Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

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Say hello to the cookie of Fall, and between me and you, I think melt-in-your-mouth would be a major understatement! These little pumpkin gems are cake-like cookies (think cupcake tops) filled with warm spices, a top-secret ingredient, and topped with Baileys cream cheese frosting!
I know, I died a little too!

So it turns out there’s about a million pumpkin cookie recipes floating around out there, but they always seemed to be lacking a little something to me. There were a few I liked, but none I really wanted to commit too. Um, are we still talking about cookies, or did we just switch to dating?

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Top 10 Apple Desserts

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Hungry yet? It may not even technically be Fall yet, but the baking bug is strong! I had my first pumpkin coffee the other day and all of a sudden my head is filled with apple desserts, pumpkin cupcakes and cinnamon dusted pastries. You guys are definitely ready for the apple goods too, because those apple crisp cheesecake bars are by far the most popular kid in class right now! I have a few new apple desserts I’ve been working on that I cannot wait to share, but for today I wanted to share some of your favorites from seasons past so you can dig in this weekend! I can smell the cinnamon already!

There’s a lot to choose from, but all I know is Boozy Apple Pie Milkshakes are happening this weekend! And the Halloween inspired caramel apples – how soon is too soon, because I am so ready!

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Birthday Cake Sugar Cookie Bars

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In case you were wondering what happened to the rainbow sprinkle supply…

Don’t they just scream happy? Sugar cookie bars are one of the easiest desserts you will ever make and one of the best! These are my go-to when I want something super homey, comforting, vanilla-y, and sprinkly to the max with all the pink buttercream my heart could ever desire!

They’re the type of treat I made as a kid that made me freak out with excitement, and nothing has changed!

Still freaking out over here, and then I thought what better recipe to share with you for my birthday month! What can I say, it’s my birthday and I’ll eat a million sprinkles if I want to :)

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Pink & Purple Princess Cake

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Happy Friday, friends! I wanted to pop in and add a little sparkle to your weekend with my latest cake. This pink and purple striped cake was so much fun to make and incredibly hard to part with! I’m not big on letting the sparkles go…

This was a birthday cake I recently created and I must admit, I knew from the beginning I was never going to want to part with it. I was going on pink, purple, girly and sparkles – music to my ears! The cake itself was chocolate with a cookies and cream filling, all wrapped in my signature vanilla buttercream. It’s my favorite cake and it’s one of those cakes that everyone loves. Even people who say they’re not into chocolate (um, how do people like that even exist?!) love this cake! Magic, maybe?

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How-to Fill a Piping Bag Video

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Ask and you shall receive, my fellow cake lovers! Many of you have been asking for cake tutorials for a long time and I’m excited to share that it’s time to start sharing the cake decorating videos!

I’m a big believer in getting a firm grasp on the basics so we’re starting off with a super simple video today showing how-to fill a piping bag. It’s one of those things that many people tend to struggle with (myself included when I first started) and I think it’s the kind if thing you need to actually see to get. You know what I mean?

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Skinny Turkey Taco Boats

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Taco Tuesday is getting a makeover! I’m so excited to share my next recipe for Farberware with you guys, and all I can tell you are these skinny turkey taco boats are everything! They pack so much flavor, are super easy to make and I feel like they just look like party food – right?

I’m all about the easy and flavorful dishes right now, and I don’t think flavorful even describes how good these dreamboats are! I also love easy meals that the whole family will love and want to get involved in, and I feel like everyone wants to get involved with tacos.

I know I do.

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Avocado Caprese Portobello Stacks

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Are you noticing a trend here? I just cannot get enough caprese everything right now! Avocado caprese portobello stacks are little stacks of love, my friends. They’re packed with so much fresh, summer flavor and they’re fantastic for entertaining, that is if you can bring yourself to share :)

These actually came about when I had a bunch of produce in the fridge that I needed to use up – isn’t it funny how those quick little throw something together meals are always the best? I was going to make a quick salad, but once I spotted the portobellos, I thought of my Goat Cheese & Avocado Portobellos. Do you remember those? I think I made them about a million times that summer! Anyway, I knew what had to be done.

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