Cookie Butter Rice Crispy Treats

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These rice crispy treats are loaded with cookie butter from Trader Joe's. If you don't have a Trader Joe's near you, you can always use Biscoff spread. You can find it at Wal-mart and it's usually by the peanut butter. I'm finally out of cookie butter and must stock up at Trader Joe's this weekend. Their cookie butter is so good, you can just eat it with a spoon. They also have these Speculoos (sp?) candy bars. It's cookie butter inside dark chocolate. The last of my cookie butter went into ...

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S’mores in a Jar

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I asked for one simple thing for my Birthday from my brother and that was a kitchen blow torch to make some creme brulee. What did he get me? Some highly complicated flame thrower that says Danger: Exremely Flammable. I'm afraid to even use it, because I don't want my house burning down. Well, I tried to use it this weekend to make these S'mores in a Jar. The dang thing wouldn't even work. Got some flame to come out of it once and that was it. My brother was going to look at it next weekend, to ...

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Skinny Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

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Have you guys noticed the price of eggs lately? I couldn't believe my eyes when I went to the grocery store and saw what the price was for a large container of eggs. Almost $5.00! It has to do with a group of chickens having to die off lately because they had some kind of disease. That is sad. It seems like a lot of different animals are dying off lately, like the honeybees for example. They're also having problems. I haven't had to buy a container of honey yet, but I'm sure that price will sky ...

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Watermelon Freezer Pops

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Here's the thing about layered ice pops. The waiting.  The jello layers take about 20 - 30 minutes to get hard enough in the ice box where you can start adding the second layers. The recipe states 20 minutes no less, but not every freezer is created equal. There are white fridges, stainless steal fridges, nicer fridges than the one I have... Boy, would I ever love to get a new fridge because it is ANCIENT. In order to actually do that though, there would have to be a lot of kitchen remodel ...

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Red, White, and Blue, Cheesecake Cake

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Whenever I attempt to use food coloring in baked goods, my colors are off it always seems. The red in this cake doesn't look like the red does on the American flag and the blue doesn't look as bright. I kept on adding more coloring to the cake batter to see if that would help, but it really didn't. What is the trick in food coloring to getting the darker colors? This is a triple layer cake, with cheese cake in the middle of it.  Got the two classics of cake and cheesecake combined into ...

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Chocolate-Hazelnut S’moreos French Toast

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Warning!!!!  Please consult your health provider before eating this french toast. May cause your blood sugar levels to sky rocket. In the middle of the french toast is chocolate-hazelnut spread, marshmallows, and just to make things exciting a bit, I stuffed some leftover mega-stuffed Oreos in there. See why I told you to consult your health care provider? I had to get rid of them some how didn't I? Then to top that bread off you dip the french toast in the custard and then the graham ...

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Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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I have to back up a couple weeks here on these cookies. The grocery store here has some of the best oatmeal raisin cookies I've ever had in my life. 2 weeks ago, someone let me try them. The cookies are so soft, cinnamon-y, and they have a maple glaze on them. They literally melted in your mouth. The only sad part about them is,  that they come in a plastic container of 12. No way in hell am I going to buy a package of 12 cookies,  because I'll just sit there and eat them all. Everyday f ...

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Chocolate Mousse Pie with Pretzel Crust

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The weekend goes by so fast, and most of my weekend is filled with cooking or baking and then trying to keep my kitchen clean. Key word is TRYING. I'm pretty terrible at cleaning my kitchen and putting stuff away. There will be dishes piled up in the sink for days and I'll do my best to keep the kitchen counters clean.  Food blogger's issues. On Saturday, I went to Chipotle for the first time. Chipotle had opened up back in the Winter here, and I've been waiting for the lines to die down. ...

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