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It's been years since I've made cupcakes! They used to be a staple in our house, with new cupcakes coming out of our kitchen almost weekly. But I don't have many cupcake lovers in my life anymore. However these ones were calling my name with their coffee flavor, sweetened condensed milk surprise inside and the swiss meringue buttercream. Sign me up!     Recipe taken from Tastemade. Click HERE to make them yourself! Add new comment...

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I've made soft pretzels several times and loved them. But the rolling and twisting is definitely a bit time consuming. So when this pretzel bread popped up in my Pinterest feed I was intrigued. All of the taste with a lot less work? This one delivers and I couldn't decide which is better - the actual pretzel or this bread. So next time you're making a bowl of hearty soup, try this out on the side!     For the recipe from Joy Food Sunshine click HERE.   Add new comment...

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Do you remember these? I do. So I pulled out the recipe when I was asked to make a dessert for our beach trip with students. I knew it was a bit ambitious to make 55 of these bad boys, with all of the layers and extra rolling but it felt worth it! I did opt to skip the graham cracker layer because it gets so bulky and because it felt unneccessary. So much less important than the marshmallow and CHOCOLATE, amIright?   Worth the extra effort, these ginormo cookies look so beautiful and entici...

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I dodn't have high expectations these little biscuits but I should have! I pulled them from the oven just a bit underdone and gooey and then soaked them in the sweet glaze. Hot and steaming, with bursting berries, these were quite the Saturday morning treat!     Thanks LaLa Delicious! Click HERE for the recipe.  Add new comment...

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It's become a tradition that I make the cake for Christine's birthday. Of course I love this tradition because I get to try out something new every year! One of the challenges is that Christine doesn't like buttercream frosting. It's too sweet and sugary and buttery for her.  I nailed it this year with her favorite cake yet. The frosting is mostly mascarpone and that delectable chocolate crunch is only faintly sweet. This cake is all about being decadent and flavor-centric without killing y...

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You guys! Cinnamon rolls are in my top three treats in life! I LOVE them! So many memories of Sunday mornings with my mom bring a plate to the table or standing on a stool next to Salome, someone who helped at our house, where she let me punch the dough down between rises.   I've tried countless recipes and of course we always scarf them down but I think I finally found the perfect dough recipe for me ... at least for Quito! The layers stay thick but oh so soft and it's the perfect amount o...

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You guys!! It's been awhile. A loooong while since you've seen a food posting from me. I still bake and cook just as many treats as always but between ballet, homework, night practices and a quickly setting sun it's rare for me to take any photos. These cookies, though, were too cute to not snap a quick shot of so here you have them if you want to try them!   Recipe from Together As Family. Click HERE to find the recipe.   Add new comment...

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Pillows of Fall goodness, these pie bombs both in pumpkin and caramel apple form were the standout dessert of my Fall!       Look them up on Pinterest ... they're worth it! Add new comment...

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Can I tell you one of the best parts about pull-apart breads? There is no portion size! You can't tell if you've eaten one roll, two or 6. (Okay maybe that's the best and worst thing about them). They are addictive and you just. keep. pulling. at. them.  This one is so endearingly fall. Gooey and sweetly spicy and just what you need when three RCs come over to to cuddle in blankets on your couch.     Taken from Will Cook for Smiles. Click HERE. *Please note that I made my own swee...

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In Summer I adore fresh berries and a perfect use for them is in strawberry almond scones and blackberry scones. In Winter a white chocolate mocha scone can really hit the spot. It's indulgent, comfort food. In Spring a campfire scone can warm you up when there is still a chill in the air. But Fall just might be my favorite time of year for scones. I recommend oatmeal crunch scones with maple glaze, pumpkin pecan scones or maple pecan scones.  A new Fall favorite? These Apple Pie Scone...

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