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Want to make absolutely perfect chocolate chip muffins that rival any professional bakery? I spent 6 months testing and perfecting muffin recipes so I could teach you the exact, easy to follow steps to make bakery style muffins at home!
Want to make absolutely perfect muffins that rival any professional bakery? I spent 6 months testing and perfecting muffin recipes so I could teach you the exact, easy to follow steps to make bakery style muffins at home!

Cookbook

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This make-ahead dessert is the perfect combination of sweet and salty, and when you follow my easy steps below you’ll have an irresistible buttery pretzel crust.
Need a quick and easy dessert that doesn’t lack on wow factor? Strawberry fluff is a no-bake recipe perfect for family gatherings. I’ve perfected this strawberry fluff recipe into just 3 easy steps you can do in 10 minutes!
Pistachio salad will make you the star of family gatherings. I’ve perfected this pistachio salad recipe into just 3 easy steps you can do in 10 minutes, and you only need 5 simple ingredients.

Dessert Salads

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These extra gooey and soft rice krispie treats are absolute perfection. Just 5 simple ingredients, 6 easy steps, and my secret tips and tricks make rice krispie treats that are a step above the rest.
Indulge in the ultimate dessert mashup with these irresistible Oreo Rice Krispie Treats! Crunchy Rice Krispies and chunks of Oreo cookies are blended together and smothered in gooey marshmallow, creating an upgraded version of a classic rice krispie treat recipe!
Want to make the kind of dessert that people can’t stop talking about? Enter Paula Deen Banana Pudding! Follow my 5 easy steps to making this Not yo mama’s banana pudding and don’t be surprised when you get requests from friends and family to make it again and again!

No Bake Desserts

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Here's a made from scratch raspberry chocolate cake! This recipe features 3 layers of classic chocolate cake with a raspberry jam buttercream.
Use those ripe bananas and make fresh strawberry banana muffins. These strawberry muffins are dairy-free and have been tested with gluten-free flour with AMAZING results! You can also use frozen bananas and frozen strawberries to make these muffins.
Today we’re sharing a recipe for a standard chocolate mud cake with chocolate ganache that is very versatile for any season. Since we’re in the berry season, I topped this cake with fresh strawberries and cherries.

Idea Pins

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This hot fudge sauce recipe makes smooth, rich, and decadent hot fudge sauce in just 5 minutes with 4 ingredients! Making your own hot fudge sauce will take your favorite ice cream and desserts to the next level!
Can you freeze fudge? My complete step by step guide will walk you through the best way to freeze and thaw it!

Candy Recipes

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Learn how to make this bakery style blueberry muffin recipe with 10 easy ingredients. These homemade blueberry muffins are packed with 2+ cups of fresh or frozen blueberries. Includes tips for making TALL muffins! #blueberrymuffins #easymuffins #muffins
This will be your family’s favorite easy brownie recipe! Learn how to make box brownies better with these brownie mix hacks. A few ingredients creates an amazing doctored up brownie recipe from a box. #easybrownies #brownies #boxmixbrownies #boxmixbrowniesbetter
This easy banana bread is made with 10 common ingredients and takes less then 10 minutes to prep. Your family will use this recipe for moist banana bread over and over! #bananabread #easybananabread #moistbananabread

Newly Added

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I tested and tweaked this pancake recipe to perfection, down to the exact time to rest the batter for perfect, fluffy homemade pancakes! Now I'm sharing it with you complete with all my best pancake batter tips.
I tested and tweaked this pancake recipe to perfection, down to the exact time to rest the batter for perfect, fluffy homemade pancakes! Now I'm sharing it with you complete with all my best pancake batter tips.
I tested and tweaked this pancake recipe to perfection, down to the exact time to rest the batter for perfect, fluffy homemade pancakes! Now I'm sharing it with you complete with all my best pancake batter tips.

Breakfast Recipes

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White chocolate mousse is an easy 2 ingredient dessert that’s perfect to make for New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day or whenever the craving strikes! This white chocolate mousse recipe is creamy and light.
White chocolate mousse is an easy 2 ingredient dessert that’s perfect to make for New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day or whenever the craving strikes! This white chocolate mousse recipe is creamy and light.
Consider this your one-stop guide for making the perfect chocolate mousse with just two ingredients (and no eggs!). I’m sharing all my best mousse tips that make this so easy, yet yield an impressive result that will wow your friends and family.

Mousse Recipes

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Without a doubt, this baked donut recipe is our absolute favorite! Easily whip up these homemade donuts with a variety of glaze choices. This recipe has been tested and proven, and it even includes an outstanding gluten-free donut option.
Without a doubt, this baked donut recipe is our absolute favorite! Easily whip up these homemade donuts with a variety of glaze choices. This recipe has been tested and proven, and it even includes an outstanding gluten-free donut option.
Without a doubt, this baked donut recipe is our absolute favorite! Easily whip up these homemade donuts with a variety of glaze choices. This recipe has been tested and proven, and it even includes an outstanding gluten-free donut option.

Donuts

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You no longer need to be intimidated by homemade candy recipes! This peanut brittle recipe is made in just 5 simple steps, complete with all my best pro candy-making tips. Plus, I'm even sharing my tried and true way to clean your pot!
You no longer need to be intimidated by homemade candy recipes! This peanut brittle recipe is made in just 5 simple steps, complete with all my best pro candy-making tips. Plus, I'm even sharing my tried and true way to clean your pot!
You no longer need to be intimidated by homemade candy recipes! This peanut brittle recipe is made in just 5 simple steps, complete with all my best pro candy-making tips. Plus, I'm even sharing my tried and true way to clean your pot!

Christmas Desserts

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It’s time to get excited because I am about to teach you how to make perfect apple cider donuts in just 20 minutes at home! These homemade donuts pack a serious apple cider flavor punch because they’re made with real apple cider. Keep reading for my secret trick that I’m sharing with you below!
These apple cinnamon muffins have real apple chunks baked into them and a cinnamon sugar topping, making them perfectly moist and packed with apple flavor.
Get ready to wow friends, family, and yourself when you make the best apple crisp recipe with a warm apple filling and addictive crumble oat topping. Even better, you’ll make it in just 5 easy steps with just 10 minutes of prep when you follow my step-by-step guide below.

Fall Dessert Recipes

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This sugar cookie is ready for fall! Our favorite pumpkin sugar cookies are chewy, soft and will give you sweater weather vibes.
Easy pumpkin swirl cake is made with a doctored up yellow cake mix with a delicious pumpkin filling layer swirled in! It tastes like pumpkin coffee cake. Give this pumpkin cake with cake mix a try for breakfast or dessert!
Pumpkin whipped cream is an easy dessert topping with only 3 ingredients! Try pumpkin whipped cream on top of pumpkin pie this year or on hot cocoa, a latte, pie, cake, brownies, pancakes, and cupcakes!

Pumpkin Desserts

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Halloween brownies only call for a handful of ingredients! We love making these bubbling witch’s cauldron brownies for our halloween party each year! This is an easy halloween treat for kids to help with!
Looking for wow factor? These eyeball cupcakes will do the trick! These creepy cupcakes are made with decadent, moist chocolate muffins, homemade frosting, and blood jelly! When you follow my easy steps below, you don’t need baking experience to make awesome Halloween cupcakes!
Ready to wow at the next Halloween party? These Frankenstein cupcakes are not only easy to make when you follow my step-by-step guide below, but these rich, moist chocolate cupcakes with homemade frosting taste just as good as they look!

Halloween Treats

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Make flaky and tender blueberry scones with our easy to follow recipe that’s only 9 ingredients! These buttermilk scones are fluffy, bursting with blueberries and ready in 1 hour. The best berry scone recipe for summer!
Make flaky and tender blueberry scones with our easy to follow recipe that’s only 9 ingredients! These buttermilk scones are fluffy, bursting with blueberries and ready in 1 hour. The best berry scone recipe for summer!
Flaky, tender, bakery style chocolate chip scones are easy to make at home! These buttermilk scones are fluffy, bursting with chocolate chips and ready in 1 hour. Learn our tips for making tall scones at home! #chocolatechipscones #buttermilkscones #scones

Scone Recipes

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Pecan Pie Brownies are rich and chocolatey with a nutty pecan pie layer! This is a thanksgiving dessert recipe you will want to make each year!
Easy to make classic turtle pie! This no bake turtle pie has a 4 ingredient filling that is creamy and rich. Add pecans, caramel and chocolate sauce and you have a quick homemade turtle pie! #turtlepie #nobakepie
Thanksgiving turkey blossom cookies - an adorable peanut butter blossom cookie for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Desserts

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This easy cool whip frosting recipe is the perfect topping for cakes and cupcakes. In just 5 minutes with 5 simple ingredients, you’ll have a delicious, creamy homemade frosting.
Introducing the one and only chocolate ganache recipe you will ever need, complete with tips and tricks for getting the perfect consistency. This easy chocolate ganache recipe only has 2 ingredients and comes together in 5 minutes. Keep reading for my expert tips on getting the right consistency for your desired use.
Introducing the one and only chocolate ganache recipe you will ever need, complete with tips and tricks for getting the perfect consistency. This easy chocolate ganache recipe only has 2 ingredients and comes together in 5 minutes.

Frosting & Buttercream Recipes

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Peanut butter bread is moist, rich and bursting with peanut butter flavor. Add chocolate chips or spread peanut butter onto this quick bread and enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack!
https://thefirstyearblog.com/peanut-butter-bread/ Peanut butter bread is moist, rich and bursting with peanut butter flavor. Add chocolate chips or spread peanut butter onto this quick bread and enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack!
This chocolate chip banana bread recipe is a spin on my original recipe, which I have been told is the best banana bread in the world. With just 10 minutes of prep and simple pantry ingredients, you’ve just found your new go-to favorite banana bread recipe!

Bread Recipes

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These strawberry brownies come together easily with strawberry cake mix and a delicious homemade glaze made with strawberry preserves. The result is perfectly moist brownies bursting with strawberry flavor.
Banana pudding brownies have two decadent layers – a perfect blondie brownie and a banana pudding cream cheese layer. Each layer uses a box of banana pudding mix, making these true banana pudding brownies!
An easy S’mores recipe and one of our favorite desserts to make all year round. S’mores Bites are a twist on the classic s’mores dessert, make these mini s’mores in the oven!

Bar Dessert Recipes

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These key lime bars have the perfect balance of fresh and zesty key lime filling on top of a buttery, crumbly crust. These easy key lime bars are the perfect citrus dessert for parties!
These lemon cake mix cookies are mouthwateringly delicious and super easy to make with just 6 simple ingredients.
Our Mini Lemon Cheesecakes are made with a simple graham cracker crust and a citrusy lemon cheesecake filling. Individual lemon cheesecakes are the perfect balance of sweet and tart!

Summer Dessert Recipes

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These lemon poppy seed muffins come out perfect every time, moist inside and gorgeous outside with domed, bakery-style tops.
These moist strawberry muffins are packed with 2 cups of fresh strawberries and perfected with a bakery-style domed top. Learn how to make the perfect TALL muffin, bursting with strawberry flavor!
These delicious zucchini muffins are made with simple ingredients you likely already have on hand in your kitchen plus, of course, zucchini!

Muffin Recipes

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ULTIMATE Rainbow Smoothie! This is the perfect kid smoothie, taste the rainbow! Super fun to serve for St. Patrick's Day.
This homemade raspberry lemonade is the perfect summer drink! Who knew making pink lemonade from scratch was so easy?!
Pina colada sangria is you new go-to alcoholic drink to serve at parties!

Drinks + Smoothies (Sangria Recipes)

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Easy 4th of July cake made in a 9x13 inch pan. Use shredded coconut dyed red & blue to create this easy American flag cake! You can even use a box mix.
These red, white and blue jello cups with fruit are the easiest treat to make for 4th of July! You only need 5 ingredients to make this American flag dessert. Kid friendly 4th of July jello.
Make your own 4th of July donuts for breakfast - American flag donuts! Baked donuts with red, white and blue candy melts for the flag pattern!

4th of July Dessert Recipes

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Easy to make classic turtle pie! This no bake turtle pie has a 4 ingredient filling that is creamy and rich. Add pecans, caramel and chocolate sauce and you have a quick homemade turtle pie!
Get ready to wow family and friends with the best sweet potato pie recipe! With just 25 minutes of prep and simple ingredients, just writing about this pie makes my mouth water. You just have to try it! Plus, this pie can be made with my homemade flaky pie crust or a store bought crust, you choose!
Our reese peanut butter cups pie recipe is the perfect no bake dessert made with only 8 ingredients! This reese’s pie has an oreo crust, creamy peanut butter filling and is loaded with reese’s peanut butter cups.

Pie Recipes

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This homemade strawberry whipped cream is a lick-the-bowl-clean type of recipe! The feedback I get on this recipe is that everyone goes crazy over it, and it’s so easy – winner! With only 3 ingredients, you’ll have strawberry whipped cream to frost cupcakes, cake and pie.
https://thefirstyearblog.com/strawberry-whipped-cream/ This homemade strawberry whipped cream is a lick-the-bowl-clean type of recipe! The feedback I get on this recipe is that everyone goes crazy over it, and it’s so easy – winner! With only 3 ingredients, you’ll have strawberry whipped cream to frost cupcakes, cake and pie.
This chocolate whipped cream recipe has been made hundreds of thousands of times. When you follow my easy 3 ingredient recipe, you’ll become a chocolate whipped cream expert!

Whipped Cream Recipes

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These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are life-changers! The combination of browned butter and brown sugar creates crisp edges and perfectly soft centers of ooey, gooey goodness.
This homemade cookie cake looks and tastes better than storebought. I'll teach you how to make a chocolate chip cookie cake that is soft, chewy, and perfect for any special occasion. Plus, a chocolate frosting that is optional, but easy and delicious!
This homemade cookie cake looks and tastes better than storebought. I'll teach you how to make a chocolate chip cookie cake that is soft, chewy, and perfect for any special occasion. Plus, a chocolate frosting that is optional, but easy and delicious!

Cookie Recipes

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