Vanilla bean cake with vanilla bean buttercream recipe

vanilla bean cake with vanilla bean buttercream recipe

Everyone deserves a special treat on their birthday and this over-the-top vanilla bean cake topped with piles of fluffy vanilla bean frosting and colorful sprinkles makes your day extra special! When asked what cake she would like for her birthday, Tiffany quickly replied – a colorful one! Of course! As if I had other options,… 

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Homemade Burger Buns

homemade burger buns recipe

No fail, easy to make 6 ingredients homemade burger buns with a secret ingredient to keep them soft and fluffy longer. You will never buy burger buns from the store once you try these! My husband’s favorite season is here! Grilling season that is! As soon as the temperature hits 85ish, he’s all ready to show… 

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Iced coffee

iced coffee

Cool down with this easy to make iced coffee! Comes together in 5 minutes tops! 4 more weeks of school and I’m already in panic mode. It’s not the “how will I keep my kid entertained all summer” that stresses me out but ALL the activities that are scheduled in the next couple of weeks…. 

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Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

chocolate chip oatmeal cookies recipe

Soft and chewy with slightly crisp edges, these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are full of flavor and packed with chocolate goodness in every bite. For Mother’s Day, my little princess made me a small basket filled with all kinds of presents. Some drawings and a card she made, a few gifts she picked with daddy,… 

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Cinnamon chocolate truffle cookies

Cinnamon chocolate truffle cookies recipe 1

Loaded with bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, and chocolate chips these truffle cookies are packed (and I mean, PACKED) with chocolate. Rich, dense and bursting with flavor… a fantastic chocolate cookie! No mixer needed! Chocolate truffle cookies – three powerful words. I don’t know about you, but these 3 words are catching my eye and make me weak… 

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Oven baked glazed chicken drumsticks

glazed drumsticks with twice baked potato casserole recipe

Crispy on the outside, tender and moist on the inside, these full of flavor oven baked glazed chicken drumsticks are as easy to make as they are delicious. Growing up, chicken was served almost every single day at dinner. My mom worked at a chicken slaughterhouse and she would bring home chicken all the time…. 

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Pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants) made from scratch

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

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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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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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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