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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in All, Baked Goods, Desserts | 25 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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Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins with Lime Glaze

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in All, Baked Goods | 10 comments

These tropical Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins are topped with a sweet and tangy lime glaze.

Coconut Banana Mini Muffins with Lime Glaze

Can you ever have enough banana bread recipes? Bananas are just gold in my house. My kids looooove them, so really anything I make with one of their favorite fruits is a winner here. We’ve made this banana bread recipe with a tropical twist for years, but I usually make it in loaf form. Today I wanted to shake it up, and these Coconut Banana Bread Mini Muffins with Lime Glaze were born. 

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Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in All, Baked Goods, Desserts | 7 comments

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

It seems like all across the United States winter has been unusually tough on us. But good things are happening this weekend. It’s going to be 40 tomorrow, and we spring ahead! (Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead an hour before bed tonight.) So to celebrate the idea of spring making an appearance, I made you some Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars. Because nothing says spring to me quite like the flavor of a lemon dessert. Plus, if we eat like spring is coming, the snow will melt, right?

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Beer Bread

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in All, Baked Goods | 8 comments

Beer Bread

Crazy simple recipe alert. 

Baking doesn’t get much easier than this, folks. Measure, sift, pour, stir and bake. Done. But your reward for such little effort is this amazingly delicious Beer Bread. Yes, that’s right; bread made from beer. Who knew?

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Scones

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in All, Baked Goods | 19 comments

Dark Chocolate Cherry Scones

Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, please! 

I fully admit that I went a little overboard with these Dark Chocolate Cherry Scones. I mean, a full cup of chocolate AND a full cup of dried cherries?!?! Wow. One could argue that they are more like a dessert scone than a breakfast biscuit, but I say there that is no better excuse than Valentine’s Day serve up this indulgence. 

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