Cheater’s Baileys Irish Cream Brownies

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What do you do when you need an Irish-themed dessert and you don't have much time? You cheat. You pull out a box of brownie mix and doctor that mother up. At least, that's what I did when I needed something St. Paddy's themed for my Ladies Night Out group. With no flour or cocoa in the … [Continue reading]

This is 40! Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookie Bars

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Y'all, today is my birthday. A BIG birthday. I'm entering my fourth decade begrudgingly, but if I have to do it -- I would like it known that these bars are comin' with me. I'm not sure how this day is gonna go down (because I'm writing this post at 5:41am) but I have a feeling it will be a … [Continue reading]

Oscar-worthy: Salted Caramel Krispie Treats

Did you watch the Oscars last night?  I DVR-ed them and started watching about 9pm so I could fast forward through the commercials and some of the … [Continue reading]

One-Pot Chicken Enchilada Chili

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Oh my gosh, was this ever good. And hearty. And healthy. And filling. I don't know about your kids, but mine don't like to see all the beans and … [Continue reading]

Kid Pick: Homemade Applesauce in the Crock Pot

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Do your kids go through those packets of applesauce from the store faster than lightning? Mine do. I keep them in their own little drawer in my pantry … [Continue reading]

Hearty Baked Rigatoni with Sausage

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This is a never-fail recipe for me -- I've been making it for almost as long as I've been cooking. During our Snowpocalypse last week (where they … [Continue reading]

Simplest. Dessert. Ever. Bruléed Fruit Cups

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A couple of years ago we endured what we've affectionately named "The Blizzard of Oz". It amounted to three days straight of missed school and was, … [Continue reading]

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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These cookies were featured in Bon Appetit last month, and intrigued me because they used three -- three -- different kinds of sugar. I figured … [Continue reading]

Brown Sugar Blondies

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Yesterday I needed a superfast treat for some of Kate's friends who were coming over after school. I had some Valentine's M&Ms and thought they'd … [Continue reading]

Crock Pot RumChata Banana Bread

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Do you know RumChata? If not, say helllllooo. I love me some RumChata. It's a creamy liqueur made with Caribbean rum, cream, cinnamon, vanilla … [Continue reading]