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...]

Witch’s Brew Muddy Buddies

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE muddy buddies. Really, anything with chocolate and peanut butter combined has me hooked. Whoever thought of the invention to combine chocolate with peanut butter was a genius. These Witch's Brew Muddy Buddies take your average muddy buddies on a wild broom ride! Witch's Brew is the perfect little name for this concoction during this time of year. I can just picture the Witches of Salem standing around their big pots casting up spells and throwing in toes, hair, and … [Read more...]

Caramel & Candy Corn Shortbread Bars

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This stuff. Every year that it hits the shelf, it calls my name. And my soul calls back to it... Hello, lover. These easy shortbread bars are ooey, gooey and loaded with caramel and candy corn pieces! The perfect fall treat! They're the perfect addition to your Halloween festivities this year! And with only THREE ingredients, you can whip them up in a jiffy! Here's your line up: Start by laying parchment paper in the bottom of a glass 9x13 dish. Did you know … [Read more...]

Twinkie Scarecrows

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This year I really wanted to post a kid-friendly recipe that had something to do with Halloween. I used to teach preschool and I was so yearning to channel my teacher days to bring a fun activity you could do with your children at home this holiday season... OR in your own classroom. I racked my brain and came up with some fun ideas that had, sadly, already been created by other talented bloggers out there! Enter Twinkie Scarecrows. They're cute, friendly, and a little silly. All in … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Sausage Dip

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In the South, football is basically a religion. You either love it or hate it, but either way you partake in the festivities. I mean, really, who doesn't love hanging out with friends on a Saturday eating food and relaxing!? I wasn't born and bread a football-lover, but one walk on the University of Alabama's campus and I was a goner. It is true, I bleed Crimson and forever will "Roll Tide" be ingrained into the depths of my soul. Yet, regardless of what team you cheer on each weekend, … [Read more...]

Spooky Bachelorette Cookies

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It's that time again - for ghosts, goblins, and all things spooky! These were my first cookies to decorate post-baby and I was so excited to get back into the kitchen and get to decoratin'! A friend of mine from middle school ordered these. They were for her twin sister who is getting married very soon. They live in Texas and I haven't seen either of them in person since we used to play house in the fort in their parent's backyeard. So, as you can imagine, it was an honor to be … [Read more...]

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

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I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a little of a peanut-butter-aholic. I've tried to cut my habit with other nut butters - almond, cashew, sunflower - but somehow I always find my way back to the smooth, creamy, delicious peanut! Add some chocolate and this girl is GONE. To somewhere far far away. Where she can dance through the cotton fields of peanut butter and chocolate swirls... Ok, enough. These Peanut Butter Bars are the bomb-digiddy. They have all the flavors and texture … [Read more...]

Candy Crack Cookies

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I was watching Pioneer Woman on Food Network one Saturday morning (a favorite Saturday morning ritual) when she was making her ice cream pops. They are these decadent ice cream freezer cups that have crushed candy and cookies on the bottom. Yum yum yum! If you haven't, you should totally pop on over to her website and check them out, plus all her other recipes. I'm a obsessed dear follower. Anyway, as I was watching her make those ice cream pops and secretly wishing I had one, I thought how … [Read more...]

The Best Meatloaf Ever

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I've always loved meatloaf. Next to spaghetti, I could literally eat it every night of the week. This is my favorite meatloaf recipe and my go-to when I need to indulge in the sweet comfort of this dish. I cannot stress enough that this is recipe is one of the most amazing things I've not only made but put in my mouth. And the BEST part of this meatloaf... the part that makes it the best meatloaf you'll ever eat is this: Drum roll please... YES! Cheeze-its! White Cheddar … [Read more...]