Tag | “Vanilla”

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

While some states are being buried in snow, here in Ohio, we’ve been enjoying a very mild winter. In fact, it was...
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Crème Brûlée for One | Dairy | Week 02

Thus begins the 52 Weeks of Cooking Challenge. Or for when you remember suddenly, while craving...
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Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches | Starving Chef Signature Dessert | Week 36

According to my TimeHop, two years ago today I posted my first ever recipe for my famous chocolate chip cookies...
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Coffee and Cream Cookies | Coffee | Week 40

I only recently discovered the amazingness that is coffee. Ever since Nick's parent bought us a Keurig for our first...
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Ugly Christmas Sweater Gingerbread Cookies

Santa Claus is coming to town which can only mean one thing: COOKIES!!! And not just any cookies - gingerbread cookies...
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Valentine's Day Candy Special

Since my boyfriend and I celebrated Valentine's yesterday by going to the Great Lakes Science Museum, I was allowed to...
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Bailey's Irish Cream Soaked Cupcakes

Ever wanted to get drunk off a cupcake? Let's be honest, if your answer is "no" to that question, you're lying...
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Easter Egg Nests

It's "spring" here in Akron, Ohio, which means it's still snowing outside, but it'll get to 60 degrees outside for a...
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S'more Cookies

Out of all of the recipes I frequently make, this one certainly takes the cake. Er...cookie. And it's definitely...
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Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

If one merely utters the word cheesecake to me, I go weak in the knees. Truly one of the best desserts...
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Dangerously Delicious: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

You know the saying "oatmeal raisin cookies are the reason I have trust issues"? Well what if I've found a recipe for...
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Patriotic Pinwheel Cookies

'MURICA. That's about all you need to say about these patriotic cookies. As we Americans get ready to celebrate...
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Mochaccino Chip Cupcakes with Coffee Cream Icing

Mini mochaccino chip cupcakes with coffee cream icing. Now that's a mouthful of a name. Fortunately, every word...
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Hermione Granger | Cherry Bakewell Cake | Harry Potter Recipes

If there's one thing I'm a superfan of, it's Harry Potter. The books mirrored my childhood and I read each of them a...
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Rubeus Hagrid | Rock Cakes | Harry Potter Recipes

Rubeus Hagrid is by far one of my favorite - and also most loveable - character from the Harry Potter world. I mean,...
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Sirius Black | Tropical Fruit Cake | Harry Potter Recipes

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was easily my favorite Harry Potter book, and it mostly had to do entirely...
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Pumpkin Snicker Doodles with Cheesecake Filling

To say that I am a little excited for it to be fall would be an understatement. I live for jeans and hoodie weather, as...
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Baked Caramel Apple Pies

It's almost caramel apple season folks, which in my opinion, is waaaay superior than pumpkin spice season, which...
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Polka Dot Cookies | Flooding Technique

Before anyone freaks out: I’m NOT pregnant! But my sister is, and that’s close enough for me.My mom and dad are...
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Uncle Iroh's Spirit Cake | Spirit World | Legend of Korra Recipes

Uncle Iroh was one of the first fortunate few invited to live in the Spirit World post-death, so it was only...
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Choux à la Crème | Valentine's Day Recipes

Has anyone else been binging on the Great British Bake Off now that it's steaming on Netflix? Well if you aren't, then...
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Black Bottom Cupcakes | Valentine's Day Recipes

Did you know there is an official day designated for cream cheese brownies? It's true! February 10th marks the day of...
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Hot Cocoa Cookies with Marshmallow Fluff Frosting

Living in Northern Ohio has certainly been an interesting experience. Coming from Southern Ohio originally, we rarely...
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Ultimate Chunky Pretzel Drop Cookies

Pretzels. Caramel. Chocolate. And sometimes raisins. With these powers combined, this cookie might just be unstoppable...
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Easter Egg Blondies | Simple Easter Recipes

With Easter approaching, I’ve been practicing my Easter desserts and dinners. My boyfriend, Nick,...
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The Red Woman's Trifle | Game of Thrones Recipes

Winter is Coming. In just one week, we will learn the fate of some of our most beloved characters. One character we can...
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Sansa's Lemon Cakes | Game of Thrones Recipes

Lemon cakes are a popular dish eaten by the upperclass folk of Westeros, being especially popular in King's...
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Pineapple Upside Down Bonfire Cake

One of my sister's favorite desserts is pineapple upside down cake, so while we were both at our parents in our...
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Easy Homemade Marshmallows

Lets talk about marshmallows. Somehow, I have been misled to believe that making homemade marshmallows was difficult -...
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S'mores Bars

I live for ooey-gooey s'mores. The messier, the better! While I love roasting marshmallows over an open...
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Caramel Apple Tarts

Fall is almost upon us, which means it's time to break out the sweatshirts and jeans, watch the leaves change colors...
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Zucchini Bread | Flavors of Fall

I officially dismantled my garden last weekend - and considering I live in Northeast Ohio, the fact my garden was still...
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Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Maple Syrup Icing

It's pumpkin season, which means I'm putting it in pretty much everything - including cookies. These cookies...
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Ohio Buckeye Fudge

If you've lived in Ohio your entire life like I have, you'd be well accustomed to our state's favorite dessert: the...
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Banana Bread Pudding

Every so often, when I hit up Jimmy John's for lunch, I'll also grab a few loaves of their day old bread - which...
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Overnight Oats

One of my New Year's resolutions is to find healthier breakfast solutions that I can make ahead, are...
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How the GRINCH Stole Christmas Cookies

Every Who Down in Whoville Liked Christmas a lot... But the Grinch,Who lived just north of Whoville, Did...
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Mini Cheesecakes

As the holiday season draws to an end, I've been trying to find easy desserts that take little effort so I can...
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Cannoli Dip

All the deliciousness of homemade cannolis, with half of the effort - you can even buy unfilled cannoli shells or even...
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Crème Brûlée Cookies

I've made crème brûlée cookies in my "pre-blogger" days and they were a spectacular failure. Ever since I've started...
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Marshmallow Crunch Brownies

What's ooey and gooey and crunchy all at the same time? Marshmallow crunch brownies, of course! Made with a...
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Valentine's Day Truffle Bouquet

If you want to make a homemade gift for your sweetie this Valentine's day, why not bake them something delicious? You...
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Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs | Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up, which means it's time to be extra sweet to your sweetie! This Valentine's Day celebrates...
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Pączki Donuts

It's Pączki Day! If you live in the Midwest (or in a major city with a large Polish population) you may be...
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Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

I feel like I'm always craving cinnamon rolls. Usually late at night, about thirty minutes before bed time,...
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Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies

You know it's almost Easter by the appearance of Cadbury Creme eggs - the classic chocolate candy filled with ooey...
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Geode Cookies

Geodes are nature's little treasure troves. Crack one open and you'll find it is lined with sparkling minerals and...
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Rainbow Fruit Pizza

It's nearly sweet, sweet summer time, which means it's officially cookout season. Whenever I go to a backyard party,...
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Daenerys' Dragon Eggs | Game of Thrones Recipes

Unless you are Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and...
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Deathly Hallows Cookies | Harry Potter Recipes

“What are you doing with all those books anyway?" Ron asked. "Just trying to decide which ones to take with us,"...
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Mini Toasted Marshmallow Cheesecakes

Cheesecake is probably my favorite dessert - and I love making it in any style, and I especially love cheesecake...
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Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake

Even though it has been in the high 80s in Northeastern Ohio the last few days, I'm prepping myself for the brisk fall...
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Sticky Toffee Pudding

I love love love trying new recipes, but sometimes I'm stumped as to what I should try next! A few weeks back, I...
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Cinnamon Poached Apples | Sous Vide Recipes

I'm constantly looking for new things to sous vide. One thing I've never tried, however, was a sous vide dessert! I...
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Giant Cinnamon Roll

We live in a world of giant food. Every day there seems to be something else supersized. A few weeks ago the challenge...
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White Chocolate Cranberry Mason Jar Cookies

This week, I'm doing a whole different take on "meal prepping" by prepping desserts in mason jars. I'm a big giver of...
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Last Minute Christmas Cookies for Santa Claus

Christmas means COOKIES! As well an abundance of other sweet and treats - and who doesn't love stuffing their face with...
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Best Recipes of 2017

At the end of every year, I like to look back on all the recipes I've made - not only to reminiscence on all the...
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Champagne Cupcakes

There are many great reasons to pop some bubbly - New Year's Eve just being one of them! For all of life's...
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Elegant Croquembouche

Croquembouche. It's the bane of many contestants on the Great British Baking Show. It's a seemingly...
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Pink Ombre Valentine's Day Cookies

Valentine's Day just got a whole lot more... pink-ish. These aren't your standard sugar cookies either - they are...
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Olympic Torch Ice Cream Flambé

If you're anything like me, you are eagerly awaiting the premiere of the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics!...
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Cheesecake STUFFED Strawberries

If one merely utters the word cheesecake to me, I go weak in the knees. Truly one of the best desserts...
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White Chocolate Banana Pumpkin Muffins

Today we’re making "no-mess" white chocolate banana pumpkin muffins to welcome autumn's arrival. These muffins...
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Pumpkin Butter Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Today we are making pumpkin butter apple pie cinnamon rolls with a maple cream cheese frosting. They're all of the...
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Spider Leg Donuts

Who’s ready to get spooky? These sweet creepy crawlies are the best way to kick off the haunting Halloween...
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Sweet Potato Marshmallow Cookies

Today we are making sweet potato marshmallow cookies - it's how I imagine sweet potato casserole SHOULD be served; as a...
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Most Popular Recipes of 2018

As the year draws to an end, I always like to reflect on the foodie creations I have cooked over the last 12 months...
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Sous Vide OREO Cheesecake

Sous vide desserts are all the rage these days - and I'll eat cheesecake just about anyway it's made. These Oreo...
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ULTIMATE Hot Chocolate

We unexpectedly picked up 6 inches of snow over the last few hours, so I’m hunkering down inside with my heat blanket...
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White Walker Ice Cream | Game of Thrones Recipes

Winter is coming...in the form of ice cream If you aren't caught up on the latest season of Game of Thrones -...
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Protein Shake HACKS | AmBari Nutrition

I’ve been trying to get in shape for our upcoming wedding, so when Kevin from Ambari Nutrition approached me...
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Bananas Foster French Toast Casserole

Today we’re putting a breakfast-y spin on a classic dessert to make bananas foster french toast casserole. With...
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Ron Weasley's Knickerbocker Glory | Harry Potter Magical Recipes

Even more Harry Potter inspired-recipes! It's well known throughout the books that Ron Weasley has a sweet tooth - and...
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Instant Pot Apple Butter

Forget pumpkin spice, apples are the one true king of fall flavors. Apple butter churning is made simple by using the...
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Pumpkin Spice Double Layer Cheesecake

Today we’re embracing fall with these pumpkin spice double layer cheesecake squares. Made with a ginger snap crust...
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Protein Granola Trail Mix

It’s time to power up your next hike with protein-infused granola! This week I partnered with AmBari Nutrition to...
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