Archives for August 2014

Mini Hi-Hat Brookie Cups

 Hi-Hat Brookie (Brownies & Cookies) Cups in miniature form. There’s no question as to whether or not you should make them. This is a must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth!

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Hi! How was your weekend? What did you do? Around these parts, we enjoyed two bonfires, a delicious BBQ with the most amazing ribs ever, my brother-in-law’s birthday party, and creating a dessert I had been dreaming of for weeks now! And my, oh my are they dreamy.

I cannot wait to tell you all about these Mini Hi-Hat Brookie Cups, so let’s get started.

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This blogging thing has become one of my most favorite things to do in my spare time. I always look forward to getting to put my post together and talk to all of you. But I’m not going to lie, some days I am more excited ab0ut sharing a recipe than others. Not because of the quality of the recipe (I seriously love them all and wouldn’t be sharing them if I didn’t), but whenever I get to click publish on a recipe that brings back memories or that helped me conquer a kitchen challenge (and therefore creating a memory), I have a hard time hiding my excitement. And I wouldn’t want to.

Creating a Hi-Hat dessert was a serious and intimidating task for me, but I am so glad I tackled it and am ready to have you join me in on the fun! [Read more…]

Tastes Just Like Apple Pie Bars

 If you love apple pie but not the time commitment and work it takes to make a homemade apple pie, then these bars are for you. So much easier to prepare and every bit as delicious.

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I have really been into glazing everything lately and these bars are no exception. It makes everything so much better ;).

When I was in the process of making this recipe, I couldn’t help but think of the new season that’s right around the corner. Don’t get me wrong, I am not ready to bid adieu to summer just yet, but these bars are a slight nod as to what’s ahead.

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Lovely aromas, flavors that will leave you feeling cuddly and warm inside, and everything autumn has to offer is about to take over the food world. Some of my fellow bloggers have already started to whip up a couple of amazing fall-inspired treats, which is getting me more and more excited about all things cozy and comfortable.

But I am not quite ready to welcome said season and am intend on enjoying every last day we have left of summer, which probably comes as a shock to no one.

So Apple Pie Bars it is. Always scrumptious, always a winner, no matter the season. [Read more…]

Twisted Cinnamon Roll Dunkers

 A fun twist on cinnamon rolls – literally. This is a real treat for breakfast that’s easier to whip up than traditional cinnamon rolls. Kids and adults will love them!

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I have breakfast on my mind.

Every so often I develop a huge craving for all kinds of breakfast foods and can’t keep myself from making them. Waffles and bacon, anyone? How about a veggie-studded frittata? The occasional bowl of cereal sneaks in too. Cooking up breakfast is huge for me since I usually can’t get anything down before 10 AM or so. And I am not about to stop.

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If I had to choose which breakfast item is my favorite, it would definitely be a tie between donuts and cinnamon rolls. Yes, I am one of those people that can’t pick just one.

I usually make either one on weekends and for special occasions, but since school has or is about to start for most kids, I couldn’t help but think if cinnamon rolls could be made in a matter of minutes before heading out to school or work. And the answer is YES.

These Twisted Cinnamon Roll Dunkers are ready to sweeten your week. [Read more…]

Cookies ‘n Cream Cookies

My favorite cookies stuffed with Oreos and Cookies & Cream Chocolate Pieces. These cookies are full of crunchy and creamy goodness.

cookies-'n-cream-cookies So, we made it. After almost 72 hours, 2 flat tires and a total of 1000 miles traveled, we’re back safe and sound. I am happy to say that Kansas did not disappoint with stilling my longing for hot summer days. So glad that I was able to experience at least one 90 degree day this summer J. My brother-in-law is set for another year of school and we already can’t wait to go back for graduation next year!

The only thing that didn’t go as planned (besides the 2 flat tires, which were no biggie to fix), was that I forgot to pack my newest cookie creation – these Cookies ‘n Cream Cookies. I’d always wanted to make my own version of Cookies ‘n Cream Cookies and thought that they would be just the thing to bring on a road trip.

cookies-'n-cream-cookies Well, my mind totally spaced and forgot about packing said cookies (how that happened, I do not know), which meant that I had to bake a batch of good ‘ol chocolate chip cookies dorm room style upon arrival. Just as scrumptious, but not quite the same.

Don’t get me wrong, nothing beats a good chocolate chip cookie, but once you bake a batch of cookies and cream ones, they’re all you can think about. [Read more…]

Best Ever Glazed Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Doughnuts

 Are you ready for a blast of dark chocolate, raspberries and doughnuts? Good. You are about to find out the best way to enjoy all three!

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As I am typing this post, we are getting ready for a road trip to Kansas, helping my brother-in-law move. I just love a good road trip and can’t wait see what this weekend has in store for us, even though there’s a little bit of work involved, ha.

Since our MN summer has been lacking the hot temperatures that are normal for this time of year, I am beyond elated to be heading somewhere hot and humid. While temperatures in the high 70’s make for a comfortable summer for most people, the summer lover in me cannot wait to finally break a sweat.

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One good thing about the “low” temps is that I haven’t had a reason not to turn on my oven. I’ve been happily baking away lately. Eating sweet treats and going for a run in gorgeous weather…. does it get much better than this?

Actually, yes. Eating doughnuts without having to work out would be even more amazing, but we’re talking about reality here. There’s no greater motivator than finishing my run when these fluffy doughnuts of wonderfulness are awaiting me. It’s the biggest reason why I work out.

Kathi loves food just too much, especially doughnuts. Best Ever Glazed Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Doughnuts to be exact! [Read more…]