Archives for October 2014

Happiness is Homemade Link Party #41

Welcome back for another fantastic week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!

Sorry my blog as been lacking the last few weeks.   We welcomed our little one almost 2 weeks ago and we are now trying to adjust to being a family of 4!!  Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather and watching the leaves change!



Wholesome Sunbutter Breakfast Cookies by Pure Grace Farms | Avocado & Smoked Gouda BLT’s with Wasabi Mayo by Waking Up Bagtas

Homemade Playdough by Ducks ‘n a Row | Easy Bacon Pea Pasta Salad by Simply Stacie

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The Weekend Retreat Link Party #88


 Autumn Sunburst Twig Wreath Trio By Huckleberry Love | Taco Salad Mini Bites By Food Folks and Fun

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies By Sweet Sensations | How to Make A Stacked Bow by The Ribbon Retreat

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GUEST BLOGGER: Chocolate Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cookies

Hello, everyone! This is Allison from Celebrating Sweets. I’m back to share another recipe with you while Brittany is busy welcoming her new baby.

Reese's Pieces Cookies

My family loves the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, and I’m always on the lookout for ways to enjoy those flavors together. These cookies are the perfect way to satisfy your chocolate and peanut butter cravings. I made a peanut butter and chocolate cookie and loaded it with chocolate chips and Reese’s Pieces candies. The cookies are chewy around the edges and soft in the centers, and they beg to be eaten while still warm with a cold glass of milk.

Reese's Pieces Cookies - 2

These cookies are great any time of year (I’d never turn them down!), but I especially like to make them during the month of October. Their colors go perfectly with Halloween and the Fall season. Grab some Reese’s Pieces and get baking. You will not be disappointed!

Reese's Pieces Cookies - 3

If you prefer peanut butter cups to Reese’s Pieces, these cookies would be just as delicious with peanut butter cups in them. Just replace the Reese’s Pieces with 1 1/2 cups chopped peanut butter cups.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cookies
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Soft, chocolate and peanut butter cookies loaded with chocolate chips and Reese's Pieces candies.
Serves: 2 dozen
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter (not natural)
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1½ cups Reese's Pieces candies, divided
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 2. With a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter, peanut butter, and sugars for several minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat to combine, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. 3. In a separate bowl, combine cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch. With your mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. Fold in 1 cup of Reese's Pieces and ½ cup chocolate chips.
  4. 4. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons (I used a 1½ tablespoon scoop) onto greased or lined cookies sheets. Leave a couple of inches in between for spreading. Press the remaining ½ cup of Reese's Pieces onto the tops of the dough; this will make the candies more visible. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until the edges are set and the centers still a little soft. The cookies will look slightly underdone, but they will continue cooking as they cool. Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
This recipe was contributed by Allison from Celebrating Sweets.

Happiness is Homemade Link Party #40

Wow! Week #40! Brittany and I send a HUGE thank you to all of our blogger friends who have been with us each week! The growth the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party has had each week is awesome!

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #40

Happiness is Homemade

Where there is terrific food! Great ideas! Family fun things to do! AND you don’t have to leave the couch!

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The Weekend Retreat Link Party #87

Welcome back for another week at The Weekend Retreat Link Party!!!

Sorry my blog has been neglected lately, we welcomed our baby girl last week and now we are trying to adjust to being a family  of four!   Hope you all have a safe and fun weekend!

The Weekend re-Treat Link Party #87
Chai Team Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread from Life With The Crust Cut Off | DIY Headboard from Magenta and Lime | DIY Whitewash Wood from Making It In The Woods | Pretzel Candy Spiderwebs from Five Heart Home

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