Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

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Looking for something sweet for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day?  These brownies are not only beautifully festive, but they are also unbelievably tasty.

I have this amazing neighbor.  She’s a wonderful friend, wonderful mom, and also a wonderful baker.  She bakes up the most delicious treats, and we’ve managed to be lucky enough to be her guinea pigs on more than one occasion.  A couple of weeks ago, she texted me asking if it was OK to send down some Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies to try.  (Did she really need to ask?  Heck yes!  Send them down!) She wanted to know if they were good enough to send in for the teachers.  We were her taste testers.  Tough job, eh?

Hot Cocoa Cookies with Marshmallows

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Oooooh, these cookies.

Chocolate and marshmallow is one of my favorite combinations, but I fully underestimated how delicious these cookies would be.  I saw them on Pinterest, thought they were clever and fun, and then I took a bite, and fell in love.

These cookies are fudgy, and chewy, rich, and delicious.  Warm, out of the oven, they are melty and gooey, like a molten lava cake.  As we ate them over the next few days, they were still chewy, and decadent…and the marshmallow stays puffy and light.  That was, honestly, my biggest worry.  I wondered if the marshmallow would dry out and lose its bounce.  Nope.  Still amazingly puffy a few days out.

Cranberry Dream Bars – The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014

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It’s that time of year again!  I can’t believe that this is my fourth year participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookies Swap.  It’s always such a special, fun, part of my holiday season, and I look forward to sharing great recipes with you from hundreds of talented food bloggers in the coming days.   I’ll announce the round-up link on my Facebook page, so stay tuned! This year, I was lucky enough to receive these delectable creations from three amazing ladies:

Chocolate Cherry Olive Oil Granola – Pompeian Holiday

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There’s something special about a homemade gift during the holidays.  Knowing that someone took the time to make something special, just for you, simply embodies the spirit of the whole season!  And, in my experience, almost nothing is considered as precious as a treasured family recipe.  I’m so glad Pompeian is sponsoring this post!  They’re making my homemade gifts this year all the more special, and a lot more fun, with their new personalized labels.Chocolate Cherry Olive Oil Granola - Chew Nibble Nosh  I can whip up this incredible, addictive granola, and instead of just passing along a recipe card, I can print up a personalized recipe label that perfectly fits their Extra Virgin Olive Oil, easily using their new Label Maker!  I can even add a family picture, in just seconds flat.

“I Want to Marry You” Cookies

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That’s a name that will get your attention, eh?  With a name like that, they’d have to be good!  My dad found this recipe, was intrigued by the name, and passed it along to me.  (There are many reasons why my parents are happy we’ve moved closer to home…and though they haven’t admitted it yet, I’m pretty sure one of them is because when I bake, I now live close enough to share.)

Spiced Brown Butter Spritz Cookies with Salted Caramel Glaze – #OXOGoodCookies

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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I’m a huge fan of the OXO company.  I’m not only a big believer in their products, I’m a big believer in their mission to help fund research to help improve treatments for pediatric cancer.  September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and once again, I am honored to be a part of the OXO Good Cookie campaign.  Take a couple of minutes and watch this video to learn more about the OXO Cookies for Kids’ Cancer mission.  It’s truly amazing what a few good cookies can do.

Strawberry Piña Colada Pie – #RevIndy with Clabber Girl and a Rex Roasting Company Giveaway!

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It’s May, and May in Indianapolis means race season!  We Hoosiers are prepping for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, otherwise known as The Indianapolis 500.  Every year, hundreds of thousands of race fans make their pilgrimage to the track during the month of May, and this year, the party kicks off early.

On Friday, May 9th, the Rev Indy event will be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, celebrating not only the amazing drivers and the sport of racing itself, but the fabulous food and music that the great city of Indianapolis has to offer. It will be a wonderful night, all for a wonderful cause, as it will raise funds to help support the Indiana University Health Statewide trauma programs.  I’ll be there, along with Clabber Girl, to celebrate!

Flourless Double Fudge Cookies

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Last week, we were so excited that my cousin, Jessica, was able to come and visit us for a few days!  Jessica is a superstar HR manager by day, and by night she loves to cook and share her recipes on her own food blog, Sassy Southern Yankee.  She had a conference she needed to attend that was practically in our backyard, so we served as home base during the week.  Prior to Jess’ visit, I made sure to ask her if she had any food allergies or food dislikes so I could make sure to plan appropriately. I knew that Jess had been gluten-free for a while, but it was then when I learned that she’d been recently diagnosed with a wheat allergy.

Butterscotch Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Butterscotch Oatmeal Fudge Bars - Chew Nibble Nosh

Sometimes, you just need a cookie.

This was my state of mind yesterday afternoon, when I decided to whip up these tasty little guys.

I’d made plenty of chocolate-oatmeal bar variations before, in fact, I wrote about a delicious no-bake version here a while back.  This one wasn’t much more difficult than the quick no bake version, and the result was totally worth the extra time in the oven.  These are buttery, and fudgy, and speckled with sweet butterscotch chips.  Oh, and there’s oatmeal in there, so they are TOTALLY healthy. (wink wink)

Valentine White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

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Ah, Valentine’s Day…it’s almost here.

Looking for something sweet to give your sweetheart?  These cookies are a perfect, simple way to show someone you care…and, bonus, they are incredibly delicious!!

I have to admit that I was intrigued by these cookies, but wasn’t sure how into them I would be.  I don’t like maraschino cherries.  My kids always love when I get some sort of dessert with a cherry on top, because they know I’ll gladly hand it over.  For some reason, though, this recipe kept calling to me, and I’ve wanted to try it for a while.  Now, I’m quite glad I did.