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Hazelnut Caramel Apple Nachos

Aug 27, 2014
Hazelnut Caramel Apple Nachos

It’s almost September which means it’s APPLE time! I absolutely cannot get enough of desserts with apples. And these caramel apple nachos fit right in with that can’t-get-enough statement. Especially because they’re infused with tons of hazelnut and chocolate flavor. When I was a kid I hated peas. They were flavorless, mushy, and green....

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{Neapolitan} Ice Cream Cake Roll

Aug 24, 2014
{Neapolitan} Ice Cream Cake Roll

I realized last week that it’s been way too long since I posted a cake roll. I’m sorry, can you forgive me? I’ll make it up to you today with my favorite new recipe: an Ice Cream Cake Roll. With neapolitan flavors! So I have a confession to make. Ready? Until last week, I...

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

Aug 20, 2014
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

A 4-ingredient recipe for healthy granola that tastes like a chocolate peanut butter cup! It tastes like you’re eating candy for breakfast!     Back in May, my friend Sally mentioned that Trader Joe’s sold dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Already infatuated with Reese’s milk chocolate version, I immediately scribbled down her suggestion on my...

Crazy for Crust
No Bake Pumpkin Dessert

Aug 20, 2014
No Bake Pumpkin Dessert

I mean, really. No-Bake layered lush desserts are probably one of the best things ever. They’re amazing in summer when it’s too hot to cook – but they’re a great party dish all year round. Which is why I’ve been itching to make one with pumpkin! As you can probably imagine, I do a lot...

Crazy for Crust
Some days you just need … Rolo chocolate chip cookie cups

Aug 17, 2014
Some days you just need … Rolo chocolate chip cookie cups

Some days you just need a cookie. Some days you need 5 dozen. Some days you also want chocolate and caramel. Those are the days you want these cookies: Rolo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups. Melty caramel, anyone? When Jordan was about 1, she started talking. At some point that year, we realized she thought her...

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Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Aug 13, 2014
Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

If you like your oatmeal cookies soft, chewy, and absolutely full of oats, you’ve come to the right place today. These oatmeal cookies are all of those things – making them my perfect oatmeal cookies! A few weeks ago, a friend of mine texted me in dire need of an oatmeal cookie recipe. Happy...

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Date Oat & Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Aug 11, 2014
Date Oat & Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies




Dates are one of the most versatile, sweet, delicious ingredients in our dessert arsenal.



They work hard to sweeten and hold together triple layer caramel creme bars, raw pie crustchocolate fudge balls,...

Foods for the Soul
Dark Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

Aug 10, 2014
Dark Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

A 5-ingredient recipe for large chocolate truffles with a fresh blueberry center. They taste as rich as store-bought ones, but they’re only 28 calories!     During my first quarter of graduate school, I taught a weekly lab class right after lunch. So every Tuesday just before noon, I slipped into the lab, drew...

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Brownie Cookies from scratch

Aug 7, 2014
Brownie Cookies from scratch

Ever since I made my homemade brownie mix, I’ve been dying to figure out other ways to use it. First on the list: brownie cookies! These are cookies that taste like a brownie and they’re made completely from scratch! You all have made my homemade brownie mix by now, right? It’s the easiest recipe...

Foods for the Soul
Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Cereal Treats

Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Cereal Treats

A 4-ingredient recipe for gooey chocolate marshmallow cereal treats stuffed with a thick layer of caramel. The perfect low-calorie & no-bake treat!     Every spring from when I was 5 to 14, Mom signed me up for our city’s recreational soccer league. Practices started towards the end of summer, so for the first...

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