Andes Mint Cookies

Andes Mint Cookies are a soft-baked chocolate cookie loaded with Andes Mint pieces and spread with an extra layer of mint goodness. They’re amazing straight from the oven.

Andes Mint Cookies. Soft baked and spread with mints. They're amazing straight from the oven.

 

So I meant to post these recipes before Christmas, but I decided time with my family and friends was more important than writing about cookies, so I’m sharing these treats with you now. And the timing may be perfect, because while treats abound in December, who doesn’t need some baking inspiration in January , especially soft chocolately, minty, warm-from-the-oven inspiration.

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No Churn Peppermint Ice Cream

Enjoy Peppermint Ice Cream all year round with this easy, no-churn recipe. 

Enjoy Peppermint Ice Cream all year round with this easy, no-churn recipe.

So I know it’s freezing cold outside and snowing! And actually I’m excited about it. It’s Saturday and I don’t have to drive anywhere so I’m quite content to be stuck at home while everything brown is covered with a white blanket. Plus eat some ice cream. I believe that ice cream is essential for any time of the year, not just summer. I like to curl up with a blanket, a book and a bowl of ice cream. Forget the coffee. [Read more…]

Pomegranate Cupcakes – White Cake with Pomegranate Buttercream

The best white cupcake with tangy, creamy pomegranate buttercream makes these pomegranate cupcakes perfect for a special occasion.
The best white cupcake with tangy, creamy pomegranate buttercream makes these cupcakes perfect for a special occasion.
 

I’m going through one of my fruit obsessions right now. I’m all about the pomegranates. I’ve been enjoying them plain, in smoothies, and, of course, I had to make a dessert of out them. The little red jewels add so much color this time of year when everything is drab and brown (Although we finally did get some snow to brighten things up). [Read more…]

The Top 5 Recipes of 2014

Happy New Year! For my first post of 2015, I thought it would be fun to review my reader’s top 5 recipes of 2014. There is something about a new year that makes us reflect on the old year a bit and look forward to the new. Top recipes of 2014 from Chocolate With Grace

It is certainly interesting to see which recipes my readers loved. I have to say, I’m a bit surprised by a few that made it in the top 5. As you scroll through this list, you can definitely see an improvement in my photography. Many of these recipes are from earlier in the year when I had just started dabbling in food photography, and I cringe a bit when I look at these pictures, but it’s also exciting to see improvement. [Read more…]

Pomegranate Banana Smoothie

This Pomegranate Banana smoothie is and easy, healthy and delicious treat to start out your new year!

This Pomegranate Banana smoothie is and easy, healthy and delicious treat to start out your new year!

I am sad because Christmas is over :(  (Although I can only handle so many sweets before I need to start eating healthy again). So, here is my first attempt to get back to a more normal diet with lots of fruits and veggies. Besides, pomegranates are almost as good as candy, and they are certainly prettier. [Read more…]

Buckeyes (Peanut Butter Balls)

Buckeyes, also known as Peanut Butter Balls, have a smooth peanut butter center and a fun chocolate shell. Make this simple buckeye recipe for your Christmas treat trays. 

Buckeyes, also known as Peanut Butter Balls, have a smooth peanut butter center and a fun chocolate shell. Make this simple buckeye recipe for your Christmas treat trays.

With only a few days until Christmas, I’m sharing one more treat for the season and since I’ll be celebrating Christmas in the Buckeye State, I figured it would be only fitting to share this treat. Buckeyes have been a classic and absolute favorite for my family for Christmas ever since I can remember.

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Sparkling White Cranberry Grape Punch – with Pomegranate Ice Cubes

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Sparkling White Cranberry Grape Punch is a  fun, easy holiday drink featuring 7UP®, white cranberry and white grape juice with elegant pomegranate ice cubes. #MingleNMix #CollectiveBias #ad

I’m going to admit that this Christmas has been the craziest one yet. Working full time and getting ready for all the Christmas festivities is stressing me out a bit. This is the first Christmas that I haven’t either been in college with an three week break or unemployed. So I’m going simple this year. I’ve been asked to bring a drink to a few holiday festivities this year, and came up with this Sparking White Cranberry Grape Punch made with 7UP®. It’s easy to keep all of the ingredients on hand and throw it together in a few seconds right before it needed. [Read more…]

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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