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Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Cinnamon Chip Cookies As another year wraps up and another holiday season arrives, it's time again for  the annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap ! This is my third year participating in this swap and I look forward to it every year! Not only are you swapping cookies with other incredible food bloggers, you're also getting food bloggers together for a great cause-- raising money for Cookies for Kids' Cancer . This year I decided to make a recipe that is reminiscent of cookies that I received last year from Maggie of Smashed Peas and Carrots . She sent me Cinnamon Button Chip Cookies that have been one of my favorite cookies that I've received. Her cookies are small and buttery, and I definitely recommend trying them out! These Cinnamon Chip Cookies that I'm sharing with you today are light, buttery, and deliciously cinnamon flavored! They are crispy on the outside, and slightly chewy on the inside. They are easy to pull together, but they need to be

Honey Lemon Cupcakes

These Honey Lemon Cupcakes are light, zesty, and oh so delicious!  This post was sponsored by Collective Bias® Social Fabric Community ®  to help others learn the many uses of honey but, as always, the recipe and the opinions in this post are my own. #DonVictorHoney #Don Victor #CollectiveBias Honey Lemon Cupcakes I have a special place in my heart for honey . It's a part of my blog's name, and you can read a little more about the story of my blog's name here  and it's something that I seem to collect because I always have between 5-7 jars of it! Honey is something that I use in my every day life and incorporate into my recipes-- it's a little secret that I learned from my brother for fried rice (recipe coming in the future) and whenever I'm hungry, it's always drizzled onto a tortilla slathered with peanut butter! Honey is incredible when it's marinated with soy sauce and chicken thighs. Honey is something that I find comforting that I turn t

Apple Cranberry Pecan Crumble (+ Homemade Decadence book review)

Apple Cranberry Pecan Crumble Welcome to the holiday season! I hope that you have lots of fun activities and recipes lined up for the upcoming holidays! I have one cookbook to add to your holiday list (for giving and/or receiving!) and recipe to add to your holiday baking list! Today I am reviewing Joy Wilson's (better known as Joy the Baker) Homemade Decadence  and also including an adaption of one of her recipes from her book, Apple Cranberry Pecan Crumble. The Review: Joy's book is very inspired and she includes slight adaptions or variations on classic recipes, such as chocolate chip cookies where she throws in some smoked sea salt and roasted pistachios or her Banana Bread Biscotti where she adds bananas into her biscotti so that it's reminiscent of banana bread. I love that she sometimes replaces pie crust for puff pastry and is not afraid to line regular pie crust with pretzel twists. And I love that she makes pancake syrup with bacon and that she drizzle

"Take 5" Poke Cake

"Take 5" Poke Cake What is your all-time favorite Halloween candy? Take 5 candy bars are my absolute favorite candy! Where I live they aren't really available in many stores throughout the year, but the one time of year that I find them everywhere is during Halloween! I always buy several bags, and mostly are for me to stash for myself rather than to give out, haha. Last year, I posted "Take 5" Brownies for you to enjoy and this year I'm giving you another incredible recipe: "Take 5" Poke Cake that was originally created by Hayley from the Domestic Rebel . This recipe is incredibly easy as it uses a boxed cake mix and bottled caramel sauce. The original recipe calls for store bought whipped cream, but I decided to make my own whipped cream because I think it adds something a little extra to an already special treat. But if you just want to use the store bought, just substitute an 8 oz. container! So when you see those bags of "Tak

Lavender Spritz Cookies

Lavender Spritz Cookies I know that it's been awhile since my last post, but I have a very special post for you today! As September wraps up, this entire month has been Childhood Cancer Awareness month and OXO is doing their annual Cookies for Kids' Cancer program. As part of this campaign, bloggers received some special products to create posts to help spread the word about this campaign. In addition, for every blog post for this campaign, OXO will donate $100 to Cookies for Kids' Cancer! Lastly, you can look for products with the sticker below and for every one of these stickered products sold, OXO will donate 25 cents to Cookies for Kids' cancer. This is an easy way to help out an important cause that affects so many people. As part of my contribution to the numerous and delicious blog posts, I am presenting you with my Lavender Spritz Cookies! OXO sent me some great cookie making goodies, along with their wonderful cookie press. I have an old cookie pr

Apricot Cheesecake with Crumb Topping

Apricot Cheesecake with Crumb Topping I've been slowly working on trying to get this post done for over a week now and I just couldn't seem to get this post completed-- until today when the lovely Zainab at the Blahnik Baker mentioned on her Facebook page that it's National Cheesecake Day! So I buckled down and am getting those post to you all on National Cheesecake Day! I know it's been yet another two months since my last post, but I sure hope that this beautiful and scrumptious makes up for my absence. I really don't have any excuse as to why I haven't gotten more posts to you all because I'm on break from graduate school for the summer. I do think between work and school that I've been burnt out and I have been enjoying my free time entirely too much (Netflix, books, vacations to MD/VA/DC and camping and the lake and other fun activities and festivities)! It's going to be very hard to go back to school in a couple weeks. My parents hav