There’s nothing better than baking with homemade vanilla extract, it just takes 2 simple ingredients and a little patience! Vanilla extract is one of those things I don’t like to skimp on when I’m baking. Just the thought of using “imitation vanilla extract” makes me cringe a little. But let’s be honest here, good vanilla…

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DIY Vanilla Extract

There’s nothing better than baking with homemade vanilla extract, it just takes 2 simple ingredients and a little patience!

DIY Vanilla Extract - There’s nothing better than baking with homemade vanilla extract, it just takes 2 simple ingredients and a little patience!

Vanilla extract is one of those things I don’t like to skimp on when I’m baking. Just the thought of using “imitation vanilla extract” makes me cringe a little. But let’s be honest here, good vanilla extract isn’t exactly cheap and if you’re like me you go through it wicked fast. My solution: make your own!

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Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

Fresh, ripe strawberries get churned into a dreamy cream mixture for the ultimate homemade version of this classic ice cream – no store bought one will stand a chance against this one! Disclosure: Some of the links included in this post may be affiliate links and I will earn a very small commission if you…

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Coconut Panna Cotta - This smooth and decadent panna cotta is full of coconut flavor and topped with a sweet mango puree. Best of all it’s dairy-free (plus it’s soy, egg and gluten free too!)

Coconut Panna Cotta with Mango Sauce

This smooth and decadent panna cotta is full of coconut flavor and topped with a sweet mango puree. Best of all it’s dairy-free (plus it’s soy, egg and gluten free too!) Disclosure: Some of the links included in this post may be affiliate links and I will earn a very small commission if you purchase…

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Almond Fudge Swirl Ice Cream - Dairy Free! Sweet and creamy almond milk ice cream with a decadent fudge ripple

Almond Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

Sweet and creamy almond milk ice cream with a decadent fudge ripple – completely dairy free! Making homemade ice cream is something I take pride in – we almost always have a container of it in the freezer (even if it’s just plain vanilla). It’s just one of those things that totally better than store…

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Crunchy Smokehouse almonds and creamy smoked gouda cheese come together to make the ultimate cheese ball

Smoky Almond Cheese Ball

Crunchy Smokehouse almonds and creamy smoked gouda cheese come together to make the ultimate cheese ball! Just lay out a few crackers, pretzels or veggies and this creamy spreadable cheese ball will be the hit of any party. I have come to realize that I love a good cheese ball.I am definitely a cheese person,…

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Baked Honey Sriracha Hot Wings

Honey Sriracha Hot Wings

These sweet and spicy hot wings are the ultimate game day appetizer! The wings are baked (not fried!) until crispy, then tossed in a honey Sriracha sauce! Wings are one of things people go crazy for – there are even restaurants dedicated to just wings! It’s just a food people love, especially when combined with…

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Orange-Walnut & dried Plum Bread

Orange-Walnut & Dried Plum Bread

This moist and flavorful quick bread is full of chopped walnuts and prunes, plus lots of orange flavor! It’s loaded with all sorts of good stuff, making it an easy and healthy snack I’m always trying to come up with yummy snacks that are healthy and tasty. I usually reach for some fresh veggies or…

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Dr Pepper Hot Wings Recipe - These crispy baked chicken wings are loaded with flavor from a special ingredient – Dr Pepper! Wings are tossed in a sticky sweet & spicy glaze, making them perfect to serve as a part of your game day spread.

Dr Pepper Hot Wings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PassThePepper #CollectiveBias These crispy baked chicken wings are loaded with flavor from a special ingredient – Dr Pepper! Wings are tossed in a sticky sweet & spicy glaze, making them perfect to serve as a part of your…

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Top 14 Recipes of 2014

As the year comes to an end, one of my favorite ways to celebrate here on the blog is to showcase the most popular recipes here on the blog from the year. You guys surprised me with a few of them, but I was happy to see that a few drinks and ice creams made…

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Cinnamon Toffee Crunch Cookies

Cinnamon Toffee Crunch Cookies

Soft and chewy cookies full of cinnamon flavor and studded with crunchy toffee bits It’s that time of year again – time for cookie swaps and endless treats everywhere! We are halfway through the month and I’ve already participated in two cookie swaps – the first of which is the Annual Food Blogger Cookies Swap….

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