Inside Out Caramel Apples

Inside Out Caramel Apples are a fun fall treat. Cored apples are filled with caramel sprinkled with cinnamon and baked until tender, then topped with pecans and more caramel for an easy dessert.

Inside Out Caramel Apples - a fun, easy way to enjoy the traditional fall treat.

While I’m still hanging onto summer, I have to admit fall is around the corner. I went on a walk during lunch today at work and there was no mistaking the cool breeze in the air. Plus the evening found me curled up on the couch, sipping a hot mug of chai tea. So for all of you who are embracing fall with open arms, here is a fun, festive recipe to begin fall with. I think these warm, inside out caramel apples would also be delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top….

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Peaches and Cream Bars

Simple Peaches and Cream Bars with fresh peaches, creamy custard and a brown sugar crumb crust.Simple Peaches and Cream Bars with fresh peaches, creamy custard and a brown sugar crumb crust. So I’m holding onto summer a bit longer and posting another peach recipe, even though the local grocery store is bringing out the apple baked goods and selling cinnamon pine cones already!! I’ve made these peach bars several times this summer and only recently was able to to snaps some pictures of them before we ate them. …

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S’mores Cinnamon Rolls

These S’mores cinnamon rolls are full of melty chocolate, gooey marshmallows and graham cracker goodness. 

These S’mores cinnamon rolls are full of melty chocolate, gooey marshmallows and graham cracker goodness.

I believe that baking with yeast is probably my favorite way to spend some relaxing time in the kitchen. I know it scares some people, but yeast is quite forgiving. Instead of needing specific ratios of fat, proteins and certain levels of acidity for chemical leaveners to work(baking soda and powder), yeast will happily grow with a bit of this and a pinch of that. …

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Honey Peach Lemonade

5 minutes, 4 ingredients and a blender is all you need to make this refreshing honey peach lemonade.

5 minutes, 4 ingredients and a blender is all you need to make this refreshing honey peach lemonade.

So peaches are probably my favorite summer fruit. It’s a hard choice because I love strawberries, blueberries, cherries and apricots too, but peaches win. In fact, I rarely find myself baking with them because they are so sweet, juicy and delicious all by themselves, that adding other ingredients doesn’t do anything to improve them. A plain old peach is my favorite mid morning snack, afternoon snack, and late night snack.

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5-Ingredient Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

These easy 5 ingredient peanut butter s’mores bars have a layer of marshmallow and milk chocolate sandwiched between two layers of peanut butter blondie. 

5 ingredient peanut butter s'mores bars have a layer of marshmallow and milk chocolate sandwiched between two layers of peanut butter blondie

So apparently, I missed national s’mores day, which was yesterday. But thankfully, s’mores are good any day of the year, especially ones where no campfire is required. Let’s face it everyone wants s’mores more often than they can have a campfire.

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Coconut Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast with Berry Sauce + A Giveaway

A fun 4th of July brunch idea, this French Toast recipe features a tangy, coconut cheesecake filling and a chunky berry sauce that’s sure to impress everyone.

Coconut Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast A fun 4th of July brunch idea, this French Toast recipe features a tangy, coconut cheesecake filling and a chunky berry sauce that’s sure to impress everyone.

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I’m saying this is a great brunch recipe, but in reality, I don’t make, or eat, brunch. Something about the rare occasion of having a lazy morning doesn’t motivate me to want to get up and cook a fancy breakfast. But, I absolutely love all sorts of brunch food. I just make it for supper instead. So, If brunch isn’t your thing either, enjoy it as supper (because I know you can’t resist all those berries on top and that creamy coconut cheesecake in the middle.)…

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Fruit Cheesecake Bars

Fresh fruit is piled high on a creamy no-bake cheesecake on top of a tender shortbread crust. 

No Bake Fruit Cheesecake Bars (4)

Happy summer, friends! I hope you have been enjoying all sorts of summer activities. Last week I had a wonderful trip to Oregon, to meet my new little nephew. He is precious and was a bit hard to leave behind. But the aunt role sure is an easy, fun one to fill. Don’t worry, Rachael, I’m sure I’ll be find ways to spoil him even though I live across the country from him….

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Butter Pecan Ice Cream & a Giveaway!

A rich and creamy custard-based ice cream, featuring brown sugar and pecans which give it a nutty caramel flavor with a delicious crunch. The perfect treat for your holiday picnics and cookouts. Keep your eyes peeled below for a fun giveaway!

Butter Pecan Ice Cream (1) (Medium)

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Ice cream is a favorite dessert with me and my family. Growing up many of us said, “Forget the cake, Mom. We just want ice cream for our birthday.” The only thing that makes ice cream with friends and family better, is making it yourselves. It’s way better than store-bought and after the hours invested in making it, it always tastes three times better.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza

A simple pizza topped with grilled chicken, ham, bacon, swiss and mozzarella cheese. 

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza - A simple pizza topped with grilled chicken, ham, bacon, swiss and mozzarella cheese.

A few weeks ago my sister, Dana, came to spend a few days with me. We enjoyed a lot of sisterly conversation, shopping, cooking and eating. This Chicken Cordon Bleu Pizza was one of our creations. Chicken, ham, bacon and Swiss Cheese are layered on a basic pizza crust spread with Alfredo sauce….

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Chicken Scallopini

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This recipe for Chicken Scallopini is an easy and healthy weeknight dinner that doesn’t sacrifice on flavor. Ready in 45 minutes or less, the chicken is browned in a skillet, flavored with garlic, mushrooms and a white wine sauce and baked until tender.

This recipe for Chicken Scallopini is an easy and healthy weeknight dinner that doesn’t sacrifice on flavor. Ready in 45 minutes or less, the chicken is browned in a skillet, flavored with garlic, mushrooms and a white wine sauce and baked until tender….

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