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Hey everyone! Its been a while, I've been super busy with stuff. If you're not a fan of my facebook page, you should be! I've been posting cakes I have been decorating. So go check it out! :) 
Anyhoo.. I do have a new, simple recipe for you today! Fall is my most favorite time of the year for food. Nothing can beat the flavors and aromas that fill the air during this season. The weather is perfect, the world is all around beautiful. Ahhhhh. :) I love autumn. :) 

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Pumpkin is probably the single most popular flavor this time of year. So I'm jumpin' on the bandwagon with my super delicious Pumpkin Bread Muffins. :) 

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Ingredients
1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil 
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 (15 oz) can of puree pumpkin

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Directions
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a muffin pan with liners. I used pumpkin designed ones. :) 
1. Sift flour, baking powder, soda, and salt together. I sifted it onto a piece of parchment paper so as not to dirty an extra bowl, but do it however you prefer. :) 
2. In a large bowl, add the oil, sugar, and egg with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy. 
3. Add the dry ingredients and mix only till its combined. Don't over mix it! 
4. Scoop batter into muffin pans, 2/3 full. 
5. Add your mix ins! I made my muffins 3 different ways... option A: Butterscotch. I put a bit of butterscotch topping on top of the batter and swirled it in with a toothpick. I personally wish I would have used butterscotch chips instead... but they were still good. :) Option B: Chopped nuts. I used pecans... but walnuts would be good too. Add to muffin cups and mix in with a toothpick. ANNNNDDD... option C: my personal favorite, chocolate chips. Add them in the same way. SOOOO GOOOOOD. 
6. Bake  muffins for 16-19 minutes, rotating halfway through bake time. 
7. Remove from oven when they are done, Enjoy. :) 

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Happy Baking! 
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Hey everyone! Well, as I'm sure you've noticed it's been a while since my last blog post. Let me fill you in on whats been going on. Last Tuesday (August 28th) I got the call from my mom that said that my Grandpa Lloyd had passed. Most of you probably know from my recent posts that my Grandpa hasn't been doing well for a while. I would like to thank everyone, on behalf of my whole family, for all the thoughts and prayers. These last two months with him were truly a blessing. 

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Now that my week has finally calmed down some.. I do have an awesome recipe for you, of course. I'm surprised at myself that I haven't made something with cherries yet for you because I absolutely LOVE cherries. Hope you guys enjoy! 

Cherry Crumble
Preheat oven to 350

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Filling:
3-3 1/2 cups pitted and halfed fresh cherries
1/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup spiced rum
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3 Tbl Agave or honey
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Directions
Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced to half (about 10-13 minutes). Set asside. 

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Crumble:
1 stick unslated butter, at room temp
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

Directions 
In a mixing bowl, place the butter, brown sugar and flour. Using a fork , smash the butter into the flour and sugar. Add the oats, nutmeg and salt and continue to smash the butter with the fork until crumbles are formed. Place half the crumble in the bottom of a 9'' tart pan. (I used 2- 6'' tart dishes) Bake for 13-15 minutes, and remove from oven.   

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Pour your filling over the baked crumble. Top with the other half of the crumble you have set aside. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden, (rotate halfway through bake time). Excellent with vanilla ice cream. :) 

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Happy Baking! :D 
-Jenni 
 
 
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Hey everyone! I'm super excited to share this new recipe with you! It's a double layer dessert bar, the bottom layer is a simple peanut butter cookie, and the top is a fudgy brownie. And the best part, PEANUT BUTTER CUPS are all of this dessert! Soooo good. I find that the newer Mini Reese's cups work the best in this recipe. :)

Preheat oven to 325. Spray a 9'' pan with baking spray and set aside. 
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Bottom layer: PB cookie
Ingredients: 1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg

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Directions: 
In a mixing bowl, mix the sugar and egg together. Then add the peanut butter. Mix until it forms a dough. Press dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle half of the package of the Mini Reese's Cups over the cookie dough. Set aside. 

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Top layer: Brownie
Ingredients: 
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 cup flour
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp vanilla

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In a mixing bowl, use a whisk to mix the flour, sugar, and cocoa. Add butter, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well. 

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Using a spatula, spread the brownie batter over the cookie dough and Reese's cups. Sprinkle the remaining Mini Reese's Cups over the batter. Bake for 30-35 minutes, rotating halfway through the bake time. Make sure its done in the middle. Let cool about 10 minutes before cutting into em. Could possibly be super delicious with ice cream. Yes. That sounds pretty awesome. :) Enjoy everyone!

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Happy Baking! :D 
-Jenni
 
 
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Hello to everyone again! Its been another busy week for me! I made a couple cakes for some friends. One was a reveal cake for my friend Brandie. So I defiantly want to say CONGRATULATIONS to her and her husband on their baby.... BOY! :D I was so happy you made me part of the celebration! The other cake I made was a 2 tier monster truck cake for 3 year old Spencer's, my friend Laura's son's, birthday!All was happy and so was I :)
     If you read my last blog post, then you know that this past Wednesday was my 24th birthday! And I really did have a great day! Went and got nails done with my friends Heather and Becky.. Dinner with a few more friends, (Lizzy, Heather, B-Ray, Amanda, and Brent<3), then I met with some MORE people at a local bar and grill. Thank you Ashley! I had so much fun! And I can't forget the awesome GIFTS! My darling Brent not only paid for my pedicure, and set up the dinner, he also got me a Paula Deen pastry board. I love love love it. :) And my friend Heather Thomas got me... *drum roll please*........... LINKIN PARK CONCERT TICKET!!!! I'm way beyond excited and I cannot wait to go! 

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Okay, okay.. I know. You're here for a recipe. Fine then. Don't listen to me ramble. lol
Enjoy the recipe guys! 
Lemon-Blueberry Bars
ingredients for crust:
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temp
1 cup powdered sugar 
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
Ingredients for Filling: 
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Juice and zest 2 small lemons
dash of salt
3 eggs
2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries

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Directions
Preheat oven to 400. Spary a 9'' baking pan with spray. In a mixing bowl (for the crust) cream together the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy and fluffy. Add the flour but mix only until crumbly! Take 2/3 of this mixture and press it to the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. When you pull this out of the oven set it aside and reduce the heat of the oven to 350. 

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In a mixing bowl, using a whisk mix the sugar flour, lemon zest and salt. Add the eggs and lemon juice and mix well. Take your blueberries and sprinkle them all over the crust you made. Then pour your egg mixture over your blueberries. Take the last 1/3 of you crust mix and sprinkle it over the top of the filling. Bake (at 350) for 22-25 minutes, rotating halfway through the bake time. Made sure its golden on top. :) Let cool, cut into squares, and enjoy!

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Hey everyone! Well it's Monday again. I love Mondays. :) However today I am down home (which is really only about an hour from where I reside). I'm babysitting my darling niece, Emily, all day while my mom spends time dealing with family matters. Speaking of which, my Grandpa Lloyd is not doing well and doesn't have much time left with us. So please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers! I will try to keep everyone updated on the matter. 
     On a lighter note, I turn the big 2-4 on Wednesday! I'm really excited. I'm off work for the whole day and my darling Brent is taking me to get my nails done, and my friends from work, Ashley and Brian are planning a party for me at a local pub later that night. I absolutely can not wait. :) 
     Anyways.. like I said, I have been down at my parents house all day with a soon-to-be 3 year old. So I've done some cleaning and of course some BAKING. :) One of the things I love about baking at my parents house is my mothers extensive collection of Tupperware. I love using products! If you haven't checked out her website, you should take a look! The downfall to doing this at my parents house.. I don't have my fancy utensils or platters. So yes, I am serving this cake on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Deal with it. lol 

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So little miss Emily let me help her make this cake... (the talented toddler she is. lol) and let me tell you... it is soooooo good! Super moist and full of chocolate! And the icing isn't heavy at all.. it's more like whipped icing. This is where I adapted the cake recipe from. 

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She looks kinda angry... but she's saying "CHEESE!" and laughing at the same time. lol
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Double Chocolate Cake
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa, unsweetened
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup cold brewed coffee
1 cup +2 Tbl of buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Chocolate Chips

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Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Use parchment paper or baking spray on a 9x13, or (I used) 2- 8'' square pans. 
In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Make a well in the middle of the mix. and add all of the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips. I hand mixed it so I wouldn't over mix. 
Pour batter into pans. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the batter. 
If making a 9x13 cake, bake for 35-40 minutes. For smaller cakes bake for 20-25 minutes. Rotate halfway through baking. Let cool. :) 

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The  icing I made for this cake is soooo good. Very light and fluffy. This is the recipe I used for the icing. I added about 1 cup of cocoa to make it chocolate. The recipe I adapted from asks you to use a stand mixer.. however I could not find one here (I'm sure it's around here somewhere! lol) So I used the hand mixer. It worked just fine, but took a lot longer and was a lot more work than I had hoped for. However, if you taste it... its totally worth it. This is an excellent recipe, and I will probably used it again. :) I just frosted it up and sprinkled more chocolate chips on top. Delicious!  

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Hey everyone! As I'm sure you can tell.. I am NOT Kenzie. It seems that she has had some technical difficulties and whatnot.. but not to fear! We will save her post (which I'm sure will be AWESOME ) for another day. 
     As you have probably read in my last blog post or on my facebook page, I've had a SUPER busy weekend. I made the cake for a friends wedding, along with 150 cupcakes to go with it! There are pics in my gallery if you would like to take a look! :) 
     Also this past Sunday, my totally amazing boss bought the workers ticked to see Cake Boss on tour! Those pictures will be on my facebook page if you would like to look at them! It was sooooo much fun and I am so excited that I was able to experience that. So a huge THANK YOU to Dianne for the show! 

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Now I know you're not all here to just hear me blabber on and on about my HUGE weekend... Of course I have an excellent recipe for you! 
Peach Cobbler
Ingredients: 1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg 
1/2 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla
1 large can (29 oz) of sliced peaches 

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Directions:
1.Preheat oven to 375. Pour melted butter into a 9'' square baking dish. 
2. In a mixing bowl, stir flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 
3. Stir in milk and vanilla, only until combined. Do not over mix! 
4. Pour batter over melted butter in the baking dish. 
5. Spoon out the peaches AND JUICE over the batter in the baking dish. you don't have to use all of the juice.. but make sure you get quite a bit in there! 
6. Bake for 35-40 minutes (rotate halfway through baketime, as always) until golden brown on top. 
7. Let it set for about 5 minutes before you cut into this bad boy. Serves great with vanilla icecream. :)  

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-Jenni 
 
 
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Hello Hello to everyone! Sorry it's been so long since my last post. It's been a super busy week, and I have so much left to do! But I wanted to make sure you guys heard from me this week and get an awesome easy recipe. :) 
     These cookies are so decadent and delicious! They would be perfect for a last minute idea for a party. I've been asked to make them on multiple occasions and they are always a hit! Hope you guys enjoy! 

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Easy Lemon Cookies
Ingredients:
1 box lemon flavored cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon
about 1/3 cup powdered sugar

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Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients except the powdered sugar. Mix well.
3. Make 1 in balls with the batter. I used a 1 oz scoop for this. 
4. Roll each ball in the powered sugar lightly so it is covered and place on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. 
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating halfway through bake time. 
6. Let cool and enjoy! (makes about 2 dozen cookies)

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This is a really simple and easy recipe. I hope you all enjoy it! 
Like I mentioned early, I have had a SUPER busy week and I have so much more to do. So I have asked Miss Kenzie Sweeney to return with a guest blog this weekend! I know some of you have wanted to hear from her  and this is the perfect time for me. She's a lifesaver and a truly wonderful girl. :) Thanks Kenzie! 
     Oh!! I almost forgot to tell you guys! You are never going to guess who I am going to see this weekend! CAKE BOSS! I'm beyond excited about it! I'll be sure to post up about it after I see him on Sunday. :) 
     Also, if you haven't yet, you need to like my facebook page! So you can stay updated on new recipes, giveaways, and other totally awesome stuff. :) 
You can also follow me on Pinterest
Have any comments or questions for me? Please feel free to comment below or send me a message. I love hearing from you guys! 
-Jenni

 
 
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Hey everyone! Hope all is well with you! 
I've been really busy with work this week... but I managed to get this morning off. My darling Brent had a job interview at 9am this morning and it is now 1pm and he has yet to return with my vehicle. Good sign? :) 
      Anyways, woke up wanting to do a blog post, but i'm a few ingredients short. And I can't run to the store because Brent has the car. So.. I'm improvising. :) 

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The main ingredient I did not have was a can of sweetened condensed milk. So I found this simple recipe for a condensed milk substitute. It worked great! 

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Here's your recipe for today! 
Easy Coconut Macaroons
3 cups flaked coconut
3/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt
2/3 cup condensed milk substitute or 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp almond extract

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1. Preheat oven to 300. Lightly grease baking pan or line with parchment paper. 
2. In mixing bowl, toss the coconut, flour, and salt. Make sure the coconut is evenly coated with the flour. 
3. Stir in condensed milk (or substitute) and almond extract. Dough will be sticky! I ended up using my hands to mix it cause it was just easier for me. No harm in getting a little messy. :) 
4. Drop by spoon fulls (I use a 1 ounce scoop) onto baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown, rotating halfway through the bake time. Cool for 2 minutes on pan before removing. 

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When they cooled some, I dipped the bottoms in dark chocolate. Yummmmm. :) 

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Till next time! 
-Jenni

 
 
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I've been waiting all week for today! First off I would like to say "Thank You!" to all that entered this giveaway, and everyone that shared this giveaway with their friends to get more participants. Also a HUGE "THANK YOU!" to Kathy Henderson (aka my awesome mom) for helping to sponsor me and donating the prize for the giveaway! If you haven't checked out her Tupperware site I highly suggest it! 
     Now, before I get to the winner of the giveaway, of course I have a new recipe for you! Actually, its kind of a 2 in 1 deal. It would be excellent for kids to help with too! 

Dessert Croissants

White Chocolate-Raspberry

1 can croissants
6 raspberries
1/2 tsp sugar
4 oz cream cheese (room temp) 
White Chocolate Chips
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Filling
Puree raspberries and sugar. Add to cream cheese in a small mixing bowl and mix well. 

White Chocolate-Key Lime

1 can croissants
2 key limes
3/4 tsp key lime zest 
1/2 tsp sugar
4 oz cream cheese (room temp)
White chocolate chips
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Filling
In a small mixing bowl, combine zest, the juice from the 2 key limes, sugar, and cream cheese. Mix well. 

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Preheat oven to 375.
ASSEMBLY
Lay out pieces of croissant dough. Use a spoon to spread the cream cheese mixture onto the dough. (half the pieces with raspberry, the other half with key lime. I wouldn't mix the fillings.. lol) Sprinkle some white chocolate chips over the cream cheese. Roll the croissants. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes.
After you pull them from the oven, melt some white chocolate and drizzle over the top. No need to wait for them to cool! They are soooo good warm! 

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Now... back to the giveaway... aren't you just DYING to know if you won?? Here it is! The winner for the Tupperware giveaway is..... 
                                         MONICA PINNICK
Congratulations, Monica!
The winner will have 48 hours to claim her prize!
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Thanks! 
-Jenni
 
 
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Two of my favorite things combined. Cheesecake. Brownies. Its a win-win. Right? Right! (secret: I used to hate cheesecake. weird right?)
Before I get to the recipe though, let me fill you in on whats been going on with me. I want to take a moment to thank everyone for all the prayers and thoughts concerning my Grandpa. He is doing better and they have moved him to a nursing home. Although he doesn't have much time, we're very lucky that he is still with us... even if just for a little while longer. So please keep him in your thoughts! 
     This past weekend I was so super busy! Made a few cakes, held a baby shower for a friend, trying to help another friend with her wedding planning (of course I'm doing the cake lol) that is coming up on August 4th, and also working during all this and trying to help my family concerning my Grandpa. I've just been busy! I don't mind it all, just makes me tired. lol 
     On another note, who's a fan of Linkin Park? I AM! I am a HUGE fan and have been since I was younger. Recently I found out that they are going to be in Noblesville (northern Indiana) on August 25th. Now considering that my birthday is August 15th... don't you think that would be the PERFECT birthday present? I'm just throwing that out there.. lol 
     Also, have you registered for my giveaway yet? You haven't?! Who doesn't want free stuff?! Check it out here! Invite your friends to win too!! You have until Sunday! 
Okay, okay.. I know you're hear for brownies, not me. So here's your recipe! 

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 8" or 9" square baking pan with baking spray. 

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Brownies
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp  baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 tsp vanilla

In a mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, and eggs. Mix well. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Pour into baking pan. 

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Cheesecake
1- 8oz pkg cream cheese (room temp) 
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Using a spoon, put blobs of cheesecake batter on top of brownie batter. Using a knife, swirl the cheesecake batter it. Don't mix! Just swirl. :) You will have extra cheesecake batter. SAVE THIS! I guarantee you'll wanna use it for the next batch of brownies.. and it'll save you a step. :) 

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Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven, rotate halfway through baking. When you take them out of the oven, let them cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Cut into squares, serve with a HUGE glass of milk. :) (chocolate milk for me lol) 

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Enjoy! -Jenni