Homemade Peanut Butter Pretzel Crunch Cookie Butter . Oh my gosh, this is amazing!! All you need is 3 ingredients and it can be stored at room temperature.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Crunch Cookie Butter

  What is cookie butter?  To put it simply, it’s spreadable cookies.  If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, you have no doubt heard of (and tried) their famous speculoos cookie butter.  Or perhaps you prefer Biscoff spread, which is cookie butter made from crushed up Biscoff cookies.   It’s become quite a sensation….

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The famous $250 Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe. Who doesn't love a good urban legend? Recipes are so much more fun when there's a good story behind them! And on top of that, these cookies happen to be completely amazing.

The Famous $250 Neiman Marcus Cookies

There’s nothing more fun than a recipe with a story behind it, and these cookies are part of an urban legend that’s been floating around for decades.  Legend has it that a woman was charged $250 for the cookie recipe at Neiman-Marcus Cafe and seeks revenge by distributing the recipe to as many people possible.  Snopes.com has…

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Peanut Butter Chip Banana Bread Recipe - this is one of the most delicious banana breads I have ever made!

Peanut Butter Chip Banana Bread

As the temperatures plummet into the teens around here, I found myself longing for a warm loaf of banana bread.  I already have a recipe that I love, but part of the fun of being in the kitchen is experimenting, so I went in search of something new.   I found this recipe  and was encouraged by its…

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Glazed Eggnog Cookie Bars - use up that leftover eggnog during the holidays!

Glazed Eggnog Cookie Bars

These easy cookie bars are a delicious way to use up the last of this holiday’s eggnog, or you can keep it around until next year! Cookie bars are my favorite go-to recipes when I need to whip up something sweet without the hassle of rolling or spooning out individual cookies.  These eggnog cookies are…

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Caramel apple spice cake with caramel cream cheese frosting, garnished with crushed Speculoos cookies!

Caramel Apple Spice Cake

I don’t make many layer cakes, mainly because of the extra time and labor involved.  Christmas calls for something a little extra special though, so I put together this dreamy caramel apple spice cake. The idea for this cake is based off of a cupcake recipe that we absolutely love.  Since the cupcake recipe yields…

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Seasons Innovative Bar & Grille Review

Is everyone fat, happy, and rested after the holiday weeks? I know it’s a major drag to return to reality after some time off, but don’t despair – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! (just kidding, I kinda hate Valentine’s Day, but that’s apparently how we are expected to feel since the shops around here…

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Christmas cookies! Soft, pillowy sugar cookies covered in vanilla bean frosting - reminiscent of Lofthouse cookies you find in the grocery store.

Soft Vanilla Bean Frosted Sugar Cookies (Lofthouse Copycat)

I couldn’t let Christmas get away from me without baking a batch of classic frosted sugar cookies. Since the thought of spending half an hour per cookie flooding them with multiple colors of royal icing (after spending an hour making sure the icing is the exact correct consistency for flooding) makes me break out in hives,…

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Fig and Plum Chutney with Cardamom whipped cream cheese - this chutney can be served as a dip over the cream cheese or used by itself as a condiment for your hams, turkeys, and chickens!

Fig and Plum Chutney with Cardamom Whipped Cream Cheese

Chutneys can assume a variety of forms, but they all have a basic idea intact – you take some combination of fruits, veggies, and/or nuts, throw in some spices, zests, or other flavorings, and cook it down with some kind of tangy liquid (usually vinegar and/or citrus).  It can be served as a side dish…

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Hot Buttered Rum - The spicy buttery base could be given away as gifts. Add boiling water and dark rum for a comforting, warm holiday treat.

Hot Buttered Rum

This is one of those hot, comforting, delicious sounding treats that I’d hear mentioned here and there around the holidays but that I never made any special effort to try.  When choosing treats to make and share with you all, my ideas can come from the most random of places. I was inspired to make hot…

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