6 Last Minute Christmas Treats
Huge Announcement – My Cookbook is Available!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Banana Muffins
Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

6 Last Minute Christmas Treats

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        Reese's Capped Snowmen Cookies Peppermint Sprinkle Cookies Peppermint-Kissed No Bake Cookies Peppermint Swirled Fudge Biscoff and White Chocolate Saltine Toffee Melting Snowmen {Chocolate Mint} Cookies XO, Ashley   Subscribe via email and have successes from my kitchen delivered straight to your inbox! … {click for more...}

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Huge Announcement – My Cookbook is Available!

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You guys.  I cannot believe I'm even typing this right now.  My cookbook: Kitchen Meets Girl: 30 Easy Meals for Reluctant Cooks - IS ON SALE NOW!! My cookbook is available for pre-order right now, with a release date of October 13.  That's just next week!  Holy moly, I can't believe in just a few days some of you might have my book in your hands. You might have noticed the blog has been pretty quiet these last few months.  That's because I've been busy working on this cookbook for you!  If you didn't know, dear readers, in addition to the blog - I'm a full-time working mom and wife, so … {click for more...}

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Banana Muffins

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These Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Banana Muffins are super simple to make, and with a blend of whole wheat flour, coconut oil and Nature Valley™ Protein Granola, you won't even feel guilty about eating them!  Don't worry, they taste good, too! If you couldn't tell by reading through my blog, I'm not one of those health conscious people you'll find sneaking black beans into brownies or beets into red velvet cake.  But we have been making some smaller changes in our diets lately, despite many of the recipes you often see posting here on Kitchen Meets Girl. The Tall Boy started … {click for more...}

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Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

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With a sprinkling of poppy seeds, lots of lemon juice and lemon zest, these Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes make a great weekend breakfast.  Take them over the top by drizzling with an easy to make raspberry syrup! Lazy Sunday morning breakfasts are my favorite.  We don't have time for more than a grab and go breakfasts during the week, and we're usually headed out the door early on Saturdays to get to an early morning karate practice.  So when Sunday mornings roll around, I'm ready for one of my biggest guilty pleasures: pancakes. Truth be told, I don't make pancakes all that often, … {click for more...}

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White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

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Sweet white chocolate chips pair perfectly with the tartness of the berries in these White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins. Cranberries and white chocolate, white chocolate and cranberries… it’s all happening right now right here. In the form of fluffy, moist, gorgeous muffins. I know: there are a lot of white chocolate cranberry muffin recipes out there.  But everyone needs a go-to white chocolate cranberry muffin recipe, and this is mine.  You see - there's not much I love more than using cranberries in bread/muffins/any baked good, and since they are sort of seasonal "now" item, the … {click for more...}

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Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast

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Make your holiday breakfast stress-free with this Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast.  Serve this perfectly spiced and decadent breakfast casserole with traditional maple syrup, or indulge with a drizzle of eggnog icing! If you don't know by now, there's not much more that I love than preparing meals with the use of a slow cooker.  And there is not much better than waking up in the morning knowing that all you have to do to have a super fabulous breakfast ready is turning on your slow cooker.  I almost always have a slow cooker breakfast prepared for Christmas morning, and this year, I … {click for more...}

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Peppermint-Kissed No Bake Cookies

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Take no-bake cookies to the next level with addition of peppermint extract and peppermint kisses - and with the addition of Horizon Organic whole milk, these peppermint-kissed no bake cookies are a holiday treat you won't feel guilty eating! With the holidays creeping up faster than I'd like, it's time for me to my bake on...err, my no-bake on, if you know what I mean.  As much as I'd like, I simply don't have the time to spend hours in the kitchen baking during the holiday season.  We're doing good to get the last gift wrapped in time to make it to all of our holiday parties {thank … {click for more...}

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Creamy and Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

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Make this traditional Creamy and Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole extra special by replacing the canned condensed celery soup with an easy homemade version!  I know.  Thanksgiving is tomorrow, so it's probably too late to add this to your holiday menu...but my family loves eating this creamy and cheesy hashbrown casserole long after Thanksgiving has passed. Truth be told, my mom usually makes this casserole for Christmas and sometimes even New Year's, so I view this dish as more of a winter holiday side item than for Thanksgiving.  Plus, we're usually in a mashed potato coma on Thanksgiving … {click for more...}

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Homemade Condensed Cream of Celery Soup

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Learn how to make Homemade Condensed Cream of Celery Soup - it takes just a few ingredients and about 20 minutes to replace those cans of goo with a version you can feel good about eating! Growing up, we ate a lot of casseroles, though most of the dishes my mom made used canned condensed soup.  And not long ago, I got my hands on my grandmother's old recipe cards, and guess what?  Nearly every casserole recipe in her box used canned condensed soup. If you want to know the truth, some days I still love eating those "old-style" casseroles from my childhood that used all those cans. … {click for more...}

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Mexican Skillet Breakfast Casserole

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This Mexican Skillet Breakfast Casserole is sure to satisfy hungry family and friends.  Filled with sausage, cheese and veggies, this hearty breakfast can be prepared the night before, making busy mornings stress-free! There's not much more that I like more on a lazy weekend morning than a warm, hearty breakfast - especially when I don't have to do much more than turn on the oven. With just a few minutes of prep time the night before, all I need to do in the morning to have this Mexican Skillet Breakfast Casserole on the table is wait 30 minutes for it to bake - which is just the … {click for more...}

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