Molasses Crinkle Cookies

Thick and soft-baked Molasses Crinkle Cookies full of gingery, molasses flavor. 
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Today is the day for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. Food bloggers around the world are flooding the internet today with cookie recipes. Earlier in the month we were each matched with three other bloggers that we sent a dozen of our cookies to and today we get to share our recipes!

I had so much fun participating this year! Not only was it fun to receive other’s cookies, but also to connect with other blogger. It turns out that Laura, from Main Line Feast who I sent cookies to, actually works in the same office park as I do. Isn’t that crazy!?!?!

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Brown Butter Cranberry Apple Crumb Bars

Browned Butter Cranberry Apple Crumb Bars are soft and full of nutty brown butter flavor, tangy cranberries, and sweet streusel.  

Brown Butter Cranberry Apple Crumb Bars

I’m backtracking on the peppermint for a minute and talking about cranberries and apples. I made these browned butter cranberry apple bars for Thanksgiving and they are just too good not to share. Besides, cranberry and apple are still delicious for Christmas as well. The nuttiness the browned butter gives just make them the best! [Read more…]

Banana Oatmeal Cupcakes with Whole Grain Oats

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Banana Oatmeal Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. Banana Bread in cupcake form.   #QuakerUp #MyOatsCreation #spon

Christmas Baking is here! What are your favorite things to make? Some of my favorite things to make this time of year are cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, and quick breads. Yeah, I get carb happy this time of year. With the cold weather, I can’t help it. These Banana Oatmeal Cupcakes are a fun twist on a few of my favorite things, cupcakes, banana bread and cinnamon rolls all together. They’re made with whole grain oats that give them a tender, hearty texture, while the bananas bring the moistness and the cream cheese frosting provides a little tang.

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White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

 This White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn is not only addicting, but super easy to make. It’s a perfect Christmas treat. 

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Ready for peppermint? Here is my first peppermint recipe of the season (There’s a lot more coming; I’m currently experimenting with peppermint ice cream :-) ). This popcorn is super easy and makes a great gift for friends and neighbors. [Read more…]

Salted Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls

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Salted Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls. The traditional Christmas treat with a salted peanut butter twist. Simple and elegant.  #OREO #shop

Happy December 1st! Bring on the Christmas music, decorations, family gatherings and Christmas treats! I will admit, I’m not a fancy Christmas candy maker. Using a candy thermometer and boiling sugary mixtures to hard crack or soft ball stage has never ended well for me, usually in a burnt mess. Mostly because I haven’t taken the time to learn and am just too lazy. So I stick to making simpler things: cut-out cookies, buckeyes (or peanut butter balls for you non-Ohioans), and OREO Cookie Balls. [Read more…]

Sausage and Spaghetti Squash Casserole

 This Sausage Spaghetti Squash Casserole only requires five ingredients and is deliciously creamy thanks to ricotta cheese. 

This Sausage Spaghetti Squash Casserole only requires 5 ingredients and is deliciously creamy thanks to ricotta cheese.

I have one last Thanksgiving recipe for all of you last minute planners, and believe it or not, it’s not dessert. Instead, I’m going with the healthy ingredient of squash. Although, by the time all the sausage and cheese is added, I’m not sure if it is too healthy anymore. Who cares on Thanksgiving anyway, and second of all it is a vegetable so even if you cover it with cheese, you’re still eating a vegetable. Right?!?!? My logic makes perfect sense. [Read more…]

Chocolate Coconut Caramel Popcorn Bars

Chocolate and Coconut together with Caramel Popcorn make quick and easy treat. Think of a rice kripsie treat made with caramel popcorn instead. 

Chocolate Coconut Caramel Popcorn Bars

Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming so fast! Ahhh. This morning I have some crazy Christmas recipe ideas in progress in my kitchen. Crossing my fingers for some success. After a week of work, spending time in my kitchen is so relaxing for me. I’ll admit cooking recipes and taking pictures are a lot more fun for me than the actual steps of writing a post. So while I’m having fun in my Kitchen this morning, head on over to my friend, Amber’s blog, Dessert Now Dinner Later for the recipe for these treats and get busy in your own kitchen. They are fantastic!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie with Streusel

This Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie with Streusel takes the classic Thanksgiving recipe up a notch. It features a layer of traditional pumpkin pie on top of a rich cheesecake layer. Plus it has streusel on top, pecan streusel. Which makes everything better. 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie with Streusel - Chocolate with Grace

On last pumpkin recipe of the season for all of you who are still trying to plan your Thanksgiving menus. And this one will be a favorite. It’s still traditional while being unique and delicious. The recipe comes from my mom’s cookbook. Tt’s a big binder with all sorts of recipe clipping glued or wrote onto the pages. When I got married and moved out, one of my sisters copied each page and put together my own binder of recipes. [Read more…]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

A warm, gooey pumpkin chocolate chip cookie, served with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and caramel sauce. 

A warm, gooey pumpkin chocolate chip cookie for served with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and caramel sauce

As everyone else in the blogging world sets aside pumpkin for next year and brings on the peppermint and gingerbread, I’m on a roll here sharing my most exciting pumpkin recipes of the season. I know I’m not supposed to compare myself to other bloggers, but how else am I gonna learn the trends. I’ll admit though, the way the blogging world flies through the seasons takes my breath away.

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – Two Ways

Pumpkin makes these cinnamon rolls ultra soft, fluffy and moist. Plus it gives them such a pretty fall color. 

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls - Soft and fluffy pumpkin cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting

So I’ve been excited about this recipe for a long time. I know its been done many times before and in many different ways, but I still wanted to make Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls.Cinnamon rolls are a family favorite and after my mom taught me how to make them, they were one of my favorite things to make. Probably because I love working with yeast breads and also love sweet treats. Adding pumpkin to them just seemed like a fantastic idea!

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