Chocolate-Glazed Chocolate Malted Bundt Cake

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We are all of 6 days into December and the rest of the food blogging community went and left me in the dust. Preparedness has never been my thing. I didn’t roast a turkey in October and have a bunch of Thankgiving themed posts for you. Heck, I barely made any ‘large meals’ in November at all and I didn’t even make a turkey. I did pull out holiday decorations once for some photos, but immediately boxed them and put them away. So no fancy bokeh tree shots for you (yet). My static backgrounds will have to do. Besides, you just love […]

Copycat Twix Bars

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Not quite ready to give in and shove the flip flops back in the closet until next spring? Me neither! But that doesn’t mean I am not itching to pull out the plaid and rock me some autumn wares. So here’s to a little fall themed shopping I may or may not have done yesterday, hopes to cleaning out the closet, and the inevitable must of going back to my parents house and gathering the remainder of my shoes I left behind in the last move (followed by a serious inventory and probably a trip to Good Will). Stripes Sweater Socks Biker […]

Monster Bars

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  The Birthday Edition: Since all the food went over so well at my party, I figured this weeks Things I’m Diggin should give you a hint into what I made (sorry for the lack of featured images for each recipe, but I was really busy!):  The Killer Cherry-Peach Sangria  My Go-to Mayo-free (so no need to worry) Summertime Pasta Salad Jessica’s Drool Worthy Pizza Dip  This couldn’t be much simpler Spinach and Artichoke dip (for my man)   And more from Jessica (cuz you can’t go wrong here) with this perfect for summer flavor packed hot corn dip & […]

Peanut Butter Pie

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  Recently while hunting down some font’s via the wonderful world of Pinterest I came across a few sites that really caught my eye. Going Home to Roost How About Orange Aerialist Press & Design Editor All of these sites  have great collections of posts, fun fonts, adorable DIY, fashion tips and a lot more. If you are in need of a break from food blogs, go check them out. I’m not very fashion forward, don’t make my own anything (other than food), and cute is something that I just can’t seem to come by. But in my imaginary play world where […]

Jumbo Pretzel M&M Cookies just for me

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There’s never enough time. We’ve all had this feeling. There’s always one more thing that needs to get done, one more chore, a little more work, dinner to be made, wash, rinse, repeat. Things seem to be exponentially speeding up and at times it can all be overwhelming. It feels like the list keeps growing and I can’t seem to scratch enough items off. I wonder if this feeling is something that woman feel more pressure to keep working, keep doing, keep going. It seems like men are more able to relax and unwind, no matter how many dishes are […]

Cranberry M&M Blondies

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It’s amazing how one piece of furniture can inspire a whole lot of change. I have been living in the same house for almost four years and yet it has never been a home. The word home is weird to me. As I don’t pay for the roof over my head, I don’t treat it with the same sense of creativity. Slowly but surely my style is creeping out and I am settling in to this place, making it more then just walls, and learning to like it. The other night we added some decals to our bedroom walls. I know, it’s […]

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins & Races

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We have had a really busy weekend and a lot of things I want to talk about with you that are really important to a food blogger, but *almost* everything got bumped to brag about more mountain biking. This Sunday, in a rather spontaneous choice, Handsome decided to race for the first time. The course is at a place we have ridden before, and minus some ‘race course’ alterations, he was pretty familiar with the terrain. He rode the track a few nights before the official race and was ok with his time, 55 minutes, but figured he could easily drop off […]

Halloween Martinis

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We’re not going to talk about how it snowed in October (which is very out of the ordinary for my part of the states). We are not going to talk about how Handsome and I hopped in the truck anxious to find a new adventure, drove 2 hours north yesterday just to find that some places actually got a LOT of snow and that entire towns were out of power. Then got not-lost in wide open spaces trying to find a rest stop while my kidneys thought they would explode just to be told to take it somewhere else when […]

Butterfinger Caramel Apples & Fables Giveaway

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I had visions of creating a post filled with wicked witches and poison apples, riddles wrapped in fables and tales of childhood characters spun in a whole new way to coordinate with ABC’s new show, Once Upon a Time. The thing is, I got a little poisoned appled out a bit early in the month and secondly, read Fables instead. Fables is a comic – bare with me – like you have never read. It’s my ‘gateway drug’, my ‘comic crack baby’, and easily my number one selling graphic novel. And there’s a reason for it. Fables takes every fairy tale character […]

Buckeyes {Recipe}

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Do you believe in love at first site? After seeing these babies, I do. Buckeye balls are one of those treats that I had been eyeing up for far too long. I found myself lost in long debates (with myself) over whether or not to make these dangerous little treats. You see, the simple combination of peanut butter and chocolate – who could resist? Rhetorical question. If you have a peanut allergy you probably already broke into hives and fled this post. For the rest of us though, bite size balls (giggle) of pure deliciousness await. I wanted to make […]

100 Grand Cupcakes – Now get off your cell phone.

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I don’t like to write about things that I am greatly opinionated on (well, other than food) because I don’t think this is the place for it, but you’re just going to have to excuse my turn at the pulpit for this one (or just skip ahead to the goodies). What is with everyone on the road lately? Have we all forgotten that 17 million people are out there with us and that our actions do indeed effect everyone else around us? I don’t consider myself an excessive driver, I have had my car for 4 years and haven’t hit […]

Peeps Gone Wild

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As you walk through any market you know spring has sprung on February 15th when the aisles are packed with the brightly colored gifts brought to children everywhere by the their fluffy neighborhood Easter bunny. One of these treats (ok, like tons of these treats) I grew up finding in every Easter basket year after year with little change – but there is one that sticks out to me. The only candy that tastes better a week after you’ve opened the package. The peep. Let me be frank, I don’t care for a peep. They actually freak me out. Their […]

Hop into the Season with Me and My Robins Eggs Malted Milkshake

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It’s normally not until after the holiday has passed before I look around my kitchen and realize that I have tons of themed candies that I didn’t use for the holiday at hand (maybe that’s because I don’t get pre-Valentine’s Day chocolate and the Easter bunny doesn’t show his cute little tail around here until Easter). I’m a squirrel so I’ll hold onto that darned candy as long as I can thinking that I will use it for the next go around – but we all know that’s not true. Come on, those peppermint kisses will never last until next […]

White Chocolate Bark and A Happy Baker Giveaway

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Today was an awesome day. Awesome day. I saw amazing generosity from my amazing customers for people who need it and it takes me back. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – my customers are great. There’s more to com on that. I am however considering doing a bake sale of sorts to help raise some money. Any suggestions or tips for this? Who’s up for a give away? Me too. It’s been a really good day, its Thursday, the sun shining, the birds are singing – so why not. But you have to make it through […]

Snickers Cupcakes

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Want to know a secret? I don’t really like sweets. I prefer meat and vegetables over cupcakes and candy, despite what this blog may lead you to believe. So, why all the baked goods? They are fun to work with, kind of like a challenge to get better and learn something. Cooking you can play, make spur of the moment changes, throw ranch dressing into a pile of mashed potatoes, and everything will work out fine. Baking, sure you can change something, but it’s more of a calculated risk. I’d like to become more educated and skilled with baking so […]

Malted Milk Cookie Tart

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Kitchenaid Food Processor, oh how I love you. Let me count the ways…   Seriously, if my rents weren’t so good at making the holidays rock, I’d say best present ever – but really, they have made sure we always have awesome presents. However, I do <3 my beautiful red 7 cup food processor a lot. Today it will come in handy over 3 times, slicing and dicing my prep time down to nothing but a few quick pulses.  Someday I will have the stand mixer to match… someday….