Recipe: Candy Corn Peanut Butter Blondies

I found a great, festive recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod. This is great to make for kids as a Halloween treat – or really even for adults for any occasion. Below is the recipe for Candy Corn Peanut Butter Blondies. I made some adjustments to the recipe and noted the changes in this post. Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon bakingRead more

Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares

These pumpkin-chocolate-chip squares are a delectable Fall treat. I found the recipe from Marta Stewart. Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)  1 tablespoon pumpkin-pie spice  1 teaspoon baking soda  3/4 teaspoon salt  1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature  1 1/4 cups sugar  1 large egg  2 teaspoons vanilla extract  1 cup canned pumpkin puree  1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chip Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch bakingRead more

Recipe: Snickerdoodles

One of my favorite cookies to bake is Snickerdoodles. I follow Martha Stewart’s recipe: https://www.marthastewart.com/1066612/snickerdoodles-recipe Ingredients:   2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour  2 teaspoons cream of tartar  1 teaspoon baking soda  1/4 teaspoon salt  8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter  1/2 cup pure vegetable shortening  1 3/4 cups sugar, plus more if needed  2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, plus more if needed Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, with one rack in top third and one rack in bottom thirdRead more

Strawberry Smoothie Beauty Bowl

I’ve recently purchased a Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series blender and decided to test it out by making a simple strawberry smoothie bowl. With the addition of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides and focus on antioxidants, this bowl is meant to particularly nourish your well-being and physical beauty. Antioxidants and collagen help your skin, hair and nails grow and glow. This recipe was inspired by a basic strawberry smoothie recipe from childhood and endless pictures of smoothie bowls on Instagram. Ingredients: 1Read more

Recipe: Healthy Egg Muffins

I had some left over ground turkey meat the other day and had just ordered new muffin tins. I decided to make egg muffins with the leftover ground turkey meat and added some sautéed vegetables. This recipe is great to make on the weekend so you can have these to grab as a healthy snack during the week. Ingredients: 12 eggs 2 bell peppers 2 handfuls of mushrooms 1 onion Ground turkey meat (about 2 oz – spending on howRead more

Apple Spice Cake with Brown Buttercream Icing

Fall is my favorite time to bake apple dessert recipes. I found an Apple Spice Cake with Brown Buttercream Icing recipe from Displaced Housewife. It is a lovely recipe that is perfect for this time of year. Ingredients: For the Apples 2 cups apples, unpeeled and small dice 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg For the Cake 3 large eggs, room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 cupRead more

Recipe: Apple Pie

Fall is here and it is time to bake my favorite apple pie recipe! I learned to bake an apple pie from my college roommate. The recipe I always use is a hybrid of what she taught me and Martha Stewart’s Old-Fashioned Apple Pie recipe. Ingredients: 12 Honey Crisp or Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced  2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cornstarch Pate Brisee (Pie Dough) – you can use Martha Stewart’s recipe or feel free to use a readyRead more