Cinnamon White Chocolate Valentine’s Day Puppy Chow

A valentine’s day puppy chow chex mix with white chocolate and cinnamon plus red hots, conversation hearts and jelly belly beans.

Puppy chow(?) you might be thinking. . .like. . . for dogs(?). . .this puppy chow is for people. . .maybe you know it by a different name. . . does muddy buddies ring a bell? … 

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Peanut Butter Cup Pie

You don’t have to be a hardcore peanut butter cup fanatic like me to enjoy this extremely decadent pie. It does help but as my family gently reminded me a sincere love is not required.

(What? My peanut-butter-cup-loving-mind automatically assumes everyone feels the same way. Like it’s a fact of life you can’t avoid. Must love peanut butter cups.)

With somewhat low expectations stemming from the fact they don’t share the same passion as I, they were in for a delightful surprise. Although that may be putting it mildly because I caught them eating pie at all hours of the day and night including right before dinner…. 

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Caramel Macadamia Cheesecake

Ottolenghi's Caramel Macadamia Cheesecake

The Heavenly Housewife recently issued a cheesecake challenge to bake Ottolenghi’s Caramel and Macadamia Cheesecake. She was inspired to recreate this remarkable cheesecake after trying it at Ottolenghi’s restaurant.

A rich and creamy cheesecake topped with soft, gooey caramel and the irresistible crunch of macadamia nut brittle? Umm, o.k…no need to ask me twice!


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