Pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants) made from scratch recipe with a step by step video

pain au chocolat

Layer upon layer of light, buttery flaky pastry filled with rich chocolate and drizzled with more chocolate, these made from scratch chocolate croissants are simply mind-blowing! No butter folding or chilling the dough several times needed! Today was such a beautiful day! High 80’s and I couldn’t have been happier! Summer is around the corner,… 

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Tres leches cake

Tres leches cake recipe 4

Tres leches cake is a sponge cake soaked in three types of milk and topped with whipped cream, this simple, easy and perhaps the moistest cake you’ll ever have had, has a unique flavor you cannot find in any other cakes. The first time I heard about tres leches cake was before I had this blog and… 

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(Double the mint) Peppermint patty cookies recipe (with a step-by-step video)

double the mint peppermint patty cookies recipe

Melt in your mouth delicious, incredibly addicting, these soft peppermint patty cookies have a minty chocolaty surprise in every bite. Mint and chocolate has been my husband’s favorite combo for as long as I know him. Although he has not refused any other chocolate treats, I know a refreshing minty chocolaty treat is what makes… 

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Chocolate dipped strawberry surprise cupcakes

chocolate dipped strawberry surprise cupcakes recipe 1

Chocolate and strawberry are a match made in heaven and these delicious, colorful, pretty-looking chocolate dipped strawberry surprise cupcakes are the perfect dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth’s cravings! No matter the time of the year, I don’t think you can go wrong with a chocolate dipped strawberry. In fact, dark chocolate dipped strawberry is one… 

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Braided easy egg bread

braided easy egg bread recipe 2

Pillow-y soft, tender and delicate, enriched with both eggs and butter this braided egg bread is so easy to make it will soon become your go-to recipe. Oh, and it’s perfect for french toast or bread pudding! Before I say something else, yes, that is a ginormous braid. But that didn’t matter much. We all took a… 

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Twice baked cheese and bacon mashed potato casserole

twice baked potato casserole recipe 1

Kick up your classic mashed potatoes a few notches with this twice baked mashed potato casserole loaded with 3 types of cheese and crispy bacon! (plus my tips and tricks for the best mashed potatoes) If I have to narrow down our dinner meals to 3 must-haves potatoes and meat would be one of them. I grew… 

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Chewy chocolate caramel bars

chewy chocolate caramel bars recipe

Buttery chocolate cookie topped with ooey gooey caramel and chocolate chunks, these chewy chocolate caramel bars are to die for! Drizzle with more caramel just before serving for the ultimate chocolate caramel treat! I love going shopping, but I hate to stay in line waiting for my turn to pay. It’s not the wait that I… 

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Mint chocolate candy brownies

Mint Chocolate Candy Brownies recipe

Moist, dense, fudgy, cocoa brownies packed with mint chocolate candy and topped with a thick layer of creme de menthe frosting and chocolate ganache. With St. Patrick’s Day just a week away I thought now it’s the perfect time to share with you one of my favorite ways to celebrate this holiday. With dessert, of course!… 

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Toffee crunch chocolate cookies

toffee crunch chocolate cookies recipe

No mixer or chilling needed to make these soft and chewy chocolate cookies. The flavorful toffee bits give these cookies a little crunch and the secret ingredient make them perfect! I think this December I have baked the most cookies. I bake cookies year round and have a handful of favorite recipes I make over and over in my kitchen,… 

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3 ingredients whipped cheese spread

3 ingredients whipped cheese spread recipe

With only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, these whipped cheese spread crackers are my newest obsession! Dress them up to fit your cravings or leave them plain. Either way, you won’t stop eating them! These crackers …. they are beyond words! Easy to make, irresistible and totally addictive! You won’t be able to… 

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Apple cake with streusel topping

Apple cake with streusel topping recipe

Super easy to make, this buttery, moist and soft apple cake has layers of thinly sliced apples and a sweet and flavorful streusel topping! Just perfect with a cup of coffee!  I don’t even know how to begin describing this apple cake. It’s buttery, moist, soft, with thinly sliced apples and topped with a sweet cinnamon… 

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Nutmeg log cookies

nutmeg log cookies recipe

Luscious nutmeg log cookies made with only 5 ingredients! Flavorful and so easy to make, these cookies will be a hit on your holiday table!   Saying today was a busy day would be an understatement. It started with a 13X9″ pan of chocolate caramel bars, followed by another one of chocolate marshmallow bars, blondies and chocolate… 

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Cashew milk chocolate chocolate chip cookies

cashew milk chocolate chocolate chip cookies recipe

Super soft and thick, these cashew milk chocolate chocolate chip cookies get their richness from the unsweetened cocoa powder and a generous amount of semi-sweet chocolate chips. One of my favorite things to do in the afternoon is sip of a cup of coffee, munch on some sweet treats and catch up with my emails… 

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Melt-in-your-mouth snowball cookies

snowball cookies

Melt-in-your-mouth buttery cookies, these shortbread like snowball cookies are one of the most requested baked treats at the cookie exchange. One bite and you’ll understand why they are so addictive! Snowball cookies always put a smile on my face. They remind me of childhood and my mom always busy in the kitchen making sure everything is ready… 

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Fudgy brownies with candy cane frosting

fudgy brownies with candy cane frosting recipe

No one can resist these easy-to-make extra fudgy brownies topped with a generous amount of candy cane frosting. The perfect excuse to use those extra candy canes. There’s no surprise Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The smell of fresh tree, the hot cocoa, the lights, the presents but above all the candy cane!… 

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White chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars

white chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars recipe

White chocolate meets fresh raspberries in these luscious cheesecake bars. So incredible creamy and so easy to make (the filling requires no baking!) they will be a favorite year round! As soon as December 1st rolls around I’m already deep into cookie exchange, wrapping gifts for relatives just ready to be shipped, house almost fully… 

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