Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes combine two of your favorite things into one decadent dessert!  The cookie dough filling is irresistible.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes combine two of your favorite things into one decadent dessert! The cookie dough filling is irresistible.

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We all love cookie dough.  Well, at least if you’re reading this blog, you probably do.  And if you aren’t a fan, have you actually had cookie dough?  It’s delicious!  Quite frankly, cookie dough was the bait that first got me into the kitchen as a kid.  And I still like eating cookie dough as much now as I did back them.  But even better, as an adult, I am no longer at the mercy of my mom’s  baking schedule, so I can have it whenever I want.  Sometimes growing up has its benefits.

Sadly, it is generally frowned upon to present a big bowl of cookie dough as dessert to company.  I’m not sure why, but who am I to argue with social convention?  Luckily, these chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes allow you to bring some of those same cookie dough flavors in a more acceptable presentation.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes combine two of your favorite things into one decadent dessert! The cookie dough filling is irresistible.

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Texas Nachos

Texas Nachos are your perfect Super Bowl snack! Each chip has just the right amount of cheesy, spicy crunch.Texas Nachos are your perfect Super Bowl snack! Each chip has just the right amount of cheesy, spicy crunch.

 

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So Christmas may have come and gone, and the New Year’s celebrations are complete, but that doesn’t mean the holidays are over!  You know what’s next on the calendar?  Super Bowl parties!  Oh yes, that perfect excuse to gather with friends for snacks and drinks…and maybe a little bit of game-watching.

This year we have an extra reason to pay attention to Super Bowl festivities: the big game will be taking place in our little old city of Houston, Texas.  I’ll be honest, we’re not even going to try to get tickets, and in fact, we don’t plan to leave our house that entire weekend.  Houston previously hosted the Super Bowl back when we were young and in college, and at that time of our lives, it was fun to go downtown and hang out with thousands of our closest friends in what was basically Mardis Gras.  But now?  Mehhhhhh I think I’ll just cozy up with a much smaller group of people and a few homemade snacks…like these Texas Nachos.

Texas Nachos are your perfect Super Bowl snack! Each chip has just the right amount of cheesy, spicy crunch.

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Apple Ginger Smash

This Apple Ginger Smash is the best cocktail to enjoy on a dark winter night!  Slightly spicy with warming applejack, it makes your average evening a little more special.This Apple Ginger Smash is the best cocktail to enjoy on a dark winter night! Slightly spicy with warming applejack, it makes your average evening a little more special.

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Moving right along with our New Year’s Resolutions, which include knocking back a few fancy cocktails (for our health!), here’s a delicious addition to your winter happy hour: an Apple Ginger Smash.

While my favorite fall cocktails lean towards cinnamon, which pairs beautifully with apple, winter makes me crave something a little different.  Something with a little deeper flavor.  Something with ginger and applejack!  This Apple Ginger Smash is the best cocktail to enjoy on a dark winter night! Slightly spicy with warming applejack, it makes your average evening a little more special.

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Peanut Butter Bourbon Chocolate Cake

Peanut Butter Bourbon Chocolate Cake combines layers of moist and rich chocolate cake with a craveable peanut butter bourbon frosting. Top the whole thing with ganache and peanut butter cups for the ultimate celebratory dessert!Peanut Butter Bourbon Chocolate Cake combines layers of moist and rich chocolate cake with a craveable peanut butter bourbon frosting. Top the whole thing with ganache and peanut butter cups for the ultimate celebratory dessert!

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Happy 2017! We made it, y’all!

So you know how people always swear they’re going to start new, healthy eating habits come January 1?  Back on the wagon and all that jazz?  Well, I’ve made a similar affirmation….but with a slightly different angle than most.  Here are my goals for the new year:

  1. Drink more champagne.  To prevent Alzheimer’s.
  2. Continue enjoying cocktails.  For longevity.
  3. Eat more chocolate.  For cardiovascular health.
  4. Snack on plenty of cheese.  For improved cholesterol levels and its anti-inflammatory properties.
  5. Add more peanut butter.  To prevent heart disease and diabetes.

See?  Healthy eating is EASY!

With that in mind, here’s a totally, completely healthy* addition to your new year: Peanut Butter Bourbon Chocolate Cake.  Considering the health benefits of peanut butter, booze, and chocolate (see above), this cake is basically a super hero!

(*Healthy is in the eye of the beholder.  And your internet search terms.)Peanut Butter Bourbon Chocolate Cake combines layers of moist and rich chocolate cake with a craveable peanut butter bourbon frosting. Top the whole thing with ganache and peanut butter cups for the ultimate celebratory dessert!

 

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Breakfast Quesadilla with Chipotle Sour Cream

This Breakfast Quesadilla with Chipotle Sour Cream is just what you need the morning after a really good party – or any morning when you want a cheesy, spicy, Tex-Mex brunch.

This Breakfast Quesadilla with Chipotle Sour Cream is just what you need the morning after a really good party - or any morning when you want a cheesy, spicy, Tex-Mex brunch.CLICK HERE TO JUMP STRAIGHT TO THE RECIPE

Okay okay…you have your New Year’s Eve plans sorted out. You got the apps, dinner, and drinks (champagne, duh) on lock. You think you’re ready to go.

BUT…do you know what you’re eating the morning after??

Aha! That’s where we can help. This Breakfast Quesadilla is the answer to your bottle-poppin’ prayers, bringing together your favorite brunchy, cheesy, slightly-spicy flavors into one dish you can eat with your hands.  You know, in case that fork is too loud clattering against your plate.

This Breakfast Quesadilla with Chipotle Sour Cream is just what you need the morning after a really good party - or any morning when you want a cheesy, spicy, Tex-Mex brunch.

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