Pumpkin Churros with a White Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Pumpkin Churros aren’t complete without a Spiced Brown Butter White Chocolate Dipping Sauce. Fall indulgence at its finest!

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My pumpkin dreams are coming true one recipe at a time. If you’re not a huge pumpkin fan, I am truly sorry. I promise I will make it up to you soon, but we have got to talk about this recipe first.

When the idea for pumpkin churros popped into my head, I could hardly wait to get into the kitchen and start making them. My mouth started watering at the thought of them and all I could think was I really hope this recipe turns out to be a success. In my head it seriously sounded too good not to.

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I am beyond elated to tell you that it totally worked. My taste buds and hips rejoiced… sort of ;).

Experiment adding pumpkin to a classic churro recipe turned out to be one of the best ideas I’ve had this season. Can you tell I am totally and utterly smitten? Yes? I hope you will be too! [Read more…]

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…]

Baked Peach Wontons

 Wontons filled with juicy peaches and baked to golden perfection. A dessert fit for summer that the whole family will love!

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Dinner time has been incredibly easy to pull off lately.

I am a planner when it comes to our weekly meals and always take plenty of time to write my grocery list and meal plan come Sunday night. I never go a week without asking Adam if he needs anything or has a special dinner wish. To which he almost always replies: “Nah, just get the usual and keep making your yummy food”.

Super helpful. Even though I appreciate his sweet comment, I sometimes hope for a different answer. Because even though I’m a food blogger, I still need help thinking of new dinner ideas here and there. Something changed over the last couple of weeks though.

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A couple of weeks ago I tried a new recipe for pot stickers, using wonton wrappers. My hubby has been hooked ever since and can’t get enough. I’ve been making them what seems like constantly to me (I get bored fast), but in reality we’ve had them only once a week. Adam would happily eat pot stickers every night if I’d make them.

His excitement for post stickers has inspired me to whip more recipes using those wonton wrappers. It always seems like I have a ton left over and besides creating something else Adam would love, I was also looking for a way to use them up.

Here ends the story of how Baked Peach Wontons came to be and where utterly deliciousness starts. [Read more…]

Sopapilla Bites

Sopapillas in bite-sized form. You won’t believe how easy and fast it is to make your own in no time!

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One of the best Mexican Restaurant treats around. Hands down. I had been intrigued to try my hand at making homemade sopapillas for the longest time. Last Saturday I found myself asking what I was waiting for and decided to dive right in.

Sometimes recipes that aren’t planned and just sort of happen, turn out to be the best. Nothing compares to a pile of freshly fried and golden pieces of beautiful sopapillas, especially when they come in a miniature version, are still warm and doused in honey.

Who is with me?

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Sopapilla dough is reminiscent of pizza or even bread dough – a very light and fluffy version. When I first laid eyes on sopapillas, I thought that they looked like donuts and put them into the same category. But they don’t really compare to donuts. They are not as sweet and the texture is completely different. It’s a treat that’s very distinct in taste and something you have to try to fully understand.

One bite and you will know what I’m talking about :). [Read more…]

No-Bake Lime Cheesecake Parfaits

 Do you like limes, cheesecake and a dessert that takes minimal time and effort to prepare? Me too. Let’s dive in together!

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Hey guys! Friday’s here, the weekend is imminent and it’s time to take things easy. That’s exactly what I was thinking about when I came up with this dessert. I wanted something that could be thrown together in no time, but didn’t sacrifice in yumminess or flavor.

Also, I had about 12 limes in our fridge that needed to be used up :). Aren’t limes the best? I substitute limes for lemons whenever I can. I love that limes don’t have any seeds to worry about and could never get enough of the wonderful taste. With that being said, you could total use lemons if you’re not feeling the lime.

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Lately I’ve been in the mood for creamy and cold desserts that go beyond your regular bowl of ice cream. Cheesecake popped into my head, but I wanted something a little bit lighter. Let me just tell you, these Lime Cheesecake Parfaits totally hit the spot. [Read more…]