When you’ve been having fun in the kitchen, or about to go out to see lights.
A ham and swiss sandwich lightly dipped in egg batter and cooked on the griddle.
It is cheesy, salty and sweet, the perfect balance.
I serve these for lunch or dinner with a side of fruit or salad, and my kids always love it because it’s dusted in powdered sugar.

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Deep Dish Lasagna

This is not your average lasagna.
It is cheesy and filled with cottage cheese and sausage adding to the flavor of the dish.
Its easy to throw together with no boil noodles in a single stack and freezes well.

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Italian Parmesan Pull Apart Rolls

Fluffy, herbed, cheesy rolls.
These go perfectly with all of your Italian dishes or soups.
And they are super easy! These are doctored dressed up Rhodes rolls.
I love making homemade rolls, but there are times that you simply don’t have the time.
This is how I turn my Rhodes into a buttery garlic bread version.

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Red Shredded Beef Enchiladas

These shredded beef and pinto bean enchiladas are smothered in a red sauce and topped with melted cheese.
They are delicious and just like the enchiladas you could expect from a restraunt.
These take a little bit more time with the beef needing to be slow cooked.
I made these with my pressure cooker and the meat cooked in an hour,
but you can also make the meat in the crock pot and then throw them together right before dinner.

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Minestrone Soup

Warm, hearty, full of veggie goodness, and with just enough pasta.
I top it with a sprinkle of Parmesan and serve it with a side of bread.
Nothing felt better after a long party filled week than sitting down to a bowl of this healthy soup with my family and feeling a bit of normalcy.
This soup has been a regular meal at our house in the winter for the past ten years and is my personal favorite.

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Eggnog Cheesecake

Thick, smooth, creamy, cheesecake flavored with eggnog and some rum extract.
I decorated this one with a white chocolate ganache drip and a frosting wreath.
I love making cheesecake for my Christmas/Christmas Eve dinners because it’s quick, amazingly delicious, and ages two days in the fridge to intensify the cheese flavor.
Meaning that I can relax with my family.

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Peppermint Bark New York Cheesecake

Creamy peppermint cheesecake with chunks of peppermint bark.
This cheesecake is chock full of peppermint bark and sooo delicious.

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Dark Chocolate Orange Cake

Tender, rich dark chocolate orange cake layers, filled with orange curd, and covered with a rich silky dark chocolate ganache.
This cake is decadent, rich, and sophisticated.
It is the classier version of the dark chocolate orange.
Although there is an entire chocolate orange and a half baked into it’s layers.

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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread

Buttery rich melt in your mouth shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate.
These are my favorite Christmas cookies and I make them with my kids every year.
I always cut them out to look like gingerbread men.
I’m the official chocolate dipper and my kids love adding the eyes and M&M buttons.
It’s always fun to have my kids with me in the kitchen.

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Mint Fudge

My neighbors told me this was the best fudge they had ever tasted.
Smooth, chocolate mint, melt in your mouth fudge.
This recipe and tutorial for you today will make fudge just as good as any boutique.
The best part is that this is easy! Just dump the ingredients in and boil to 234℉

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Salted Caramels

Rich buttery caramels.
These are so fun to make and even more fun to eat.
One batch will make you a lot of caramels.
I usually make these and add them to my treat plates.
You could even put them in a bag with a ribbon on it for the perfect neighbor gift.

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Hasselback Cheddar Tots

These are really simple to make.
They are salty and sweet.
I usually make them last minute.

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Tuscan Chicken Purses

Flaky phyllo pastry filled with a sun dried tomato basil chicken.
These are soooo delicious, and will surely impress your guests.
Today we are kicking off party week on the blog with my favorite hors devour.
This week I’m going to be featuring my favorite party recipes and talking about how to throw a great party and be a good hostess.
I’ve got quite a few tips on how to prep ahead, how much food to serve, and the perfect menu plan.

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Savory, buttery, cheesy, these stuffed mushrooms are amazing.
And let me just tell you I have converted many a mushroom hater with this recipe, and wowed many a mushroom lover.
These are delicious, rich little bites filled with shallots and gruyere that can be prepped ahead of time to add ease to your party preparations.

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Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

These are so addicting.
Crunchy bacon wrapped around a water chestnut with brown sugar glaze.
These are always the first thing to be eaten at my parties.
They are delightful little crunchy bites that are salty and sweet.
And they are so easy to make.

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Prosciutto Wrapped Pears

These are really simple to make.
They are salty and sweet.
I usually make them last minute.

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White Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcake

Moist molasses spiced cake dipped in white chocolate and frosted with a silky cream cheese frosting.

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Tender white chocolate peppermint layers frosted with white chocolate peppermint cream cheese frosting and filled with crushed peppermints.
This cake is made with a doctored cake mix.
Which is perfect for when you are short on time, or if you are making a cake for the first time.
If this is the case you can refer to my youtube cake decorating tutorials for help.

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Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcake dipped in toffee and frosted with a silky toffee frosting.

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Butter Sage Turkey

Buttery herbed turkey, this turkey was juicy and very aromatic.
It is filled and covered with a fresh sage butter.
When I pulled it out of my roaster it was perfectly brown and falling off the bone.
I prepped mine the night before and got up early to just stick it in the roaster for Thanksgiving.
Make sure that you completely defrost your turkey.
My 20 lb frozen turkey took 5 days to fully defrost in the fridge.

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Peppermint Dream Cake

This cake is a chocolate peppermint dream.
Layered with two different kinds of peppermint chocolate for the frostings it really does taste like peppermint bark.
Tender chocolate cake with a hint of peppermint, filled with peppermint chocolate ganache frosting, white chocolate peppermint cream cheese frosting, and peppermints.
The cake is then frosted in the chocolate peppermint ganache, put in the freezer to set the ganache and then frosted with a white chocolate cream cheese frosting.
Crushed peppermint is pressed along the side of the cake, giving it a peppermint crusted layer on the outside.

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Eggnog Snowman French Macarons

These snowmen are cute and delicious!
They are sweet, crispy, chewy and taste just like egg nog.
This is definitely a fun project that requires careful attention and cannot be rushed.
These macarons are very simple and easy to make but you need to pay attention to the details.
The results will be not only adorable but delicious and rewarding.
I would recommend reading the basic macaron tips before starting that can be found at the bottom of the page.

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Chocolate Pecan Pie

This pie is addicting.
It tastes like a toasted nut pecan pie candy bar.
I served it at my ladies pie night
and told them I would be posting the recipe this week.
It wasn’t 24 hours before I had
multiple requests for this pie to be shared next.
I always warn my guests to eat this
pie last if they are eating more than one,
because it’s richness will dominate
your palate and spoil any other pies for you.

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