Giant, Candy-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups

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My love language is chocolate and peanut butter. Luckily for me, my husband loves the combo too, so it’s an obvious choice whenever I’m making something special for us.

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These enormous peanut butter cups were our Valentine’s day treat this year – which was perfect, because they’re sized to share.

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Wine and Herb Grilled Chicken

Happy Valentine’s Day, readers! I hope you’re all feeling the love from people in your life today!

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I’ll be spending a good chunk of the day in bed – but not in the sexy way.¬† I’ve been hit by the plague.

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Homemade Bagels #FoodBloggerLove

Today, I’m celebrating #FoodBloggerLove, which means I get to introduce you to an awesome fellow food blogger – Audrey from That Recipe.

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One of the things she said on her info was she’s “will try most things at least once”, which I find so inspiring. One of the things I love about food blogging is that it constantly gets me to push my comfort zone. In honor of that, I decided to tackle something that’s been on my baking bucket list forever – homemade bagels.

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Mexican Lasagna

The weather this past week was such a tease. Several days of warm-enough-for-just-a-sweatshirt, and now we’re back to endless cold and snow.¬†Granted, we’re fairing better than a lot of the country, but I’m still bitter. I’m ready for spring.

Until it gets here, I’m going to be all about comfort food.

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This dish is a fusion of two of our favorites – Tex-Mex and Italian. Lasagna is layered with taco meat, refried beans, and cheese, then topped off with your favorite taco toppings.

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Banana Crumb Bread

Banana bread is not new to the blog. In fact, I’ve already blogged nine different versions of banana bread or muffins.

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Why another one, then? This one was just that good.

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Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

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Both kids got cookbooks for Christmas, so for the past several weeks, both kids have been obsessed with playing restaurant. They browse through their stack of cookbooks, deciding what to make, and then cook and serve it out of their play kitchen.

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It’s adorable, and I’ve been eating up every second of it.

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How to Host a Soup Swap

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I recently held my 5th annual soup swap party! At this point, it’s my favorite part of January and so many of my friends look forward to it too. If you’re looking for a fun winter get together with friends, a soup swap is perfect!

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What is a Soup Swap?

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Hot Dog Sliders

When I was pregnant with Jake, I used to crave everything pizza. I joked that this blog was going to turn into “how many different ways can you make pizza”. With Julie, it was burgers. Now that I’m a mom? I feel like I’m constantly trying to remix my kids’ number one request – hot dogs.

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These fun hot dog sliders are the perfect, kid-friendly party food for the big game. The slider size is perfect for the snacky occasion, and gives you the opportunity to customize them up differently based on everyone’s tastes. They’re novel enough that the adults will enjoy them, but they’re hot dogs, so they’ll win the kids’ hearts too.

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Chocolate Poke Cake

I don’t think any of my regular readers are surprised I’m posting in honor of National Chocolate Cake Day today. Chocolate cake and I are practically BFFs.

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I’ve shared recipes for impressive chocolate layer cakes and chocolate melting cakes perfectly sized for two; triple chocolate cheesecake and deliciously boozy chocolate cupcakes. I’ve yet to meet a chocolate cake I don’t like – but this poke cake is something special.

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Peanut Butter Apple Breakfast Wraps

Did you know it’s National Peanut Butter Day? It’s pretty much always peanut butter day around here.

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Honestly, I’m always baffled by how much peanut butter I buy – but I do understand it. It’s such a crowd pleaser! My kids (and husband) are happy to eat it whenever, wherever – which makes this quick and easy breakfast a family favorite.

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