Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

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I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Fall. It’s my favorite season and it’s way too short, in my opinion. It seems like we go from 90 degree Summer days to 30 degree Winter days. It just seems like if you blink you miss the entire Fall season! What’s better than a nice crisp October morning when you can see the leaves changing and smell Apple Pie baking in the oven? Pretty much nothing! Okay…maybe eating an Apple Cider donut at a local orchard. But my point is I love apples and pumpkins and the pretty leaves! I love Pumpkin Spice season at Starbucks! That means I can drink my favorite drink – a Pumpkin Spice Misto. If you haven’t had it, make sure you try it. It’s half brewed coffee, half steamed milk and Pumpkin Spice syrup. To. Die. For. I’m always super sad when the girls at my local Starbucks tell me there isn’t any more Pumpkin Spice left. [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Oreo Swirl Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Oreo Swirl

As we wrap up summer, I wanted to share some AMAZING ice cream that I made. Have you seen those Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Cookies? When I saw them I knew that I had to incorporate them into some homemade ice cream. It would be wrong not to. So I used my favorite vanilla ice cream recipe and I added in the crushed up Peanut Butter Cup oreo cookies and a peanut butter sauce to swirl in there. And I have to say this came out better than I ever expected! So here we go – Peanut Butter Oreo Swirl Ice Cream! [Read more...]

Soft M&M Cookies

We all know that I love baking. I’m a huge fan of Cupcakes, but I also love me some cookies. But here’s the thing – they need to be soft. And chewy. I don’t like hard cookies. So I really only like Chocolate Chip Cookies that are straight out of the oven. Warm and still gooey. When I make cookie dough, I only bake what will be eaten right then and there. You’ll never find me baking a whole batch of cookie dough unless I’m taking it somewhere for a party.

The key to a really good cookie is to let the dough sit in the fridge and rest.  I never bake cookies right away after making the dough. Yes, it’s hard not to do that, but I just eat a little cookie dough while I wait! Haha.

I’m on the mission for the perfect Soft M&M Cookie recipe. Candy + Cookie = Perfection. Am I right? These cookies have both chocolate chips AND M&M’s in the dough. Say whaaaat?! Yup. So it’s like a double whammy. Let’s take a peek…

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Homemade Lemon Oreo Cookie Ice Cream

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Since I have a bigger kitchen and a lot more storage space, I’ve been able to play with more of small appliances. The first thing I put to use after we moved was my Cuisinart Ice Cream maker. It’s been years since I’ve made ice cream and it just  made me realize how much I’ve missed it!

As you can probably tell from some of my previous recipes (Lemon FluffLemon Pound Cake with Vanilla IcingBlueberry Lemon Scones, etc.), I’m a huge fan of lemon flavored things. So when I was grocery shopping (online), I came across Lemon Oreo Cookies. I was so excited when I saw them, that I had to buy them. And I knew right then and there what I was going to do with them. Lemon Oreo Cookie Ice Cream. It was a no-brainer. [Read more...]

Vanilla Drops

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I can’t believe that it’s already December. I feel like as I get older I have a harder time getting into the holiday spirit. And this year isn’t any different. I just can’t get into it. I don’t even want any gifts – there’s nothing that I want; there’s nothing that I need. I tried baking some cookies to see if it helps to get into the holiday spirit, but it just didn’t. So I can’t share that with you, but I can share some awesome cookies! And I’ll do just that. [Read more...]