Peppermint Oreo Icebox Cake

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Remember the Oreo Icebox Cake that I made? I took that same concept and made a Peppermint Oreo version. Have you tried the peppermint Oreos yet? Mmm think those are my favorite oreos ever. I've been looking for the candy cane ones and can only seem to fine minis. Then Trader Joe's has the Candy Cane Joe Joe's, those are fantastic and would be great in this. This time, instead of putting the oreos and cool whip into an 8x8 pan, I used a bread loaf pan so that it would look taller and a little ...

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EggNog Cookies

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This weekend,  I was in a Holiday baking mood. Everybody is making Thanksgiving sides and dishes, but I just want to go straight to the part where we make Christmas cookies and baked goods for friends and family.   These cookies were so good, I had to stop myself from eating them and drinking a whole container of eggnog by myself.  Is anybody else really happy that eggnog is back? What is your favorite eggnog? We like to get Southern Comfort eggnog, but since I am watching my calories it's Cass C ...

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Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake

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And this is why I can't lose weight. Just kidding. I have this obsession with making desserts. My secret to losing weight while eating luscious desserts like this is to 1. Share them whenever possible or 2. Only take little bites of it at a time. Like one or two bites a day. Then go to spin class after you've taken 2 bites of the cheesecake for an hour and you'll have worked off all those calories. Also, since this recipe requires a box of brownie mix, use applesauce instead of oil. That will ...

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Alton Brown’s Homemade Candy Corn

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This homemade candy corn recipe from Alton Brown is super easy to make, and you will never want to buy store bought candy corn again! Usually candy making is very intimidating for me. Dealing with thermometers and boiling sugar is not my cup of tea. I'd rather just mix something in a stand mixer and bake that in the oven. Now, I'm thinking I might go into my own candy corn making business. It was really fun to roll the sugar mess into ropes and make the ropes look yellow and orange. You have ...

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Candy Corn Cookie Pizza

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It's National Candy Corn day on October 30th, did you know that? Candy corn is everybody's favorite candy right? I guess it depends on the person because I've seen a lot of facebook pages ask whether or not they like candy corn lately. Some hate it, others love. It's kind of like cilantro. You either hate it or love it. At least candy corn doesn't taste like dish soap. I had to stop myself after eating one slice of this pizza! It was so good with some ice cream on top. Do you know why I ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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