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Mint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

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"We're MINT to be, you and I", he said to me.  "I've waited my whole life to meet a baker like you.  I know that together with that boxy fellow right over there, you and I will create beautiful and magical memories for all who come across our paths." He was right.  He, of course Continue Reading...

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Creamsicles!

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Oh summer! How I love thee! Kids outside playing. Pool is filled up. (Who cares if it's just a kiddie pool? Don't judge me.) Baseball is happening. (Course, isn't always baseball happening? I mean, they start in March and go to October...what other sport does that?!) A lot of good is to be had during summer.

One thing that is REALLY good to do in the summer is to make homemade creamsicles. (Course, it's really good any time of the year. Again, don't judge me.) Now, I don't know if there's an official definition of what goes into a creamsicle versus a popsicle. But, to my little ol' noggin, a creamsicle is ice cream based and a popsicle isn't. So that's why I'm calling these creamsicles. Whatever you call it, I love them! Read More...

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valentinesdaym&mcookies

M&Ms.  Who doesn't love them?  They're great for snacking on.  They're great for rewarding potty training toddlers.  They're great for handing out at Halloween.  They're great for putting in Easter Eggs, Christmas stockings and as a topper on birthday presents.  And we all know that "M&Ms melt in your mouth, not in your hand."  Who Continue Reading...

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Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Swirl

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Pumpkin is commonly associated with the season of Fall, right?  As well it should be because that's when pumpkins start showing up everywhere.  In lattes, in breads, in donuts, on porch steps, everywhere!  But pumpkin doesn't always have to be eaten in just the Fall.  I was looking in my pantry the other day, spied a random can of pumpkin filling, remembered the cream cheese that I had in the fridge and I knew that pumpkin muffins are perfect even for January!

Now I love it with the cream cheese layer, but that's actually optional. You can skip that step and then you'll have just pumpkin muffins.  Still wonderful in their own right.  The cream cheese does add an extra oomph!  But it does add some complexity.  And if today is a day you just need simple, skip it.  It'll make a little fewer muffins, but that's A-OK!  You'll always have my permission to simplify things in the kitchen. Read More...

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