Pumpkin S’more Cookies

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Is it too early to start making pumpkin desserts? Yes? Well, I'm sorry then if you don't like it, you can leave this page. :) Just kidding. In about a month,  it will be full blown pumpkin season! This Summer has gone by so fast, and for the last three days, we've had the most excruciating heat weave here. Temps were in the upper 90's, and my air conditioner was on non stop for the last couple of days. Today, it actually feels like Fall outside which is super nice! I'd rather the temps be in the ...

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Skinny S’mores Cupcakes

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There's this chain bakery in town here called Gigi's. On Tuesdays, they have a S'mores cupcake and it's topped with mini marshmallows that have been blow torched, to make them look like they were on a campfire.  It also has a Hershey's chocolate square on top with marshmallow frosting. Not sure how many calories it was, but it was amazing.  That was my indulgence on Tuesday after work. It wasn't too sweet, and most of the cupcakes at Gigi's have frosting on top of the cupcakes that have to be at ...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

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First, these Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars happened this weekend. These yummy gooey cheesecake bars. Chocolate chip cookies sandwiched between some cheesecake filling. They are to die for. Literally. But wait. Then this happened! These cheesecake bars turned into popsicles. Yep, and it was the best idea that I've ever come up with in awhile. I took the leftover cheesecake bars and cut them into bite size pieces,  small enough to fit into the popsicle molds. Then, I mixed the ...

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Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream (Copy Cat)

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Since it's Cherries for Charity week, I picked up  a 3 pound bag of cherries for a $1.99 a pound. The grocery store donates .25  of every pound of cherries sold to a local charity here in town. That is the best deal ever for cherries. Lately, they've been 3.99 a pound. Trust me, I'll be back for about 2 or 3 more bags of cherries by the end of the week. I'll be looking for more cherry recipes to make too. My favorite Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor is Cherry Garcia. It has chunks of c ...

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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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