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Triple Chocolate Brownie Bundt Cakes

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Um… is anyone else as excited about the three levels of chocolate involved in this recipe as I am? Before we start diving into how delicious these triple chocolate brownie bundt cakes are, let’s talk about how they make the very best gift!

I could go on and on about how luscious, gooey, and soft these triple chocolate brownie bundt cakes are, but first lets make sure we share this treat with our friends!

If you are looking for something unique and decadent to give to your friends this Christmas season (or anytime of the year, or to just eat yourself), look no further!

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How to Make Pie Crust

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This is the deal. The other day I was searching through the weekly grocery ads looking for some smoking deals and I came across a deal for ready to fill pie crusts. Normally almost $3 each, but on sale, and with a coupon you could get them for only $1 each. I was like, “Yes! That’s a great deal!” But then it hit me. This is crazy. I could make a pie crust for probably $0.10. Or could I?

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Easy Caramel Popcorn Recipe

In one of our local malls there is a popcorn shop that is conveniently placed near the main entrance. Whoever chose that location is a marketing master! As soon as you walk into the mall you are overwhelmingly welcomed with the sweet aroma of caramel popcorn! You have to exercise your maximum level of will power to walk past without venturing in to buy a bag of caramel popcorn.

The only reason I can pass on the purchase is because I know that I can go home and make an easy caramel popcorn recipe for probably a tenth of the price! Popped popcorn is one of the most overly priced snacks you can buy. Not to mention, when you make this homemade caramel popcorn recipe you will find that the flavor is far above anything you could ever buy at a mall!

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Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

The first time I ever tried caramel filled chocolate cookies it was love at first bite! Because really, what combination is better than caramel and chocolate? Peanut butter and chocolate might come in at a tie. But that is beside the point.

Taking a bite from one of these lovelies is sure to win your affection! The chocolate cookie on it’s own can make you swoon. Is it starting to sound like I am a little obsessed with these cookies? I very well might be! So consider yourself warned, once you try these caramel filled chocolate cookies you might not be able to control yourself from eating the entire batch!

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Triple Chocolate Naked Cupcakes

Has anyone ever heard Jim Gaffigan’s stand up skit about naked cupcakes? That guy is seriously so hilarious! The gist behind his joke is that it is completely silly that we eat muffins for breakfast because in truth, they are just naked cupcakes.

But hey, I am going to pretend like it is a breakfast food and keep on eating my “naked cupcakes” for breakfast. And for those of you who still don’t get what I am talking about, all you need to know is that these will be the very best triple chocolate muffins you will ever eat! No joke!

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How to Make Waffles from Scratch

Does your family love waffles for breakfast? I think my kids would eat them every morning if I would let them. It has kind of become a tradition in our home that once a week or so when dad is home in the mornings that he will make the family waffles for breakfast.

In the past few weeks, the hubby has actually stepped up his game quite a bit! It all started when one Saturday morning we all woke up to find that our waffle mix had been depleted. It was all gone!


These homemade waffles are so yummy! No need to use a box mix when you can use this super easy recipe! These fluffy waffles make the best breakfast and are so much better than the premade kind from the store! You can even freeze these waffles for later!


Once the moment of panic was gone, my hubby decided he was going to make waffles from scratch. I had done it before, my parents love to make waffles from scratch, and so I was excited to see what he could do! He did an amazing job!

I am happy to report that we no longer buy waffle mix and every time that dad makes “his” breakfast for us he creates waffles from scratch!

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Peach Cobbler Muffins

Have you walked through the produce isle lately and been hit with the sweet smell of peaches? What a great time of year to have so many delicious fruits and veggies in season. And you know what that means when they are in season… they are going to be on sale!

One of our local stores was having a great sale on peaches and I snatched up over 10 pounds of these peachy girls! We ate some and we froze the rest. It has been heavenly having them in our smoothies!

But now it’s time for something new! Taking our love of peach cobbler and our need for a new breakfast item we created this masterpiece!

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S’mores Cookie Bars

Tis the season for s’mores and I am not complaining one bit! What is it about the combination of grahams, toasted marshmallow, and melted chocolate that just works to perfectly? I might be convinced that you can throw these three ingredients together in any form and it’s going to turn out perfectly!

The only problem I find with a traditional s’more is that they are crazy messy and you need a fire to get them correctly assembled. We don’t have a fire pit at our house but I do wish we did. So I find myself wishing for a s’more quite often.

Anyways, to find a solution to my flameless dilemma is to create a s’mores recipe that includes all the amazing flavors but combined into a cookie bar.

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