Funfetti Cookie Dough Truffles

 

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What is it about cake batter that makes people go crazy? For me, it is the memories of licking the spoon while helping my mother bake when I was growing up; and then being old enough not to have to wait to lick the spoon. How about when the batter is so good, that you are literally licking the bowl as much as you can without getting cake batter in your hair? No? That didn’t happen to you? Oh well.

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Creamy Skillet Lasagna Pasta

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I love lasagna, but I don’t have a lot of time to make it. I love pasta, and I love lasagna, so I thought, why not try to combine them? I just made this recipe up because I knew that I wanted to use the Ragu Homestyle Thick and Hearty Traditional sauce because it is so hearty, it literally hugs every noodle. I knew I wanted something cheesy, but I also knew that I wanted a pasta that was a little creamy.

I thought, why not use all the ingredients I use in a lasagna and just make a pasta? Easy to eat, easy to make and super quick. I had this recipe made in about 40 min.

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Soft Honey Oat Bread

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If you asked me about my favorite smell, it would probably be a tie between earth after rain (which is called petrichor–isn’t that a cool word!?) and freshly baked bread. But what I love even more than the smell of freshly baked bread, is cutting it open while it’s hot, and slathering butter and jam all over a still steaming piece of crusty, golden goodness.

This soft honey oat bread is my absolute favorite bread to make at home. The crust has the perfect, nutty chewiness to it, and the inside is soft and delicate. It’s perfect for toast, sandwiches, or eating hot with butter and jam.

As far as bread goes, this is a really simple recipe. It only has a few ingredients and the steps are very straightforward. You basically throw everything in the bowl of your stand mixer (or you can work out some tension and knead by hand!)…

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Parmesan Pretzel Bites

Parmesan Pretzel Bites // @speckledpalate for @mycookingspot

I have a thing for pretzels.

It’s been a part of my life since I was a kid. We’d visit my family in Pennsylvania once a year, and when there, we always inevitably ended up at the mall, which prominently featured an Auntie Annie’s, my favorite mall food snack.

Back then, we didn’t have an Auntie Annie’s in Memphis, so it was a special treat.

And my pretzel obsession grew. I’m partial to their Cinnamon-Sugar Pretzels, though I love a good savory pretzel every once in a while, too. [Read more…]