*Troll Treats*

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Since I was a child, I’ve been a lover of all things glittery, rainbow, and bright!  When the first Trolls movie was released a few years ago, my sister and I had so much fun watching such a happy, joyous movie.  Now that my son is getting old enough to sit still (for a few minutes at least) and watch a movie, I’m having a lot of fun watching these fun kids movies with him!  Last weekend the new DreamWorks Trolls World Tour movie was released and I thought it would be great to make a treat inspired by the film!  My sister recently bought me a box of the Trix Troll’s cereal she came across while grocery shopping and it is a delicious rainbow, fruity cereal with tye dye marshmallows sprinkled throughout it.  My first thought when I opened the cereal was that it’d be perfect as a crispy treat!   These Troll Treats are the perfect snack to munch on while you and your family enjoy the new Trolls World Tour movie!  🙂

Cranberry Gem Shortbread with White Chocolate Chunks

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When I was a young girl and first starting to bake, I LOOVED reading through cookbooks to hunt for interesting recipes.  I could sit for hours and read cookbooks, bookmarking the recipes that caught my eye.  In fact, I still love to treasure hunt through cookbooks!  Anyways, through my recipe searches I found a basic shortbread cookie recipe.  Since I was just starting out learning to bake, I made the shortbread cookies for my family during the holidays and everyone loved them!  Over the years I’ve made some tweaks to the recipe and added my own twists, but it’s now a recipe I make every year for my family during the winter season! And one of my uncles loves them so much, he requests them every year when my family gets together! 🙂 My Cranberry Gem Shortbread with White Chocolate Chunks are a hit with my family and I hope your family loves them too!

Pumpkin Spice Pan*CAKE* with Maple Cheesecake Cream

 

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Fall mornings are my favorite time of the year!  Waking up to a crispness in the air and watching the leaves change into their beautiful array of colors while enjoying a hot cup of coffee is heaven to me.  On the weekends, I like to make breakfast for my family and right now my son’s favorite food seems to be pancakes.  Pancakes are wonderful in general, but I thought we could jazz it up and put a little fall inspiration into them.  And with Thanksgiving this week I thought it would be perfect to make something special for breakfast for all of our family that will be visiting this holiday: Pumpkin Spice Pancake CAKE with Maple Cheesecake Cream!  This is the perfect decadent breakfast (or brunch!) dish to get your fall morning started right!

*End of Summer Celebration!* Boozy Bonfire Cheesecake Bars

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Summer is coming to a close and it’s always a bittersweet time for me. I’m going to miss the beautiful, sunny days, but I’m also so excited for the fall and all the pumpkin spice goodies that I can’t wait to indulge in! In honor of the last week of summer, I wanted to make a treat we could enjoy while reminiscing about all the fun memories we made this summer. And it never hurts to throw a little something extra in there for us adults, right?! (My son is only 9 months old and isn’t eating sweets yet, so this treat is just for my husband and I – hence the booze!) My Boozy Bonfire Cheesecake Bars have the delicious flavor of S’mores with a kick of Irish Cream thrown in for an extra fun surprise!