Caramel Apple Toffee Blondies (3 of 6)
Lattice Blackberry Pie (3 of 7)w
Gluten Free Mud Hen Bars (10 of 10)w
Homemade Soft Golden Oreos (1 of 5)w
Hazelnut Caramel Apple Nachos (1 of 8)w

Banana Bundt Cake {with cream cheese frosting}

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I think I could eat banana treats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I've got breakfast covered just fine, but I realized recently I'm lacking in the banana-for-dessert department. It was time to remedy that problem, stat. Enter: Banana Bundt Cake with a cream cheese frosting. But since it has bananas I can eat it for breakfast too...right? Oh my gosh, you guys. Last week was a doosey. The highlight? I got to spend three days eating cheese and ice cream and re-living my childhood in Portland, Tillamook, and along the Oregon coast. You probably know about Tillamook cheese - the big orange block? Anyway, I'll have a lot more about my trip next week, but it was amazing. My job is so hard sometimes, I just can't believe it. … {continue reading}

Rolo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Rolo Chocoloate Chip Cookie Cups (4 of 5)w

Some days you just need a cookie. Some days you need 5 dozen. Some days you also want chocolate and caramel. Those are the days you want these cookies: Rolo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups. Melty caramel, anyone? When Jordan was about 1, she started talking. At some point that year, we realized she thought her name was You. Me (to Jordan): Do you want a cracker? Jordan: No, you. Me: You want me to have a cracker? Jordan: No, YOU. Me: Okay, I'll have a cracker. Jordan: NO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! About the time the decibel level of the last "you" broke the windows, we realized she thought her name was You. Moral of the story? Use your child's name during their first year. Don't just say "Do you want … {continue reading}

Over 80 Apple Recipes

Apple Recipes for Fall

I know it's still August, but like I said before, I'm in the mood for fall baking. Pumpkin, caramel, pie, cheesecake...and apple! If you love apples and apple desserts as much as I do, you need this list of recipes. From cakes to pie to cookies and candy to bars, this collection has an apple recipe for everyone! Make 2 or 6 today. Or just pin this for when you're in the mood for apple pie next month. :) Enjoy! **Please feel free to pin the collage. If you see a recipe you love, please click through to that site to pin. Please do not pin the images below. Bloggers around the world thank you.**           … {continue reading}

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Blondies

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I love blondies. I love peanut butter. I love Butterfingers. So, if I were to put all three into one cookie bar, I think I'd be pretty happy with myself. Which is why these Peanut Butter Butterfinger Blondies make me so happy! You know what doesn't make me happy? Cell phone companies. Why is it so freaking expensive to have a cell phone? *shakes fist* We pay an exhoribnat amount right now for our two iPhones, on Sprint. They've also got us in a vice because our contracts are alternating years and we're on a family plan, so we can never switch without paying fees. We went to look at phones and to talk to them about adding my MIL onto our plan. The sales lady kept talking to me about something called "Framily" which is … {continue reading}

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

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If you like your oatmeal cookies soft, chewy, and absolutely full of oats, you've come to the right place today. These oatmeal cookies are all of those things - making them my perfect oatmeal cookies! A few weeks ago, a friend of mine texted me in dire need of an oatmeal cookie recipe. Happy to oblige a cookie emergency, I sent him my Rolo stuffed Oatmeal Cookie recipe. That's a great recipe and I love it a lot and until now, it was my go-to recipe. But that recipe got me to thinking more and more about the perfect oatmeal cookie, and how I hadn't come up with one that met all my requirements yet. You see, I absolutely love oatmeal cookies. I actually think, if pressed, that they're my favorite kind. But I'm really, really … {continue reading}

Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Maple Glaze

Peanut Butter Banana Bread with maple glaze (3 of 5)w

What's better than banana bread? Peanut Butter Banana Bread. What's better than that? When you add a maple glaze to the top. Then it becomes infinitely better! Like I mentioned on Saturday, I recently attended BlogHer 14 in San Jose. While we were there we visited Psycho Doughnuts in downtown. {Obviously, it was required we go there. We were all food bloggers!} One of the doughnuts I tried there was a Maple Bar that had crushed Butterfingers on top and was drizzled with peanut butter. Now, when I saw that bar in the display case I had a moment of astonishment. Maple with peanut butter? Is that even legal? It turns out that it's not only legal, it's amazing. When I got home I knew I wanted to recreate the flavors - but … {continue reading}

Easy Pumpkin Danish

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Oh yes, I'm pulling out the pumpkin. It's never too early for pumpkin! First up for the best baking season: Easy Pumpkin Danish. Ready in under 30 minutes! I said it last week: If you bake it, fall will come. Well guess what? Fall did come. For 2 days it was cooler and overcast and it even drizzled. Then Mother Nature was all "NO FREAKING WAY! You need to BURN!" and she sent back the 90s...with humidity. So I'm trying it again. It's pumpkin time people, let's all get on the fall baking train! Let's make the easiest pumpkin danish ever and then smoosh it in our faces for breakfast. Or, you can pin it for next month. Whatever. When I say this is the easiest ever, I really mean it. The danish dough starts with … {continue reading}

Crust and Crumbs 14

mel birthday

Happy Saturday! July was a very active month. You know you want to hear all about it! 1. First off - Bloggers! Or wannabe bloggers! I'm planning to write a blogging series this fall, coinciding with my blog's 4th birthday. I'm planning to talk about social media, community, photography, and content. What do you want to know? Do you have questions? Other topics? Please leave me a comment and let me know what YOU want to know! 2. In case you missed it last week, I announced that I wrote a cookbook! It's available for pre-order now. 3. We celebrated my husband's birthday with this no-bake cheesecake. And that's when I realized Jordan gets her eyes from her daddy. 4. I posted this. And these. 5. Earlier this month, my husband … {continue reading}

Brownie Cookies from scratch

Brownie Cookies from scratch (7 of 8)w

Ever since I made my homemade brownie mix, I've been dying to figure out other ways to use it. First on the list: brownie cookies! These are cookies that taste like a brownie and they're made completely from scratch! You all have made my homemade brownie mix by now, right? It's the easiest recipe ever and you can just keep it in your pantry for when your chocolate craving hits. In fact, earlier this week, Jordan wanted to bake with me. That almost never happens, so I jumped at the opportunity for some mother-daughter bonding and learning time. Amy had given her some peppermint chocolate candies and she wanted to put them in brownies. That was a no-brainer. I handed her the mix and told her what to add as we went along and she … {continue reading}

Peanut Butter Cream Doughnuts

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Is there anything better than peanut butter for breakfast? Oh yeah, there is. Doughnuts. Peanut Butter Cream Doughnuts with chocolate glaze. That would be better. And don't forget the sprinkles! Bridal shower games that make the bride-to-be cry should not be allowed. And, let's face it. Those games are kind of boring anyway. Who wants to make a toilet paper wedding dress? No thank you. Who wants to walk around with clothespins clipped to every hem totally afraid to say a word? I mean, I don't know about you, but when I am forbidden to say something that is all that wants to come out. Partygoer: "What do you do for a living?" Me: ".... LOVE. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Now here, take my damn clothespins." Who wants to cry … {continue reading}

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