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Aug 25

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cornflake Clusters

When you don’t have a lot of time but want a sweet treat, you need No Bake Cornflake Clusters! With only 3 ingredients these Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cornflake Clusters are easy, fast, and addicting.

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Cornflake Clusters - this easy candy recipe has only 3 ingredients! Perfect for a quick no-bake snack or holiday cookie tray.

And just like that, we’re back into the swing of things: school, homework, dance, repeat. Jordan’s on a production jazz team this year, which is my way of letting her do team without having to commit to all the competitions and hours upon hours of classes. As it is, on production, she takes 3.5 hours of class a week and will do two showcase performances and two competitions.

I want to clarify that I am not, nor will I ever be, a dance mom. Nothing agains those moms that love all things dance – that’s just not me. I’m not a soccer mom, softball mom, or a theatre mom either (when Jordan did those things). I’m a drop-off and pick-up good-luck mom. I’ve got my own stuff to deal with and, really, I want to watch Jordan dance because she loves it, but that doesn’t mean I love it. Having to help backstage and care about costumes and make-up? Not my thing.

Last weekend we had a dance team meeting, where 90% of the room was all-in drinking the kool-aid and the rest of us just listened, laughed at people, and rolled our eyes. We found out that showcase week is during winter break, so any vacations need to be cancelled. (When I asked about it I was given a blank stare and told to figure it out.) Then we had a 5 minute debate on wether we should use lip stain or red lipstick for competitions.

Seriously, #firstworldrichpeopleproblems.

Anyway, my point is that this year is busier than ever before. I need meals and snacks that are fast, especially once it comes to school parties and dance parties and holiday parties. No one has time anymore, so easy recipes with less than 5 ingredients are a MUST.

Cornflake Clusters from Five Ingredient Recipes

I just love this new cookbook, 5 Ingredient Recipes by Philia Kelnhofer, of Sweet Phi. The tagline, a cookbook for busy people, speaks to me because we are all so dang busy! There are breakfasts, dinners, and desserts for every occasion (I cannot wait to try the bacon and brussels sprouts salad) and ALL of them have 5 ingredients or less. There are even menus, shopping lists, and a list of pantry essentials. I’m pretty much leaving this cookbook in my kitchen and using it all year long.

There are several desserts in the book, including an easy pie crust and several pie recipes, but these Cornflake Clusters caught my eye. One, because they only had 2 ingredients and two, because they’re SO adaptable to other flavors and recipes. Philia used just butterscotch in her recipe, but I added peanut butter because I love the combination of butterscotch and peanut butter.

If you’re counting, that STILL only makes these 3 ingredients. And they took me about 10 minutes – total – to make.

Aug 23

Tres Leches French Toast Casserole

Tres Leches French Toast Casserole (4 of 6)

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailWell, now I’ve gone and done it: I’ve taken brunch up about a million notches. Tres Leches French Toast Casserole should be the ONLY french toast you ever eat again! PIN IT NOW to save for later! Can you believe that, until about six months ago, I’d never had tres leches cake? I know,...

Aug 21

Apple Pie Cupcakes

Apple Pie Cupcakes (3 of 4)

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailWho is ready for all things apple? I am counting down the days until we can go apple picking…and until then I’m making Apple Pie Cupcakes to hold me over! I think jury duty is kind of a crock. I mean, I get it, really I do. If I ever get arrested, I hope...

the BEST shortbread cookie recipes

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Aug 18

Double Decker Cookie Gooey Bars

Double Decker Gooey Cookie Bars (2 of 6)

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailSTOP what you are doing and print this recipe. I’ve made the ULTIMATE gooey bar: a Double Decker Cookie Gooey Bar made with TWO kinds of cookies! Well, it’s that time of year again, the time when us moms are once again divided into two groups: the ones who are depressed that their kids...

Aug 16

Fudgy Brownie Cookies

Fudgy Brownie Cookies (1 of 4)

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailYes, Fudgy Brownie Cookies are a thing. And guess what? They’re completely from scratch! I realized recently that I haven’t been doing much experimenting in the kitchen. I’ve been using recipes I’ve previously developed (like chocolate chip cookies) and turning them into fabulous new recipes (like gooey bars) but I haven’t been starting from...

Aug 14

Pumpkin Pull-Apart Loaf

Easy Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread (5 of 8)

PinterestFacebookTwitterStumbleYummlyEmailI know, can you believe it? I’m going there, and it’s only August. I’m sorry, but I couldn’t wait to share this Pumpkin Pull-Apart Loaf with you! PIN IT NOW to save for later! Every year this happens: August 1 hits and I start thinking about back-to-school which leads me to thinking about things...