raspberry tiramisu and an al fresco italian dinner

Okay guys, as excited as I am for fall (seriously, I already have my Halloween costume + my apple cider candle is LIT) – I am kinda bummed to see summer come to an end, especially because this one really went by in a flash! My favorite part of summer is being able to cook,…

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chocolate peanut butter butterscotch bars

I don’t want to be alarmist, but this might be the best thing you’ll ever taste. How’s that for talking up a recipe? Ha! This is a sweet treat that I learned to make from my neighbor Sharon, who used to have me over every year when I was growing up to make tons of…

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pecan cheesecake sugar cookie squares

You guys! I have just been eating, eating, and eating! Of course we had turkey and all the trimmings, then Sir Dave made a great prime rib dinner, then we had a wonderful, rich French dinner out with the mother-in-law and today just for reference I had a bagel, a Reese’s peanut butter cup, nachos…

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southern pecan pie

I’m really not crazy into sweets, but if you put a pecan pie in my house I’ll eat the whole thing and growl protectively should anyone else attempt to have a piece. For some crazy reason I never tried to make one at home, so this weekend when Dave and I had a night off…

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my favorite carrot cake

This tasty recipe came from my fabulous friend Karen who does not mess around when it comes to cake! This recipe makes an insanely flavorful cake with a strong punch of cinnamon and the sweet taste of pineapple, golden raisins, and carrots. The cake stays perfectly moist with the addition of crushed pineapple and the…

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raspberry & blueberry pie

Cold weather be damned, I wanted a summer pie! I stumbled upon the recipe below and thought I’d give it a whirl even though I’ve only made one other pie crust from scratch before (they can be intimidating to make). Despite the lengthy time this recipe takes, it’s worth it. It’s one of the best…

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pumpkin cream pie

Who posts a pumpkin pie recipe after Halloween and Thanksgiving are over? I DO! This recipe was incredibly easy to make and was absolutely delicious. The cream cheese and brown sugar in the pie filling made the pie perfectly creamy and flavorful. And after one taste of the brown sugar whipped cream, I don’t think…

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red velvet cupcakes oh my!

These cupcakes were a special request from my co-worker on her birthday (oh, hey Angelica!) – and believe it or not I had never even tasted red velvet before (I also ate my first mussel last night, but that’s neither here nor there.) Anyhoo, whipped up this pretty quick and easy recipe and they ended…

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