Cookies and Cream Coffee Cake

Cookies and Cream Coffee Cake

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Cookies and Cream Coffee Cake
A light and buttery coffee cake flavored with cookies and cream protein shake and topped with crushed Oreo cookies! This post is sponsored by Premier Protein. Hands in the air and waving them around like crazy! That’s because I’m excited to begin a new partnership with Premier Protein, a brand delivering good nutrition through shakes,… […]
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Strawberry Shortcake and Buttery Toasted Pound Cake

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Strawberry Shortcake and Buttery Toasted Pound Cake
Strawberry Shortcake flavors for the summer and served family style! Strawberry shortcake. I mean what can be better for a summer dessert than dollops of whipped cream, fresh sweet strawberries, and pound cake? It must be one of the simplest desserts out there, but I’m throwing a strawberry shortcake curveball at ya’ll. These squares of… […]
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Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Tahini Shortbread Crust

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Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Tahini Shortbread Crust
This holiday season, step up your cheesecake game with this decadent Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Tahini Shortbread Crust! Same delicious cheesecake you know and love, but with a  subtle goat cheese flavor. I topped ours with a ruby-red cranberry vanilla topping and it was sublime.  It’s never to early to plan your holiday menu. And by holiday menu, I […]
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are everything I love about fall, in muffin form. They’re perfect for breakfast with a mug of your favorite coffee, or a sweet ending to a cozy dinner. Okay, so do you remember when I was complaining last week that it was too warm outside and that I totally felt like […]
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Homemade White Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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Homemade White Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
This Homemade White Cake is made from scratch using a homemade white cake mix. With ingredients you can pronounce, this homemade cake is deliciously moist and tender and frosted with layers of sweet vanilla buttercream frosting. Just add sprinkles! I turned 37 this past Tuesday. So on Monday, I made my own cake because birthdays should […]
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Homemade White Cake Mix

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Homemade White Cake Mix
Store-bought cake mixes are a thing of the past~ this Homemade White Cake Mix can be thrown together in literally no time whatsoever and can be used right away or made in advance and stored in your refrigerator until your ready to bake. Homemade white cake at your fingertips! Did you know cake mix can easily be […]
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Classic Snickerdoodles Cookies

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Classic Snickerdoodles Cookies
Snickerdoodles may just have one of the best cookie names ever. What is the story behind the name and how can I name a cookie recipe? Snickerdoodle cookies were essential to my early teen baking years. They were one of the first cookie recipes I ever learned to make – thanks to ‘Home Economics’ or what my […]
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookie Butter Bars

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookie Butter Bars
These Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are laced with speculoos cookie butter and a crunchy cookie butter crust! I’ve been trying to hold off on bringing pumpkin to the blog but I think as soon as September hits, all bets are off. It’s time and ain’t nobody stepping in my way, especially when it coms to pumpkin… […]
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Lightened Up King Cake

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Lightened Up King Cake
One of my favorite traditions each year is to make a King Cake to celebrate Mardi Gras. The King Cake tradition came originally from medieval France and Spain. Later, it was celebrated in Louisiana, where Creoles celebrated the king’s ball with a fancy cake in which a bean had been placed randomly inside. According to […]
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are the perfect healthier replacement for your favorite cookies or brownies and are packed with protein and fiber. I love peanut butter. A lot. Peanut butter is a natural and inexpensive way to add nutrition to baked goods. Peanut butter packs a lot of protein and flavor that […]
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Nigella’s Chocolate Guinness Cake

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Nigella’s Chocolate Guinness Cake
Nigella’s chocolate Guinness cake has been on my bucket list for y-e-a-r-s. Because Guinness + chocolate + cake = my dream dessert and there’s no other cake that is more worthy or more perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Guinness stout and chocolate collide in a moist, chocolatey cake. I love that this is not a layered […]
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Sunflower Seed Cookies

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Sunflower Seed Cookies
How fun are these oatmeal chocolate chunk sunflower seed cookies?   You were thinking they were M&M’s but nope. I actually found these chocolate candy coated sunflower seeds in the bulk section my favorite specialty grocery store. I had no real purpose for them at the time, but I knew I would find one soon. They’re great to […]
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Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies

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Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies
Today I surprised my girls with Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day! Yes it was a day early, but I wanted them to be able to bring some with them to school and pass them out to their close friends. That and I didn’t want 3 dozen cookies in the same vicinity as me. […]
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Double Chocolate Loaf Cake

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Double Chocolate Loaf Cake
Light Double Chocolate Loaf Cake filled with chunks of dark chocolate and topped with a rich chocolate ganache. I actually know some people who don’t like chocolate and that’s okay. We all have our likes and dislikes. I don’t like lettuce and tomato on my burgers, they take up too much real estate that could… […]
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Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Smoothie

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Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Smoothie
Today’s healthy, delicious smoothie is sponsored by wonderful folks at nutpods. There is no better way to start your day or fuel up during a tough afternoon than with this Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Smoothie. It’s packed with good-for-you ingredients and means never having to decide if you want to start your day with coffee or […]
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Peppermint Mocha Layer Cake

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Peppermint Mocha Layer Cake
With less than a week till the Christmas holiday, I know we’re all rushing to finish last minute tasks. What better way to procrastinate than by tossing responsibility aside and baking a stunning seasonal layer cake? But wait! This may just check something off your to do list after all, if you are bringing something […]
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Crab Cakes Benedict with Avocado

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Crab Cakes Benedict with Avocado
Show of hands – who loves brunch? Pretty much everyone, right? Of course, since kids, a leisurely brunch is no later than 9 a.m. but still…who can resist it? We dine out for our fair share of brunches, and probably your fair share too, but we could stand to make it more often at home. […]
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Sprinkle Stocking Sugar Cookies

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Sprinkle Stocking Sugar Cookies
There are only a few days to go before Christmas, but the cookie-making is still going strong here! These are so easy to decorate because you don't even have to make frosting. The embellishing is done with a light brush of corn syrup on the cookies and then they get dipped in rainbow nonpareils (my […]
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Love Letter Tuxedo Cake with Stamped Wafer Paper Technique

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Love Letter Tuxedo Cake with Stamped Wafer Paper Technique
It feels a little crazy to be talking about Valentine's Day already but here we are, less than a month away! I've always supported the idea that this holiday should be for all kinds of love and not just the romantic sort. It should be celebrated elementary school-style. That means you buy a box of […]
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Bottle of Sprinkles Cake (Homemade Funfetti Sheet Cake)

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Bottle of Sprinkles Cake (Homemade Funfetti Sheet Cake)
Well friends, we made it. Happy 2017! Each first day of January I find myself thinking about goals I'd like to achieve. I have a few hopes and aspirations for the blog this year but when I get right down to it, my focus is pretty narrow. I just want to find little moments of […]
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Fruity Pebbles Crispy Treat Cake

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Fruity Pebbles Crispy Treat Cake
Ah, Fruity Pebbles. My childhood in a bowl. I'm still fond of this cereal. My favorite part is the purplish-grey milk that's left behind after all of the pebbles have been eaten. It's a last sip of super-sweet concentrated cereal flavor, which is delicious despite how weird it looks. This was my first time making […]
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Blood Orange Winter Watercolor Cake

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Blood Orange Winter Watercolor Cake
Winter citrus holds a kind of magic that is the antidote to dismal days. It doesn't take much, sometimes just a wheel of Meyer lemon floating in my Earl Grey is a fine pick-me-up. Blood oranges are my favorite of all the winter citrus. They tend to be extra-aromatic and their gorgeous ruddy peels hint […]
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Chocolate Chip Double Bundt Cake

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Chocolate Chip Double Bundt Cake
I've made this bundt cake countless times, so it's hard to believe that I've never shared it with you before now! The batter molds beautifully in ornate bundt pans and the baked cake is cotton-soft in the middle. Brown sugar and mini chocolate chips sweeten the cake, so it tastes much like a chocolate chip cookie!Continued, […]
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Triple Chocolate Devil's Food Cupcakes

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Triple Chocolate Devil's Food Cupcakes
Is there anything left for me to say about these cupcakes that the pictures don't already communicate? Maybe not, so I'll let them do most of the talking in this blog post. I'll just add that they are delightfully rich with hot fudge-drizzled dark chocolate buttercream. All of that richness sits atop lightly sweet black […]
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Peppermint Cookies

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Peppermint Cookies
Soft and chewy peppermint cookies with cream cheese frosting. With a gluten-free option. You know what I really love about this time of year? All the parties! I see them as opportunities to bake and share loads of cookies. I’m happy, the hosts are happy, and the guests certainly don’t seem to mind all the […]
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Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

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Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies
Most of my forays into aquafaba have been failures, but these are a smashing success. I don’t know why the magic bean juice acts just like an egg in this recipe and not in others, but it does. These are thin and crispy and yet still chewy–exactly like a chocolate chip cookie should be. The […]
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Good and Lovely Christmas Ice Cream

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Good and Lovely Christmas Ice Cream
Last night I had the great fortune of not only seeing The Good Lovelies in concert during their Christmas tour, but making dessert for the band. I wanted to make something holiday-ish to fit with the theme of the night and came up with this. The word is that the band loved the ice cream, […]
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Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
The sudden proliferation of pie pumpkins in the grocery store has let to some experimentation in the kitchen. Accuse me of jumping on the pumpkin spice bandwagon if you must, but these cookies are irresistible with their perfect blend of chewy and crispy.  INGREDIENTSMakes at least 24 cookies– 75g minute oats– 150g all purpose flour– […]
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Blended Mocha Iced Coffee

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Blended Mocha Iced Coffee
Just a quick post to help beat the summer (spring?) heat. A good blender is a great investment, especially when you can churn out tasty drinks like this that aren’t cheap at your local coffee place (and are really mostly ice anyway). Add whatever you want to this base recipe to customize it to your […]
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