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Toasted-Pecan Coconut Blondies

I am not sure what it is about the Autumn time…that just makes me want to start baking again!  Maybe it is just the fact the air is cooler now and so I feel like I can turn my oven on again, or that the kids are back in school and I get myself back into somewhat of a routine too, but whatever it is that gets me going, I am thankful for it…because I really do love to bake!  And It just is not fall without recipes that call for pumpkin, apples, or caramel!

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Inspiration Monday Roundup

I had so much fun looking through the linky party!  My oh my…there are so many talented bloggers out there.
  Since I have really been watching what I eat, I do not make many desserts right now, so of course you always want what you can’t have, right?…so it will come as no surprise that I am doing a dessert roundup! :)

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Pioneer Woman Update

I finally got my picture with the Pioneer Woman… from when my DIL and I went to the Roots Tech Conference back on Feb. 2nd!  I guess that it is better late than never, right?  But really, how long should it take to email a picture?  If you missed my post on meeting P-Dub aka Pioneer Woman you can read about it here.


 Here is my proof that I really got to meet her! She is so cute and fun and bubbly and it really was a thrill for me to get to visit with her for a few minutes.

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Swedish Tea Cakes

Yesterday I talked about all the different Christmas candies that I used to make with my mom when she was still here.  Today, I have a cookie recipe that I am sure a lot of you have made, but it is one that we used to make all the time just for Christmas!  These fun little morsels are so pretty on a plate and I am sure that is why my mom made them all of the time; they just look festive!


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Be Carton Smart!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was sent this fun sample box from Carton Smart and asked to swap out one ingredient in one of my favorite recipes for one of their products.

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I love this packaging!    

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Mini Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

This time of year just screams out pumpkin to me!  

I love pumpkin pie, but it is a special treat and so I only eat it a couple of times a year!  But I love Pumpkin Pie Cake, pumpkin roll, Chocolate chip pumpkin cookies (which I had to make a couple of days ago!)  and these Mini Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts.


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Salted Caramel Apple Cupcakes

My husband and I went to our cabin last weekend and we went for a ride on Saturday morning to a hunting property not too far away.  I could not believe how beautiful of a fall day it was!   The sun was shining and the air was clear with a little bit of a crisp bite to it.  I don’t know if there is a season more beautiful than fall!

Today I have a cupcake that compliments this beautiful fall season!  It has the wonder flavor of fresh apples, the sweetness of caramel and the  greatness of the salt added to top it all off!


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Sugar-Crusted Lemon Raspberry Muffins

My raspberries are in full swing right now, but my dad has even more that I do and we are trying to keep up with them!  I usually just pick them and wash them, then put them on a lined cookie sheet to flash freeze them.  That way I can use them whenever I am ready.  I had in my mind that I wanted to make some muffins and I love the lemon blueberry recipe that I have, so decided to try another version with raspberries.  They did not disappoint!


These are perfect for the freezer, you can just take out the amount you need, warm them up a bit and you are good to go!

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Chocolate Syrup Cake

I remember making this cake many years ago.  It is a very rich, moist, cake…just the way I love cake to be!  It also has a cooked, ganache-type icing that is irresistable!

 I have not made it for a long time, but when I saw a post somewhere out there in blog land, it reminded me of how much I used to love it and  I decided to make  it again… and it did not disappoint!

I usually do not make cake unless I know that I will have others here to help eat it, because my husband and I cannot eat a whole cake.  But with this cake we both could not get enough and I found that we were keeping track of who had eaten a piece!  You definitely cannot eat just one piece-I dare you to try!

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