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 mashed 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… 

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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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Berry & greens smoothie

berry and greens smoothie recipe

Sweet, creamy and satisfying, this 3 ingredients berry and greens smoothie is my new go-to fast and easy breakfast drink. This year has been full of surprises. Despite all the things going on in my life, I’m so proud of myself. I managed to stay on track of mt new year’s goal – develop better… 

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Cocoa brownies

cocoa brownies recipe

These quick, rich and chewy cocoa brownies will be a hit with everyone! Flavored with unsweetened cocoa powder and chocolate spread, you won’t want to share them! I make a lot of brownies. It’s safe to say at least once a week you’ll find brownies in my kitchen. I have a few recipe I make over and… 

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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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Overnight eggs benedict casserole

overnight eggs benedict casserole recipe

There is nothing like waking up to a delicious eggs benedict casserole awaiting you with little or no effort on your part just ready to be placed in a hot oven until the aroma wafts through the house. With all the stress that Christmas morning brings, there’s nothing like a make-ahead casserole to save the day. I… 

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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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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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Triple chocolate cake

triple chocolate cake recipe

My favorite triple chocolate cake! Two layers of rich and tender chocolate cake filled with incredible smooth chocolate frosting and covered in a generous layer of chocolate ganache! For serious chocoholics! Today’s recipe is for truly chocolate lovers! Those of you, like me, who can not let a day pass by without enjoying at least some… 

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Homemade Ding Dong

homemade ding dongs recipe

Rich chocolate cake stuffed with a gooey marshmallow filling, these homemade ding dongs are just as good or even better than the store-bought ones. My husband loves Ding Dong cakes. Every now and then he used to come home with some and enjoyed them over a cup of coffee. It didn’t take me long to develop a… 

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Easy rice, vegetables and sausage casserole

easy rice, vegetable and sausage casserole recipe

Weekends are always the busiest days of the week. As much as I try to find some free time there are a million things left to be done Saturday or Sunday. Grocery shopping & meal planning, soccer games, birthday parties, house chores. We hardly have any time to sit down. Rush, rush, rush to get… 

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