Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies


It’s Improv Challenge day for April, and this month’s theme let us all get really creative – Ebony & Ivory! Rich, fudgy, chocolate goodness, with swirls of cheesecake and gobs of peanut butter cookie dough, pour a glass of milk and sink your teeth into these Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies. Flourless Peanut Butter… 

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Brownies & #chocPBday #giveaway


Today may just be the BEST. DAY. EVER. A group of over 30 bloggers has declared today Chocolate Peanut Butter Day! And what am I serving? How about a pan of rich, fudgy brownies swirled with peanut butter and dotted with chunks of peanut butter cups? It’s double the chocolate, double the peanut butter, and… 

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Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup for a Meatless #SundaySupper


Whether you are vegetarian or vegan all the time, do the Meatless Monday thing, abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent, or just want something delicious, #SundaySupper has a recipe for you with an entire menu of Meatless Meals. Take the classic butternut squash soup and add the exotic flavors of Asian cuisine and you… 

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Green Smoothie


Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Then why not combine the yummy flavors of a classic PB&J – berries and, of course, peanut butter – with another kid favorite – smoothies – to give your little (or big) ones all kinds of nutrition from protein-packed Greek yogurt and vitamin-rich spinach or… 

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Flourless Double PB Peanut Butter Cup Blossom Cookies


It’s Wayback Wednesday, and with the holidays coming up faster than we all care to admit, I thought I would bring you the full recipe for an easy and super-yummy cookie recipe that I shared over at One Creative Mommy. And the best past is, whether you are gluten-free or not, there are perfect because… 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Truffles for #ChristmasWeek


Welcome to Day #4 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each… 

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Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella S’Mores for #ChristmasWeek


Welcome to Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today,… 

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{flourless} Double PB Peanut Butter Cup Blossom Cookies – Guest Post at One Creative Mommy

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Heidi over at One Creative Mommy has been very busy substitute teaching during an already crazy time of year, so I am happy to be guest posting for her today.  Speaking of busy, with the holidays coming up faster than we all care to admit, I thought I would bring you an easy and super-yummy… 

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{flourless} Fluffernutter Thumbprint Cookies for #CookieWeek

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#CookieWeek continues with these super peanut-buttery (because they are made without flour), tender, slightly crumbly thumbprint cookies.  And why fill the little thumbprint with jam when you can fill it with…  MARSHMALLOWS?!  Your kids and the kid inside of you will absolutely love these {flourless} Fluffernutter Thumbprint Cookies!

Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting for #CookieWeek

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The Bug loves cookies.  The Bug loves chocolate.  The Bug loves peanut butter.  The Bug also has no attention span.  So for Mama Monday and the kickoff of #CookieWeek, the perfect recipe for he and I to make together – Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting!

{flourless} Monster Cookie Dough Dip for a #SundaySupper Halloween Party


#SundaySupper is having a monster of a Halloween Party, so naturally I had to make you {flourless} Monster Cookie Dough Dip!  You’ve seen those recipes for Monster Cookies, right?  Basically they are a peanut butter oatmeal cookie loaded with chocolate chips and M&M’s or other candies.  Well, imagine a bowl full of the cookie dough! … 

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Homemade No-Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake


Peanut butter ripples through a peanut butter flavored, peanut butter cup-studded ice cream, topped with chocolate ganache, and covered with fresh whipped cream.  And you only need seven simple ingredients and don’t even need an ice cream maker to make this Homemade, No-Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake!

The Bug’s Ultimate {Healthier} Funky Monkey Chocolate Cupcakes for #OXOGoodCupcake


It’s time to #BakeaDifference with OXO and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, and The Bug and I wanted to spread the word and share a cupcake with all of his sweet faves.  These are The Bug’s Ultimate {Healthier} Funky Monkey Chocolate Cupcakes!

Carrot Cake & Zucchini Bread “Sushi” for #Lunchbox #SundaySupper


Every Wednesday, I show you what’s in The Bug’s lunchbox, and today #SundaySupper is doing the same.  If you’ve see some of my What’s In The Lunchbox Wednesday posts, you’ve seen variations on these, so now here’s the recipe for Carrot Cake & Zucchini Bread “Sushi”.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Bars with @YoplaitGreek {#glutenfree}


Disclaimer: Yoplait provided travel accommodations and samples of the Yoplait Greek yogurt.  As always, all opinions are my own. After I told you all about my visit to General Mills Headquarters, and the new flavors of Yoplait Greek Blended, I’m sure you are all dying to know what I made in the Betty Crocker Test… 

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Sesame Noodles for #SundaySupper with @katieworkman100 (#glutenfree version)


The #SundaySupper crew is proud to again be sharing our interpretations of some of the amazing recipes from The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman.  I could not participate the first time, but since I heard about the first even, I picked up my own copy and began perusing it.  Katie is all about providing… 

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Honey and Sea Salt Peanut Butter


So you probably know  by now that I am obsessed with peanut butter.  So I knew I had to try making my own.  Right around the same time, I won a Ninja blender and was contemplating my candy recipe for this month’s First on the First.  What a perfect opportunity to give this a shot!… 

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Peanut Butter Cups for Grown-Ups (or kids too!) – #FirstOnTheFirst

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First, let me apologize if this post is choppy or incoherent.  I am writing it in the car on my way home from our vacation in Vermont while The Bug, who only slept for an hour, versus his usual 2 1/2 to 3 hour nap, repeatedly throws his blankie and water then whines about needing… 

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Sage Cornbread Muffins with Cranberry Orange Butter for #SundaySupper with @LandOLakesKtchn


I am so excited to be joining the #SundaySupper Movement., and to be bringing you these Sage Cornbread Muffins with Cranberry Orange Butter. Sunday Supper was started by Isabel at Family Foodie to get families back around the dinner table together, one meal at a time.  So each Sunday, an amazing group of bloggers shares new… 

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Peanuts & Cracker Jack Cupcakes


OK, pretty soon we will be back to our regularly scheduled at-least-somewhat healthy recipe posts.  But I have one more birthday party goody to share with you, since a Pinstripe Cake is not nearly enough.  I mean, my blog is called Cupcakes & Kale Chips, so we had to have some cupcakes.  I mean floury,… 

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April Improv Challenge: Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Dough Dip (or PB&J Hummus) – plus a vegan option


Peanut butter and jelly – a classic combination, and the assignment for this month’s Improv Challenge from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. If you haven’t heard of the Improv Challenge, basically a theme is given, which is two assigned ingredients, then it is up to the participating bloggers to let the creative juices flow, and… 

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Recipe Without a Recipe: PB&J Yogurt

The Bug eating yogurt

So what is a Recipe Without a Recipe?  Well, I’m always looking at what we have in the pantry and fridge to come up with quick and easy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks for The Bug.  I want to make his meals and snacks as nutritious as possible, focusing on “real foods”, plus the same-old-same-old gets… 

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Chocolate Almond Banana Oatmeal and “Gateway Foods”


So I had planned a completely different post to go up today – a nice, healthy snack/breakfast for you or your kids, no measuring involved.  Well, that will go up tomorrow.  I just had to share what I had for breakfast today.  If you have been following the March Foodie Photo a Day on Instagram,… 

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Friday Fun! #1

Happy Friday everyone!  I know I don’t work outside the home, but I still look forward to Friday.  I love knowing that The Hubby will be home with me and The Bug for a couple days.  I usually have at least one meal planned that is a little more special than our usual Monday to… 

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Oscar Night Dinner for My Four Leading Men – Crockpot Beef Pot Roast with Mushrooms “Sorta-coto”


It’s the same thing every year.  I always want to watch the Oscars to see all of the fabulous dresses and hairstyles, and the incredible jewelry, and my current celebrity crush (right now, I’ll take the Ryans – Gosling and Reynolds) in a tux.   In college, actually, for pretty much any awards show, we… 

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