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Double Chocolate Salted Peanut Bark

Double Chocolate Salted Peanut Bark

This bark is a ridiculously easy candy recipe that’s perfect for supplementing your holiday cookie platters, or even tucked in a cute candy bag all by itself. It’s also an easy treat to quickly whip up when you’re craving something sweet and salty – and then you can keep it all for yourself. Not that I would ever do that.

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Apple Mustard Dip with Sharp Cheddar Cubes and Apples

Apple Mustard Dip with Sharp Cheddar Cubes and Apples

Simple, easy Apple Mustard Dip is a great choice for when you’re looking for quick appetizer recipes. Sweet and spicy apple butter, tangy mustard, and thyme are absolutely perfect with sharp cheddar and apple dippers.

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Easy Apple Crisp

Easy Apple Crisp

You’ll have this easy apple crisp recipe together and in the oven in less than 15 minutes. Sadly, I can scarf down my deliciously sweet and buttery-crisp portion in considerably less time than that…

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Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Another recipe! Perfectly cooked apple cinnamon steel-cut oats, which, thanks to your Crock Pot, is cooked overnight right in the bowl. What do I think this thing is, a food blog or something?!

Well, yeah, kinda – I guess it practically is, especially these days. I’m definitely getting back into the swing of things around the house [...]

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Crock Pot Easy Cheesy Chili Mac

Crock Pot Easy Cheesy Chili Mac

Some dinners lack a little, shall I say, class… but more than make up for it in tasty, dig-innable, comforting pure deliciousness.

I think we can all be pretty clear on which side we’ll find Crock Pot Easy Cheesy Chili Mac. Elegant it’s not. Yummy? Oooooh yes. It’s comfort food at its best, perfect for a blustery rainy night after a long, long day [...]

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Straw Hats

Straw Hats

When we go camping, I like to keep the meals good, but super simple and super easy.

Clarification, before I continue: By “camping,” I mean hauling our travel trailer somewhere and hooking up to electric and water, and then using the fairly decent, but tiny trailer-sized kitchen with a gas stove, little oven, a double sink and even a microwave. So yeah, even though we’re not really roughing it per se, simplicity is still key. [...]

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Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

There’s a well-known new book out there called The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. The premise? The narrator, when eating a dish, can detect the emotions of the person who prepared the dish.

Weird.

I haven’t read it, so I can’t really say much more about it. But since I heard about it, I’ve idly wondered what would pop up when people eat my food. Would people take a bite and [...]

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Ridiculously Easy Brownies

Ridiculously Easy Brownies

This easy brownie recipe is everything a brownie should be – chewy, dense, melt-in-your mouth chocolatey. One bowl, one sheet of foil, one pan, done.

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No-Bake Cookies (Chocolate + Peanut Butter + Easy = Oh Yeah)

This recipe can now be found on my new blog, Kitchen Treaty – the direct link is below. It is no longer available on The Hazel Bloom. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience, but I do hope you come on over to see Kitchen Treaty. It’s a food blog (and my new labor of love!) [...]

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Pear and Brie Quesadillas

Quesadillas are one of my favorite weeknight dinners. They're perfect for our carnie/veggie household – throw a little meat in his, add some black beans and extra veggies to mine, dinner's on the table in 20 minutes, and everyone's happy. In this case, I went with the perfect sweet plus a little salty, tart plus [...]

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Quick Tulip Centerpiece

Is it already time for spring flowers?! I've been seeing tulips and daffodils in grocery stores the past few weeks, and, well, I'm not sure I like this. It's like seeing Christmas stuff in the stores in August. TOO SOON, PEOPLE! I want to get spring fever when the time is right. Otherwise, sitting through [...]

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Bachelor Pockets

Back in October, while we were munching on piroshky at Oktoberfest (which I'm only now realizing is kind of an odd thing to eat at an Oktoberfest celebration), my guy mentioned these foodstuffs-in-dough reminded him of one of his food specialties. A food specialty that I've since named Bachelor Pockets, and a food specialty that [...]

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Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece

I know it probably says something a little weird about me, but the truth is, I love Safeway's floral departments. They've always got great arrangements, candles, and cool stuff on clearance. My cup of tea, totally. The other night I was wandering around a Safeway floral department (it's not like I seek them out! I [...]

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45 Cent Potato Soup

Initially I was going to round up the amount and call this 50 Cent Potato Soup, but then I remembered the rapper (aka: "Fiddy") and wasn't sure how a frugal soup recipe could successfully have anything to do with a guy whose big album was "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." And so, introducing: 45 Cent [...]

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