Blueberry & Almond Coffee Cake

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Most days I roll out of bed, walk my pup, throw on scrubs, and head to work. Other days I wake up and take it slow…. Those days are good. Really, freaking, good.   Last week my dad sent me an email. Here’s all it said: “This looks good.” Then, he included a link to […]

Healthy(ish) Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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About a year ago, one of my best friends gave me some advice that I still think about to this day. She was a new mom, just starting to work on losing the (barely there) baby weight, and I was a couple years into a…errrr…lackluster dating streak. Noted.  I like my boys like I like […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies 2 Ways

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Everyone has that one food.  The one thing that they know they’ll dominate every time they make it.  For me, that’s chocolate chip cookies.  I can practically make ’em in my sleep. And not to brag, but they would still be freaking delicious.  Back in college, I used to bake cookies weekly. It was a […]

Candy Cane Brownie Cupcakes

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Yup, that’s right. Three magical things all mixed together in one happy baked good.  If you’re not in the holiday spirit yet, you HAVE to taste these.  One of my friends from grad school passed on her top secret brownie recipe to me.  And it’s good…. BUT….seeing as it’s top secret….I have used her original […]

Chewy Cinnamon Pumpkin Bites

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I didn’t want to make these.  I really, really, didn’t.  But I’m adding to the menu for my sister’s baby shower in a couple of weeks and I just felt it was my moral responsibility to try them at least once before offering them to a rowdy group of ladies and one very pregnant special […]

Funfetti Celebration Cookies

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I’ve been dying for an excuse to make these cookies ever since Joy the Baker posted them last month. Luckily, one of my favorite ladies turns the big 3-0 today, which means…. party time!!! I slightly modified the recipe (replacing half the butter with unsweetened applesauce, and adding almond extract) but let me remind you, these […]

Gingerbread (cue spooky music)….to DIE For

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Happy Halloween y’all! I made this recipe for the first time last year and immediately fell in love.  Like the “I want to be around you all day every day” kind of love.  This gingerbread rocks my world.  I didn’t even think that I liked gingerbread before I tried this.  Turns out, I don’t. I freaking […]

Award Winning Banana Bread

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When I was kid, my parents sat my sister and I down at the kitchen table, blindfolded us, and told us it was time to make a decision.  It was a decision we knew would change the course of actions in our household for the rest of our lives. You see, my parents had been […]

Oatmeal (Pumpkin) Creme Pies

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So I’ve been a fan of Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies since I can remember.  My grandpa worked for the company back when my mom was a kid, so I think it may actually be in my blood.  A few months ago I attempted a different creme pie recipe, and while they were edible, they […]

Slap Yo’ Momma Nutella Cookies

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I can’t believe it’s Fun Food Friday already.  I’ve been studying my butt off this week, and there’s one activity above all others that helps de-stress this little lady.  Lucky for you, it’s…. I was all set to showcase my absolute favorite cookie to bake, (not to mention it’s one that I feel pretty confident […]

Lemon Glazed Ricotta Beignets

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Hello there, and happy Fun Food Friday!  I am fresh off the plane from St. Lucia and already back in the kitchen. The trip was AMAZING.  The beaches were TO DIE FOR. There was just one thing missing…… DESSERT! The food was so tasty that we found it very hard to ever save room for […]

S’mores Brownie Bites

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Happy Fun Food Friday! Now that it’s September, I’m starting to feel the leaves crunching under my feet, the breeze on my face, and the….oh who am I kidding? I live in Texas. I’m lucky if I even feel that in December.  Since it’s still too hot here to go camping, I’m bring the best […]