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Halloween Cinder Cake

A Halloween Cinder Cake made with crunchy Oreos topped with creamy orange sherbet, hot fudge, whipped cream, and Halloween sprinkles.  My sweet neighbor and good friend, Betty, often talks about recipes with me. The other day when I was visiting her, she told me about a Cinder Cake that her family enjoys. I’d never had Cinder… 

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Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies studded with chocolate chips and dressed up for the season with fall colored peanut butter M&M’s on top. These gluten-free cookies are tender and chocolatey and without the flour, the peanut butter flavor shines through. My niece and I were talking about baking cookies for her wedding, and she… 

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Candy Corn Popcorn

Colorful, fun, craveably delicious Candy Corn Popcorn would make delightful party gifts packaged in fun individual Halloween bags, or just whip up a batch for you to munch on while you pass out treats to the cute little trick-or-treaters this Halloween.  The other day, I was at the grocery store, and they were selling little bags of candy corn popcorn… 

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Red Velvet Waffles

Colorful red velvet waffles made with a brown sugar buttermilk batter with a little cocoa and red food coloring for that classic red velvet taste and color.  My good friend, Deborah, from Taste and Tell, is the queen of red velvet and she just released a fun, cute, little cookbook, The Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook! Her publisher sent… 

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Cars Birthday Cake

A fun, easy-to-make Cars birthday cake! A black and white triple layer cake decorated with a silky smooth white chocolate buttercream, a Cars cake wrap, M&M’s, sprinkles, and a fun finish line banner.  My grandson turned 3 years old last month and he decided he wanted to have a Cars birthday party. My daughter asked if… 

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Halloween Pumpkin Brownies

These fun, luscious, quick and easy Halloween Pumpkin Brownies start with a brownie mix, so they come together in a flash.  I’m starting off October with a great, easy recipe and a great giveaway! Details on how you can win a KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Stand Mixer are at the bottom of this post, but… 

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Frozen Virgin Strawberry Margarita

A non-alcoholic frozen sweet, tart drink made with fresh strawberries, fresh orange and lime juices, served in a beautiful wide rim glass rimmed with coarse sugar and decorated with a fresh strawberry.  For this month’s virtual progressive dinner, I chose to bring the drinks. I’m pretty much a water drinker; I prefer to save my calories… 

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Moravian Kolaches – Double Filling Kolaches

Moravian Kolaches are double filling kolaches – a creamy quark (cheesecake-like) filling hiding on the inside and a sweet plum jam and crunchy streusel on top. Be sure and sign up for my email to receive new recipes in your inbox. The September Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to us by Lucie from ChezLucie. She challenged… 

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars are rich and decadent. A fudgy pumpkin chocolate chip base is topped with a creamy cheesecake layer studded with more chocolate chips. When I’m craving a brownie and no one’s home to help me eat them, I go through the drive through at Kneaders Bakery and buy just one… 

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Funeral Potatoes – A Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Funeral potatoes are the perfect comfort food – a hot,  creamy, cheesy, delicious, hash brown casserole with a crispy, salty topping that feeds a crowd.  I was recently asked to bring funeral potatoes to a luncheon for a sweet family in my neighborhood after a beautiful service for their loved one. A few days after the luncheon… 

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