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Malty Chocolate Beer Cupcakes

Nov 23, 2014
Malty Chocolate Beer Cupcakes

Rich chocolate cupcakes made with beer, topped with vanilla frosting, chocolate syrup, & malted milk candies. Easy, impressive & a true treat!     On a rainy afternoon last week, Trish, Amy, and I drove into San Francisco for an exclusive culinary tour hosted by Negro Modelo. We started at a “Mexica-tessen,” where the...

Foods for the Soul
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

Nov 22, 2014
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

These taste like your favorite drink! Rich chocolate cookies flavored with peppermint & studded with mini marshmallows. So sweet & irresistible!     For many of our Thanksgiving breaks during my childhood, we loaded up our suitcases into the minivan, packed the backseat full of books, and drove 8 hours to my grandparents’ house...

Stealth Cooking
Pumpkin Bread with Chipotle Cranberries

Nov 21, 2014
Pumpkin Bread with Chipotle Cranberries

Here's a seasonal favorite that I've healthied up, just a bit, plus added a southwest spin that gives this version a slight kick.Ingredients:1 cup all purpose flour2/3 cup whole wheat flour3/4 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup brown sugar1 tsp. baking soda1 ...

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Pumpkin Pie in a Pumpkin

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Nov 21, 2014
Pumpkin Pie in a Pumpkin

DSC_0388I love pumpkin pie, but I never make it or buy it, because I have one of those rare families that doesn’t really like pumpkin pie. One year early on, I made the mistake of getting a pumpkin pie, and I ended up eating all of it myself. The family...

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Almond Joy Oatmeal Cookies

Nov 17, 2014
Almond Joy Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy almond-flavored oatmeal cookies filled with coconut & dark chocolate. They’re the best oatmeal cookies you’ll ever make, and they don’t taste healthy at all!     This past weekend, my guy flew out of town to travel for work, so it was just the girls—me and our little pup—at home. We spent lots...

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Hot Chocolate Cereal Treats

Nov 14, 2014
Hot Chocolate Cereal Treats

A fun twist on Rice Krispie Treats! Made with chocolate squares cereal & topped with itty bitty marshmallows. They’re absolutely adorable & taste even better!     Every so often, my guy’s stomach starts rumbling late at night. Since most restaurants shut their doors by 10 and the grocery stores close at 11, he...

Foods for the Soul
Pumpkin Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies

Nov 13, 2014
Pumpkin Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies

This post was sponsored by the Soyfoods Council and the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network as part of their “#SoyInspired for Thanksgiving” campaign. As always, all opinions, text, images, and recipe are my own.   Chewy pumpkin cookies with a sweet cheesecake filling. Decadent & absolutely irresistible—they always disappear in seconds!     Food allergies...

Foods for the Soul
Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy double chocolate chip cookies coupled with the cozy flavor of coffee. Fudgy, extremely rich & downright irresistible!     This past weekend, my parents headed out of town to visit my grandparents, so they asked if I could puppy-sit their 4-month-old golden retriever. “Sure, not a problem!” I thought, seeing as I used...

Foods for the Soul
Maple Cupcakes with Pumpkin Pie Frosting

Oct 31, 2014
Maple Cupcakes with Pumpkin Pie Frosting

Easy, lightened-up cupcakes filled with fall flavors! Sweet, cozy & the perfect comfort food treat. Just wait ’til you try that creamy frosting!     To begin a blog post, I normally describe an event that inspired my sweet treats or something that occurred before I baked them. However, the story of what happened...

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The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oct 27, 2014
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

An easy recipe for the BEST pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Cozy, decadent & pure comfort food—just without the guilt!     As a sophomore in college, my three roommates and I decided to bake sweet treats for all of our friends’ birthdays in our apartment complex. However, we never actually delivered them on time....

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