Gone with the Wind Dessert

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Gone with the Wind Dessert on Plate and in Pan

With layers of cream cheese, chocolate and vanilla pudding, and whipped cream, all on a buttery walnut crust, this dessert is sure to be Gone with the Wind!

Today, I’m so excited to share one of our family’s favorite desserts: Gone with the Wind! The reason it’s called that is because when you eat it, it goes so fast, it’s “Gone with the Wind”!

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Whipped Topping and Yogurt Pie (Easy)

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Whipped Topping and Yogurt Pie with Slice

This simple Whipped Topping and Yogurt Pie is made in 5 minutes with only 3 ingredients! It’s a perfect, low-calorie, refrigerated or frozen summer treat.

This Whipped Topping and Yogurt Pie has been around for decades. It’s been around so long, I’m not sure where it originated. I was recently introduced to it through several videos on YouTube. Since I’ve been at home over the last few months, I’ve definitely gained a few pounds. Thankfully, this pie is very light, and it has relatively few calories for a dessert. It’s especially perfect for the summertime.

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Baked Strawberry Donuts (with Strawberry Glaze)

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Single Strawberry Donut on Baking Rack

Soft Baked Strawberry Donuts with fresh strawberries dipped in a cream cheese strawberry glaze. An easy, healthier breakfast or dessert ready in 20 min.

When it comes to food, my husband is happy to eat his favorites over and over. He especially loves going out to eat. So, when he asks me to make him something, it’s a big deal. One of the things he asks me to make are these baked strawberry donuts.

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Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookie

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Soft and Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookie Close Up

This soft and chewy Snickerdoodle cookie recipe has been in the family for over 30 years! It’s the simplest and best Snickerdoodle recipe you will find!

Snickerdoodles are one of my top-five favorite cookies of all time! Nothing beats a soft and chewy snickerdoodle cookie — especially one that is covered in lots of cinnamon-sugar goodness. And this snickerdoodle cookie recipe is the BEST!

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Easy Copycat Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies

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Easy Copycat Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies Stacked on White Plate

This copycat Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies recipe only requires two ingredients and can be made anytime you are feeling lazy or can’t find the real thing!

Every year, January seems to last FOREVER, and February just flies by in the blink of an eye. So, March always seems to sneak up on me. Can you relate? Although, I love March because it means it’s Girl Scout Cookie season!

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love authentic Girl Scout Cookies! But since they are only available for a limited time, I came up with a way to satisfy my craving any time of the year. My solution: my two-ingredient copycat Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookie recipe! It’s perfect for even the laziest cook!

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Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake (Small Batch)

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Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake

This small batch, Cheesecake Factory copycat Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake has all your favorite flavors including a cream cheese frosting and white chocolate. It’s the perfect indulgence for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year.

When I was thinking about recipes to share on the blog, I could not get the idea of a red velvet cake cheesecake out of my head. The idea is inspired by the Cheesecake Factory’s Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake. Unlike the Cheesecake Factory version, I decided to make a small batch Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake. Mostly, so I don’t overindulge on it. Because, let’s be honest, it is a decadent dessert!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie – For Two

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie for Two

Add chocolate chips to a perfect peanut butter cookie, bake, and add a peanut butter cup in the middle for a sweet, rich, and decadent dessert for two! This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie is the perfect for date night or any special occasion.

During my single days, I learned to love single-serving desserts. If I have large pans of sweet temptations around, I WILL eat them. Can you relate?! So, over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection of single-serving desserts.

Recently, I made this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie for my husband and I. After trying it, he thought there would be a lot of people who would love this recipe. And, he said I should share it on the blog. So, if you are one of those people, you can thank my hubby. 😉

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Clean Fingers Laynie’s Top 10 Recipes of 2019

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Here are the top 10 recipes Clean Fingers Laynie’s fans couldn’t wait to click and feast on in 2019. Find your new favorites or rediscover old ones!

When I decided to start the blog, I wanted to share my tried and true recipes with my family and friends. I never imaged how much I would learn or how much work it would be. But, I’ve connected with so many wonderful people who love food as much as I do, and I want to keep inspiring others to cook more at home.

On December 26, 2018, I clicked the purchase button to register my domain. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t very apprehensive and overwhelmed at the thought of maintaining a food blog for the coming year. But I pushed through my fears, and I couldn’t be prouder to say Clean Fingers Laynie is officially 1 year old!

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Slow Cooker Monkey Bread from Scratch

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Slow Cooker Monkey Bread Before Frosting

Ooey gooey, soft and buttery, cinnamon sweet Slow Cooker Monkey Bread from scratch is a great make ahead breakfast for the weekends or special holidays!

Why is cinnamon sugar so delicious? When it comes to some of my favorite breakfasts, many have that yummy flavor combo. One of my favorites is this Slow Cooker Monkey Bread made from scratch.

To make it, roll light and fluffy pieces of dough in melted butter and cinnamon sugar. Then, the layer the pieces in a slow cooker and bake. After it’s cooked, top it with homemade cream cheese frosting! Yum!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels Full Shot

Chocolate and peanut butter dipped pretzels are a yummy sweet and salty treat, snack, or gift! The peanut butter keeps the coating smooth for easy dipping!

Back before I was married and my (now) husband and I were still dating, we didn’t see his in-laws very much. That didn’t stop me from wanting to make a good impression with them. (Can you relate?!)

So, one of the first things I learned about my mother-in-law is she LOVES the peanut butter filled pretzels. So, in an effort to make a good impression, I made her these Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels!

The first time I made them for her it was near Christmas. So, I made some with and without candy cane bits. Ever since, I’ve make these for her every Christmas. To be honest, I’m not even sure if she likes the ones with candy canes or not, but she never complains. And, even though the combo seems strange, I think they taste yummy.

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