Power Bars

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My mom used to make something similar to this growing up. She would always roll them into balls and keep them in the refrigerator….six kiddos in my family, they did not last long!! She got the recipe from a lady she struck up conversation with at the local grocery store.  I always think….oh before the days of the internet and Pinterest, how people got all of their fun recipes. Face to face contact! These little snacks are such a treat you will really enjoy them. And do a new mom a favor…make them for her when she comes home from
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Oh Baby!


I have taken a little time off from the blogging sphere. Turns out 3 is….well, more than two! We have welcomed our sweet baby Theodore into the world. Thus, any spare time I have had lately is used for sleep, bathing, reading stories to older brothers, or mainly holding and staring at our sweet new addition. To me, there is no better experience in the world than having a baby…it is just pure magic. Beats European vacations, dining in fancy restaurants, days at the beach or being poolside any day. The sweet snuggles, the smell, the family bonding…it is just
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Chipotle Bacon Cheese Ball

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This is a great dip to add to your holiday list….and perfect for neighbor gifts. Happy Holidays! Chipotle Bacon Cheese Ball Chipotle Pimento Cheese Dip (recipe from sharingthyme) 2 blocks cream cheese choopped bacon, or bacon bits   Method: 1. Place pimento cheese dip into a mixer with a paddle attachment and add softened cream cheese. Mix until well mixed. 2. Split mixture into two. Wrap in plastic wrap and try to form into balls as best you can. This will be easier later as you roll in the bacon. Place plastic wrapped balls in refrigerator to cool for about
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Salty Chocolate Caramels

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I love making candy, especially at Christmas time…This recipe is based off of my other plain caramel recipe Salty Chewy Caramels , click on the link for the recipe if you are looking for a more original caramel. The recipe is made with sweetened condensed milk, which I think makes the caramels stay chewier for longer. I originally made this recipe when making caramel apples, and would always save the rest of the caramel in a pan and sprinkle a little salt on top. I ended up loving the recipe so much I now just use it to make straight caramels
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Chewy Gingersnap Crinkles

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I love this recipe. Granted, you already know my love for all things spice…so it is nothing new to hear that I love gingersnaps. But, these are amazing, the smell, the taste, the sugar splits on the top. I love how we associate memories to our five senses…smell and taste are strong ones. When I think of this recipe…which I worked on  years and years ago I think of two memories…the night that I felt as if I had perfected the perfect combination, and one more time. It was about 10 years ago, and I told my sister I would
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Silky Smooth Pumpkin Pie

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I am in love with this pumpkin pie recipe. It is no more difficult to make than a basic pumpkin pie, but yields such a smooth finish and holds up brilliantly to slicing. When it comes to pies, I am a rustic-homemade type of gal. I love the look of a homemade non-perfect crust and the whip cream just piled high in the middle. There are times for piping and fancy things, but for the holidays I like my pies to look, taste and be homemade. Once you try this pie you will only want homemade as well, and once
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Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

I love pumpkin, especially this time of year…let’s be honest, who doesn’t? If you don’t…I don’t want to hear about it, and millions of others don’t either. I am just going to pretend it tastes like soap to you and to the rest of the world  it is a delicious marker that fall is finally here. This little syrup is such a great addition to several morning breakfasts treats. We make it and eat it with french toast, pancakes and waffles. You can also add it to cobblers and ice-cream if you are looking for a dessert. If you want
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Homemade Ricotta

Homemade Ricotta sharingthyme.com

1.  Bring milk, cream and salt to a boil in a large sauce pan. Remove form heat and add lemon juice. 2. Stir softly until the mixture starts to curdle then let stand with out moving for 5 minutes. 3. Pour mixture into a strainer  set over another bowl lined with 2 layers of cheese cloth. Hang on sink or hold above to let additional liquid drip out for about 30 minutes. The longer you strain the thicker your cheese with be. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, and up to overnight. Cheese lasts for about 5 days in the
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Pumpkin Spice Bars

Pumpkin Spice Bars sharingthyme.com

Since I was about 8 years old I have always been a connoisseur, if you will, of all things spice. Mainly gingerbread, and pumpkin. I just love them. I have been in search for the “perfect” recipes for years and am always tweaking and coming up with new ones. This recipe I developed by combining gingerbread with pumpkin. It. is. delicious. I have an amazing recipe for pumpkin cookies found here. They are so moist, spicy and delicious. But, for a bar I needed a little bit more structure….somewhere in the middle of cake and soft cookie.  These have quickly become
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Cream Cheese Frosting

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  Cream Cheese Frosting 1 8 oz cream cheese, room temp 1 stick of unsalted butter 3 1/2 – 4 cups powder sugar 2 tsp vanilla, or vanilla bean paste   Method: 1. Beat cream cheese and butter together on high until well mixed, about 3 minutes. Slowly, very slowly, add the powder sugar. Then begin to beat on high until light and fluffy. If you over sugar your icing, simply add in a few tablespoons of milk, cream etc. Pour in vanilla.  Use, and store the rest in the fridge.