The Gobbler Sandwich from Corner Bakery and a Gift Card Giveaway!

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Not too long ago, Corner Bakery Cafe made its debut in the Indianapolis area with a new cafe at Clay Terrace in Carmel.  And what a welcome addition it was!  Serving fresh, delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, it was exactly what we needed in just the right spot.  I’ve been there quite a few times with my family since the grand opening in August. In fact, it’s where my youngest daughter asked to eat on her birthday!

When you walk in the cafe, you’re instantly greeted by an amazing display of fresh-baked goods and pastries.

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Pear Streusel Kuchen: Inspired by the New Holiday Film, Love the Coopers

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Do you live in the Indianapolis area?  Do you love a good holiday movie fix?  Well, hang tight, because at the end of this post, you can find out how you and a guest can attend the Indianapolis screening of the new CBS Films celebrity packed holiday extravaganza, Love the Coopers!

Chocolate Pots de Creme with Marshmallow Whipped Cream

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Doesn’t that look like something you’d want to curl up with after a long day?

Pot de Creme is just one of those desserts that, when offered, I can’t resist.  Have you ever had one?  If so, you know what I’m saying.  A Pot de Creme is actually just a really, really creamy, tasty, wonderful custard pudding. It’s rich and velvety smooth, and a little goes a long way.  If you’re ever needing a chocolate fix…a really deep, wonderful, dreamy chocolate fix, this version is the recipe for you.

Candy Corn Coolers

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Halloween is creeping up, and before you know it, little ghosts and goblins will be running up and down the streets showing off their costumes and filling their trick-or-treat bags to the brim.  What happens when they get home?  Well, the annual “Candy Sort”, of course.  Halloween isn’t Halloween without taking careful inventory of every last bit of sugar in your bag.  Everything has a pile, from the prized and elusive full-sized candy bars, right down to those weird little peanut butter taffies in the black and orange wax paper wrappers.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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It’s almost time for Cinco de Mayo!  Yay!  But, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Tuesday this year.  Boo.

Mid-week celebrations can definitely throw a wrench in your plans, especially when those plans include eating and drinking.  Luckily, you can celebrate with this simple, healthy, family friendly, weeknight-friendly, Cinco de Mayo-friendly soup!

I love tortilla soup, and one of my favorite soup recipes of all time can be found here.  I do love that recipe, but when I came across this one, I was struck by how fresh and light it looked.  I’m all about fresh and light these days.  I loved that it was chock full of veggies, and super colorful.  It looked like it could balance out a margarita or two and a piece of Tres Leches cake quite well.  (Everything in moderation, right?  It is Cinco de Mayo, after all.)

Orange Glazed Bunny Buns

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Seriously, aren’t these little guys just too cute?

They are the perfect addition to your Easter table, be it brunch or dinner.  They are deliciously tender, and flavored with just a hint of warm spices and orange zest, and then glazed with a simple, sweet orange glaze to finish them off.

And…they are super cute.

They really aren’t difficult to put together, but as with any yeast bread, they do take a little bit of time.

I started by mixing together some flour, yeast, and allspice in my mixing bowl.

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Irish Colcannon Mac & Cheese

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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:

Sweet & Savory Spiced Nuts

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The holiday season may be “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, but if you’re like me, and I would wager that many of you are, it’s also the busiest time of the year. Our December is jam packed, and as the holidays grow closer, our schedule gets even busier.  This is when it’s great to have a few go-to recipes that you can make ahead for the holidays to share when friends and family drop in, at a holiday office pot luck, or to share as teacher and Secret Santa gifts.

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.