Pumpkin Banana Cranberry Chocolate Chip Blondies

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. This year I have been thinking about pumpkin desserts that are not your standard pie or bread.  Don’t get me wrong, those desserts are all wonderful and I will be having at least one of them on our holiday table, but this year I wanted to shake things up.  I am helping my mom with her dinner on Thanksgiving Day, and then the next day I will be going out to my in-laws for a second Thanksgiving...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Double Layer Crisp Rice Treats

I know, the title is a mouthful, but then again so are these bars! While perusing the local specialty food market here in town I saw a giant bin of assorted ‘gourmet’ crisp rice treat.  Now, what you may not know about me is I am a complete sucker for any kind of crisp rice treat.  I rarely make them because around me they are dangerous.  I may have, and I can neither confirm nor deny this, eaten an entire pan all by...

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Triple Chip Chocolate Swirled Blondies

Oh, well hello there!  It’s been a while! Sorry for my extended absence, but if you follow me on Twitter you already know that I have spent the last month working furiously on my second cookbook.  I am happy to report it is all done, all 30 pictures included, and if all goes as my publisher plans it will be seeing store shelves sometime next May!  Also, my first book, Everything Pie, should be available in a book store near...

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Independence Day Round-Up!!

Happy Independence Day!! If you live in the States it is time for fireworks, parades, and celebrating the birth of our nation.  I am planning to spend a great deal of this long weekend in my kitchen because what celebration is complete with out some really good food? I am always looking for inspiration, and if you are too then I think I can help!  Below are my picks for this year’s 4th of July festivities. ‘Big Evil’...

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Gooey Chocolate Coconut Bars

I think I may have a little-itty-bitty problem. It is not a serious problem, but it is a little consuming.  I can’t seem to stop craving chocolate and coconut.  With that said, please excuse me for yet another chocolate and coconut dessert.  I pinky-swear that the next few desserts will be sans coconut, and I am pretty sure pinky-swears are legally binding.  What is really funny about this dessert is I was thinking of the...

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Pecan Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake

Oh baby, it is COLD outside! The Dallas area, and most areas in the Mid-west, are enduring what I am unofficially calling ‘Ice-pocalypse 2011′. Around the Evil Shenanigans homestead the temperatures hovering around 15 F, while ice and gusty winds have made travel and work nearly impossible.  When I get cooped up indoors during this kind of weather I tend to do some nesting.  I clean, putter around the house, read, and...

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