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Chocolate and Coffee Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

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A couple of months ago, I asked Julie of The Little Kitchen for recipes involving coffee and she responded with a very enthusiastic, “YOU MUST MAKE THESE CUPCAKES!”  As if her insistence wasn’t enough to convince me, her recipe was titled, “Best Homemade Chocolate Cake Ever!“ The cake is made with brewed coffee, something I’ve never tried before. Since I’ve been in …

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Turtle Cheesecake Truffles

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My husband’s second favorite restaurant in the world is The Cheesecake Factory. We don’t go for the food, we go for the cheesecake. All of them. Okay, well maybe not all of them, unless we’re in a large group, but we always order at least 4 different cheesecakes to share between us. Two bites out of each and the rest …

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Creamy Scallops and Peppers

Creamy Scallops Peppers Recipe

Wednesdays are the craziest days in our household. Not only do the boys get out of school 2 hours early each week, but Tae Kwon Do classes start at 5:45pm. Because the boys take separate classes, they normally don’t get out until 7:30pm which means dinner has to be eaten before class. In the afternoons, juggling my own work, homework, …

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Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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This is a sponsored review by BlogHer and Kraft. This dish is what I call my “company asparagus” – even though the last time I referred to dinner guests as “company” was in 1979 when my parents had “company” over for dinner – I think it was either my Dad’s boss and his wife or someone else important that decides …

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Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers Recipe

It’s taken me thirty-ahem-something years to try a jalapeno popper for the very first time. Poppers have always been one of those things that just didn’t seem so appealing – I blame it on bad crab rangoon, which has certain similarities to the popper. Sure, both have qualities that I whole-heartedly embrace in other foods — they’re deep fried (hello …

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

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I just hosted the The Pampered Chef’s first-ever live cooking show yesterday  – click on video below to watch the show.

The recipe for the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies is below – but I’m warning you – they are incredibly addictive. That creamy center has marshmallow creme! Also, all of the products featured in the show will . . .

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Strawberry Almond Cream Tart

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When my grocery store starts selling cartons of strawberries 10 for $10, you know there’s a problem. Normally, when I spy bargain basement pricing on strawberries, I’m expecting sad, lifeless fruit just on the cusp of being declared rotten and dumped. But this is not the case, and by now I’m sure you’ve all seen the fat, perky jewels begging …

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How to make Cupcake Cake Pops (video)

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I know I’m so incredibly late to the Cake Pops party, but hey I’m here, even if it’s a year later! The beautiful and talented Bakerella introduced the world to her cake pops and I’ve been ooh’in and aah’in from day one. Bakerella was kind enough to email me a few extra tips to ensure that these cuties would turn …

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Sweet Pumpkin Fried Wonton Desserts

If you are not up to making pumpkin pie (me) these little treats are perfect. Bite sized, filled with pumpkin puree, cream cheese and pumpkin spices- like clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Fry ‘em up and an instant dessert that even the kids will love. Oh, and serve them with a scoop of ice cream and you’re golden. I made these …