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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milkshake
We’ve all heard of breakfast for dinner (big fans in this household), but what about breakfast for dessert? Why not breakfast all day long?! Well, if you’re liking this train of thought, you’re gonna love this milkshake.

Brian and I are on a big Cinnamon Toast Crunch kick right now. He likes his for breakfast and I like to treat myself to a bowl after dinner. We enjoy the finer things in life, clearly. Well, as delicious as it is the good old-fashioned way, I thought I’d try jazzing things up a bit. And since Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal milk is the best kind of cereal milk there is, a Cinnamon Toast Crunch milkshake was the obvious way to go.


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Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Greetings from New York City! Late Friday afternoon, I got a call summoning me to work out of our main office for the week and I jumped at the opportunity. New York in the fall is my favorite, and made all the better on the company expense account. While here I’m making a point of seeing some of my favorite people and eating at some of my favorite restaurants, and hope to share a food diary later this week. Until then, you can check out some of my recommendations from my trip to New York this time last year. 

Second to New York, my next favorite things about this season are pumpkin baked goods, especially of the homemade variety. Without further ado, follow along for Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins that capture all of my favorite fall flavors in convenient, sugary bite-sized servings. 


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Churro Cupcakes

Here in DC, we have ourselves yet another one of those “you call this snow?” snow days that I can’t partake in. Staying home for inclement weather, no matter if it’s snow or even a hurricane, is not an occupational hazard/perk of working in tv news. Add to that the fact that I’m a Colorado girl by way of Montreal who isn’t impressed unless it’s up to my knees, and you’ll understand why I might not be having the best of Mondays. Sitting in the office. Working. 

But enough with the pity party. I have yet to come across a baked good that didn’t cheer me up, and lucky for me, I have quite a few of these churro cupcakes waiting for me at home. So I’m good. I don’t know if it’s the cinnamon cream cheese frosting or the chocolate filling, or the fact they’re reminiscent of my time in Barcelona, whatever it is, they’re pretty incredible, and I hope you give them a try. They tell me baking makes for a great snow day activity. 


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Fried Cinnamon-Sugar Biscuits

When holiday potluck number 5 rolled around, I was hurting. Having a food blog comes with certain expectations that one feels pressured to meet. Add to that final exams and a wacky work schedule, and I found myself making cupcakes at 2am one night and baking cookies at 6am the next morning. I was on an unsustainable path.

Luckily, I have no qualms about getting a little help from the Pillsbury Doughboy from time to time, and these halfway-homemade fried cinnamon-sugar biscuits with a cream-cheese sauce came to the rescue. 


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Light-on-the-Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

After Monday’s rather epic photo post, I’m skipping this week’s Pic Me Up in favor of cupcakes. I just know that I can’t follow the President with yet more pictures of cheese fries. I prefer my odds with chocolate cupcakes.

These light-on-the-chocolate chocolate cupcakes are perfect for those times where you’re craving a dose of chocolate, but don’t want to commit to the richness of devil’s food cake. They’re also perfect for when you have one recipe in mind, and an hour before a holiday party, realize your chocolate-chip supply isn’t what you thought it was. Guess which one of those scenarios applied to me on Saturday night. 


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Fried Cinnamon Apple Rings | fortune goodies

My love for frying food is alive and well. Thanks in large part to these fried cinnamon apple rings. I can’t say enough good things about them, but all you need to know is they’re easy on the eyes and tongue. Think of them as mini apple pies in the form of onion rings. Now think about yourself enjoying one. Why stop there? Go for it and try making a batch of your own. 


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