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Chocolate Cheesecake with Pecan Praline Topping

I’ve had a TON of interest in this recipe since I posted a little iPhone teaser pic over a week ago so I figured I’d better post the recipe before I started getting any hate mail. After today you guys are going to be sending me love letters up the wazoo. That’s inappropriate. Please don’t send love letters up my wazoo. Don’t get me wrong. I adore the love letters… but I mean c’mon, guys. I could get paper cuts. Enough talk about my wazoo. This is a food blog after all. A fami

Cutler’s Mint Chocolate Cookies

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, my friends! St. Patrick’s Day has this weird way of making me want to eat a lot of green stuff. But not like, good for me green stuff like vegetables and salads. But, bad for me green stuff like Key Lime Pie (check this one out!!) and these Mint Chocolate Cookies. It also coerces me to turn foods that shouldn’t be green, green. Like eggs? Eggs should NOT be green. But… but… I wanna!! My toddler would freak out if her eggs were green! But then, of cour

Cutler’s Cookies

Cutler’s Cookies, yo! They are insanely delicious and I think it’s insanely cool that they posted this insanely awesome recipe on their insane web-site. Their website isn’t actually insane but I just had this thing going, and I didn’t really want to ruin it. These cookies are made with cake flour instead of all-purpose and it makes the cookies super soft and fluffy and delicious. The peanut butter chips in these suckers are like little gooey pockets of heaven. And seriously,

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Heaven knows I love a good chocolate chip cookie recipe. I have been on the hunt for the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe in the world, and I have come to the conclusion that while it totally exists, it only exists on a personal level. It varies from person to person. I don’t think it’s possible to have one chocolate chip cookie recipe that is universally favored by everyone. In fact, there was a study done about this, and they found that people were more likely to lean towa

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Watch out world. Bananas everywhere were just left to ripen on the counter for a few more days. I can almost hear them ripening. No big deal. I have ears like a hawk…. ‘s eyes? What expression am I looking for here? Anyway, it’s basically a super power of mine. I can be dead asleep and the pitter patter of my children’s feet on the carpet will wake me up. Take that murderers! You know what murderers love? Cupcakes. How would I know that, do you ask? Because everybody loves cu

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

This time of year is my fav. And this year has been especially magical now that Baby Girl knows what’s going on. I mean, don’t get me wrong. She got it last year ON Christmas day… but the build up is half the fun and this year she’s making every minute count. Like, literally. She asks me about thirty times per day if she can open up her presents now and I’ll say, “Not until Christmas my perfect, beautiful little cherub.” And then she says, “Okay. Five minutes.” And because it

Milk Chocolate Cream Pie

Oh, month of pies how I love you. This month is giving me the opportunity to try making things that I’ve never made before, and believe it or not… a chocolate pie is one of those things. I have always LOOOOOVED chocolate cream pies, but had never attempted to make one myself. Well, that has now changed, everybody. And seriously, they are kind of embarassingly easy to make. I am slightly ashamed that I’ve never made one before… And now I’ve just admitted it for the whole world

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting and Candy

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Halloween has never really been my FAVORITE holiday per say, but now I have kids and it’s like new life has been breathed into me about how fun this holiday can be. I pretty much only liked Halloween before because it was the beginning of the holiday season and I LOOOOVE the holiday season. Maybe it’s because I don’t love candy. Even as a kid, I would stash my Halloween candy away for a time when I REEEEEALLLY wanted it… and then that time would never come.

Caramel Apple Slices

I love eating caramel apples. I’m being sarcastic. I hate eating caramel apples. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love the TASTE of caramel apples. But the actual EATING of caramel apples is horrendous. I never know where to take the first bite, the caramel gets so stuck in my teeth I’m pretty sure a filling came out the last time I ate one and the toppings usually end up everywhere BUT in my mouth. But here we are. Loving caramel apples yet hating eating them. And that’s where the

No-Bake Pumpkin Oreo Ice Cream Dessert

I’m pretty sure everyone in America is digging pumpkin right now. I know I am. Are people in other countries as obsessed with pumpkin as we are? No? GET WITH THE TIMES, WORLD. I don’t know where you live, but where I live we’re still cookin’ at about 90 degrees some days. I’m wanting to break out my scarves and boots and my cocomotion only to step out my door and melt Indiana Jones style. (If you know what I’m talking about, good on ya. If you don’t, YouTube it. Or don’t YouT

Deep Dish S’mores Brownies

Summer is for s’mores, and swimming, and bonfires, and {having babies} and more s’mores. GUYS. I’M HAVING ANOTHER BABY IN NINE DAYS. … and Mama doesn’t drink wine, so she’s going to have to go to town on a plate of s’mores brownies. I’m going to have two kids. We are going to be a family of four. I’m freaking out. Somebody out there in the big wide internet world tell me that I’m going to be okay. That I can do it. That I already know how to survive without sleep. Because rea

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

This dang cheesecake. It’s SOOOOO creamy. It’s SOOOOO dreamy. And it’s INSANELY rich. This sucker can feed A LOT of people because it is that rich. Seriously though, I fed half of my neighborhood with this thing, AND some of Ty’s co-workers. These people don’t like the blog or anything. Sometimes I feel guilty because I feel like I’m sabotaging everybody’s diet. But who doesn’t love a piece of delicious cheesecake? It’s good for the soul. This is probably the creamiest cheese

Individual Better Than Sex Chocolate Trifles

So, I’m not going to lie to you right now. I tried to make cupcakes, and they were a TOTAL fail. But you know the saying, when life hands you dark chocolate cupcakes that you totally overfilled and in turn flowed over the top of the tins and looked like total crap but still tasted bomb, then make sexy chocolate trifles! It already feels like my man has taken a pill from a company similar to (male enhancement in case you didn’t know). Sex is sex, an

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you believe that I have over 250 recipes on this site, and I have yet to post a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe? Unbelievable! These chocolate chip cookies are my go-to because they are simple. They are crispy around the outsides, super soft on the insides and to make it even better, this recipe makes a butt-load of cookies. So, basically for every other normal human on the planet, that means that you get to freeze a bunch of cookies so that you can have a cookie or

Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Not everything that I bake has to be totally delicious unhealthy. Only like 99.3% of it. Those odds could be worse. These banana muffins are pretty healthy and totally bomb. I don’t mind feeding them to Baby girl for breakfast! Along with her cocoa puffs and sugar yogurt. JOKING. Kinda. Sometimes you just gotta stuff your kids with stuff they’ll actually eat so they don’t starve themselves to death. They live to see another day where we can try harder to stuff green things do

Boston Cream Cheesecake Cake

I have really grown to love making cheesecakes. They are such an impressive and decadent dessert that people seem to be afraid of, but they really aren’t all that hard. Trust me, I was right there with you. I was terrified of these things. But with a few tried and true tricks I believe anybody can make a totally delicious and epic cheesecake. As long as you are patient. Like I totally wasn’t this one time. It was ONE TIME PEOPLE. Learn from my mistakes. Don’t be impatient. Do

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Holy crap you guys. I may never bake normal cookies again*. These were crazy easy, crazy fast and CRAZY gooey! Gooey cookies make my heart go all pitter patter. Sorry I’ve only been catching you guys once or twice per week lately. Nesting has hit, and it has hit HARD. There have been power tools involved. Nesting has spilled from the nursery into Baby Girl’s room and out into the remainder of my home. Mr. T has been busy running crazy after the cyclone that is me. Poor guy. I

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies

So… I’ve been thinking, and we need to have a little chat (Did that sound a little softer than, “We need to talk.”?? I think I pee my pants a little whenever someone tells me, “We need to talk.” Am I right?). So, here’s the deal. Up to this point, this blog has been all about what we are having for dinner, and what we are having for dessert, and what I’m stuffing into my hungry volleyball girls and things I make for my wild little boy scouts… but I feel like it’s time to chal

BYU Mint Brownies

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Bring on the green! For those of you not from Utah, and not familiar with the famous BYU Mint Brownie the first thing you need to know is that these brownies are GOOOOOOD. They are famous around these parts for a reason. They are everyone’s favorite treat to serve at large gatherings because you (usually) don’t have to make them, they are reasonably priced, and they. are. delicious. Everyone loves a good BYU brownie. Another cool thing about them? The

Oreo Ice Cream Pie

I’m back from vacation, guys! And I’m back on a pretty good day. Ya’ll know what it is… (DA DA DA nah nah nah nah nah nah nah HEY!) Jock Jams? No? K…. IT’S PI DAY!!! 3/14… get it? It’s the dumbest excuse for pie ever, but not at the same time because any excuse for pie is good in my book. Okay, so first thing on the docket today, you have to listen to my sob story, and then rejoice with me when I overcame all odds to bring this recipe to you. Sob story: MY OVEN BROKE! It brok

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