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Foods for the Soul
Pumpkin Cowboy Cookies

Nov 13, 2016
Pumpkin Cowboy Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies full of pecans, coconut & chocolate chips. Sweet, absolutely irresistible & completely guilt-free!     Throughout my childhood, and even up until a few years ago, my mom’s parents flew out from Arizona to visit us at least once each year. They almost always came in...

Crazy for Crust
Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie

Nov 13, 2016
Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie

Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Pie has an Oreo crust, a salted caramel pecan layer, and a thick chocolate ganache layer topped with sea salt! This pie is the epitome of decadence! You guys, my life is weird. Last Monday I flew to Nashville for dinner. Who does that? (Apparently, I do.) The time change...

Foods for the Soul
Sunday Spotlight

Nov 12, 2016
Sunday Spotlight

  I joined Snapchat shortly before I flew to Chicago for this food blogging conference last fall, and I started following Kristen from Dine and Dish about a week before my trip. I immediately fell in love with her weekday “Coffee Talk” snaps, and whenever I replied to what she shared, she quickly typed out a response...

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Crazy for Crust
Next Door Chef Nashville

Nov 11, 2016
Next Door Chef Nashville

This past Monday I flew to Nashville for dinner. Yep, you read that right. I flew across the country for dinner…and then my flight in Dallas was delayed two hours and I missed most of the event. (I know, right? Who knew a little rain could cause so many issues?) I was so honored and...

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Foods for the Soul
Baked Spicy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

Nov 10, 2016
Baked Spicy Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

A 4-ingredient recipe for homemade sweet potato fries sprinkled with an irresistible spice blend. So easy, completely guilt-free & my all-time favorite fries!     This past September, one of my best friends, my mom, and I drove into the city on a Saturday evening to watch the St. Louis Cardinals play the San...

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An Introduction to Sicilian Wines

Nov 10, 2016
An Introduction to Sicilian Wines

Thanks to a Twitter tasting sponsored by Wines of Sicily, I was introduced to some wines I had never tried before and some varietals of which I had never heard. I also learned a little bit more about how wines are labeled in Sicily, and that there are nearly 50 native grape varietals unique...

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Baked Bree
Pecan Pie Cookies

Nov 10, 2016
Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies are a fun take on the traditional Thanksgiving pie we all know and love. A lemony cookie base topped with a pecan praline.  It’s no secret that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love everything about it. It’s in the fall, my favorite season. There isn’t the pressure that I feel...

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Crazy for Crust
Rice Krispies Treats Easy Apple Pies

Nov 10, 2016
Rice Krispies Treats Easy Apple Pies

Rice Krispies Treats Easy Apple Pie – only 3 ingredients! Use krispies treats for the crust and apple pie filling to make an EASY apple pie recipe! Can somebody tell me how it’s November already? How there is only a month until Thanksgiving and less than two months until Christmas and then OMG it’s...

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Sweet Baked Life
Bailey’s Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake

Nov 9, 2016
Bailey’s Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake

Take a break from the craziness of the day and whip up this creamy, dreamy Bailey’s Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake! I’m all about having something quick to make and satisfyingly delicious to nosh on when life seems to get a … Continue reading

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Foods for the Soul
Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies

Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery thumbprint cookies with a sweet filling that tastes exactly like pecan pie! Perfect for Thanksgiving & secretly guilt-free with just 50 calories!     During the four weeks leading up to Thanksgiving last year, I tested my recipe for the ultimate healthy pumpkin pie countless times, tweaking ingredients and instructions and baking times until...

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