55+ Recipes using Halloween Candy

55+ Recipes that Use all that Halloween Candy

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The Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment: 3. Martha Stewart

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The quest to find the greatest chocolate chip cookie recipe on the planet continues! Today's recipe: Martha Stewart's Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. The theory behind the Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment is, of course, to simply find the best chocolate chip cookie recipe on the planet by thoroughly testing as many recipes as I can (the plan is 52, a full year's worth). Realistically, I'm sure I'm not going come out of this with just one very-best-of-all-time chocolate chip cookie … [Continue reading...]

NYC-style Pumpkin Black and White Cookies

NYC-style Black & White Cookies; soft, cake-y cookies the size of your face with vanilla and chocolate icing on top.

I fell in love with the classic Zabar’s Black & White Cookie before I ever even set foot in NYC. I was impressed with it’s fame before I had even tasted one (primarily thanks to Seinfeld), and so three years ago I blindly attempted a copycat recipe on my own. You can see it here […]

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Easy Peanut Butter Reese’s Cup Fudge

Easy Peanut Butter Reese's Cup Fudge

I love easy fudge. Seriously. It’s one of my favorite all-around, go-to recipes for gifting, special occasions, family get-togethers, and even just to have around the house for my own family. It’s so versatile, which makes it a lot of fun too. My standard “easy” fudge recipe is simply 1 can of sweetened condensed milk […]

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Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Gooey Bars

If you love those soft frosted sugar cookies from the grocery store, get ready to fall in love with these Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Gooey Bars!

Last week’s Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Mini Cakes left me with an entire, unused carton of leftover Lofthouse cookies. I almost always buy double ingredients for a recipe, because A) you never know when you’re going to mess something up and need all new ingredients, and B) a lot of times the ingredients look good in […]

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75+ Candy Corn Recipes

75+ Candy Corn Recipes

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Cookies & Cream Pumpkin Cupcakes

Cookies & Cream Pumpkin Cupcakes are sinfully delicious and so easy to make!

Something I’ve always loved about pumpkin is how incredibly versatile it is. I so impressed at how it pairs with so many different flavors, both sweet and savory. Over the past few years, some of my favorite flavors to pair with pumpkin have been: caramel (these Pumpkin Heath Caramel Bars), Nutella (this Pumpkin Nutella Poke […]

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The Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment: 2. Guittard Akoma Chocolate Chip Cookies

See how these Guittard Akoma Chocolate Chip Cookies weigh in in The Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment! They're thin and chewy, and chock full of some serious chocolate chips.

As promised, it’s week #2 in The Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment and I’m back with another chocolate chip cookie recipe! Last week’s Nestle Tollhouse cookies were on the thick, puffy, and chewy side. These Guittard cookies are almost the total opposite. I’m still categorizing them as ‘chewy,’ but aside from that– they’re different than the […]

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Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Mini Cakes

Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Mini Cakes are an adorable and EASY treat fun to make in any holiday colors (or even just classic pink)!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not (it’s kind of my life, so I noticed), but there is a mega wave of blogger cookbooks happening at the moment! (and, by the way, I’m giving away 12 of them plus a KitchenAid stand mixer!! You can enter to win here.) I’ll be doing reviews for […]

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Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding

This Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding is so creamy and delicious! You can eat it warm or chilled, either way it's seriously straight-up comfort food at it's finest.

I’ve made and posted rice pudding a few times before (this Triple Chocolate Rice Pudding, Peppermint Cheesecake Rice Pudding, and Salted Caramel Toffee Rice Pudding). However… I’ve never made rice pudding from scratch. Those recipes were made by combining leftover cooked rice with a simple pudding mousse. It’s an easy and simple method, and I […]

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer & Blogger Cookbook Giveaway


Want to win a Kitchen Aid and ALL the blogger cookbooks seen here? Well, you’ve come to the right place today. There will be 13 winners for this amazing giveaway. Yes, lucky 13! ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER will win a KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer in their choice of color (see color options […]

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Chili’s Molten Lava Cake Recipe & TNT’s On The Menu

Chili's Molten Lava Cake Copycat Recipe

Something pretty awesome is happening in the Swank house today… we’re getting cable again!!! We haven’t had cable for about 6-ish years. My husband was in school and money was tight, so we had to cut the cord. Which was a pretty hard hit for my husband. He loves his sports, and, despite the hodge […]

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The Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment: 1. Nestle Tollhouse Recipe

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiement: how did these Classic Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies measure up? I'm testing 52 Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes, on a mission to find the very best one!

I’ve been toying around with the idea of doing a seriously major chocolate chip cookie experiment for a while. But I couldn’t quite figure out the logistics of making it work with the blog… for instance: should I do a year’s worth of recipes? 6 months? Are there even that many recipes out there? And […]

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White Chocolate M&M Snickerdoodle Bars

White Chocolate M&M Snickerdoodle Bars

One of the great ironies in my life is that I start posting Fall recipes full of pumpkin, cinnamon spice blends, and candy corn as early as August 15. I get antsy if I’m not post Pumpkin by August 31. But for the life of me, I cannot get my Fall decorations out of their […]

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Biscoff Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats

Biscoff Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats are delicious and so easy to make too! A fun (peanut-free) halloween treat perfect for school.

I mentioned before that I’ve just recently discovered I am a candy corn fanatic. Like, up until just a few weeks ago, I really, really, really thought I didn’t like candy corn. Turns out: I was so wrong. I almost always keep candy corn on hand for candy jars and bowls around Halloween, because A) […]

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Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Pancakes

Buttery brown sugar and cinnamon swirled into fluffy pumpkin pancakes, topped with a dreamy cream cheese cinnamon roll frosting. Perfect for a yummy Fall breakfast!

I have a serious love-hate relationship with cinnamon roll pancakes. They were suuuuuuuuper popular about a year ago. And it’s no wonder why– the pictures were absolutely drool-worthy. And the concept: totally genius. I mean, who doesn’t want cinnamon roll filling swirled in their pancakes smothered in cinnamon roll frosting? Everyone does. But have you […]

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95 Butterscotch Treats

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Rolo Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Rolo Oatmeal Cookie Bars are ooey, gooey, and dangerously easy to make!

About 4 years and 2-ish months ago, I spent a lot of time in bed in the mornings with my newborn baby and my new found obsession with reading blogs. The first blog I think I ever started reading was, of course, Bakerella. Soon after I discovered Cookies and Cups, Bake at 350, and Somewhat […]

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Pumpkin Cornmeal Pancakes

Pumpkin Cornmeal Pancakes are an incredibly delicious way to welcome fall. Moist and soft on the inside, buttery crispy edges, and drowned in maple syrup; these pancakes will be your favorite pumpkin recipe of the season!

Sometimes I wish I had a big neon, blinking sign that said, “MAKE THIS! RIGHT NOW! SERIOUSLY!” If I did, I’d plop it down right here in the middle of this post with the arrow pointing straight at these pancakes. They’re that good. Three weeks into September, and we’ve already had quite a lot of […]

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Easy Pumpkin Marble Cupcakes

Easy Pumpkin Marble Cupcakes are incredibly simple to make (only three ingredients for the cake portion) and look so impressive. And the chocolate frosting is killer!!

As promised yesterday, EASY Pumpkin Marble Cupcakes!!! Yesterday’s pumpkin marble cake is seriously incredible, no doubt. I love every little bit of it, and if you haven’t had a chance to check it out– make sure you click over and visually gobble up a slice! But sometimes there’s just not time enough in a day […]

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