Mocha Sweet Potato Toast

Mocha Sweet Potato Toast

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I guess this isn’t really a recipe.  It’s more of an idea for a yummy snack, a proposal for a unique flavor combination, a suggestion for using a tasty nut butter.

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Turtle Coffee Milkshake

Turtle Coffee Milkshake

July 26 is National Coffee Milkshake Day

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My favorite thing about working at a coffee shop in college was making turtle frappes.  I enjoyed decorating the clear cups with chocolate and caramel sauce and squirting mountains of whipped cream on top.

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Klondike Bar Cake

Klondike Bar Cake

July is National Ice Cream Month

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National Ice Cream Month might be my favorite month of all, and this Klondike Bar Cake is probably the best birthday cake I have ever made.  Not only is it easy to make and extremely delicious, but it’s also versatile.  You could use any Klondike bar + ice cream combination that you like!

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Butterscotch Peanut Butter Brownies

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Brownies

July is National Black Bean Month!

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Last week I warned you that this recipe includes a weird ingredient, but there are just some risks you have to take when celebrating National Black Bean Month.

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Simple Joy Saturday #34

Simple Joy Saturday #34

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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May 12-18

1. I bought a popsicle mold…

…and I look forward to making homemade popsicles.  Let me know if you have a good popsicle recipe!

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2. Having a gym membership for rainy days.

(because it rained every day this week)

3. The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe. 

It was by far the best story I read for class this week.  Poe tends to be dark, but this story was fun!

Strawberry S’mores Snack Mix

Strawberry S’mores Snack Mix

How do you eat your cereal?  (and don’t pretend that there is only one way to eat cereal because I can name at least three)

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Growing up, I always ate cereal dry, picking up one piece at a time with my fingers.  It wasn’t until college, when Honey Nut Cheerios became my go-to cafeteria dinner, that I learned to put milk in the cereal bowl and eat it with a spoon.

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Best Lazy Tiramisu (Mug Cake for One)

Best Lazy Tiramisu (Mug Cake for One)

When I started planning for National BLT month, I had to Google* a list of foods that begin with the letter T.

…tangelo, tapioca, tamales, tahini…

Seeing tiramisu on the list, I returned to Google.  I knew that tiramisu is cake, but I didn’t know what made this cake special.

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