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Tres Leches Cake

Desserts, Holiday, Winter

This Tres Leches Cake is absolute perfection. It’s airy, light, decadent and delicious. This cake is from Latin America and is a sponge cake topped with a three milk mixture. After the milk is absorbed it’s topped with fluffy whipped cream!

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Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Cookies, Desserts, Holiday, The Holidays, Winter

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

If you’ve been here for a bit, you know that I love a crinkle cookie. These Berry Crinkle Cookies were a smash success last Valentine’s Day and I decided that for the holidays we needed a new crinkle cookie, so here we are: Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies.

These are heavy on the spices and molasses. They’re a bit chewy but mostly soft and delicious. They taste like heaven on a plate. A true holiday cookie.

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Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Cookies, The Holidays, Winter

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

December is the month of cookies, cookies and more cookies! These iced oatmeal cookies are MY JAM. I usually favor soft cookies but these have the best of both worlds: a delightful little snap coupled with so much flavor and a soft-ish middle.

This recipe comes from my friend Midwest Made. If you know anything about Shauna, you know that she is a fierce recipe writer and super successful cookbook author. Her recipes not only work but they’re amazing. Every single one I’ve tried has been like DANG OK. Including these cookies. They are so delicious.

I’m going to be honest, I know VERY little about midwest cooking. Literally nothing. Haha. But I have eaten these cookies once before—in store-bought form. I’m pretty sure it was a bag of Mother’s Iced Oatmeal Cookies.

I honestly don’t really remember them but I’m pretty sure it was in college when I was super high and crushed a whole bag. Again, remember very little about them, except I remember looking down and being like whoa they’re all gone!


So I guess I liked them. And after making this, I stand by my opinions. These cookies are the type that I can eat by the dozen. I love me some chocolate chip cookies, I usually can only eat one or two, but not these. They’re truly glorious.

The History of Oatmeal Cookies

Baking with old fashioned oats was at first a health-driven idea. Quaker Oats first published an old fashioned oat recipe on its packaging in the late 1800s, encouraging its customers to bake with oats. It began then…and then obviously evolved into what we have today which is a myriad of different types of oatmeal cookies, including this one!

A lot of people might be reminded of Mother’s Iced Oatmeal Cookies or Archway’s Iced Oatmeal Cookies. I’m going to be honest, I don’t really have those nostalgic memories. But if you do, a lot of people have said these are very similar!

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Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate, Desserts, Pie, Thanksgiving, The Holidays, Winter

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

The hardest question I’ve been asked lately has been, “What’s your favorite pie to make at Thanksgiving?!” THIS IS HARD FOR ME TO ANSWER. But, if I had to answer, I’d wince and say this Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie. Of course I love all pie but chocolate and pecans are a match-made in heaven. They’re meant for each other!

For this post, I teamed up with Karo® Corn Syrup which is my go-to ingredient for the silkiest smoothest pecan pie. It’s an essential ingredient in classic pecan pie because it prevents the crystallization of sugar. This is crucial when cooking all of these ingredients together.

The corn syrup isn’t overly sweet but I really love the dark chocolate because it balances the sweetness in the pie and gives a really complementary bitterness.

Let’s dive in!

How to Make a Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

– For this recipe, you can use store-bought pie crust or homemade pie crust. I made my own. If you want more of an in-depth post, click here!
– Fit the pie crust into your pie dish and transfer it to the fridge.
– Whisk together the brown sugar, melted butter, Karo Light Corn Syrup, eggs, vanilla extract and salt.

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