loaded peppermint brownies

Loaded peppermint brownies – I am sooooo ready to face plant into you ❤️ I bet you’re thinking um helloooo lady Christmas is over what’s with the Christmas dessert?! And I am here to tell you that peppermint deserves a place in our hearts and bellies throughout the whole winter season – not just at Christmas! This was intended to be…

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easiest millionaire shortbread bars

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and didn’t freeze your socks off like we did in Iowa. It’s been -15 ish over the last few days and we have been in hibernation mode – which has given me ample opportunity to bake! I know we’re all supposed to be eating salads and other…

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blackberry jam bars

Hello, gorgeous. Let me introduce you to my new favorite thing – blackberry jam bars. I’ve always been a bit obsessed with this type of dessert bar – you know the ones. A soft-yet-slightly-crunchy base, a delicious layer of jam in the middle, and a lovely pile of crumbly-crumble goodness on top. They’re typically made with strawberry jam or a…

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crescent roll cheesecake

Let me introduce you to crescent roll cheesecake. This is one of those “I want something sweet but it’s a weeknight” desserts. This is one of those 6-ingredient wonder desserts. This is creamy-dreamy cream cheese goodness. This is crescent roll cheesecake. It’s two layers of cinnamon-sugared crescent rolls, with a light + fluffy cream cheese filling. It’s somewhere between a…

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insanely good pear crumble bars

Let’s give pears some love. Seriously – they’re the unsung hero of fall. Just as tasty + versatile as the apple or pumpkin, but much less celebrated. I fell in love with pears after buying some from a local apple orchard one fall, a few years ago. OH. MY. WORD. If you can get your hands on local pears, do…

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pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting

Pumpkin. Spice. Cake. This is happening. Did I mention the cream cheese frosting? All my childhood memories of Halloween are centered around this recipe. Every Halloween, my mom would whip up a batch of these and her amazing vegetable beef soup (recipe here). It’s not Halloween without them. It’s kind of sad to be an adult who can’t go trick-or-treating…

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gingersnap crust cheesecake bars

The inspiration for this recipe hit me as I was wandering the aisles of Trader Joe’s (a dangerous yet delicious habit). I saw these – And thought, if you can make cheesecake crust out of crushed graham crackers, why not make it out of some other type of cookie? Since it’s fall, it seemed fitting to choose gingersnap cookies. The…

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s’mores tart

I had to get one s’mores recipe in before the summer completely slipped away. Labor Day is the end-of-summer/start-of-fall weekend and there have been no s’mores in our life all summer. What is summer without any s’mores? Tragic. But, Labor Day weekend + this recipe are here to save the day. I have many fond memories of nights around the…

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