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Homemade Peach Cobbler

3:00 am PDT, August 12, 2019

Homemade Peach Cobbler

This Homemade Peach Cobbler is made with a delicious peach filling and sweet biscuit topping. This easy dessert is perfect served with a huge scoop of ice cream too! 

Do you love fresh peaches this time of year? Not only do they always taste so much better right now, but they’re perfect for baking with too. So today I wanted to share one of my current favorite peach recipes with you – this homemade peach cobbler!

If you’re not familiar with cobbler, it’s similar to a crisp. The main difference between the two is that cobbler is made with a biscuit topping whereas a crisp is made with an oat or streusel topping. While both are delicious, there’s something so incredibly comforting when it comes to warm fruit topped with a sweet biscuit topping!

An added bonus – you can even make this cobbler with canned peaches, which makes it perfect to enjoy year-round.

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Easy Fudge Recipe

3:00 am PDT, August 6, 2019

Easy Fudge Recipe

This simple Fudge Recipe is made with just three ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make too. Super easy and there’s no candy thermometer required!

When it comes to fudge, most people tend to think of it only around Christmas time. But fudge is actually perfect to make during the summer too because it’s a simple no-bake treat! 

Since it’s been extremely hot lately and the last thing most of us want to do right now is turn our ovens on, I wanted to share my easy homemade fudge recipe with you. And when I say easy, I really mean it! This fudge only requires three simple ingredients, takes just a few minutes to throw together, and you don’t even need a candy thermometer.

I love to make this fudge with semi-sweet chocolate chips, but white chocolate chips work great with this recipe too.

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Thumbprint Cookies

3:00 am PDT, July 29, 2019

Thumbprint Cookies

Delicious buttery shortbread cookies filled with strawberry and apricot jam. These Thumbprint Cookies are perfect for the holidays or any occasion!

When it comes to cookies, you can’t beat a classic recipe. From my no-bake cookies to my homemade peanut butter cookies and these snickerdoodles cookies, I think it’s pretty obvious how much I adore them. And judging by how popular each of those recipes are on my site, I think it’s safe to say that you love them too!

So today I’m sharing another classic favorite with you – these easy jam thumbprint cookies. The cookie dough for this recipe is made with just 6 ingredients (that’s including the vanilla extract and salt!) and comes together in just a few minutes. There’s also no dough chilling required so you can just prep the cookies and pop them into the oven. 

I filled these cookies with strawberry and apricot jam, but you can fill them with just about any flavor.

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The Best Baking Tools Every Baker Needs

5:19 am PDT, July 18, 2019

The Best Baking Tools Every Baker Needs

A complete list of the best baking tools that every home baker needs in their kitchen. With these essential tools, you’ll be baking like a pro in no time!

One of the most common questions that I receive is about the tools that I use when it comes to baking.

  • Are some better than others?
  • What are the best baking tools if you’re just getting started?
  • Do baking sheets or pans make a difference? (yes, they actually do!)

Since I’ve spent a lot of time in my kitchen testing recipes with different baking tools, I know what works well. So, I’ve decided to compile a list of my favorites! From baking sheets to measuring cups to appliances and more, I’ve covered all of the basics.

Now, you certainly don’t need every single thing on this list but I feel that this is a good starting point.

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Classic Zucchini Bread

4:45 am PDT, July 15, 2019

Classic Zucchini Bread

This Classic Zucchini Bread is super moist, delicious, and packed with fresh zucchini! Also includes options for how to add chopped walnuts or chocolate chips.

Is your garden overflowing with zucchini yet? My parents usually plant a small garden every year and end up with quite a bit of zucchini so I love to bring some home with me to make this zucchini bread!

This is a recipe that I’ve been using for several years now and actually shared last year. While this is still the same great recipe, I wanted to update it with more step pictures and information so you can perfect this bread! 

This zucchini bread is also incredibly simple to throw together. I can prepare this bread and have it in the oven in about 15 minutes and I usually have everything on hand to make it too.

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Soft and Chewy Monster Cookies

7:00 am PDT, July 1, 2019

Soft and Chewy Monster Cookies

Peanut butter oatmeal cookies packed with m&ms and chocolate chips. These monster cookies are incredibly soft, chewy, thick, and so easy to make! 

Say hello to one of my favorite cookie creations, these incredibly soft and chewy monster cookies! If you’ve never had a monster cookie, then I think you’ll adore these cookies that are jam-packed with tons of goodies.

Originally published in September of 2017, this is still the same delicious cookie recipe. However, I’ve updated this post with more step pictures, information, and better instructions so that you can easily whip up a batch of these cookies.

Bonus – you don’t even have to chill this cookie dough. That means you can be enjoying soft, warm cookies in about 30 minutes!

What Are Monster Cookies?

Monster cookies are essentially peanut butter oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips and M&M’s.

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Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie

3:00 am PDT, June 27, 2019

Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie

This Chocolate Cream Pie features a chocolate cookie crust, smooth and creamy chocolate filling, and homemade whipped cream on top. Also includes the option to use a regular pie crust!

*This post is sponsored by Rodelle. The opinions and text are all mine.*

Do you have any big plans for the 4th of July? When it comes to this time of year we love to spend time with friends and family eating delicious food. One thing on the dessert menu for our 4th of July cookout this year is this chocolate cream pie!

This pie has an incredibly rich and smooth chocolate filling and it’s topped with homemade whipped cream. I love to make this pie with a chocolate cookie crust, but I’ve included the option for how to make it in a regular pie crust too.

This is also the perfect cold dessert to cool you down after a hot 4th of July cookout.

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Easy Dulce de Leche Recipe

3:00 am PDT, June 20, 2019

Easy Dulce de Leche Recipe

Learn how to make your own Dulce de Leche with just one simple ingredient. This recipe is easy, delicious, and can be used so many different ways!

Have you ever made your own dulce de leche? I used to think that something so delicious had to be difficult to make at home. It wasn’t until I learned that you can make your own with just one ingredient (yes, just ONE) that I realized it’s actually incredibly easy!

So what is exactly is dulce de leche? It’s kind of similar to caramel, but it’s made by caramelizing milk and sugar. It’s much thicker than regular caramel and incredibly delicious too!

So today I’m showing you step-by-step how to make your own plus several different ways you can use it!

How To Make Dulce de Leche

There are a few different ways that you can make dulce de leche, like in a pressure cooker, but this is the way that I prefer to make it.

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Classic Lemon Bars

3:00 am PDT, June 17, 2019

Classic Lemon Bars

These Classic Lemon Bars feature an easy homemade shortbread crust with a sweet and tangy lemon filling. These bars are easy to make and perfect for lemon lovers!

Is there anything more beautiful than a lemon bar coated with a dusting of powdered sugar?  

I originally posted this lemon bar recipe back in 2017. While it’s still the exact same delicious recipe, I’ve updated the post with more step pictures and better instructions so that you can easily master these lemon bars in your own kitchen.

The filling for these lemon bars is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy and it’s topped on an easy homemade shortbread crust that literally melts in your mouth. Since the bars need to be stored in the refrigerator, they’re also a wonderful recipe to prep ahead of time!

How To Make Lemon Bars

These bars start off with an easy shortbread crust, which is just a simple mixture of flour, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and unsalted butter.

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Peanut Butter Balls

3:00 am PDT, June 13, 2019

Peanut Butter Balls

These Peanut Butter Balls feature a smooth and creamy peanut butter filling inside of a chocolate coating. Incredibly easy to make with just five simple ingredients!

Is there any better combination than peanut butter and chocolate? From these classic no-bake cookies to these no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars and these chocolate peanut butter cupcakes, I think it’s pretty obvious how much I love the combination of the two. So today I wanted to share one of my favorite peanut butter and chocolate desserts – this homemade peanut butter ball recipe.

These peanut butter balls are a wonderful recipe to make year-round because they’re completely no-bake, which means you don’t have to worry about turning your oven on. You only need five ingredients to make them and that’s including a little bit of vanilla extract and salt.

This recipe will make about 3 dozen peanut butter balls, but you can easily cut it in half to make less.

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