Caramel Cookie Dough Brownies

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These bars have 4  layers. 1. Brownie - fudgy and chewy chocolate 2. Cookie Dough -  I could have just licked the bowl after making this layer 3. Caramel Sauce  - seriously in love now 4. Chocolate Sauce - why not? Let's take it an even step farther and make a 5th layer? How bout cheese cake? Got it, I'll have to remember that one  next time. Sometimes these brownies are referred to as Trillionaire Bars. I'm trying to figure out how these bars are worth a trillion bucks? They did ...

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Mojito Cupcakes

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These boozy cupcakes will have you drunk and on the floor in no time, because it's 5 o'clock somewhere! It's your basic vanilla cupcake and then you have all your ingredients in a classic Mojito. Rum Mint Sugar lime These cupcakes get brushed with a simple rum and mint syrup right out of the smoking hot oven, and then they are topped with a vanilla frosting, that has lime zest and rum in it.  Even better than a mojito! I'm pretty sure there is something wrong with my top ...

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Salted Caramel Butter Bars

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These Salted Caramel Butter bars are a little naughty. A little naughty as in, the cookie bar itself has 4 sticks of butter! You read that right. 4 sticks of butter. Can you feel your arteries clogging now? Not to mention the caramel sauce has a stick of butter in it. These bars would be great at some kind of back to school bake sale. People will love them! Salted caramel is my favorite and this is definitely not a dessert you want to eat if you're trying to watch your pounds. I have to admit, I ...

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Skinny No-Churn Salted Caramel Ice Cream

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I was pretty much floored by this version of no churn ice cream. I've tried many different recipes for no churn ice cream and most of them involved using heaving whipping cream and beating it until the cream gets stiff peaks. Who has time for that? I couldn't believe how close this was to the texture and taste of real ice cream. I was trying to think of ways to make no-churn ice cream a bit on the skinnier side so you feel less guilty eating it, and thought of using cool whip.  Cool whip is what ...

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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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