Cinnamon, Date and Nut Mini Loaves

Hi, Mommy on Demand readers! It’s Blair from The Seasoned Mom and I’m glad to be back this month with another simple, seasonal recipe to share. Packed with sweet flavor, these Cinnamon, Date and Nut Mini Loaves are the perfect holiday gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers, and friends!

Cinnamon Date and Nut Mini Loaves

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GUEST BLOGGER: Apple Snack Cake

Hi, Mommy on Demand readers. This is Allison again, back with another recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth. Today I have a delicious (and simple!) Apple Snack Cake for you.

Apple Snack Cake

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I love when cakes are titled “snack cakes” or “coffee cakes.” To me, that means that they can be consumed for breakfast, as a snack, or dessert. And I’m pretty much always looking for a chance to eat cake for breakfast. 😉

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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Now that Fall is here I have pumpkin on the brain!!!!

These are by far the best Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting you will ever have, they are simply amazing!!!

My coworker brought these to work about a year or so ago, and to this day everyone still talks about them.  They are so moist, full of pumpkin flavor and to make them even better the frosting….oh man that frosting absolutely completes them!


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Baked Pumpkin Donuts

I love that Fall is in the air!!  I love cooking this time of year and all the delicious smells that come along with it!  I have recently had a craving for pumpkin….anything with pumpkin!!  So I got to thinking about making some pumpkin donuts……but not the greasy unhealthy kind so I made Baked Pumpkin Donuts Holes!  They were shockingly delicious and really quick and easy to make.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

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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.

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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!

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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.

Snickers Muddy Buddies

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With NFL season here that means we have lots of get together’s with the friends on Sunday and Monday.  Or should I say my husband has lots of get together’s with his buddies.   Personally I don’t really watch a lot of football and im never cheering for a certain team but one thing is for sure, I love going to the parties for the snacks and socializing with friends and family.

One of my favorite all time snacks to make are Muddy Buddies but this time I wanted to take them to whole new level then my usual recipe.    I wanted everyone to be talking about these new Snickers Muddy Buddies at the snack table.


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Frosted Zucchini Brownies

So I have even more fresh zucchini  that I need to get used up right away.  When I saw this recipe on All Recipes  I just knew that my over abundance of zucchini would be perfect for  this recipe.    These Frosted Zucchini Brownies were absolutely to die for!   They were full of chocolaty flavor, smothered in even more chocolaty frosting.  Matter of fact my husband liked them!  I didn’t even tell him it was packed full of zucchini until after he took his first bite.


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Zucchini Cookies

These Zucchini Cookies were simply amazing!!!   The best part they are low-fat…can I get a YIPPEE!!   Which is exactly what I need right now.   As of right now my garden has an abundance of Zucchini.   I have never had a zucchini plant produce so much.  I simply can’t keep up with it all so I have been giving some away, freezing and making lots of recipes involving zucchini.   Its awesome, I love watching my garden produce!!

So what exactly is a girl suppose to do with so much zucchini…..make Zucchini Cookies of course!!


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S’more Brownies

One of the best thing about Summer is being able to go camping and all the fun that comes along with Summer.   One of my favorite parts of camping is making S’mores!  Unfortunately this year we will not be able to get out and go camping.  Between my husbands crazy and crappy work schedule and me being 30 weeks pregnant im not really in the mood to sleep on the hard floor and melt in the sun without air conditioning.

I still wanted it to feel like we are camping so during a family barbecue I decided to make these S’more Brownies!


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Oreo Madness

First off why did TGIF  Fridays have to get rid of there Oreo Madness it was the best dessert……EVER!!!  Yeah…I know it has been gone for a few year and yes im still not over it.  Actually I don’t think I have been back to their restaurant since!


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