candy · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Pumpkin Spice Truffles

It’s September and so that means that everywhere you look you will see pumpkin spice everything. I have very strict personal standards when it comes to pumpkin spice.  I enjoy pumpkin pie spiced baked goods, like pumpkin bread and cookies, and of course, pie, but….   Please don’t put pumpkin spice in my coffee.  [gag] Please… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Truffles

bars · brownies · Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars

Oh joy, football season is upon us, and it is my absolute favorite time of year.  Time to cheer my Seahawks on to victory, bundle up in cute scarves and tall boots, eat pumpkin-spiced things, and narrowly avoid rear-ending somebody 4 times a day because I am so easily distracted by the beautiful fall leaves.… Continue reading Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Shannon’s Dutch Apple Pie

I really love apple pie.  Like really love it.  It is up there with Christmas, puppy breath, coffee, and Disneyland on my list of very favorite things in the entire world. It is practically perfect in every way. Dutch apple pie is one of my favorite variations.  I love the buttery, brown sugary crunchy topping… Continue reading Shannon’s Dutch Apple Pie

Beef · dinner

Swedish Meatballs

Apparently, going to Ikea for Swedish Meatballs is a thing. I didn’t know it was a thing until I went to Ikea this week.  I mean, I’ve been to Ikea before, but I’ve never dined in their food court until now.  You should’ve seen the line up of people waiting to order their Swedish meatballs.… Continue reading Swedish Meatballs

cookies

Reeses Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Calling all peanut butter lovers! These cookies are for you! These delicious, soft, buttery peanut butter cookies are thick and chewy and packed full of peanut butter.  The Reeses Pieces don’t just add extra peanut butter- they add a delicious crunch to the cookie as well. These are not a crunchy cookie.  They are definitely… Continue reading Reeses Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Appetizers and Dips

Cowboy Caviar

Move over, guacamole. I am guessing that this amazing dip would be “caviar” to anybody, cowboys or otherwise.  We are going camping in Leavenworth this weekend, and one of my favorite things to do at the place where I spent so many childhood summers, is to sit under the shade of the big apple tree, in the field… Continue reading Cowboy Caviar

bars · chocolate · Desserts

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Since I made Ultimate Rice Krispie Treats back in February, I have probably made them half a dozen more times.  That’s a lot for me.  Krispie Treats were a rarity in my life before I found that recipe.  I thought of them as just okay.  Now they are bomb.com. I’m not sure when the idea… Continue reading The Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats