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Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread. Looks yummy, right?

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

And let me tell you, this cinnamon bread really is yummy! Immensely! I am actually so impressed by it that I would call it a gift from heaven. Okay, maybe not exactly from heaven since the original recipe was born in Joy the Baker’s kitchen. 2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie For One. This is one of those ‘I-need-a-cookie-right-now-or-I-die’ recipes that can be prepared in almost no time.We all know that kind of situation, don’t we?

2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie For One

I definitely do, I confess.And you know what? This impressive cookie not only takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, it tastes really delicious. Just like a good chocolate chip cookie.The preparation is beyond easy… just have a look… First you need this stuff. Www.thesweetslife.com/2011/08/cheesecake-stuffed-strawberries.html. These aren't anything complicated.

www.thesweetslife.com/2011/08/cheesecake-stuffed-strawberries.html

With five ingredients, they take only a few minutes to put together. In fact, these were probably the least time-intensive food at my Cheesecake Extravaganza. Yet, I had more than a few people come up and proclaim their love for the finger food. You don't have to throw a cheesecake party to serve these....I imagine they'd be welcomed just about anytime! Another great party food, these can be made ahead of time. Next time, I'll make more... this was the first food to go at the Cheesecake Extravaganza, and with good reason! Popsicles! Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups.

Popsicles!

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. Apple Pies. I know, I’ve made a few pies lately. But see how these are different? Look at how adorable these are! I mean, come on. Could you resist? I sure couldn’t. We ate them before I had a chance to think about pictures.

Oops. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes. So, after being gone all last week, this has been catch up on the house week.

Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes

Mostly laundry actually. Man, who knew that a weeks worth of laundry from 5 people could be so daunting. Yikes!! Mini Peanut Butter and Nutella Cheesecakes. 28 Dec 2011 One of the perks of being a student (and right now as I’m in the middle of college applications and interviews there don’t seem to be many) is that you get a long Christmas break. This is what I’ve done since Christmas: Stayed in my PJs all day. I got new pajama pants for Christmas (a tradition in my family). They are red with pink polka dots! Today I am hoping to finish up my second to last college application (maybe both of them!

Better-Than-Crack-Brownies. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies. How To Make Perfect Brownies. I’ve tried lots of brownie recipes: Boxes, scratch, frosted, plain, nuts, chips, fudge … Each of them has something to like, but depending on my mood I might want a change of pace.

How To Make Perfect Brownies

Not any more. My wife found this recipe, and it’s perfect. Cute & Easy Mini Santa Hat Brownies. Three Safe-to-Eat Cookie Doughs: Chocolate Chip, Sugar, and Cake Batter! I’m siiiiick.

Three Safe-to-Eat Cookie Doughs: Chocolate Chip, Sugar, and Cake Batter!

If you follow Willow Bird Baking on Facebook or Twitter (you do, right?) , you’ve probably heard me whining about it lately (okay, maybe this isn’t the best way to encourage you to follow). It started with a sore throat and has turned into a beastly, phlegmatic ogre of a cold that has taken up residence in my chest and commenced hanging draperies and such. The Infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies. Now, I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I swear by.

The Infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love it, I think it is incredible, and I haven’t changed my mind about that. Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. I couldn't believe my eyes this week when I saw the ad for Pumpkin Spice Lattes in my local Starbucks.

Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice already? But there's still a little more summer to be had, isn't there? Of course, it was impossible to stay upset for too long; after all, this is lovely pumpkin -- one of my favorite flavors of all time -- that we're talking about! So, I ransacked my pumpkin-flavored recipes to find this one for Pumpkin Cupcakes. You'll recognize that it's a classic, but the cinnamon in the Cream Cheese Frosting gives it a little something extra. Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting from AllRecipes Ingredients For cupcakes 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup butter, softened1 cup white sugar1/3 cup brown sugar2 eggs3/4 cup milk1 cup pumpkin puree For frosting Instructions 1. 2. 3.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes. If a diabetic coma induced by cupcakes is something you’re searching for… you’re in luck!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

I’m kidding, but this sweet treat might take you pretty darn close. These little guys deliver tons of surprises in every bite. They are quite simply – magical! In the age of cupcake madness, we’re all looking for something off the beaten path, and this fulfills that need quite nicely. I originally saw these on Sugar Cooking, but the original source is Annie’s Eats. The only drawback of these sugary wonders is the time and labor that goes into them. I usually make the filling and the mini chocolate chip cookies a day ahead, and then the cupcake and frosting the next. A melon baller is a great tool for scooping out the hole for the filling, and also making the cookie dough ball to put in. Cool Mint Patties. Cinnamon Toast Rolls.

The USDA released its new food pyramid the other day (which is actually a plate now instead of a pyramid), and I am sorely disappointed to report that cinnamon rolls did not appear anywhere on that plate. I think by now most of us know what should be on our dinner plate in terms of healthy, well-rounded nutrient-laden meals, but it is my considered opinion that our breakfast plate should include cinnamon rolls now and then. And not just any cinnamon roll, mind you, but how ‘bout a homemade cinnamon roll hybrid that is a cross between a cinnamon roll and cinnamon toast, is super easy to make and gosh darn delicious. In honor of their ancestry, I call these little gems cinnamon toast rolls, and here’s all you need to make them… Yep. That’s it… some soft white bread, some butter and some cinnamon sugar.

Trim the crusts off of the bread Roll the bread really flat Brush both sides of the bread with butter Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Raspberry Cupcakes -DK.