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These little Pepperoni Pizza Muffins are packed with pepperoni and cheese, and are the perfect lunch box food or after school snack!
With a thick layer of caramel sandwiched between a snickerdoodle and white chocolate, these Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars are no friend of skinny jeans. But oh my goodness, how they're worth it.
Forget those boxed bars and make your own - these Funfetti Granola Bars are a fun twist on boring old granola!

Soft-Baked M&M Cookies

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These Soft-Baked M&M Cookies are super soft and chewy, and taste just like the ones you get from the bakery! Last weekend, I had the opportunity to see my favorite singer in concert: James Taylor (yep, apparently I'm 60 years old). This was my sixth JT concert ever and my second in just over three weeks. I told my good friend and concert buddy that my grandest wish was to follow JT around on his concert tour for the rest of the summer. But since that's not going to happen, I got the next best thing: to take Doodle to his first concert and introduce him to some live JT. Not only that, … {click for more...}



Wake Up Wednesdays

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Welcome to Wake Up Wednesdays! Welcome to Wake Up Wednesdays! I'm so glad you are here! You guys bring us so much amazingness every week, it is always so difficult to pick the features. And this week was no exception! There were so many amazing and wonderful things for summer! I can't wait to see what you guys link up this week. We are sharing your stuff of social media and pinning to our Wake Up Wednesdays Pinterest Board, so make sure you are following along. Kitchen Meets Girl | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Tasty Fork | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest Wine and Glue | Facebook | … {click for more...}



Chocolate Lush

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Chocolate, cream cheese, Cool Whip, and pecans are the perfect combination in this easy to make Chocolate Lush. Last week I posted a recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake Lush; a variation of the original Chocolate Lush - neither of which I'd made or heard of before.  I fell in love with the Strawberry Cheesecake version - and many of you did, too.  It's an easy, simple {no bake!} dessert, perfect for summer potlucks. I've had so many requests for the original version - which boasts a quick and easy nut crust - that I decided to make it and share it with you today.  It's a tough job, but I'm … {click for more...}



Wake Up Wednesdays

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Welcome to Wake Up Wednesdays! The day YOU take over our blog! Are you loving your summer?? I know I am! I can't get enough of summer flavors, farmer's markets and chilling outside until the sun goes down. I find myself rushing home from work every day just so I can take the pup on a long walk. Life is so much more fun with a warm breeze and sunshine on your face! And when it's hot, does anything taste better than a frozen treat? Lisa put together a frozen treats round up featuring YOUR links from Wake Up Wednesdays! Be sure to follow your hosts on social media. We love to give shout … {click for more...}



Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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You probably already have all of the ingredients on hand to make these Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.  With just a few simple ingredients, you'll never miss the flour - or butter - in these easy to make cookies.  I'm probably the last person to jump on the flourless baking train.  I just couldn't imagine how baked goods could taste good without flour, but these cookies have shown me the way. Not only that, but they were super simple to make, used only a few ingredients {all of which I already had in the pantry}, and took just minutes to mix up.  This is the kind of baking … {click for more...}



Frozen Coconut Berry Pie

From a flaked coconut-studded graham cracker crust to a creamy coconut filling, this Frozen Coconut Berry Pie is the ultimate in simple summer desserts!

From a flaked coconut-studded graham cracker crust to a creamy coconut filling, this Frozen Coconut Berry Pie is the ultimate in simple summer desserts! Have I ever mentioned that I hate milk?  Like, seriously hate.it. Except for those nine months that I was pregnant and drank chocolate milk every single morning.  Chocolate milk and plain 2 percent milk?  So NOT the same thing. I remember one weekend at my aunt's house as a kid...when I got to the table for breakfast on Sunday morning, there was a giant glass of milk right next to my plate.  Of course, my mother raised me to just … {click for more...}



Wake Up Wednesdays

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Welcome back to Wake Up Wenesdays... the day when YOU get to take over our blogs!  We're well into the swing of summer here, and having lots of fun with a busy summer schedule.  Somehow {even though we're busier than during the school year}, the hectic days and evenings seem a little more fun. With Father's Day sneaking up on me, I've been trying to get some last minute menu ideas, and you guys brought SO many awesome recipes last week to choose from! You know we all love to share how fabulous you are, and this is where you can find us: Kitchen Meets Girl | Facebook | Twitter | … {click for more...}



Strawberry Cheesecake Lush

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With layers of cream cheese, Cool Whip, cheesecake pudding and fresh strawberries, this easy layered dessert will quickly become your new favorite summer dessert! Believe it or not, until Memorial Weekend, I've never had a layered dessert like this before. Now that I've made and photographed one, I realized this type of dessert is all over the internet in various forms.  Chocolate, pistachio and lemon seem to be the forerunners, and I'm making it my life's mission to try every version possible before the end of summer. This Strawberry Cheesecake Lush is that good. I actually found the … {click for more...}



Wake Up Wednesdays

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Welcome Back to Wake Up Wednesday I just LOVE when you get to take over for the day We're into the first week of summer vacation, and loving every minute of it. Days are long, nights are warm, and we are in NO way keeping any kind of a schedule :) I hope you're enjoying summer as much as we are. There were SO many great summery items linked up last week, it was hard to choose just a few... You know the four of us love to share how fabulous you are, and this is where you can find us: Kitchen Meets Girl | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest The Tasty Fork | Facebook | Twitter | … {click for more...}



Blueberry Banana Muffins

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Made with whole wheat flour and packed full of fruit, these Blueberry Banana Muffins are the perfect breakfast for mornings on the go! These Blueberry Banana Muffins were an impromptu breakfast Monday morning, simply because I had some super-ripe bananas hanging out on my kitchen counter.  Quite honestly, I often let bananas turn spotted and brown just so I can make baked goods with 'em.  You know banana baked goods are my favorite, right? I also had a plethora of blueberries in my fridge, so I decided to combine the two in a quick and easy breakfast muffin. While I love, love, love … {click for more...}