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Roasted Red Pepper Hot Cheese Dip

This week, I figured it was about time for me to put a bunch of cheese together and get it all warm and melty and eat it with Wheat Thins. It was a brilliant and tasty idea.

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Not that there’s anything wrong with a plain old, ordinary peanut butter cookies or anything, but sometimes it’s fun to just take them to the next level. Know what I mean?

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Caramel Layer Cake

Yes, you can eat caramel year-round but there’s something about caramel that pairs so well with fall and winter flavors.

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Almond Shortbread Fingers

Since it’s almost Halloween, I figured some fake blood and body parts were in order.

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

I was worried that Chocolate Sugar Cookies would be too boring and cliche, so I spiced them up with some adorable holiday decorations.

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Essential Baking Supplies for your Pantry

While I was organizing the pantry, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite baking ingredients, those things that are essential for anyone who wants to bake to have on hand.

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Pumpkin Buttermilk Donuts

Donuts mean Halloween to me. Pumpkin, donuts, Halloween, chocolate milk, they all go together, right?

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September Wrap-Up

September might be my favorite month. I love when summer lingers, reluctant to transform into fall. And, I’m not going to lie, I do enjoy the routine and the hopefulness that comes with the beginning of the school year.

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Pumpkin Cookie Bars with Cinnamon Icing

One nice thing about pumpkin is it is naturally wet, which means you can use it to replace eggs in a baking recipe. Lots of pumpkin recipes are sort of naturally egg-free. Which is nice for the egg-allergy crowd. Especially if they are also the pumpkin-loving crowd.

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Bacon Cheese Pecan Bites

I’m calling these A.C.A.B. Pecan Bites, named after a culinary code that my husband and I seem to agree on: when all else fails, *A*dd *C*heese *A*nd *B*acon.

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Chocolate Cheesecake

To make this cheesecake, I started with my great-grandfather’s recipe. We knew him as Grandpa Chuck, but when he was cooking, he preferred Chowhound Charlie, making the official title of this recipe “Chowhound Charlie’s New York Cheesecake.”

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Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies were inspired by one gorgeous bag of dark brown sugar. They are soft, chewy cookies with a rich molasses flavor. Match made in heaven, if you ask me.

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Banana Pudding

The Fruitarian has been begging for another taste of this pudding. Of the hundreds of recipes on this humble blog, this pudding, and the parfait I made with it, are his most memorable.

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5 Great Snack Products You Should Try

There are some really fantastic snack items out there, and I want to share with you a few of my all time favorite products. No strings attached, no payment given, just the honest truth about some snacks I actually use and love.

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Peach Plum Crisp

And as long as I have the equivalent of two 5-gallon buckets full of fresh plums in my house, I suppose some plum desserts are in order. I adapted my favorite peach crisp recipe to incorporate the plums, and this delightful late summer dessert was born.