Orange Soda Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

Orange Soda Cake

So I think I am VERY late to this party, but I recently learned that you could make a cake with only a box of cake mix and a can of soda. When I found this out, my mind was BLOWN and I just had to give it a try. If I am being honest, I was a little disappointed. The end result tasted great, but it was just slightly dry. I decided to improve on this hack just slightly by adding in sour cream, and I will say that I was blown away by the end result. To make things even better, I went ahead and added some homemade orange cream cheese icing on top, and it was like a party in my mouth! See my recipe for Orange Soda Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing below.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crack – Saltine Cracker Candy

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crack

Have you ever tried Christmas Crack? It is this AMAZING saltine cracker candy with a caramelized center and chocolate coating that is just irresistible! I recently made a recipe for Halloween Crack, which is just Christmas Crack with Halloween sprinkles. I decided I wanted to do a fun new twist on this dessert, so I made it with my favorite flavor combo – chocolate and peanut butter! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Crack has the same sweet and salty combo, but with peanut butter chips AND chocolate chips and it is topped with Reese’s Pieces. Try it out today!

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Candied Pecans Recipe – For Snacks, Gifts & Salad Topping!

Candied Pecans

My mom is a pretty picky eater, but one thing that she absolutely loves is nuts! It is always a safe bet to give her nuts as a gift. I am honestly not a huge fan, but when she came to visit us this most recent time, I knew I should make her something special. I decided to make her some Candied Pecans because I know how much she loves them, and I also knew they would be great in my pantry until the next time she came to visit. This recipe is sweet, salty and flavorful and it is perfect for enjoying as a snack, adding on top of sweet potatoes or salads or even giving to your friends as a gift around the holidays.

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Pumpkin Dip – Creamy, Sweet and Perfect for Fall

Pumpkin Dip

Gatherings and get together are so great so so many reasons, but one of the things I love most about them is DIPS! So many fall foods incorporate pumpkin, and so many fall events call for parties. This Pumpkin Dip is perfect for so many occasions this time of year! It is sweet, and creamy and goes great with graham crackers, teddy grahams or fruit. You should try this recipe out ASAP! You will love it!

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Halloween Crack – Saltine Cracker Candy

Halloween Crack

In my family, we like to do A LOT of baking around the holidays. One of our favorite Christmas recipes is Christmas Crack. It is a sweet and salty treat made with saltine crackers topped with a caramelized mixture and then chocolate. You let the whole thing harden and then CRACK it before enjoying. I decided to take that treat and put a different spin on it to create Halloween Crack. This is a great treat for any Halloween party or just to enjoy at home. Try it out today!

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Butterfinger Crunch Cookies

Butterfinger Crunch Cookies

These soft and chewy Butterfinger Crunch Cookies have the perfect chocolate and peanut butter crunch! I love to enjoy these warm with that amazing gooey center and bites of caramelized crunch throughout. If you are a chocolate and peanut butter fanatic like me, you will go wild for these cookies!

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Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread – Filled with Cream Cheese!

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread
Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread

Okay, I am going to put myself out there and hope you don’t all hate me. I have a confession – I don’t LOVE all of the pumpkin things that pop up each fall. Pumpkin spice latte? Not for me! Pumpkin pie? No thanks! Also, I am SUPER picky about my sweet breads, because there is nothing I hate more than a dry bread. Don’t even waste my time with that! With all that being said, this Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread may just be my new favorite fall recipe! It is moist, loaded with pumpkin and spice flavor and it has a fantastic rich cream cheese center.

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Pasta E Fagioli – Pasta with Beans

Pasta E Fagioli
Pasta E Fagioli

Two of my favorite foods are pasta and beans and when you put them together, they create one of my favorite soups. Pasta E Fagioli, or Pasta with Beans is such a flavorful and comforting soup that is easy to make and will warm you up on a cool fall or winter night. This is a great soup to have as an appetizer or as a your meal. I love to make a big pot of this and enjoy it for lunch for several days in a row. Try this recipe out today, and you will see why!

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Goat Cheese, Pesto and Chicken Pasta

Goat Cheese, Pesto & Chicken Pasta

You know what I love?? I love recipes that are super easy to make, but taste like they came from the fanciest restaurant you can think of. That is exactly what this Goat Cheese, Pesto and Chicken Pasta is! It takes just a few minutes to make, but it tastes incredible! This is a great meal to make for guests as they are sure to be impressed. Try this out today and let me know what you think!

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