Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Muffins with Cream Cheese Glaze

Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Muffins with Cream Cheese Glaze | Sweet Treats and More

This week is turning out to be another cold, rainy one.  Rain is the new snow for us, so I think it’s time I buy an umbrella. The last couple of times I’ve taken Owen to preschool have been impeccably timed with a down poor of rain. Which means, I hauled the baby, Miles, and… 

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Butternut Squash Chili

I hope you guys all had a great Thanksgiving!  I intended to post a recipe that would use up some of your Thanksgiving leftovers, but all we’ve done with ours is make turkey sandwich after turkey sandwich.  With a side of mashed potatoes.  Because for some reason I thought I needed to make three dozen… 

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Banana Cream Eclair Pie

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Thanksgiving wouldn’t quite be complete without a banana cream pie.  My grandma made one every year and I’m pretty sure I was the only person to ever eat it.  But by the end of the day that pie was dang near gone.  So I guess that’s why she continued to make one, year after year…. 

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Mashed Sweet Potato & Apple Casserole

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    These mashed sweet potatoes and apples are a super simple side to make for your Thanksgiving dinner.  I know we all love sweet potatoes loaded with butter, brown sugar, and covered in gobs of marshmallows, but this casserole is naturally sweetened by the apples in it so they don’t need a lot of… 

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This Week’s Chew

Remember The Chew?  It’s back.    1.  My house smells like Christmas.  Already.  I’m obsessed with this cinnamon nutmeg candle oil, and have it burning practically all day long. 2.  But I can’t help it.  I’m feeling the spirit of Christmas early this year.  Brett came home to my favorite Pandora Christmas Station blaring through… 

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies with a Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

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 On Sunday evening we got locked out of our house.  Like so locked out we had to call a locksmith.    After laying around most of the afternoon, we decided to get off our tushes and go for a little stroll.  We bundled up (it was a chilly one) and headed out the door.  I… 

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Healthy Cranberry Sweet Potato Bread

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This Cranberry Sweet Potato Bread just screams fall!  It’s the perfect bread to enjoy Thanksgiving morning for breakfast, served as part of your appetizer spread, and is even sweet enough to be a Thanksgiving dessert.  But let’s not make it compete with pie okay? And since it’s time to start thinking about gift giving, add… 

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Lightened Up Broccoli Cheese & Potato Soup

I haven’t always liked Broccoli Cheese Soup.  I guess it’s been something I’ve grown to like as my taste buds have matured. Let’s pretend they have matured. Mmmkayyy? Even if I did shove my face with my child’s Spagettio-O’s and Meatballs the other day for lunch.  With all of this chilly weather we’re having I… 

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California BLT Sandwich

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   BLT’s were one of my dad’s go to when my mom didn’t have time to make dinner.  In fact, I remember he’d cook the bacon, set out all the stuff and we’d do the rest.  It’s got to be one of the easiest dinner options ever.     This California BLT is basically your… 

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Welcome to The Chew

No recipe today, just some random things about my week and my life and the food in my life.  I’m calling it The Chew.  Like ABC’s TV show but not really because, well,  I’ve actually never watched it. Have you? Anywho, here’s my Chew for the week. 1.  I went to a tread class this… 

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Pumpkin Lust Cake

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You guys.  This pumpkin lust cake is like the new pumpkin pie.  At least it will be at our Thanksgiving dinner this year.  It is so so good!  I sent it to work with Brett on Monday for his company Halloween party.  But I had to cut a teeny tiny square out of the corner… 

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