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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perfect snickerdoodle cookies

I told myself I would never use the word “perfect” to describe any of my food. That was before these Snickerdoodle cookies entered my life. They’re everything I’ve ever wanted in a cookie and more. So soft, fluffy, and full of amazing flavor – yes, yes, and more yes. Look at that fluffy-cookie perfection! 👆🏻✨ I actually made these before Christmas…

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best soft gingerbread cookies

You knew I was going to squeeze in one last holiday recipe, didn’t you? I’m not even sorry – ’tis the season to eat nothing but cookies and these soft gingerbread cookies need to be on your baking list! I have to thank my Godmother for this recipe – she’s been making these for years and I absolutely adore them!…

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bailey’s chocolate fudge

I’m in full-on Christmas mode here, so bear with me as I share ALL THE CHRISTMAS FOOD! And by bear with me, I actually mean get excited with me because today I’ve got something extra special going on – Bailey’s Chocolate Fudge! Look at that chocolate goodness 👆🏻 BRB while I face plant into that pan of fudge. I started making this…

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easiest homemade chex mix

Can you believe Christmas is less than two weeks away?? Me either! I kicked off my Christmas baking yesterday and this Easiest Homemade Chex Mix was the first thing on my list🎄. Even after years of watching my mom make this, I never quite realized how easy it is — this recipe, not the 12+ types of cookies she produces,…

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cast iron cinnamon rolls

Cast Iron Cinnamon Rolls. Brought to you by my never-ending Christmas-food-mood and my love for cast iron pans! 🎄 Honestly you don’t need to make these in a cast iron pan (any baking dish or cake pan will do just fine) but there’s just something about baking in cast iron that makes me feel like some kind of modern-prairie-domestic-wonder-woman.   These…

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german chocolate cake

World, meet German Chocolate Cake. My most favorite cake. The best, most delicious, all-occasion cake. I really have to thank my parents for this one – my mom makes this for my dad’s birthday every. year. So thank you dad, for requesting this cake because I think we all love it about as much as you do. And thank you…

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healthy chicken wild rice casserole

This is cold-weather comfort food at it’s finest. This is your winter dinner go-to. This is a wholesome comfort food casserole. This is Healthy Chicken Wild Rice Casserole. So – what have we got going on here, exactly? A bunch of real, wholesome, good-for-you ingredients like butternut squash, wild rice, chicken, onion, a lil parmesan cheese and a handful of spices. Yummo.…

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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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chocolate cherry cheesecake

Guys, this one is kind of a big deal. This is my All-Time Favorite Dessert In The History Of Everything. And yes, it is worthy of that long, exaggerated (except not actually) title. This is Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake. Also known as: The best of all the family recipes The easiest cheesecake you’ll ever make The BEST cheesecake you’ll ever taste…

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