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Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Chippers

The. World’s. Greatest. Cookies. Period. I mean, chocolate chips, peanut butter, oatmeal? Can it get any better than that? Didn’t think so. The secret ingredient in these yummy cookies is definitely the honey. It keeps the cookies moist and sweet. I recommend doubling this recipe, as these cookies won’t last long! :) Peanut Butter &...

Mocha Buttercream Cake

If you want a delicious cake, this is it. We made a massive one of these for my sister’s graduation this past week, did 4x the recipe. Enough cake for you? If you’re not a coffee lover, you can leave out the espresso in the cake and the frosting, though you’ll be missing out on...

Summer Fruit Salad

This is a simple, yet incredibly delicious fruit salad. Secret ingredient? Balsamic vinegar. Just a dash of it really brings out the sweetness and flavor of the fruit. Not to mention it is quite pretty to look at. Summer Fruit Salad Ingredients Mixed fruit (we used strawberries, blackberries, mango, and melon). 1-2 teaspoons finely chopped...

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

These are delicious blueberry muffins. I substituted the sour cream with some plain yogurt, and they turned out just fantastic. A definite make if you’re a blueberry muffin fan! Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe from Barefoot Contessa. Makes 16-24 muffins. Ingredients 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups sugar...

Espresso Brownies

These are truly special brownies… but the special ingredient in this case is the espresso. If you want something even quicker, use your favorite boxed brownie mix, and just add the espresso frosting. mmm.

Veggie Steamed Dumplings

These are one of our favorites. A bit time consuming to make all the little fellas, but well worth it. Have I mentioned that a bamboo steamer is the best $20 you’ll ever spend? Plus it makes these a healthy treat as opposed to sautéing them in oil. Taylor makes a dipping sauce with a...