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Individual Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes | alidaskitchen.com

Individual Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Individual Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes are an easy recipe for warm, gooey chocolate cakes made in a ramekin that take only minutes to prepare. Thank you to Idahoan® for sponsoring this post.

Individual Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes | alidaskitchen.com

One of my favorite steakhouse meals consists of a bowl of creamy potato soup, a perfectly cooked filet mignon and ends with a wonderfully decadent chocolate dessert. Fortunately we have discovered an a delicious, easy way to re-create this tasty meal at home. I will start with how I like to start most of my meals…with dessert first!  This recipe for Individual Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes results in a seemingly decadent yet simple chocolate dessert that is the perfect ending to any meal. …

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Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake is a simple vanilla buttermilk-based cake studded with cranberries and fresh orange zest throughout. Perfect for holiday gatherings, afternoon tea, or any time! Thank you to Lipton for sponsoring this post.

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com

It is no secret that I love a good bundt cake recipe, especially for entertaining during the holiday season. They are easy to make (usually prepared in minutes!), look pretty right out of the pan, and can get away with a simple dusting of powdered sugar over the top.  …

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Upside-down Apple Tart | alidaskitchen.com

Upside-down Apple Tart #WeekdaySupper

This Upside-down Apple Tart recipe transforms a few simple ingredients into caramelized apples with cinnamon over a flaky, buttery puff pastry crust. This easy-to-make dessert is perfect for the holidays or any time you want an impressive dessert made easy!  **Plus enter to win a cookbook giveaway!**

Upside-down Apple Tart | alidaskitchen.com

Today I have the pleasure of sharing this incredibly delicious (and easy!!) Upside-down Apple Tart recipe with you, as part of Weekday Supper. The theme for Weekday Supper is the Mad Hungry Family Cookbook by Lucinda Scala Quinn, and 10 bloggers will share recipes from the cookbook….

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | alidaskitchen.com

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies #SundaySupper

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy, pumpkin spice oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips! These cookies are a perfect treat for fall, Halloween and more! Thank you to Dixie Crystals for sponsoring this post.  

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | alidaskitchen.com

For Sunday Supper this week, we are partnering with Dixie Crystals to celebrate Halloween. My kids know that when I start getting out the Halloween decorations, that means pumpkin season has finally arrived. As we decorate the house, while listening to our favorite Halloween songs, we also whip up our favorite pumpkin recipes, like these tasty Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!…

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Patriotic M&M Cookie Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Patriotic M&M Cookie Bars #SundaySupper

Patriotic M&M Cookie Bars are a chewy, brown sugar cookie bar studded with red, white and blue M&M candies that takes minutes to make. Perfect quick and easy dessert for the 4th of July or any patriotic celebration (or any time!) 

Patriotic M&M Cookie Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Looking for a special dessert that is quick and easy to make for summer parties? Look no further than these Patriotic M&M Cookie Bars! This is one of my favorite recipes to make for a crowd (or a small family to enjoy all week long) 🙂 …

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S'mores Blondies | alidaskitchen.com

S’mores Blondies #SundaySupper

S’mores Blondies are an easy-to-make layered bar cookie with a graham cracker cookie base topped with chocolate and marshmallow creme resulting in wonderful s’more dessert ~ perfect for a party, potluck or any time!

S'mores Blondies | alidaskitchen.com

S’mores are one of my favorite treats, so various s’more-inspired goodies are always popping up in our kitchen.   These S’mores Blondies have all the yummy goodness of a s’more in a delicious, easy-to-make layered bar cookie.  …

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Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies | alidaskitchen.com

Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies

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Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies are a fun treat made using only 3 simple ingredients – a chocolate covered caramel candy, toasted coconut and RITZ crackers.  

Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies | alidaskitchen.com

During spring break this year, we have enjoyed many park visits, going to the zoo and on bike rides, just doing whatever it is that kids like to do. Of course during all of these fun excursions, my bag is packed with a favorite snack. We recently discovered RITZ Fresh Stacks, which is a mini-sleeve of RITZ Crackers that fits perfectly in my backpack for our snack on-the-go.

As we were enjoying our latest RITZ cracker snack, we decided to brainstorm ideas of what we could do with our RITZ crackers. One said chocolate, the other said toasted coconut – so many delicious ideas that resulted in these Chocolate Caramel Coconut RITZ Cookies! …

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Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake | alidaskitchen.com

Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake

Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake combines the classic taste of chocolate and marshmallows into a cool and creamy, easy to make dessert. Thank you to TruMoo Milk for sponsoring this post.

Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake | alidaskitchen.com

Whenever I think chocolate and marshmallows, I immediately think of hot chocolate. That warm cup of hot chocolate studded with marshmallows enjoyed after a long day of playing in the snow, sledding, skating, building a snowman. Chocolate and marshmallows are such a wonderful combination that should be enjoyed beyond the mug. From cookies to s’mores to brownies and more, there are so many delicious ways to enjoy this tasty combo…especially in this easy to make Chocolate Marshmallow Milkshake!…

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Easy M&M Fudge | alidaskitchen.com

Easy M&M Fudge

This Easy M&M Fudge recipe is a delicious chocolate fudge studded with M&M candies made in minutes using only three ingredients.

Thank you to CansGetYouCooking.com through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network for sponsoring this post.

Easy M&M Fudge | alidaskitchen.com

During the holidays, I like to have a handful of easy, go-to recipes on hand to make life simpler. While this usually pertains to quick and easy weeknight meals, I have found that dessert recipes that can be made in minutes are very handy for last minute parties, gifts, or to help balance the baking workload during this busy time of year. This Easy M&M Fudge is so simple and foolproof, anybody can make it. …

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake #SundaySupper

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake takes 15 minutes to whip together and then bakes into a delicious pumpkin spice Bundt cake studded with chocolate chips. Beautiful yet simple…perfect for the busy holiday season (or any time!)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com

For Sunday Supper this week, we are partnering with Gallo Family Vineyards to celebrate the spirit of the season giving thanks. While Thanksgiving and holiday time can be a hustle and bustle, it is important to find ways to sit back and take it all in…and the Sunday Supper tastemakers are here to help by sharing recipes and wine pairings for our favorite holiday comfort foods….

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Grandma's Brownies | alidaskitchen.com

Grandma’s Brownies #SundaySupper

Grandma’s Brownies are my grandma’s recipe for the best brownies – a rich, chocolaty brownie topped with fudgy frosting!

Grandma's Brownies | alidaskitchen.com

Tailgating season is upon us, which means finger foods, snack and treats are aplenty. For Sunday Supper this week, we are partnering with Gallo Family Vineyards to celebrate football season by sharing some tasty recipes and wine pairings. This year I was inspired make something chocolaty to pair with Gallo’s Merlot, and my grandma’s to-die-for brownie recipe instantly came to mind….

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Vanilla Bean Roasted Peaches #SundaySupper

Vanilla Bean Roasted Peaches are warm peaches roasted in a buttery vanilla bean sauce, topped with vanilla ice cream and raspberries.  Simple, elegant and delicious!

Vanilla Bean Roasted Peaches | alidaskitchen.com

For Sunday Supper this week, we are celebrating Labor Day with Gallo Family Vineyards. From a backyard bbq to a quiet picnic at the park, everyone has a special way to celebrate the last taste of summer! The Sunday Supper tastemakers are sharing recipes, wine pairings and tips for making the three day weekend special….

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Blueberry Crumb Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Blueberry Crumb Bars #SundaySupper

Blueberry Crumb Bars combine juicy fresh blueberries with a brown sugar crust and crumble topping for a delicious taste of blueberry crumb pie in an easy to make bar cookie.

Blueberry Crumb Bars | alidaskitchen.com

The month of July is National Picnic Month, and what better way to celebrate than to gather together some favorite picnic recipes to share with friends and family! That is the theme for Sunday Supper this week, and we have the honor of celebrating with our friends at Gallo Family Vineyards.  A picnic with tasty grillables, sandwiches and all kinds of salads, fresh product and dessert, paired with a favorite glass of wine…sounds pretty perfect!

A quintessential picnic dessert is a fresh fruit pie, with favorites such as strawberry, peach or blueberry topping the list. However these days when meal planning for picnics and with two little kids constantly underfoot, my main goal for anything in life is EASY….

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Potato Chip Fudge | alidaskitchen.com

Potato Chip Fudge

Tracking PixelPotato Chip Fudge is an easy recipe that combines salty, crunchy potato chips with semi-sweet chocolate into a fudge that tastes like chocolate covered potato chips! Thanks to Cape Cod® Potato Chips for sponsoring this post. 

Potato Chip Fudge | alidaskitchen.com

This Potato Chip Fudge is such a fun recipe. It is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients and puts a fun spin on the salty-sweet dessert craze that is so wildly popular.  While chocolate and potato chips might sound like an unusual combination, there was a time when peanut butter and chocolate raised an eyebrow. Chocolate and bacon are all the rage these days. What about chocolate covered potato chips turned into fudge? It exceeded all of my expectations. Potato Chip Fudge is little crunchy, a lot chocolaty, salty, sweet and delicious! …

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Peach Buttermilk Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com

Peach Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Peach Buttermilk Bundt Cake has a delicious cinnamon swirl running through the middle of a cream cheese, buttermilk cake studded with peaches throughout.  Thank you to CansGetYouCooking.com through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network for sponsoring this post.

Peach Buttermilk Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com

This peaches and cream-inspired Peach Buttermilk Bundt Cake recipe is made by combining my favorite elements from two cake recipes – this Blueberry Buttermilk cake and this Poppy Seed cake.  Nothing beats buttermilk in baked goods, which becomes even more delicious when it is combined with cream cheese and vanilla. The cinnamon sugar swirl makes any cake absolutely irresistible, especially when combined with diced peaches.

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Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts | alidaskitchen.com

Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts #SundaySupper

Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts are an elegant yet simplified version of a fruit tart made with a sugar cookie base. Perfect for Mother’s Day, to celebrate National Moscato Day or any time!

Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts | alidaskitchen.com

Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts are an easier version of a classic favorite dessert –fruit tarts.  In lieu of a traditional pastry shell, a sugar cookie (or cookie cup) forms the base of the Sugar Cookie Fruit Tart. Spread on top of the sugar cookie is a sweetened cream cheese mixture. Then simply decorate with your favorite fruits.  Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts are so easy and so delicious!…

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Coconut Oil M&M Cookie Bars | alidaskitchen.com #MyDataMyWay #shop

Coconut Oil M&M Cookie Bars

disclosure-#mydatamyway #collectivebias #shop Coconut Oil M&M Cookie Bars are a chewy, brown sugar cookie bar made with coconut oil and filled with lots of M&Ms…in other words, the best dessert ever! #MyDataMyWay via #CollectiveBias thanks to Walmart Family Mobile!

M&M Cookie Bars | alidaskitchen.com #MyDataMyWay  #shop

A while ago I declared these Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies to be the best chocolate chip cookies ever.  Since I’m often asked to bring desserts to potlucks or parties, those cookies (or depending on time, these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars) are some of my go-tos.  Both are simple, classic and everybody loves them.  I especially love the flavor from the coconut oil in the cookies but also love the ease of baking the cookie bars. So why not combine the two (and toss in some M&Ms for good measure) to make Coconut Oil M&M Cookie Bars!

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Grandma's Lemon Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Grandma’s Lemon Bars #SundaySupper

This is my Grandma’s Lemon Bars recipe – a classic made simple, delicious and melt-in-your mouth good!

Grandma's Lemon Bars | alidaskitchen.com

 

As a child, whenever we went to visit my grandparents, my grandma always had a spread of several dozens of different varieties of homemade goodies.  If it were for a special holiday, like Christmas, there were even more varieties.  Her treat platters were impressive to say the least!  Each item was unique, a labor of love, and absolutely delicious….

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Frosted Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes: chocolate cake filled with chocolate chip cheesecake topped with chocolate frosting and a chocolate candy square. Decadent, delicious and easy! | alidaskitchen.com

Frosted Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes


These Frosted Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes are made with chocolate cake, chocolate chip cheesecake, chocolate frosting and topped with chocolate candy. They are decadent, delicious and easy to make!

Frosted Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes: chocolate cake filled with chocolate chip cheesecake topped with chocolate frosting and a chocolate candy square. Decadent, delicious and easy! | alidaskitchen.com

These Frosted Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes are the ultimate dessert to celebrate Valentine’s Day or any occasion where you want something a little extra special.  These cupcakes have it all – chocolate cake, chocolate chip cheesecake, chocolate frosting and chocolate candy. And while they may appear semi-complicated, these cupcakes are actually very easy to make….

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Mocha Fudge | alidaskitchen.com

Mocha Fudge #SundaySupper

Mocha Fudge is a simple, delicious chocolate fudge recipe made in less than 10 minutes using only 3 ingredients!

Mocha Fudge | alidaskitchen.com

Before I tell you about this Mocha Fudge recipe, I have to tell you about the first Valentine’s Day that Mike and I celebrated together.  I had the day off of work, so I planned to make a special dinner.  Artichoke Crostini, filet mignon with a red wine sauce, salad with homemade vinaigrette and chocolate mousse were on the menu.  I had the entire day to shop, cook and get everything ready.  Easy right?  Well, I should also mention that it happened to be my first time making all of the recipes (except for the vinaigrette, which is an original)….

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Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com

Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake #SundaySupper

This easy recipe for Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake makes a delicious lemony cake that can be enjoyed for breakfast or served with ice cream for a light dessert.

Lemon Buttermilk Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com

The theme for Sunday Supper this week is Hometown Foods, hosted by Coleen of The Redhead Baker. As I was coming up with my hometown recipe, I had visions of recipes for Juicy Lucys, wild rice or a healthier tater tot casserole dancing in my head.  But as I was doing this recipe during my morning commute, I drove past a large sign that inspired me……

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Top 14 Recipes of 2014 on Alida's Kitchen | alidaskitchen.com

Top 14 Recipes of 2014 on Alida’s Kitchen!

Top 14 Recipes of 2014: A collection of the 14 most popular recipes of 2014 featured on Alida’s Kitchen!

Top 14 Recipes of 2014 on Alida's Kitchen | alidaskitchen.com

Today I am sharing my favorite post of the year…reader favorites!  I have gone back to calculate the 14 most popular recipes on Alida’s Kitchen from 2014 according to YOU! I learn so much about readers based on reviewing your favorite recipes. As you will notice, what I have learned is that Alida’s Kitchen readers enjoy easy, family friendly recipes with a healthy twist…which is exactly my mission for the blog.  So for that, and for another incredible year, I thank you!!!  I have exciting plans for 2015 and am so grateful for the opportunity to share the recipes we love with you!

And now…presenting the Top 14 Recipes of 2014:

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Marshmallow Popcorn Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Marshmallow Popcorn Bars

Marshmallow Popcorn Bars are a salty, sweet, chocolate and minty combination that are easy to make.  They will make a fun addition to your holiday treat platter this year!

Marshmallow Popcorn Bars | alidaskitchen.com

When it comes to movie theater snacks, everybody has their favorites.  One of my friends favorite snacks is an interesting concoction.  She dumps a box of mint-filled chocolate candies into a warm bucket of popcorn and lets it get all melty, gooey good. It seemed like such an unusual combination at the time, but these days flavored popcorn has become so popular! With holiday baking in full force, I was inspired to transform this favorite snack into a treat fit for the holidays.  Marshmallow Popcorn Bars are salty, sweet, chocolate, mint and super tasty!…

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Red Wine Chocolate Cookie Cups | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #SundaySupper

Red Wine Chocolate Cookie Cups #SundaySupper

Red Wine Chocolate Cookie Cups are made with a chewy chocolate chocolate chip cookie cup base and filled chocolate frosting with a hint red wine. 

Red Wine Chocolate Cookie Cups | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #SundaySupper

Red Wine Chocolate Cookie Cups put a fun twist on traditional holiday cookies.  They are perfect for any upcoming holiday festivities, parties, or any time you want an extra special treat!  These frosted cookie cups are a delicious bite-sized dessert that look adorable on any dessert platter…plus they are simple to make!…

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Oatmeal Cranberry Snack Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Oatmeal Cranberry Snack Bars

Oatmeal Cranberry Snack Bars are packed with wholesome oats, tangy cranberries and very easy to make!  They are perfect for a quick snack, a healthier dessert, or even as a breakfast treat. Oatmeal Cranberry Snack Bars | alidaskitchen.com

Cranberries are a wonderful flavor of the holidays.  From cranberry sauce to cranberry white chocolate desserts, the taste of cranberries conjures up memories of Thanksgiving, winter holidays and everything in between. To celebrate the season, I wanted to come up with something using cranberries that is easy to make, on the healthier side and would be as suitable as an after school snack with my best buddy to a quick breakfast on the go for Mike.  These Oatmeal Cranberry Snack Bars, made with wholesome oats and studded with tart dried cranberries throughout, fit that bill perfectly!…

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Chocolate Coconut Brownies | alidaskitchen.com

Chocolate Coconut Brownies


Chocolate Coconut Brownies | alidaskitchen.com

‘Tis the season for holiday treats!  Chocolate Coconut Brownies are a wonderfully fudgy brownie with flaked coconut throughout.  This recipe combine two delicious flavors – chocolate and coconut – into an easy to make brownie.  There is a double dose of coconut with sweetened flaked coconut and coconut oil (though you could use regular butter if you do not have coconut oil).  Plus Chocolate Coconut Brownies are always especially cute for the holidays because the coconut reminds me of a tasty dusting of snow over the chocolate brownies. …

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Blueberry Buttermilk Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com

Blueberry Buttermilk Bundt Cake

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Frozen Food Foundation for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Blueberry Buttermilk Bundt Cake is a sweet, tangy vanilla cake bursting with juicy blueberries throughout. So simple, delicious and easy!

Blueberry Buttermilk Bundt Cake | alidaskitchen.com

All summer, I was planning to make a blueberry buttermilk cake, however my family eats through containers of blueberries so quickly, I never had enough to make the cake. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, I ran across this recipe for a Lemon Blueberry Cake. With a few modifications, I thought this recipe could become a perfect Blueberry Buttermilk Bundt Cake. I became obsessed with making this recipe, despite our love for everything pumpkin this time of year. Mid-fall is not really blueberry season.

Then I was at the grocery store, picking up the usual frozen peas and corn for the kids, and it hit me…frozen blueberries! Frozen blueberries (and fruits and vegetables in general) are a much more affordable, convenient and easy to serve option. I tossed a bag in my basket and looked forward to creating a Blueberry Buttermilk Bundt Cake!…

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Heavenly Chocolate Cake | alidaskitchen.com #recipes

Heavenly Chocolate Cake

Transform your every day chocolate cake into something special with this Heavenly Chocolate Cake.   Thank you to MIRACLE WHIP (through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network) for sponsoring this post.

Heavenly Chocolate Cake | alidaskitchen.com #recipes

We are already starting to think of holiday eats and treats (and gifts, if you talk to Adam).  And of course the holiday season is not complete without delicious desserts.  As much as I love to bake, after busy days of being mommy taxi, taking care of the kids, exercising and working, I find myself with little extra time (and energy) to devote to making our favorite desserts. That is where quick and easy desserts, like this Heavenly Chocolate Cake, come to the rescue.  With just a few simple ingredients, this delicious cake can be made in minutes!

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Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Brownies | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #brownies #SundaySupper

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Brownies #SundaySupper

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Brownies are an easy recipe for a fudgy brownie mixed with chocolate sandwich cookies topped with cheesecake and then more cookies!

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Brownies | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #brownies #SundaySupper

I can’t believe Labor Day is just around the corner!  While much of our menu is typically centered around the grill, I love to make special desserts to share.  Last year I made S’mores Brownies. What could possibly top those?  Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Brownies of course!

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Oreo Cookies and Cream Scones | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #scones

Cookies and Cream Scones

Cookies and Cream Scones are light, buttermilk scones studded with chunks of cream-filled chocolate cookies! 
Oreo Cookies and Cream Scones | alidaskitchen.com #recipes #scones
Pastries, muffins, doughnuts and scones are often enjoyed as a delicious breakfast treat. However sometimes I find there is a grey area as to whether or not those treats actually qualify as breakfast.  They may not quite be dessert either, but perhaps more suitable for an afternoon treat, such as an old-fashioned afternoon tea.  At least that is what I envisioned while putting a modern twist on a traditional scone recipe for these Cookies and Cream Scones!

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