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Samoas Truffles

Samoas Truffles

After Thin Mints, Samoas (they’re actually called Caramel deLites here now, but I’m so used to saying Samoas!) are my favorite flavor of Girl Scouts cookie. After I made these Thin Mints S’mores Cupcakes, I wanted to honor this slightly less popular, but still awesome cookie. Last year, I made Samoas Macaroons, which were inspired by...

52 Kitchen Adventures
Thin Mints S’mores Cupcakes

Thin Mints S’mores Cupcakes

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaar…no, it’s not Christmas – it’s Girl Scouts cookie season! Like most people, I can’t resist a box of Thin Mints. And there’s only one thing better than a plain Thin Mint: a Thin Mints s’more. It’s one of those desserts that’s so simple to make yet...

Crazy for Crust
S’mores Blondies

Mar 15, 2015
S’mores Blondies

Some days you just want an ooey, gooey s’more. Today? Is one of those days. On the ooey, gooey, chewy front, we had something BIG happen last week. Big! Huge! Jordan got her braces off!!!! (You can see her pretty smile here.) She’s had her braces for about 2 1/2 years. (She’s 10, if...

Crazy for Crust
Mini Magic Bar Pies

Mar 14, 2015
Mini Magic Bar Pies

Magic bars are my jam. Today I’m turning the seven layer bar into something even better…a Mini Magic Bar PIE! GUESS WHAT TODAY IS????? Come on…if you read this blog you might already know. #mathnerd Did my posts this week tip you off? First, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cream Pie. Then Lemon Meringue Pie Bars....

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Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Milkshake Protein Smoothie

Mar 13, 2015
Chocolate Milkshake Protein Smoothie

A thick & creamy chocolate milkshake that’s healthy enough for breakfast! Just 5 ingredients & no protein powder necessary!     During my early middle school years, my mom drove my younger brother and me to a college about 30 minutes away to watch weekend basketball games. With our ages, we qualified for the...

Baked Bree
Snow Day Boredom Busters

Mar 12, 2015
Snow Day Boredom Busters

We’ve had a lot of snow around these parts. (And expecting some more this weekend.) And that means lots of days off of school. We had a full week off and then a day here and there for another couple of weeks. The first few days we were fine to be lazy and watch...

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Cavegrrl
TAPAS Tempranillo Tasting is April 26, 2015 at the Presidio, San Francisco!

Mar 12, 2015
TAPAS Tempranillo Tasting is April 26, 2015 at the Presidio, San Francisco!

If you like wine at all (especially wines made in a Spanish style), don’t miss this event: TAPAS is pleased to announce the most extensive tasting of domestically produced Tempranillos and other Iberian varietal wines. Join nearly 40 TAPAS member vintners for the 8th annual Grand Wine Tasting held at the Golden Gate Club at...

Finding Our Way Now
Garlic Olives For A Busy Cook: #Recipe

I love olives in just about any form, and these garlic olives couldn’t be simpler. Even though I’ve posted this before, I thought it would be fun to showcase this recipe again. It always happens like this, we are expecting a great deal of company at different points in time. When this happens, I like to make...

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Crazy for Crust
Coconut Banana Cream Pie

Mar 12, 2015
Coconut Banana Cream Pie

Sometimes I can’t decide what kind of pie to make. For hours I’ll go back and forth: Coconut Cream Pie? Banana Cream Pie? Which one should I make?? Those sessions are usually accompanied by Facebook pleas and nail biting. Then I just decide to do both…all in one. That’s when I come up with...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies

Mar 11, 2015
Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies

A chocoholic’s dream! Fudgy brownies stuffed with Oreo chunks and even more pressed on top. You won’t miss the calories in these rich yet lightened-up treats!     Every May and September, my dad and his friends spend a week backpacking through the wilderness: Utah in the spring, California in the fall. Their trips...

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