Homemade Thin Mints

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Let's talk about these easy minty treats. Thin Mints, the most popular Girl Scout cookie year after year, for a reason.  I remember finding a surprise box of these cookies almost every summer while helping my mom defrost the freezer.  It was like a culinary treasure hunt, sorting through all ... Continue Reading...

Homemade Nutella

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Before you get tooooo excited, this is a pseudo Nutella-like spread if Nutella had a chunkier,  but equally as delicious cousin who doesn't like to be too easy to bargain with, but is perfectly creamy when coaxed with some piping hot oatmeal or melted up and stirred into vanilla ice cream. This ... Continue Reading...

Homemade Nutella

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Before you get tooooo excited, this is a pseudo Nutella-like spread if Nutella had a chunkier,  but equally as delicious cousin who doesn't like to be too easy to bargain with, but is perfectly creamy when coaxed with some piping hot oatmeal or melted up and stirred into vanilla ice cream. This ... Continue Reading...

Homemade Nutella

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Before you get tooooo excited, this is a pseudo Nutella-like spread if Nutella had a chunkier,  but equally as delicious cousin who doesn't like to be too easy to bargain with, but is perfectly creamy when coaxed with some piping hot oatmeal or melted up and stirred into vanilla ice cream. This ... Continue Reading...

Homemade Nutella

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Before you get tooooo excited, this is a pseudo Nutella-like spread if Nutella had a chunkier,  but equally as delicious cousin who doesn't like to be too easy to bargain with, but is perfectly creamy when coaxed with some piping hot oatmeal or melted up and stirred into vanilla ice ... Continue Reading...

Simple Granola Bars

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Sometimes, after a long day at work, coming home to bake seems like the last thing on my mind.  I usually have visions of a nice glass of wine, a snack, and me on the couch in my sweatpants watching some awful (but can't stop watching) Bravo show. !) But somehow, I came home after a busy day ... Continue Reading...

Dark Chocolate Cake Donuts

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I'm going to be real with you, I don't believe in single function kitchen tools. That strawberry huller? Meh, I'll take a paring knife. A special corer for pineapples? Give me pre-sliced any day! But...BUT, I caved. Yes, I did it.  I bought a pan solely meant for... ..baking donuts!  And I ... Continue Reading...

Fluffy Whole Wheat Honey Bread

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Bread. Love it, need it, crave it.                                    I've always loved the smell of pungent, fresh baked bread, because, like all favorite scents, it takes me back to a lovely time and place in life. I fondly remember my dad making wheat bread in our breadmaker at home, me ... Continue Reading...