New Page Reveal!

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I’ve been working on my Favorite Authors page and today is a great day for the reveal!

Why is it a great day for my Favorite Authors Page reveal? Because these authors are amazing! Also, Amazon Prime day starts at midnight tonight and if anyone, like me, is planning on picking up a new Kindle to read their favorite books on, you can get one at a prime day deal AND you can get a 5% rebate on it! *For more info on the rebate scroll down.

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Favorite Authors Page!

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Bacon Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

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Bailey Cates Bacon Peanut Butter Banana Cookies with dark chocolate added.

Bacon Peanut Butter Banana Cookies – Inspired by the Magical Bakery Mystery Series by Bailey Cates.

Early on during the pandemic, I had a difficult time reading. I just couldn’t keep my attention on any book, and everything seemed stressful. After a few months went by, I realized that Bailey Cates latest Magical Bakery series book was out. Her books are always uplifting and inspiring. They are never too dark, or heavy, just good clean reading that always allows my mind to let go of its burdens and get lost in the fantasy of the magical Honeybee Bakery.

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Espresso Buttercream Banana Cake

Espresso buttercream banana filled layer cake

This is a quick Espresso Buttercream Banana Cake post in response to all the requests for the recipe in the Coffee Laughs & Giggles Facebook group I belong to. I posted “Husbands” Espresso Buttercream Banana cake last night and within minutes I had recipe requests. I’ve never had so many recipe requests!

Espresso buttercream banana filled layer cake
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Fruity Cherry Chipper Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chippers
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Virtual Holiday Cookie Contest

It’s still on! I was working on a new contest format, but I’m sticking with FaceBook.

I’m looking for all of my competitive friends for a fun little virtual holiday cookie contest! It’s like a cookie swap contest, but it’s virtual! I’d love to get 10 contestants or recipe entries! If you’ve already finished your holiday baking, that’s ok! Just post a photo from this holiday baking season and the recipe on my Facebook event page and I’ll gather all the recipes and photos and post them for voting. Deadline to submit your photos and recipes will be Sunday December 19th at midnight. Voting will be on Monday December 20th, and the winner of the $25.00 Amazon card will be posted on December 21st.

Holiday Cookie Contest coming soon

The 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Contest is here! Last year Candice won an Amazon Gift Card with her Soft & Chewy Rum Crinkle Cookies recipe! I bet she comes up with something amazing this year!

Candice's Soft and Chewy Rum Crinkles cookie contest
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Secret Ingredient Grilled Zucchini

Grilled garden eggplant, tomatoes and zucchini layered for a no noodle lasagna

Hello Fellow Veggie Lovers! Looking for a New Idea for Using up all Those Zucchinis & Eggplants!? No recipe is needed for this super secret ingredient grilled zucchini!

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Guess What! I Won a Thing!

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My Copycat Panera Cheese Soufflé Recipe Won a Contest!

Remember my Copycat Panera Four-Cheese Breakfast Soufflé recipe I posted in May? Well, I was searching the web one day for “how to make a harvest apron” when I found a couple of contests on Instructables. I was also researching SEO and finding ways to generate traffic to my blog. So I figured that I’d join some recipe contests to see if more people visited and rated my recipes. I submitted 2 recipes and I made the winners circle! Both recipes were featured on the site!

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Website woes

Squash Baklava

Please forgive any malfunctioning menus. I’m working out some issues with my plugins.

Thank you!

Here’s a photo of baklava I made using my stuffed acorn squash filling to distract you from my broken menus.