Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These cookies are one of my all time favorites: rich, sweet and a soft chewy texture. Don’t worry you can make them all year and not just around the holidays.

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Apple Crisp

A classic childhood favorite combines my favorite fruit and a crumbly sweet topping. Great by itself or with a scoop of ice cream on top.

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Pumpkin Cake Donuts

We love donuts at our house, I finally broke down a bought a donut pan. Our first attempt were these moist pumpkin donuts, there will be more on the way like chocolate chip or apple cider.

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Breakfast Granola Tart

Our family eats a lot of granola and yogurt, this was a simple recipe to make eating and serving it a little more exciting.

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Chocolate Souffle

This souffle is really easy and is very very good. Texture comes out like a gooey rich brownie and is fun to watch rise in the oven while it bakes. Save the $8 at the restaurant and make one at home.

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Pie Crust (Pate Brisee)

Nothing beats homemade pie crust and with the help of a food processor it is actually pretty easy. With a 14 cup processor or smaller, you may want to split this into 2 batches.

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Peach Slab Pie

Peach isn’t something I had baked with before so when I saw them on sale I thought I would try something new. I took this to a small cookout gathering and didn’t have much to come back home with, so I would say it was pretty successful.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Valentines Day popped up quick. Luckily, I had all of these ingredients on hand and this recipe knocks out an awesome and rich dessert with very little effort.

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Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

What a great way to use up those extra bananas your kid had to have, but then wouldn’t eat. Made with natural fruit so it has to be healthy right?

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Iced Sugar Cookies

I have tried a few sugar cookie and icing recipes and they all were always missing something. I have finally found a recipe that will produce great results, but it is a little more intensive.

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Zucchini Cream Pie

If you have ever been to a family function that includes my mother-in-law, then you have enjoyed this simple pie. Don’t let the vegetables scare you, you can’t even taste them, it’s super sweet and is one of my favorites.

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Yeast Liege Waffles

These are possibly the best waffles you can make. If you can plan in advance and have some patience you will be rewarded with a hand-held delicious breakfast treat.

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Cream Cheese Cookie Dough Dip

A quick and easy recipe to whip up a dip for unexpected guests or snack hungry coworkers, this “cookie dough” dip quickly disappears.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

Peanut butter may be one of the greatest ingredients and when you combine it with fudge they can make magic happen. This dessert takes all of my favorite things and puts them into one single multilayered bite of goodness.

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No Bake Chocolate Cookies

This recipe needs no introduction, a childhood favorite for many. Chocolate no bake cookies, a favorite of my wife and one of the few treats I can make anytime and not get in trouble.

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Kolaches

These beautifully golden pillows of breakfast goodness can be filled with anything from sweet to savory. Traditionally, Kolaches are not stuffed and served with a fruit preserve on top – but there are no rules in the kitchen.

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Fruit Roll-Up Leather

Sometimes you get a little crazy and decide to make something that takes more effort than just buying at the store. This is one of those times, however knowing what is in your snack and the extra flavor can maybe make up for it.

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Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes you want a little snack, or big snack, but you still want it to be filling and if it is also healthy that doesn’t hurt. So here we are, the cookies aren’t as dry and chewy as traditional cookies, but are still quite good for being made from vegetables.

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Cinnamon Twist Skillet Bread

What a great way to have breakfast, yeast dough covered and filled with cinnamon and drizzled with icing. The contrast of the bread in the skillet is equally as wonderful.

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Cream Cheese Butter Cookies

We recently had some amazing cookies from a local restaurant, this recipe is an attempt to recreate their butter cookies. The flavors aren’t quite up to their standard yet, but it is close.

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Marshmallow Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

This may be the easiest and most delicious fruit dip I will ever post. Let the kids make it as a great starter recipe.

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Fruit Tart

Sometimes it is worth it to make everything at home and spend the extra time in the kitchen, this is one of them. You can easily scale this recipe to make additional tarts for a few days later.

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Creme Brulee

This sweet creamy treat requires some patience, but is easily one of the best desserts out there. A chance to play with a torch doesn’t hurt either.

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Spiral Sugar Cookies

This design really caught my eye and I kept saying I was going to make it. When I finally did, it was easier than I expected. There are a lot of varieties of colors you can use to theme it for the occasion.

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Apple Peanut Butter Cookies

Anytime my son asks for anything that includes peanut butter and apples is going to be an easy win for him. This is about as healthy as cookies come, add your favorite toppings to make it more or less healthy.

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Simple Homemade Ice Cream

This sounds too good to be true, but its not. You may never buy ice cream at the store again. 3 ingredients, endless combinations.

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Bread Pudding

This recipe is fairly straight forward and tastes a little like a fancy french toast. If you are making your own pain au chocolat, I recommend doing these recipes over the course of a few days.

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Caramelized Apple Tart

Desserts that include apples are probably my favorite. This recipe can be knocked out quickly and looks fancy.

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Cinnamon Yeast Pull Apart Bread

This recipe is a little time consuming, but I like the looks and taste of the finished product. I could see trying the slices in different patterns for even more options.

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Cinnamon & Sugar Churro Pies

I brought these hand pies to work for a pitch-in and got quite a few compliments. They look fancy, but require very little skill or attention which is the best recipe for a work pitch-in.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

What if you could eat cookie dough, without worrying about the raw eggs. Well the future is here, and now you can with sous vide cooking.

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