Frosting/Sauces

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Dip

October 9, 2013
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This pumpkin spice dip is so easy to prepare — only three ingredients! Perfect for your next party. Pumpkin spice this and that is all the rage, right? As it very well should be. The flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves are enough on their own to warm up the chilliest of days. When […]

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Banana Donuts with Brown Sugar Glaze {guest post}

February 8, 2013
Banana Donuts with Brown Sugar Glaze {guest post}

I’m so thrilled to have Karly of Buns in my Oven guest posting for me today. When she said she wanted to guest post on little ol’ Rachel Cooks–I was blown away and so honored! She is insanely talented and I’m so happy to introduce you all to her if you don’t already know her. […]

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Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Apple Dip

October 29, 2012
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Hide your spoons. You’ll want to use them to eat this instead of using apples. Apples will at least reassure you that you’re being somewhat healthy. But I won’t judge either way. Because I ate it off a spoon. But I’m pregnant. (I’m going to be SO sad when I can no longer use that […]

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Pretty In Pink Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream {in loving memory}

October 19, 2012
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I write today’s post with a heavy heart. Earlier this year, my cousin Megan experienced something a mom should never ever have to experience: the loss of her four year old daughter, Rowan Olivia. Today would have been Rowan’s 5th birthday. I wanted to do something special to remember this beautiful, joyous little girl, so […]

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Mini Pumpkin Doughnuts with Cider-Rum Glaze

October 3, 2012
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Have you heard me mention that I love fall? Oh yeah–that’s right, I’m a broken record. These mini-doughnuts encompass ALL the great flavors of fall. They are so fantastic. I have been eyeing doughnut pans for ages and I finally gave in and bought one–but the mini version. Partly because it would make cute little […]

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Mocha Chip Pancakes with Espresso Syrup

July 22, 2012
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Today’s pancakes are from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective.  I love, love, love Sommer’s blog. I love the way she writes. She describes these pancakes as “tender,” and “dark and moody,” inspiring me to work on my list of adjectives.  In addition, her photography is stunning and her recipes are creative and (I can’t say “delicious” after […]

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

July 19, 2012
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 These pancakes from Krista of Budget Gourmet Mom are healthy because they have carrots in them, right?  Make sure to check out Krista’s other great posts including her Apple Crisp Pancakes, Double Decker Ice Cream Sandwiches, Jicama and Sweet Potato Slaw, and S’mores Cookies.  ~~~~~~~~~~ So, guess what!? You get to have cake for breakfast. […]

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Cherry Limeade Pancakes

July 17, 2012
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If you go to Katrina’s site, In Katrina’s Kitchen, you’re sure to find tons of really fun and creative recipes. So when Katrina agreed to come to the pancake party, I knew it would be something insanely creative and adorable. She did not disappoint! Here are some more of Katrina’s great recipes: Mini Cookie Dough […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

June 29, 2012
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Bananas and chocolate, a match made in heaven, no? This banana cake is one of my absolute favorite things that my mom makes. It is so very moist, and topped with a cream cheese frosting…it is just perfect. I featured it once before on my blog, without chocolate chips, in the form of cake pops. […]

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Cinnamon-Vanilla Bread with Tahitian Vanilla Bean Whipped Butter

February 20, 2012

My love of vanilla beans isn’t quickly fading. I don’t see that happening anytime soon ever.   In fact, I’m quite sure I’m addicted. Sign me up for rehab but I won’t show up! I’ll be in my kitchen concocting something that will surely have beautiful little black flecks in it.  

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