Cookie Butter Brownie Sandwich Cookies

Yesterday was total silence around here but I had a really good excuse. {Isn’t what they always say?!} My amazing husband surprised me with a weekend trip to a bed and breakfast! Then, of course there was the Super Bowl. I had all the plans to write Monday’s post on Monday morning but I spent the entire day picking up, sorting and delivering Girl Scout cookies. Since I can’t bring you Girl Scout cookies, I have cookie butter brownie sandwich cookies instead. 

Two amazing fudge cookies with cookie butter sandwiched in between. This cookie recipe is to die for and makes the perfect decadent dessert.

Two amazing fudge cookies with cookie butter sandwiched in between. This cookie recipe is to die for and makes the perfect decadent dessert.

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Strawberry Marshmallow Heart Treats

I love spending time in the kitchen with my daughter. We are hosting the upcoming Brownie meeting and it is all about snacks. We are focusing on healthy snacks but I figure a sweet treat is also good to have so we can talk about enjoying sweets in moderation. Since our meeting lands on Valentine’s Day, I decided to make some strawberry marshmallow heart treats {think rice krispie style} for the meeting.

Strawberry Marshmallow Heart Treats

Strawberry Marshmallow Heart Treats

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30+ Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day is coming up so fast. It is shortly after my birthday (exactly one week) so sometimes we don’t do much because we’ve already spent our babysitter time/money on that celebration. So, instead of going out, we usually spend the night at home with a home cooked meal. Of course, you can’t have a great celebration without delicious Valentine’s Day desserts. My favorites usually involve some of kind of red velvet but with these amazing choices, I may have to rethink my usual dessert option for Valentine’s Day.

With these 30+ Valentine's Day desserts, you will have a difficult time trying to decide which one to make.

With these 30+ Valentine's Day desserts, you will have a difficult time trying to decide which one to make.

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Whipped Ricotta Spread

I’m about to blow your mind with literally the BEST thing you might ever make and it takes less than five minutes. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it isn’t. I made this whipped ricotta spread {dip or whatever you want to call it} for our Christmas party this year and I fell in love. It is so versatile and tastes absolutely amazing on bread or with vegetables too.

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Easy Whipped Ricotta Spread

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Orange Pomegranate Sparkling Punch

This post was sponsored by Libbey as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Our annual holiday party was a few weeks ago and I spent the weeks between Thanksgiving and the party getting everything prepared. The menu is of course a huge part of the party and that includes what types of drinks are served. In addition to our standard drinks, I always like to serve a cocktail that guests can help themselves to throughout the party. This year, that cocktail was a orange pomegranate sparkling punch.

Orange Pomegranate Sparkling Punch

Orange Pomegranate Sparkling Punch

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Cranberry White Chocolate Blondies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

Do you love holiday baking? I certainly do. From the day after Thanksgiving all the way through Christmas, I like to have a container filled with delicious treats hanging around the house for us to enjoy or to share with someone who might be visiting. I find it is a great stress reliever for me to spend time in the kitchen and I love sharing my creations with those I care about. One of my current favorite items are these cranberry white chocolate blondies.

Cranberry White Chocolate Blondies

Cranberry White Chocolate Blondies

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Easy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine. #BakingwithBetty

Holiday baking has been a mainstay in my life since I can remember. I always remember visiting my grandmother who would either be in the midst of baking some delicious treat or had a tin full of cookies and fudge waiting for us when we arrived. Life is a little busier now than back then but I still try to find time to bake for Christmas with my daughter. One of my favorite cookies as a child remain my favorite to this day and I love baking them with her. Of course, now as an adult, I do add a little something extra and make them into dark chocolate peanut butter cookies.

Super simple dark chocolate peanut butter cookies are perfect for your holiday baking.

Super simple dark chocolate peanut butter cookies are perfect for your holiday baking.

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Movie Night Dark Chocolate Popcorn Mix

This post was sponsored by Redbox as part of a program with Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Our gift list gets longer and longer each year it seems. Between teachers, therapists and friends, we need to get a little creative to with the gifts we give so we don’t totally blow our holiday budget. Homemade gifts are a great way to go because they are thoughtful and also help keep us our spending down too. Movies are always a favorite in our house so I created some baskets filled with movie night dark chocolate popcorn mix and the gift of a movie rental.

Dark Chocolate Popcorn Mix Gift Basket

Movie Gift Basket with Dark Chocolate Popcorn Mix

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Horchata Iced Coffee Cocktail

I am so excited to share with you one of my new favorite cocktails. While this post was sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Christmas season is a busy one. I get next to no sleep and our calendar is filled with events! I am definitely not complaining because there is nothing I love more than a good Christmas party. But, it can be difficult to make it to the end of the party when you are already tired. This is how I was feeling at our annual Christmas party this weekend. I wanted the party to continue but I was feeling like I needed a little pick me up. Instead of just grabbing  a cup of coffee though, I decided to make a horchata iced coffee cocktail {and offer it to my guests of course to}.

Horchata Iced Coffee Cocktail

Horchata Iced Coffee Cocktail

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Hot Cocoa Bar Print

Hey friends, Fotini here from Farmhouse Chic Blog! Today is the day I have the pleasure of hanging out with you and sharing something a little fun! When I think of Winter, things that automatically pop into my head are snow, hot cocoa, cozy blankets and warm fires. Somehow, the weather here in Ohio has been in nearly the 70’s, so I’m not quite thinking about those things right now, but I know it’s soon to come! Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you a free hot cocoa bar print!

hot cocoa bar print

 

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