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17 Milkshakes That Bring All The Boys To The Yard. Two Tiny Kitchens. Salty and sweet.

Two Tiny Kitchens

Crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth. Peanut butter and chocolate. Dangerous and delicious (you know what I mean). One little bite, so much to experience. Why did I wait so long to give these a try?? Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites recipe courtesy Calorie estimate: 4,000 – 5,000 for complete recipe (depending upon dipping chocolate and pretzels used, etc.) Yield 60 – 80 pretzel bites Ingredients 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp softened butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more) 3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more) Pretzels 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl with a fork or whisk, or in a stand mixer. Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until completely melted.

Snickers Caramel Cheesecake Cookies. Happy Thursday!

Snickers Caramel Cheesecake Cookies

Hope everyone is enjoying summer. CA is always full of life in the summer, there’s always family visiting, beach trips and partying going on. Carrot cake with maple-cream cheese frosting. After months and months and months of the kind studying, stressing and panicked all-nighters I only vaguely remember from college in part because I am very, very old and in part because, no, I did not graduate with a 4.0, my friend Alice finally took her very big exam this past weekend.

carrot cake with maple-cream cheese frosting

In an effort to compensate for the dozens of parties and outings and merriment she’s missed since the summer, her fiance had a surprise party (and a clean loft, swoon) waiting for her when she got home. Me? I made cupcakes, carrot cupcakes to be specific because carrot cake is Alice’s favorite. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting. Skinny pumpkin cupcakes, perfect for Halloween parties, Thanksgiving or anytime you want a low fat pumpkin treat.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe couldn't be easier, I used a box of Golden Vanilla cake mix, some canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and water. No oil, butter or eggs added and the results were amazing! These cupcakes are delicious naked, without frosting, but I thought creating a pumpkin spiced cream cheese frosting would be the perfect topping. If you want to get fancy and pipe it on like I did in the photos, you may have to make a little extra frosting, maybe 1 1/2 batches. But if you are making them for yourself and using spatula to smear some on, the amount listed here will be enough.

20 brilliant things to make in a jar. Via: Start saving your old jam jars!

20 brilliant things to make in a jar

From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. (Above: red velvet cupcakes in a jar. Get the recipe here). Via: Word on the street: salad in a jar is all the rage. Via:

Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes. - StumbleUpon. No Bake Nutella Cheesecakes. If you happened to catch my post on How To Skin Hazelnuts, you may remember me saying that I have reawakened my obsession with Nutella.

No Bake Nutella Cheesecakes

You may also recall me stating that my pantry was in absolute disarray from the holidays. When I finally reorganized it, I happened upon a brand new jar of Nutella that had fallen behind my baking drawer – jackpot! This little find rekindled my love affair with all things Nutella in a big way. Martha Stewarts Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes Recipe. Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Wednesday, 21st July 2010 I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like Oreo cookies or Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes.

Martha Stewarts Cookies and Cream Cheesecakes Recipe

Who could resist cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies? Not Me! Especially the double-stuffed Oreo cookie, it’s one of the best cookies for dunking into a cold glass of milk. I went out yesterday to do my weekly shop, came home, and before I was able to bring in the first grocery bag Matt was hunting for the cookies and cream ice cream. Better-Than-Crack-Brownies. I’m sorry for doing this to you.


I really am. EDDIE ROSS - Pink Ombre Cake - StumbleUpon. Here's a cake sure to sweeten up the Valentines in your life.

EDDIE ROSS - Pink Ombre Cake - StumbleUpon

Pick up three boxes of your favorite white cake mix—or work from scratch if you have the time—along with a bottle of Wilton's Icing Color in petal pink. Split each box into two batches for a total of six, then add increasing amounts of dye little by little until you achieve the ombre effect. Valentine Cookies + PrintableThirty Handmade Days - StumbleUpon. Design Crush & Popsicles! - StumbleUpon. Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups.

Design Crush & Popsicles! - StumbleUpon

There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. The post I did last summer on the cold guys was one of DC’s most viewed ever, so I thought you’d all be up for another round – was I right? Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe. All photos and recipes copyright of their respective source unless otherwise noted.