Andes Stuffed Sugar Cookies

These Andes Stuffed Sugar Cookies have all the classic taste of your favorite sugar cookie with the surprise of ooey gooey chocolate mint inside!

Homemade Andes Mints plus a classic sugar cookie and you have Andes Stuffed Sugar Cookies! All the classic taste of your favorite sugar cookie with the surprise of ooey gooey chocolate mint inside!

Remember when I made those those Homemade Andes Mints and said to stay tuned for how I was going to use them?  Well here you are friends: Andes Stuffed Sugar Cookies!  It’s like andes mints and sugar cookies had a delicious, sweet, sweet little love child.  One that looks kinda plain and simple on the outside, but once you bit into it, bam-  Chocolate minty melted goodness!

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Cream Cheese Frosting From Scratch

Cream Cheese Frosting From Scratch is a sweet, rich, frosting that’s made with fresh, homemade cream cheese.
Put some Homemade Cream Cheese to work by making this sweet, rich, Cream Cheese Frosting From Scratch!

Normally, I don’t have a big sweet tooth,  but with the craziness of our lives lately, everything sweet just tastes sooo much better.  Maybe it’s because of those extra hours I’m spending in a car on a new long commute, and not just any car, a rental car because my car was rear ended in February and I’m still waiting to get my car back from the shop, or maybe it’s because the whole working mom life balance thing just needs some sweets to make everything easier.  No matter the reason, have you guys made cream cheese from scratch, yet?   No?  Then not only are you missing out on homemade cream cheese, but also this sweet, rich, eat by the spoonful Cream Cheese Frosting From Scratch.

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Homemade Andes Mints

With just 4 ingredients and 30 minutes you can make your Homemade Andes Mints!  

With just 4 ingredients you can make your Homemade Andes Mints! Heelllloooooooo!!  Hello?  Anyone still there?  I know, I know it’s been crickets around here the past couple (eek!) of months.  It’s like when you haven’t talked to that friend in soooo long and you know you need to call her but it’s been soooo long that now it’s kind of awkward, so you keep putting off calling her until finally it’s just been SOOOO long that it’s finally ok to call again because now it’s been long enough to just acknowledge what a terrible friend you’ve been for not calling and it’s not so awkward anymore.  Not that I’ve ever done that… but Hi!  I know I’ve  been a terrible friend and haven’t shared any new recipes in so long so you know I knew I had to come back with something good.  And oooh boy, this is a good one.  Like so good that I literally made them 4 times to make sure they were perfect.  So friends, after being gone for so long, I give you Homemade Andes Mints!

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Classic Glazed Doughnuts From Scratch

Dini over at The Flavor Bender teaches us how to make these Classic Glazed Doughnuts From Scratch!Dini over at The Flavor Bender teaches us how to make these Classic Glazed Doughnuts From Scratch!

Hello!  Hi!  Ciao!   It’s been awhile, how is everyone?  Us?  Well honestly, I feel like we’re constantly running around just trying to catch up with ourselves.  Between a new job that’s way far from our new house and daycare, weekdays are hard as we try to settle into our new normal.  Which means we haven’t made anything new for weeks!  But I didn’t want to leave you all hanging, so I have a special treat for you!  My girl Dini over at The Flavor Bender is letting me share with you all one of her ammaazzinnngg from scratch creations: Classic Glazed Doughnuts From Scratch!

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Green Bean and Mushroom Braised Chicken

Everything you need in one pan. This Green Bean and Mushroom Braised Chicken is an easy and delicious weeknight dinner.

You guys already know how much we love chicken dinners in this house.  But usually it’s either thrown in the trusty Crock Pot or baked.  I have no idea why, but for some reason we hardly ever braise it… until now.  This Green Bean and Mushroom Braised Chicken has seriously upped our chicken dinner game!

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Homemade Mini Almond Joys

Homemade Mini Almond Joys are incredibly easy to make and taste just like the candy bar! Homemade Mini Almond Joys are incredibly easy to make and taste just like the candy bar!

Happy New Year, friends!  I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season and a festive New Years celebration!  Have you made any resolutions this year?  One of mine: make more candy.  We love our Chocolate Crunch Bars, Peppermint Patties, and Inside Out Peanut Butter Cups, so now it’s time to add another: Homemade Mini Almond Joys!  Guess that means I’m adding a few more workouts to 2017, too 😉 

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