Peanut Butter Toffee Cookie Recipe

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Um, Peanut Butter. Check. Toffee. Check. Soft Cookie that melts in your mouth? Check. I guarantee there will be no one who can resist having one (or five). Enjoy this Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies Recipe.

Sometimes worlds collide.

Like when a Heath Toffee Candy Bar decides to collide with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and have offspring.

No, seriously. I’m pretty there was some Al Green music coming out of my pantry the other day.

All kidding aside, if something like that did happen, it would create these  Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies. These cookies are a great “collision” of peanuty goodness, rich toffee, and a super-dooper soft cookie. It is almost impossible to each just one because they are so stinkin’ good.

Ask my family. The wolfed down close to two dozen in a 24 hour period.

So if you ever hear strange “mood” music from your pantry, just walk away and let the collision happen. You might be surprised what amazing offspring will show up.

Um, Peanut Butter. Check. Toffee. Check. Soft Cookie that melts in your mouth? Check. I guarantee there will be no one who can resist having one (or five). Enjoy this Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies Recipe.

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Homemade Pecan Sandies Recipe

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My husband loved Pecan Sandies from Keebler. I looked at the ingredients and about died. Solution...use this Homemade Pecan Sandies Recipe with a TON less sugar, lots more flavor, and ingredients you can name.

My husband loves Keebler Pecan Sandies.

In fact, he goes bonkers for this pre-packaged buy-at-the-grocery-store cookie.

I used to be a dutiful wife and buy him a package or two every now and again.

And then I read the ingredients.

And then no more Keebler Pecan Sandies in the house.

So when I found this Homemade Pecan Sandies Recipe in Barefoot Contessa’s Foolproof Cookbook,  I gave it a shot. I kept hoping this low-sugar-with-all-ingredients-I-can-pronouce would fulfill Hubs craving for Pecan Sandies.

It did. And they are by far and away his favorite homemade cookie. And for a non-pecan girl, the shortbread in this cookie is HARD to beat.

Two items of note:

  • Don’t cut corners and not toast the pecans. I’ve done this cookies both ways (toast and no-toast…yes, I cut corners too) and there is a DRAMATIC difference in the taste profile with toasted pecans.
  • It’s your choice on the sugar. You can substitute white cane sugar for the turbinado and the cookies will be great. However, if you use the turbinado sugar, the cookies will be FREAKIN’ amazing. Trust me.

My husband loved Pecan Sandies from Keebler. I looked at the ingredients and about died. Solution...use this Homemade Pecan Sandies Recipe with a TON less sugar, lots more flavor, and ingredients you can name.

Want more of my favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes? Be sure to follow my Christmas Cookie Board on Pinterest.

Follow Kelly Snyder’s board Christmas Cookies on Pinterest.

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Cranberry Peanut Bars Recipe

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Looking for fall dessert that isn't too sweet? This Cranberry Peanut Bar Recipe is a great mix of sweet, tart, creamy, and salty and is AWESOME with a cup of coffee.

I like to have a cup of coffee after lunch.

Call it the afternoon slump. Call it an addiction. Call it working full-time, raising kids full-time, being a wife full-time, and trying to keep my sanity full-time. Regardless of what you call it, I need my coffee.

And I usually like to have something from the dessert category to go with it.

(So maybe the whole cup of coffee thing is really about having dessert…)

And for my afternoon dessert, I prefer something that isn’t over.the.top sweet or chocolately, and this Cranberry Peanut Bars Recipe is perfect.

It’s almost like the non-dessert eater’s dessert.

These Cranberry Peanut Bars have a low sugar content and are more like a shortbread bar with peanuts and cream cheese than a traditional “bar”. It’s a perfect “morning” bar for bringing to potlucks, coffee dates, brunches, etc. because it has a little bit of everything…tart, creamy, salty, and sweet.

Looking for fall dessert that isn't too sweet? This Cranberry Peanut Bar Recipe is a great mix of sweet, tart, creamy, and salty and is AWESOME with a cup of coffee.

Love Peanuts and Peanut Butter? Make sure to try out this wonderful Peanut Butter Quick Bread Recipe.

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Healthy Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe

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Looking for the right amount of pumpkin? This healthy cream cheese pumpkin pie dip recipe is the right dose of pumpkin, creamy and so yummy...plus, it's good for your too. So go ahead and indulge...everything is better with pumpkin.I love pumpkin flavored items.

I don’t like Pumpkin Pie.

So, I struggle every year because I want to have a piece of pumpkin pie, but I know as soon as I do, I won’t like it.

(It’s a texture thing…I know, I’m weird.)

But I hit PAY DIRT when a girlfriend brought this Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie Dip for a gathering a year or so ago. It was all the yumminess of pumpkin pie without all the strange textures. Plus, I could place as much or as little dip on my graham crackers as I wanted. BIG PUMPKIN or SMALL PUMPKIN, it was my choice.

Also, this recipe is so adaptable. Even though the recipe below details the MACK-DADDY CALORIE version, you can easily make a couple of substitutes and lessen the fat and calories without giving up the taste.

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Easy & From Scratch Lemon Raspberry Muffin Recipe

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No matter the season, this little muffins are a bit of sunshine. Easy and from scratch, this lemon raspberry muffin recipe is made with ingredients in your pantry and can be done in under 25 minutes. Easy way to get your dose of sunshine.

I love raspberries.

I love lemon.

I love them together.

The reason I love them…because they are flavorful, unique (aka…not blueberry again), and when in season, are inexpensive.

I searched HIGH and LOW for an easy, from scratch lemon raspberry muffin recipe and this one is my favorite. It stays true to each flavor, while not adding too many extra ingredients, which means as long as you have lemons, fresh raspberries and a stocked pantry, you are in business.

Plus, isn’t time to give that Blueberry Muffin Recipe a break?

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Easy Parmesan Baked Zucchini Recipe

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Keep weeknight dinners healthy and simple with this delicious Easy Parmesan Herbed Baked Zucchini Recipe!

Zucchini is in season, so this is the best time to buy some at the Farmer’s Market, put some in your cart at the grocery store or pick them out of your garden–or steal some from your neighbors garden.

Just kidding…don’t steal!

I’m sure if your neighbor is growing any in their garden they will graciously offer you some.

However, you can get your hands on some zucchini this summer, you need make this simple yet tasty Easy Parmesan Baked Zucchini Recipe. I originally saw the recipe on Pinterest from According to Elle, and knew I needed to make it.

It was easy and quick and made a delicious side dish to our dinner. Enjoy!

 

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Do you have a favorite zucchini recipe? Please share!!

 

Becca bio pic 2 300x300Becca Wilkinson has a creative “need” and will do anything to avoid laundry. She writes over at Cul-de-sac Cool about design, DIY/crafts, easy eats, family, funny experiences and of course, motherhood. Becca wants to spread happiness, helpful tips, pretty things and funny experiences throughout the land. She is the proud mother of three boys and married to her college sweetheart. In her past life she was a graphic designer. Becca has learned a lot these past years about juggling boys, blogging, family and suburban life.

Healthy Blueberry Muffins Recipe

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I love muffins.

I used to love muffins A WHOLE BUNCH but then this called “calorie/fat gram content” decided to rain all over my parade.

So then I decided to fight back and make my own “darn” muffins, so they would not have the caloric count of a large meal. I tried for YEARS to make them from scratch and they always had some “funky” flavor to them. The flavor was so funky to me that I couldn’t eat them and ended up throwing them away.

Then I realized the culprit…baking powder with aluminum.

Luckily, there was an easy fix, purchasing aluminum free baking powder. (So if you also suffer from “funky muffin taste”, now you have a way to solve it and can embrace your inner Muffin Man from Drury Lane.

I love this healthy blueberry muffins recipe because it is quick, takes few ingredients and you can substitute whatever fruit or yum-yum you have on hand. (I love to thrown in chocolate chips.) Also, this recipe only makes six muffins, so it is perfect to whip up as a complement to dinner or as an after school snack.

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I’m a FIRM believer that the right tools make all the difference in the world in the kitchen. Here are three I CAN NOT live without when I’m making my muffins.

And here are some of my other quick bread recipes.

Greek Yogurt Banana Bread 

Greek Yogurt Banana Bread Recipe | Kansas City Mamas.com

Honey Wheat Sandwich Bread (The BEST Sandwich Bread You Will Ever Make)

This is the BEST Sandwich Bread you will ever make. So healthy, so soft, and stays fresh for up to a week. Honey Wheat Sandwich Bread Recipe

2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Fruits And Vegetable List

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Ever wonder which fruits and veggies you are suppose to buy organic? Here is a list of the 2014 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Fruits and Vegetables...why spend more for organic when you can save with conventional via KansasCityMamas.com

2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Fruits And Vegetable List

The EWG has released the new 2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 Fruits and Vegetable List. (Click here for the list.)

Produce is expensive. Period. And I find this handy guide/list helps you know where to invest in organic and where it is okay to buy conventional produce.

The produce items on the Dirty Dozen tend to have the highest level of pesticide residue (regardless of the produce being washed or peeled). In a nutshell, these items are the ones you should focus on buying “organic”.

The items on the Clean 15 list have the least amount of pesticide residue, and while you can choose to purchase organic, it is considered safe to buy conventional.

2014 Dirty Dozen Fruits & Vegetables

  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Celery
  • Peaches
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Nectarines (imported)
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Snap Peas (imported)
  • Potatoes

Other items to purchase organic as often as possible include hot peppers and kale and collared greens.

2014 Clean 15 Fruits and Vegetable List 

  • Avocados
  • Sweet Corn
  • Pineapple
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Mangoes
  • Papayas
  • Kiwi
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet Potatoes

If you are looking for an affordable way to afford organic produce, you should check out Door to Door Organics. (I have an exclusive Door to Door Organics Coupon Code to get you 50% off your first box.)

In addition, there are other resources on the site about organic produce and tips to make the most of it:

How To Get Cheap Organic Produce
How To Make Produce Last Longer
Farmers’ Market Guide To Buying Produce Like A Pro