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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in All, Baked Goods, Desserts | 23 comments

Chewy chocolate brownies layered with peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough and frosted with a chocolate peanut butter ganache. Triple chocolate delight!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

I have a new dessert today to share with you today. It’s so good that you may race to the store just so you can make these for the kids today. (Or yourself. Go ahead, I won’t judge. Promise.)  And frankly, I’m not quite sure why it has taken me so long to put this combination together. It’s no secret that I love have an obsession for chocolate and peanut butter. Really it’s a combination that you can’t go wrong with. Ever. Let me introduce you to my new best friend: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies. You are going to love her. I mean, how can you not?

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Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in All, Baked Goods, Breakfast | 32 comments

These Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins are the perfect combination of sweet and tart and are finished with an irresistible crunchy sugar topping. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Now my baby days are long over, but nothing gets me more excited than a new little baby that I can cuddle with to get my baby fix. Counting all of those little fingers and toes? Adorable! And the little rolls around the ankles and wrists? I die. (Somehow so much cuter on a little baby than me.)

I remember when Greta was born. There’s really nothing like having a little baby girl. Before you know it, your house is inundated with all things pink. Our friend Stephanie from Girl Versus Dough is expecting her first baby (a girl!) in May, and we were tickled to be invited to create a recipe for her virtual baby shower. And since it is now officially spring and the start of rhubarb season, I combined two of my loves (babies and rhubarb) in these Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Steph’s beautiful pink bundle of joy!

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Deviled Eggs with Capers and Shallots

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in All, Appetizers | 14 comments

These Deviled Eggs with Capers and Shallots are a subtle twist on the average recipe and are perfect for Easter brunch.

Deviled Eggs with Capers and Shallots

Are there any other deviled egg lovers out there? I absolutely love them and don’t make them nearly as often as I should. Partly because I’m an egg lover and the hard-boiled ones never last long enough to actually turn them into deviled eggs (Hello, egg salad!) and partly because they seem kind of fussy when no one else in my family eats them. But my kids love to dye Easter Eggs, so it’s an ideal time to make deviled eggs. I mean, c’mon; what else are you going to do with 2 dozen perfect hard-boiled eggs?? This year I’m making them a little extra fancy, just because I can. Say hello to Deviled Eggs with Capers and Shallots.

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Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream (and an OXO and $100 Visa gift card giveaway!)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in All, Main Dishes | 16 comments

Easy, flavor-packed Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream that can be on the table in 30 minutes.

Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Tacos are a family favorite in our house, and I know that any variation I make on them is usually a pretty easy sell. So when OXO asked us to participate in the #ShrimpShowdown with The Shrimp Council and Eastern Fish Company, I knew immediately that I wanted to share these Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Cream with you. Shrimp, tortillas, corn, cilantro and chipotle cream…all my favorites wrapped up in a flour tortilla. Yes, please!

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Elderflower Martini

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in All, Drinks | 4 comments

Elderflower Martini

You know we love our cocktails, right? We have some great ones on here, like the Ginger Pear Martini and the Raspberry Paloma. But I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this Elderflower Martini with you. We tried to come up with a witty name, because this drink is so out-of-this-world tasty, but we just couldn’t come up with something that aptly described it. Elderflower? What the heck is that?

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