Sweet and Salty

Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix

November 4, 2014 6 comments
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Pumpkin Spice Chex Party Mix is loaded with sweet and spicy coated cereal, pretzels, yogurt raisins, and candy corn. It’s perfect for a party or game day snacking!

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Butterfinger Cookies

March 27, 2012 43 comments
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A simple and delicious recipe for peanut butter cookies made with Butterfinger candy bars.

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Homemade Gift Idea: Vanilla Sea Salt

December 5, 2011 30 comments
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Vanilla beans and sea salt combine to make the perfect homemade gift for any cook or baker.

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Caramel Cashew Clusters

November 29, 2011 49 comments
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Buttery caramel combines with salted cashews and a drizzle of chocolate to create a simple and delicious homemade candy.

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Holiday Recipe Exchange | Chocolate Caramel Tarts

October 3, 2011 89 comments
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Chocolate tarlet shells filled with rich, buttery caramel, topped with a dark chocolate ganache and a sprinkling of vanilla Fleur de Sel.

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Beyond the Sugar: My Obsession with Seasonal Scents

September 8, 2011 40 comments

I have and always will be a seasonal kind of girl. Many of my favorite kitchen and food memories are often related to the seasons. From weekly summer trips to roadside farmers’ stands with my mom to rolling a gazillion pumpkin rolls in the fall with my Nana – these moments all have seasonal connections. […]

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Honey Nut Bars

April 13, 2011 43 comments
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Every once in a while I come across a recipe that stops me in my tracks and forces me to put all of the other “must make” recipes aside. Earlier in the week I came across a Facebook post from Fine Cooking that mentioned Honey Nut Bars. In my opinion, honey and nuts go together […]

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Potato Chip Cookies

April 5, 2011 63 comments
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I have been baking for a long time and kinda consider myself a cookie connoisseur, so when my mom mentioned Potato Chip Cookies, I may have had a little tantrum about her never mentioning these before, and mentioning them now like I should have known all along about their sweet and salty perfection. Doesn’t my […]

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

March 28, 2011 83 comments
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From decadent Peanut Butter Trifles to Amber’s Peanut Butter Snickeroos, I filled up the week with pure peanut butter goodness, so I knew I had to wrap up the week with  something extra special. The idea for Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes has been filed away in my recipe notebook for months just waiting to […]

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Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

March 25, 2011 127 comments
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I’m guessing you figured that Peanut Butter Love Week wouldn’t be complete without at least one cupcake recipe. I’ve whipped up an insanely rich and delicious cupcake recipe that is bursting with the peanut buttery goodness we all adore. You’ve heard me reminisce about my father and brother and our mutual love of candy in […]

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Stout Cupcakes with Chocolate Covered Pretzels

March 17, 2011 48 comments
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I’m guessing that you have caught on to the fact that I am not a big fan of beer; however, toss in some sugar and chocolate and I am all about it. These espresso stout cupcakes were inspired by an actual bottle of espresso stout beer I found at my local market. Although it was […]

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Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

June 21, 2010 58 comments
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If you follow me on Facebook, you may remember me asking what recipe you would like to see on MBA next. The choices were Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars or a Lemon Blueberry Loaf. After reviewing 30 comments, the Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars was the definite winning recipe. Don’t worry blueberry fans the Lemon Blueberry Loaf […]

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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

July 19, 2008 10 comments
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Two weeks ago I set out in search of great peanut butter cookie. I read blogs, recipe websites, message boards, pretty much anything I could get my hands on. I decided on a recipe that had great reviews, but in my opinion made a less than desirable cookie. It lacked peanut butter flavor and had […]

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