Pecan Pie Cupcakes

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It doesn't need to be said that Pecan Pie is a traditional Thanksgiving dessert. We've been making the same recipe in our house for years, so I thought it was about time to switch it up a bit! And after making {these} pumpkin pie bites, I knew what needed to be done. Pecan pie cupcakes. Come on, y'all. This easy white cake is mixed with chopped pecans for a simple cupcake. But it's the frosting that will hook you. Butter and brown sugar come together to form such a creamy, fall, flavor … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Treat yourself to a taste of fall with my delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins! Is there anything better than pumpkin and chocolate? I think not. I love fall baking - there is simply nothing like the smell of pumpkin ginger as they fill up your kitchen and spread across your house. I absolutely love these muffins! They are jam packed with flavor and the simple glaze on top makes them extra perfect. These are a new favorite in our house! Here's your line up. Stir spice … [Read more...]

Holiday Traditions

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Christmas has always been my most favorite time of year. The cold weather, the decorations, reflecting on our Savior's birth and spending time with loved ones. The holidays are and have always been a big deal in our family. Starting with opening presents Christmas Eve night from each other and waking up to Santa in the morning. But, it wasn't the presents I looked forward to. It was the time spend with loved ones and the anticipation of loved ones surrounding one another sharing in … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

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When I was in college, I worked in a retail store in the mall right next to Great American Cookie Co. It was extremely detrimental to my weight. I enjoyed walking into work each day to the smell of cookies baking. Then, one day, they opened a Cinnabon. And life was complete. I've always been a gooey cinnamon roll kinda girl. Something about the flavor combination draws me in. And when topped with cream cheese frosting, I'm gone. I lived off of cookies and cinnamon rolls back in those … [Read more...]

Caramel Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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It's been a busy busy past couple of weeks. Did I mention I have a full time job other than this blog and being a full time wife and mommy? Well, I do. I have a corporate job that fulfills most of my week days. Baking is pretty much left for the weekends and when the hubby is home, unless I happen to have a few hours during nap time, which doesn't happen often with my little cat-napper. The full time job has been really kicking my bootay the past couple weeks, more than normal. And I've been … [Read more...]

Heath Pumpkin Pie Bites

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Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! What's on your menu?? I'm always in charge of bringing dessert when it comes to our family Thanksgiving dinners. With all of our family being in town, we have three Thanksgivings every year. Three! That means THREE desserts. Or 5. Depending on what mood I'm in. More is always better. These pumpkin pie bites are the PERFECT addition to any Thanksgiving dinner. All the flavors of pumpkin pie with a little portion control thrown … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

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Caramel frosting is my new best friend. Ever since I created it for my {apple spice cupcakes}, I've been hooked. Dunking it in apples, spreading it on Ritz crackers, and topping off some chocolate cupcakes! I used a box mix for these cupcakes. So... I'm so sure at this point you're wondering why I'm even posting this recipe when you can easily find my caramel frosting recipe {HERE}. Well, sweet friend, I figured this was the perfect opportunity to tell you how you can easily take a box … [Read more...]

One Pot Chili

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I love this time of year. Everything about it - the leaves changing colors, the cool crisp in the air, the football games and holidays that involve more time with family and friends. Yet, out of all these things my most favorite is to cuddle up on the sofa with my husband and baby next to me and snuggle into a warm bowl of something good. This chili is my something good. This is my dad's recipe. I was born and raised on this pot of goodness so well that I'm surprised it doesn't run … [Read more...]

Apple Spice Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

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These weren't supposed to get posted on the blog. I was just playing around in the kitchen, craving something apple and wanting something sweet. I grabbed some things from the pantry and refrigerator and went to work. THEN, Cody called and told me his work was having a baking competition the next day. His work does things like that from time to time - have cook offs and bake offs. He knows I like to participate in them for the fun of it. Not having any time to bake something else, I sent … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Magic Cookie Bars

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People always said having a newborn was rough. While I was pregnant, I didn't think anything could get worse than heartburn, getting winded or loss of bladder control; not to mention the big ole' belly. Yet, they were right. The baby comes and you have to take care of this little thing; keep it alive. Not to mention the sleepless nights and the crying that doesn't tell you what's exactly wrong with them and leaves you guessing. It's rough. Especially the sleepless nights. But the moment … [Read more...]