Oct 29, 2012 | Brownies and Bars, Desserts | Tags: brownies, chocolate, dessert, fall, Halloween, oreo, pumpkin
Isn’t Fall baking the best ever? I think I could use Pumpkin in recipes for the rest of the year and be completely happy
I used my favorite one bowl chocolate chunk brownie recipe and topped it with a fabulous cream cheese, pumpkin and Oreo cookie topping. These are perfect for Fall and great for any Halloween party you might have coming up! Pax and I had a great time in the kitchen whipping these up. So fun to have a baby in the house. He’s got a front row seat in his sling while mama bakes in the kitchen
Let’s take a look at how easy these are to prepare
Oct 22, 2012 | Cakes and Cupcakes, Desserts | Tags: baby shower, brownie, buttercream, cupcakes, fall, pumpkin, vanilla bean
Ahhhh, Fall baking is officially here. There is nothing that makes me smile more than getting in the kitchen and baking with pumpkin. It’s so cozy and fabulous.
I am celebrating this pretty little cupcake for my friend Kristan of Confessions of a Cookbook Queen‘s Virtual Baby Shower! I got to meet Kristan at BlogHer Food this past summer and she is as sweet as I knew she’d be. She is the cutest pregnant gal ever, can’t wait to see pics of her sweet Lucy.
I love being a part of this wonderful foodie community. We have so much fun!
Let’s dig in to this cupcake shall we?
Bring on the beef! I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my favorite “beefy” recipes from over the years that make great dinners for the family. Hope you enjoy!
These cute Spaghetti Pies are great for entertaining or treating your family with. They’ll be all smiles when these are served.
Oct 15, 2012 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: butter, butterfinger, chocolate chunk, Cookies, dessert, flour, peanut butter, sugar
I have a dear love for peanut butter cookies. Especially when they have crushed Butterfinger and giant chocolate chunks inside. This is a great recipe to bake with your kids or just even as a late night snack. They are peanut buttery sweet and nice and chewy in the center. Yum!
Oct 11, 2012 | Desserts | Tags: Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
I am a big time fan of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups! This was such a fun round-up to put together of my favorite peanut buttery treats over the years. Let’s take a look at some of my favorites.
These candy bar cookies came about shortly after my Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. January 17th 2011 to be exact. These are equally as delicious and the peanut butter cups inside make for a giant crazy good cookie. ….and you can stuff about any of your favorite candy bars inside. Be prepared, these babies are big!
Oct 8, 2012 | Brownies and Bars, Desserts | Tags: brownies, chocolate, dessert, homemade, one bowl, toffee chip
These might be my favorite brownie recipe yet. Thick, chewy and perfectly chocolatey with bits of toffee and chocolate chunks. Not sure it gets much better than that
I used all of one bowl to prepare these, can you handle how difficult? Haha, seriously, these are so simple it’s silly to not try the deliciousness yourself.
Oct 3, 2012 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: Biscoff, brownies, butterfinger, Cookies, dessert, no bake, nutella, Oreo Cookies, stuffed
I LOVE love love this spin on my Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies but these are NO-Bake!! Woohoo!
Edible cookie dough stuffed with all of your favorite goodies. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Here are some of the goodies I chose to stuff inside my cookie dough bites, but use your favorites! Anything goes.
You’ll start with my very simple no-bake cookie dough, recipe below.
Sep 26, 2012 | Chicken, Dinner | Tags: back to school, casserole, chicken, Dinner, marinara, mixed vegetables, rice, swiss cheese, weeknight dinner
With back to school in full swing, I am all about simple dinners at our house. Between homework and sports starting back up….and a new baby I need dinner to be made simple.
This casserole has basic pantry items that you are likely to have on hand at any given time. Full of flavor, be prepared to have a dinner the whole family is going to love!
Sep 24, 2012 | Drinks | Tags: banana, chocolate, chocolate almond milk, drink, oats, peanut butter, power drink
A month or so ago, we had some friends over for a silly “Blend Off” competition between my husband and his buddy. They were making smoothies all night for a bunch of us and we’d say who’s we liked better.
My friend Jenna whipped up an amazing chocolate milk blend using dark chocolate almond milk at the end of the night and it was by far my favorite! I created her drink and just switched it up a little. Wait until you try this….to die for!! Good work Jenna
This slow cooked chicken dish could not get simpler. You literally toss the ingredients into the crock pot, close the lid and forget about it for a few hours. Love that!!
This is a perfect back to school, no-stress dinner recipe that you don’t have to think about while your managing getting back on a schedule if your kids have already started school.
The chicken comes out perfectly tender with flavorful pesto seasonings throughout. I like serving this chicken with my favorite mashed potato recipe and a little side salad. Hope you enjoy!!
Sep 17, 2012 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: bars, Cookies, dessert, oatmeal cookie dough frosting, oatmeal cookies
These sinful little cookie dough bars are such a treat, can’t wait to share them with you. The cookie bar is a buttery oatmeal white chocolate cookie that is irresistible. To make it even better the frosting is an oatmeal white chocolate chip cookie dough frosting, egg free so you don’t worry
I can’t tell you enough how great these are, you’ll have to try them yourself! Enjoy friends!!
Sep 12, 2012 | Appetizers/Sides, Dinner | Tags: Appetizers/Sides, broccoli, chicken, feta cheese, lemon dressing, light dinner, quinoa, roasted red peppers, salad
This pregnancy I have craved quinoa like crazy. It is great for an afternoon snack or light dinner. This is another variation of my Mango Chicken and Blue Cheese Quinoa Salad from a few weeks ago.
You can enjoy this salad room temperature right after you whip it up or chill it in the refrigerator to eat cold. Either is YUM! Also, it cooks up in 15 minutes on the stove top.
With my simple lemon dressing you can add just about whatever you like to your salad. Get creative and have fun eating
Sometimes it’s nice to whip up a batch of cookies all in one bowl, minimal clean up and cookies in the oven pronto
These buttery crisp cookies are hard to eat just one, you are warned. The edges are crisp and the center is chewy. They are somewhat flat and absolutely oozing with chocolate chunks and butterscotch chips.
Hope you enjoy friends! xoxo
Sep 6, 2012 | Dinner | Tags: back to school dinners
Back to school time means we need dinner on the table for our busy family time, lol! Something about Summer makes it ok to have cold cereal and frozen waffles for dinner, right?! With most of the country back at school….us next week, it’s time we get cooking
Well, I’ve got some of my favorite Picky Palate dinner recipes to share with you that will make those weeknights a little easier when deciding what to make for the family.
Sep 4, 2012 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: butterscotch chips, chocolate, chocolate chips, Cookies, dessert, white chocolate chips
Oh how I love a good chunky chocolate cookie full of chips. This one has three of my favorite chips throughout…..white chocolate, butterscotch and chocolate chips. Make sure you use whatever chips you like, any variety works great.
The chocolate cookie base is fudgy and perfect. I can’t wait to play around with more additions