Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake

soft, fluffy chocolate chip cookie mug cake made easily in the microwave

This chocolate chip cookie mug cake recipe is the best! It’s light, fluffy and tastes exactly like a warm chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven, but in the form of a cake. Because all chocolate chip cookies need to be hot. My children’s wish came true! Since the elves are exhausted after Christmas, mommy […]

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Favorite Garlic Knots

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These classic tasty garlic knots are a thing of perfection. An absolute crowd pleaser! You wouldn’t believe how good this is!!! A family favorite. Kids favorite. Neighborhood favorite. Guests favorite. Potluck favorite.  Has been for at least 10 years. No kidding.   You could use store bought pizza dough instead but the result might not be […]

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Tuscan Shrimp and Spinach Soup

comforting bowl of Tuscan shrimp and spinach soup

The perfect way to cozy up this winter! It is amazingly comforting, quick and everyone will beg for seconds. This shrimp soup is the YUMMIEST! How do I know? I made a sauce version to be served on pasta which is probably the best sauce ever. I have been soaking chunks of crusty bread and enjoying […]

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Mini Gingerbread Cocoa Cups

Decorated gingerbread cookie that looks too darn cute! Crisp, soft, sweet, spicy, minty and ADORABLE.   I’m going crazy with Christmas baking right now.  It wouldn’t be complete without  a classic gingerbread cookie.  Well, thought I shake things up a bit.  How cute are these cups? So FUN.  Sure to impress little elves!  You could use […]

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Toasted Tortellini Bites

Crispy exterior and a soft cheesy interior, these bites will make a great appetizer for all your Holiday parties. It is December. The season for get-togethers, pot lucks and parties. Bite sized food are always fun. Perfect when you are holding that glass of wine in one hand. Store-bought refrigerated tortellini, crusted and deep fried.  The […]

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Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies

Classic Christmas cookie, made elegant with one icing and one color.  Nothing beats a classic decorated sugar cookie for Christmas.  The quintessential Christmas cookie!!! I’m all about Christmas trees this year.  It’s so fun, festive and guess what? You don’t need impeccable decorating skills <—totally suits me.  This cookie needs just one icing color and one […]

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Dark chocolate Avocado truffles

Classic chocolate truffles, except made even better with avocados! Decadent, rich, sweet and chocolatey!!! Holy creamy goodness. This is what dreams are made of. An indulgent chocolate truffle BUT with all the benefits of nutritious avocado. This was a game changer and has been a family favorite ever since. You can NOT taste the avocado. […]

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White Chocolate Bark

Easy, pretty chocolate bark that is a perfect holiday treat!!! Best Christmas treat…like ever.  So simple. 5 ingredients. 3 minutes of microwave time. So easy.  Aaaand, so PRETTY!!!! Just as fun to make as it is to give.  Kids loooove to make it. It’s an edible art project.  I mean, how fun would these be […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

The most popopular cookie just got a holiday makeover!!! Good bye Thanksgiving. HELLLLO Holidays. We’ve arrived in this very happy season.  The decorations, ugly sweaters, parties, presents, carols, Santa, eggnog, snow and COOKIES.  Do you remember my neighborhood’s favorite Cookie? Well, I decided to dress it up!  ‘Tis the holidays after all. Deep, rich, dark chocolate […]

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Pesto Chicken Calzone

Crunchy, yet soft crust encasing cheesy pesto chicken filling. These calzones are what I make when I have leftover cooked chicken. Happy Halloween peeps!!! All the trick-or-treaters need filling yet comforting dinner , right? (Well, even if they prefer to happily munch away on candy). So, I try to make it fun, easy to eat […]

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