best chocolate chip cookies

I can now check “make the best chocolate chip cookies” off my food bucket list. This is the recipe I have been trying to perfect for the longest time. We all need that perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe in our arsenal. One that’s soft, chewy, LOADED with chocolate chunks, and easy to make. This is that cookie. No weird tricks or…

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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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chocolate white chocolate chip cookies

Let me introduce you to this magical mystery cookie. Is it a cookie? Is it a brownie? Both? Both. It’s in cookie form, for quick and convenient transport from plate to mouth. That’s obviously a common theme in my baking. Portable desserts = the best. Back to the cookie. Its moist texture and dense chocolate flavor remind me of a brownie.…

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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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oatmeal raisin cookies

These are the best oatmeal raisin cookies I have ever tasted. But, I can’t actually take credit for this recipe. It comes from a dear family friend, who’s like an adopted Grandma to us. She is definitely Grandma of the year (century, millennium, etc.) for this recipe! These will change all your feelings about oatmeal raisin cookies. There’s not a…

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pumpkin streusel muffins

My breakfast game has been seriously struggling lately. I always think I’m going to have time to make eggs/oatmeal/etc. before I leave for work — but I never actually do. I’ve been reaching for applesauce cups + granola bars to take out the door with me. Pitiful, I know. I love a warm breakfast so those applesauce days are not…

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giant chocolate chip + peanut butter cup cookie

Milk + cookies. Is there anything more beautifully simple than a plate of fresh-baked cookies and a glass of cold milk? I defy you to find anything better. Well, I guess ONE GIANT COOKIE loaded with peanut butter cups + chocolate chunks might be just a tad better. Just maybe. It’s the best of both worlds – peanut butter cookie…

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zucchini chocolate chunk bundt cakes

Online shopping is a wonderful + dangerous thing. Exhibit A: this sweet pan I didn’t know what to make with it untilllll a friend brought me some zucchinis — fresh from the garden. As Gru would say – “Lightttttt bulbbbbb.” And, the mini chocolate chunk zucchini bundt cake was born. (This is undoubtedly the longest name for a recipe that…

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peach nectarine galette

This is basically the pie version of an open-faced sandwich. I was a little obsessed with open faced sandwiches when I was a kid – because I thought it meant there was a funny FACE in your sandwich. As a kid, I watched my dad pack his lunches each night before work. I must have thought I was the official…

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pumpkin pasties

Any other Harry Potter nerds out there? Yes, I’m a HUGE Harry Potter nerd. (Fan?) I think I mayyyy have crossed out of the fan territory and into the nerd territory after my husband and some friends of ours went with me (were dragged with me) to a Harry Potter trivia night a few weeks ago. Since this event happened…

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