Halloween Bark

It’s Candy Bark Time. Besides chocolate, you’ll find marshmallows, candy corn and peanuts in one of my favorite barks to date!

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Happy, happy Friday! Do you have any fun plans this weekend? Maybe getting ready for a Halloween party or finishing your kid’s costume?

I’m going to be honest, Halloween isn’t my holiday. I’ve never understood the fascination with creepy and scary things. I’m a total wimp and honestly cannot wait for it to be over. Which means our neighbors across the street will finally take down their bloody zombie ghost from the front door. Even though it’s been there a couple of weeks now, I am still taking a double take every time I look out our window. Enough already! November 1st can’t come soon enough.

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Said date also means that Halloween candy will be on sale. Now that’s something I can get on board with. I might have to move my weekly shopping trip around a bit just so I can snag a bag or two. If you ask me, you can never have enough candy corn around the house. I know some people aren’t a huge fan, but when you combine candy corn with peanuts and chocolate, you have yourself a treat that’s hard to beat.

Unless you throw it all together and make yourself this Halloween Bark. Mind BLOWN! [Read more...]

No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Granola Espresso Cookies

These no-bake cookies have it all – fudgy indulgence without the guilt, crunchy bits, and are 100% filling. They’re so good you can even enjoy them for breakfast!

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Is there anything better than cookies that only take a couple of minutes to prepare from start to finish? Not in my world. Well, maybe there is. I have way too many feelings when it comes to chocolate for breakfast. Yes and yes.

I am blaming Trader Joe’s for today’s creation. If you still can’t get enough of pumpkin, TJ’s is your place. It’s the one store I look forward to visiting the most every week. Three words: All. That. Pumpkin.

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From Pumpkin Body Butter (best ever), Pumpkin Croutons to Pumpkin Sea Salt Caramels. I love it all. And just when I thought it couldn’t get better, I picked up a box of Pumpkin Spice Granola. I am now unable to leave the house without a taste of it. I wish I was kidding.

It was only a matter of time before I ran out of conventional ways to enjoy said granola and incorporated it into cookies. Mornings never looked and tasted so yummey! [Read more...]

For The Love Of Cranberry Bars

If you love cranberry or fruity desserts in general, this recipe is for you. A buttery crust with a delectable cranberry filling and a dusting of powdered sugar… so good!

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you had a fun and relaxing weekend. We have had the most beautiful weather over the last couple of days. Combined with the gorgeous colors of fall everywhere, it was a hard one to beat. It just feels a little weird that it’s getting dark out so early now. The sun seems to be setting anytime between 5:30 and 6 at night, which has caused my hubby and I to long for bed as soon as it hits 8 o’clock, ha. Daylight savings time can’t come soon enough ;).

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The other night I did manage to stay up later since I was working on these bars though. It’s not that they take a long time to make, but the idea for these jumped into my head out of nowhere.

And sometimes I just can’t wait to give something a whirl. Guess what I was dreaming of that night?

That’s right. I couldn’t wait to get up and taste these incredible Cranberry Bars the next day! [Read more...]

Croissants.

Croissants completely made from scratch. Worth every minute.

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Guys, I don’t even know where to begin.

I made croissants and I can’t get over it. Even though this happened a couple of days ago, I am still on cloud nine. These beautiful pastries came out of my kitchen and actually looked, tasted and smelled like the real thing. It’s a good thing I have proof in form of these pictures or I wouldn’t even believe this is real life. I could have sworn I walked into a bakery the minute these pastries started to get all golden and crisp.

Is there anything better than butter? So, so, so much butter.

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I don’t even care if this sounds cliché or that I might be a bit biased, but homemade croissants… there is nothing like it.

And yes, you can do it too. If I can whip up these delicate, light and melt-in-your-mouth pastries, you’ve got nothing to worry about! [Read more...]

The Fudgiest Chocolate Cookies

Meet The Fudgiest Chocolate Cookies I ever bit into. A creation courtesy of the famous Sarabeth’s Bakery.

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Welcome to another episode of cookies Kathi can’t get enough of. Also, chocolate. So much chocolate. I am pretty sure I’ve posted more recipes for full-on chocolate cookies than any other kind. What can I say? I am a chocolate girl all the way. Especially when it comes to cookies. The more chocolate a cookie can hold, the better.

One would think that after trying and falling head over heels for one recipe, there couldn’t possibly be the need for more. Not if you’re a food blogger and self-proclaimed cookieholic. The search never ends.

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I don’t ever want it to. Recipes, especially when it comes to baking, are to me like that pair of shoes you didn’t really need, but you’re so glad you bought anyways. And now wear them all the time. They may even become your favorite pair.

That’s exactly what’s happened with my newest cookie find. [Read more...]