Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

My husband has a serious Oreo addiction. We’re talking a pack a week here, if I let him. And I get it! There’s something seriously addictive about those little chocolate sandwich cookies. We’d run out of our third package when I started wondering if I couldn’t make some myself.

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Pumpkin and White Cheddar Scones

For some reason, loving pumpkin has become “basic,” but there’s nothing basic about pumpkin. This complex vegetable — fruit? — brings an earthiness to any dish. It can go with cinnamon and chocolate just as well as it can tomatoes and cheese. And if you can’t get enough of pumpkin everything, then you need to try these pumpkin and white cheddar scones.

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Pink and White Pumpkin Cake

Pink may not be a traditional Halloween color, but after I made this cute tablescape and matching pink and white pumpkin cake, I’m adding it to my list of favorites!  

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Spilled Potion Cake

It’s September, which means it’s officially spooky season! To kick off the holiday right, I made a devil’s food cake with pistachio buttercream, decorated to look like a spilling cauldron of a suspicious potion.

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Oktoberfest Gingerbread Hearts

Oktoberfest may be canceled this year, but it always holds a special place in my home. That’s why I couldn’t let the festival go by without doing something. I’ve made traditional Oktoberfest gingerbread hearts as an easy, fun, and delicious way to celebrate.

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Crystal Ball Halloween Cupcakes

Hello, my goblin friends! With my kitchen being under construction, it’s been very difficult for me to bake. This has taken quite the toll on my seasonal celebrating. Luckily, we finally hooked up my stove the other night. What recipe did I christen my new stove with, you ask?

I sort of cheated, actually. Hey, I still don’t have any countertops or sink! Instead of creating a new recipe, I revamped one from spooky seasons past. These crystal ball Halloween cupcakes are perfect for your next party, and this new version is even easier than the last.

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Cookie Soldiers and Candy Dippy Egg

Happy day after Easter, everybody! You know what I love more than holiday candy? Holiday candy on sale. The day after a holiday is the best day for hitting up those candy aisles, filling your cart to the brim, and inducing a sugar coma for less than $10. It’s awesome.

Easter candy is a little rough, though. Have you noticed it’s all the same things, over and over? Lots of plain chocolate shaped as different animals. Lots (and I mean lots) of jelly beans. And of course, marshmallows (a.k.a. Peeps). It gets a little boring, especially when trying to eat my entire weight’s worth.

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How To: Beef Jerky Bouquet & Valentine Napkin Fold

My husband is always a pain to shop for around Valentine’s Day. As I’ve mentioned before, he doesn’t like sweets very much. To make matters worse, right now he’s on a diet. I had to get very creative with his gift this year, and that’s when I stumbled upon beef jerky bouquets.

Have you heard of these? They’re amazing. Intricate flowers made out of various types of jerky. I saw a perfect bunch here but was shocked at the price. Jerky is expensive, I understand that, and bouquets take a lot of jerky, but I just couldn’t justify $70 plus for a Valentine’s treat.

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Galentine’s Day Waffle Fries Bar

It’s February, and while for most that means Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, for me it means Galentine’s Day is coming!

Galentine’s Day is a celebration on February 13 where girls get together and wallow in their love for one another. I heard about it for the first time on “Parks and Recreation” and absolutely fell in love with the idea.

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Hosting Halloween: Witchy Treat Table

Happy Halloween, my spooky friends! I hope you have a scary film playing in the background, Jack o’ Lanterns lit, because the hours are counting down until the Trick-or-Treaters come knocking on your door.

To finish off my Hosting Halloween series, I’ve put together a table that really gives me the heebie-jeebies. Nothing creeps me out more than a deep and dark forest. Haunted woods always make me think there is a coven of witches taking refuge in the dense, dead trees. EEK!

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