Halloween Brownie Truffles

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Have you ever had left over brownies before and didn't know what to do with them? Well, the obvious thing to do, would be to eat them.  Leftover brownies are a good base for  truffles. Use a food processor to break them up into smaller pieces so that they're easier to roll into a ball and melt some chocolate in a microwave for the glue. Roll them up into beautiful little balls and decorate them with  various things like pretzels, coconut, sprinkles, chocolate, etc. They're fun to make and super s … [Read more...]

Ghost Brownies

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It took me 3 times to get these brownie ghosts right. The trick is to wait and let the frosting harden a bit before you put on the face. If you do that when the frosting is trying to set the eyes will look like their melting. As you can see in some of these pictures. I ended up taking these ghost brownie pictures 3 times.  These easy ghost brownies are made with store bought brownie mix, a marshmallow, white vanilla frosting, and black decorating gel. They are fun to make and put … [Read more...]

No-Bake Nocciolata Cheesecakes

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I got this jar of Nocciolata in the mail to sample, and it's delicious. Nocciolata is a hazelnut spread made of all organic ingredients and it's easy to spread on toast, pour over ice cream, or dip into strawberries. If you haven't tried this stuff before you must. I found a jar of it in the organic section of my grocery store. I've been on this cheesecake kick lately.  A couple weeks ago, I made that caramel apple cheese. I've also been buying them at the store and here I am making … [Read more...]

Caramel Bacon Popcorn

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So, it's Boy Scout pop corn season again. They were at the Cash Wise store trying to get us to buy some on Friday night. We told them that we have a neighbor who sells the same popcorn. We've bought from them the last two years and we STILL have two bags of popcorn in our pantry. I'm trying to use up the popcorn and found this recipe for Caramel Bacon popcorn. I have never tried making popcorn over the stove top before since we have an air popper. Caramel and me have a bad history together. … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Blondies

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On Sunday morning, the husband and I went to Maplewood State Park, MN in search of pretty Fall colors. This was our first time  going to this park. I would have taken some pictures of us, but I am more of a scenic photo taker. I could care less if I was in the photo, and I'd rather see the beautiful scenery instead. :) I'll get to some pumpkin spice blondes soon.   We had to climb up a really tall hill to see this. By the time we got up to there, I was having a hard time breathing but t … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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I made this Caramel Apple Cheesecake on Saturday, and I'm finally sharing it with everyone now. Who doesn't love cheese cake? This cheesecake is topped off with freshly cooked peeled apples in cinnamon and sugar, and then topped off with butterscotch topping. The original recipe calls for chopped nuts on top and you can go ahead and use that too if you like them. You will not be disappointed by this cheesecake recipe. Caramel sauce would be good.   I think, I finally found my go to … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Bars with Nutella Swirl

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Pumpkin bars with Nutella  swirl  are made with angel food cake and canned pumpkin puree to make them lighter. Another great pumpkin treat for Fall! Well guys, cream cheese swirls are nearly impossible for me to make. What is the secret? I mixed in some milk with the cream cheese to try and thin the cream cheese out a bit, so it would be easier to swirl. Then, I took a knife and tried making the figure 8's as mentioned in this recipe, but the cream cheese wouldn't swirl! It would just sink i … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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These chocolate chunk cookies have browned butter and chunks of chocolate in them. Another great recipe from Ree Drummond. I did couch to 5k a while ago and decided I should start running again. That program now has an app for your phone which is pretty nice. It prompts you when to start running and when to start walking. The original couch 2 5k downloads had techno music playing in the background and today, I was forced to listen to the sounds of traffic coming from the Interstate. That made … [Read more...]