Peanut Butter White Chocolate Blondies

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Here’s a fun fact: I studied français for 8 years and I have never been to a French-speaking country. Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia, Poland, Estonia, Costa Rica, the UK, South Africa, China, Peru, Canada (Yukon Territory and British Columbia, not Quebec), and Mexico, all yes, but no place where someone will greet you with “bonjour.”…

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Chai Banana Bread

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I have a love-hate relationship with bananas. I love they way they taste, how easy they are to peel, and that they are a budget fruit. But I have a banana intolerance. I can’t eat a whole (or half) of a banana or I get terrible stomach pains and feel nauseous for half a day….

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Nutella Amaretto Hot Chocolate

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I was introduced to alcoholic hot chocolate at Café Intermezzo in Atlanta. If you live in Atlanta (or if you are a visiting out-of-towner) and have never before experienced the wonders of Café Intermezzo, you should definitely check it out. It’s styled like an Old World European cafe, complete with romantic lighting and foreign language learning…

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Peppermint White Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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With Christmas parties and festivities quickly approaching, I’ve found myself making these Peppermint White Chocolate Covered Pretzels a whole lot. They are inexpensive and simple to make (even if you are by no means a baker/candy maker). And of course, they are great to box up and give as gifts! You could be fancy and splurge…

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Pumpkin Cupcakes + Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Frosting

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Fall is in the air. Today I went to Target in search of a fall candle that was the perfect mix of Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas. A single candle for all the festive holidays, a balanced combination of pumpkin, cinnamon, and subtle evergreen. I spent over 10 minutes moving down the candle aisle, smelling all the likely candidates. And…

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