Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal

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Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal

A tried and true recipe for Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal ready in 15 minutes on the stovetop. These sweet chewy oat grains are way better than store-bought!

All my life, I’ve been a Cream of Wheat girl. Oatmeal? No, thanks! However, a few years ago, I decided I was going to find an oatmeal recipe I liked. Especially important was a recipe I could add to my go-to breakfast recipes.

So, I reached out to my Facebook friends and asked for a ‘tried and true’ oatmeal recipe that is palatable, not too plain, and not loaded with sugar. I got so many great suggestions, but the thing that made the biggest difference is the way the oats are cooked!

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Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice

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Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice with Apples

This homemade Copycat Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice drink may become one of your new favorite warm winter drinks. Made 2 ways with a few simple ingredients.

In essence, Starbucks’ Caramel Apple Spice is made with one cup of apple juice, and one to two tablespoons of Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Syrup. Then, it’s topped with whipped cream and a swirl of caramel sauce.

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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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Gordon Ramsay’s Pear and Granola Muffins

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Adapted from Gordon Ramsay’s recipe, these Pear and Granola Muffins have a soft and moist interior, and the granola provides great flavor and texture!

After finishing the latest season of MasterChef, the hubby and I decided to try Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking. In each episode, Gordon Ramsay features a recipe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guess what?! The hubby asked me to make the Pear and Granola Muffins. I did, and the rest is history! Now, these muffins are a regular breakfast in our house.

If you like apple crumb muffins (like those from Costco), you will love these Pear and Granola Muffins! They are not too sweet, and the pear keeps the muffins moist and soft. Plus, the granola adds texture and flavor to the muffins and pairs perfectly with the subtle cinnamon flavor.

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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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Air Fryer Apple Crisp (Single-Serving)

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Air Fryer Apple Crisp

You’re only 20 minutes away from a single-serving Air Fryer Apple Crisp! Top with ice cream and caramel for the perfect cozy fall dessert for one, or two!

Single-serving desserts are great because the smaller size prevents me from overindulging. So, what could be better than a single-serving apple crisp? One that’s made in the air fryer!

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Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

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These Double Chocolate Banana Muffins are moist and fluffy with perfect crackly tops. Made in only one bowl, these are the best homemade chocolate muffins!

Get ready for the best chocolate muffins recipe! Just so you know, I do not use the word “best” lightly. When I say something is the “best”, I truly believe it. These Double Chocolate Banana Muffins are perfect.

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Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings

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Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings on White Plate

To make easy Apple Dumplings roll apples in buttery crescent rolls, smother, and bake in a sauce made from butter, sugar, cinnamon and citrus-flavored soda.

Using store-bought crescent dough might be my new favorite way to make quick and easy desserts! It’s probably why they sell out quickly at my grocery store around this time of year. So many other smart people have the same idea! Even though I’m late to the party, it’s truly a game changer.

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings Gooey Interior

Stuff and bake crescent rolls with pumpkin, spices, sugar, butter, and cream cheese for the easiest and most delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings!

When I first heard of making dumplings with prepared crescent dough, it sounded disgusting. Soggy and flavorless dumplings? No, thank you! Thankfully, that’s not how these turn out at all.

Instead, something magical happens in the oven. As the crescent rolls bake, the outsides caramelize to create a crispy exterior. In addition, the delicious filling becomes creamy and gooey. It’s the perfect contrast!

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Dinner in a Pumpkin (Pumpkin Casserole)

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Dinner In a Pumpkin Baked (Pumpkin Casserole)

Dinner in a Pumpkin is a casserole cooked right inside a pumpkin! As you serve it, scrape out the tender pumpkin to eat along with the delicious filling!

I get SO excited for Halloween! One of the things I always look forward to is Dinner in a Pumpkin, or pumpkin casserole. Since this dish is seasonal, it’s always really special when I get to eat it. So, I make it as often as I can while pumpkins are still available.

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