Samoa Bark

Inspired by one of the most loved Girl Scout Cookies – Samoas. This candy bark is just as addicting and the definition of the word easy!

Samoa Bark

And so they strike again. No matter what, I can’t escape Girl Scout Cookies. Actually, I can’t escape the thought of them. I’ve been steering clear of the cute little girls and all of the Facebook posts posted by their parents to boost their sales. Because I know better. That box or two would disappear in a matter of minutes and start a delicious cycle I can’t give in to right now. I am fully aware that summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to put down the cookies and start hitting the trails.

Samoa Bark

But wait! You might be thinking that you’re not looking at diet-friendly food right now. And you would be correct. I’m fully aware. This one’s for my motivation. I run and lead a mostly healthy lifestyle, so that when the mood strikes, I know just where to turn. I’ve said it before and I say it again, I am all about moderation and never depriving myself. Because if I do, I know that my next opportunity of treating myself will move into binging. So I’m always allowing room for a little something sweet and today’s treat hits just the spot! [Read more…]

Chewy Caramel Popcorn Brownies

These brownies have it all. Prepare to have all your senses tickled when biting into your delicious brownie square!

Chewy Caramel Popcorn Brownies via Deliciously Yum!

Happy, happy Friday! How was your week? Our home was struck by sickness this week. Ugh! Adam was down for most of the week with a stomach bug and I have been spared so far. I think I should be in the clear and am ready to enjoy a healthy and fun weekend with my man. If Fridays and getting better aren’t a great reason to celebrate, then I don’t know what is. And the best way to do so is with a big old pan of brownies. I am sure you agree.

Chewy Caramel Popcorn Brownies via Deliciously Yum

I basically made my childhood dreams come true when I concocted the brownies you see here. Loaded with chocolate covered caramels, mini marshmallows and caramel popcorn. Oh, and there’s chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate.

You will LOVE them! [Read more…]

Take 5 Cookies

Chocolate Cookies inspired by my most loved candy bar – Take 5.

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Things are getting real. Thanksgiving is almost here and I’m preparing by munching on some fabulous cookies. Because no matter how busy things get, there’s always time to take a cookie break. And no holiday would be complete without them.

Right now I am just trying to soak in the excitement before the big day. Since the “eves” of holidays are one of my favorite parts of any special occasion, I already woke up giddy this morning.

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One more night and I’ll be able to eat all the stuffing I possibly can. That’s right I am all about that stuffing. What about you? What are you looking forward to the most?

But in the meantime, I’m keeping myself occupied with these cookies. Because if we’re really being honest, nothing beats an amazing cookie. Especially stuffed with caramel, chocolate chunks, pretzel pieces and peanut butter chips.

You know you want one. [Read more…]

Caramel Pretzel Bites with a Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce

 Pretzels in bite-size form. Not only is caramel melted into the dough but these bites are also bursting with lots of ooey gooey caramel pieces. And don’t forget about the cream cheese dipping sauce – Mmmm!

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Apparently there’s caramel on my mind this week. And yummy carbs, but that’s not really news to anyone, is it? When I set out to make today’s recipe, the wind chill outside was somewhere below zero. Don’t even ask me for exact temperatures. Once we go below zero, I stop keeping track. All I know is that it’s pretty darn cold outside and the best thing for me to do is to stay warm, sip on a cup of tea and do what I do best.

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Baking treats that will make you forget about any and everything around you. Even frigid temps. I am speaking from experience, guys.

I am having some serious feelings about these tiny bites. Aside from their cuteness, which I can hardly get over, they’re also winning in taste, flavor and every other category a single food item could possibly win.

You NEED them in your life. [Read more…]

Autumn’s Delight Chocolate Dipped Profiteroles

Profiteroles dunked in Chocolate and filled with classic fall flavors –  Sweetened Apples, Salted Caramel Sauce and a Homemade Whipped Cream Filling.

Autumn's Delight Chocolate Dipped Profiteroles

In order to keep the title somewhat manageable and short, I decided to go with Autumn’s delight as part of the name for this recipe. I think most people would agree that apples and caramel are fall’s most iconic combo.

And because apples never tasted as good as they do right now, they are definitely starring in today’s post. Nestled on top of a sweet whipped cream filling and drizzled with made from scratch salted caramel sauce, they are responsible for making all of the other components sing. La-la-la-la-la!

Autumn's Delight Chocolate Dipped Profiteroles

All this wonderfulness hides inside profiteroles or more commonly known as cream puffs. 

Light and delicate pastries that I never thought I could pull off. If you’re anything like me, I am here to tell you that there is nothing to worry about. EVRYONE will be able to master these.

Seriously. [Read more…]