Peanut Butter and Julie

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Chocolate Valentine's Day Bundt Cake
Learn how to make this rich chocolate Valentine's Day Bundt cake with a surprise vanilla heart inside each slice!
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Brown Butter Butterscotch Blondies
Treating yourself to a warm, decadent brownie fresh from the oven is about as good as life gets. Or is it? These Brown Butter Butterscotch Brownies might be a little bit better (ok, maybe a lot better.) With their rich, nutty flavor, chewy texture, and just a hint of salt, these sweet squares of perfection are certain to earn their way into your regular baking rotation. You are going to love this delicious dessert!
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How To Make Perfect Salami Roses For A Charcuterie Board
Looking for an easy way to make your next charcuterie board a truly unique charcuterie board? Simply add some salami roses! Also known as "meat flowers", salami roses are a beautiful way to create show-stopping centerpieces for your next party or the holiday season. And you'll be happy to know that they require surprisingly minimal effort (hooray!!!) Simply follow my easy tutorial, here.
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Meyer Lemon Curd Tart with Toasted Almond Crust
This smooth and creamy baked Meyer lemon curd tart features a buttery toasted almond crust and a sweet whipped cream topping. If Meyer lemons are not available, substitute regular lemons for equally delicious results.
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Italian Bow Tie Pasta Salad
I know, I know. There are more than a few Italian pasta salads out there in the Google-verse. So what makes my Italian Bow Tie Pasta Salad so special? Read on to learn why this easy, bright, and flavor-packed pasta salad has become a new household favorite.
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Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Serve them family-style......or keep them all for yourself! This easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe puts a healthy spin on the wildly popular restaurant sharable, and it comes together in under an hour. The filling is packed with chopped crunchy veggies then mixed with a multi-faceted flavorful sauce, therefore creating a light yet oh-so-satisfying dish. It will be your favorite chicken recipe!
Peach Cobbler Pound Cake
Featuring a warm, sweet, juicy peach topping, Peach Cobbler Pound Cake showcases the season's best fruit, although it can also be made with frozen fruit year-round. A spiced streusel runs through the center of the vanilla pound cake underneath the topping, creating layer upon layer of deliciousness.
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Triple Chocolate Cherry Cookies
These Triple Chocolate Cherry Cookies are packed with two types of chocolate, a generous amount of rich cocoa powder, and tart dried cherries. I love them warm, straight from the oven, when the chocolate is still melted and ooey-gooey.
Chimichurri Grilled Chicken Thighs
These chimichurri grilled chicken thighs are guaranteed to become a new favorite in your outdoor grilling rotation. The zesty, herbaceous marinade comes together in minutes in your blender, so it's easy to make everything ahead of time and then toss the chicken onto the grill whenever you're ready to eat.
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Vanilla Orange Sugar Cookies
Vanilla Orange Sugar Cookies
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Old Fashioned Hummingbird Cake with Bourbon Buttercream
With bursts of pineapple, pecans, coconut, banana and warm spices, Old Fashioned Hummingbird Cake lies somewhere between banana bread and carrot cake (hold the carrots.) A rich brown butter bourbon buttercream brings my take on this favorite southern dessert over the top!
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Chocolate Decorated Cookies for your Valentine
Heart-shaped decorated cookies for your Valentine
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Brown Butter Butterscotch Blondies
Treating yourself to a warm, decadent brownie fresh from the oven is about as good as life gets. Or is it? These Brown Butter Butterscotch Brownies might be a little bit better (ok, maybe a lot better.) With their rich, nutty flavor, chewy texture, and just a hint of salt, these sweet squares of perfection are certain to earn their way into your regular baking rotation. You are going to love this delicious dessert!
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Coconut Lemon Bundt Cake
Featuring the popular flavor combination of tart lemon and sweet coconut, this pretty Coconut Lemon Bundt Cake is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Once sliced, a bright yellow lemon curd center is revealed, a beautiful contrast to the snow-white coconut coated cake.
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Grilled Chicken Nicoise Salad
Grilled Chicken Nicoise Salad (and a Maille Mustard giveaway!)
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Chewy Chocolate Chunk Gingersnaps
Chewy Chocolate-Chunk Gingersnaps
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Fun Football Sugar Cookies
These fun and colorful football cookies are a game day must, no matter which team you are rooting for. Decorated to resemble a football stadium filled with thousands of cheering fans, these cookies are not only delicious, but they are something any aspiring cookie decorator can make. No hall of fame status required! Just follow my step-by-step photos and recipes, and you can bring these sweet treats to your next tailgate or Super Bowl party!
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White Chocolate Raspberry Scones
Now, I love a good scone. And I've made my fair share of them over the years. Therefore the fact that I said that these might be my favorite scones ever after I took a bite.... Well, that's a pretty big deal. These White Chocolate Raspberry Scones are a scrumptious combination of buttery, flaky pastry, tart raspberries, and sweet white chocolate, topped with vanilla glaze.
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Butterscotch Ice Cream recipe (churn and "no churn" options!)
Smooth, rich, and caramelized, with hints of butter and salt, this Butterscotch Ice Cream is sure to become one of your new favorite flavors! This recipe features mixing and freezing options with or without an ice cream maker (a.k.a. "no churn"), but resulting in equally delicious and creamy desserts.
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Easy Popovers with Lemon and Thyme
Made from a simple blender batter that puffs up in the oven, these light and airy easy popovers feature a crispy exterior, a fluffy interior, and are flavored with lemon, Pecorino and thyme. They are great as a breakfast pastry, a side dish...or a midnight snack.
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Mexican Chocolate Cake
Flavored with warm cinnamon, sweet Kahlua liqueur, and spicy cayenne pepper, this rich Mexican Chocolate Cake is a fiesta for your taste buds. Cut into a slice, and a cascade of chocolate candies fall out onto each plate, creating a fun and festive piñata-like effect! This is one of the best dessert recipe you'll try!
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Moist Applesauce Bundt Cake with Spiced Sugar Topping
This spiced Applesauce Bundt Cake gets its incredibly moist texture from a mixture of unsweetened applesauce and grated fresh apples in the batter. With its buttery spiced sugar coating and tender crumb, a slice of this cake is the perfect way to finish a meal (or start your day--absolutely no judgement here!)
Whole Old Fashioned Hummingbird Cake with Bourbon Buttercream on a blue cake stand.
Old Fashioned Hummingbird Cake with Bourbon Buttercream
With bursts of pineapple, pecans, coconut, banana and warm spices, Old Fashioned Hummingbird Cake lies somewhere between banana bread and carrot cake (hold the carrots.) A rich brown butter bourbon buttercream brings my take on this favorite southern dessert over the top!
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Easy Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Looking for the perfect way to put some of those turkey leftovers to good use? This southwestern inspired turkey shepherd's pie is a lighter, brighter variation on the traditional recipe, and it requires both roasted turkey AND mashed potatoes. It's one of my favorite dinner recipes that the entire family agrees on, and it's the perfect cozy meal on a cold night.
Slice of chocolate Bundt cake with a heart design in the center held in front of the whole Bundt cake.  Cake is covered in vanilla glaze.
Chocolate Valentine's Day Bundt Cake
Learn how to make this rich chocolate Valentine's Day Bundt cake with a surprise vanilla heart inside each slice!
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Gluten Free Pie Crust
When I wrote the outline for my first cookbook, 175 Best Mini Pie Recipes, my publisher insisted that the content include a gluten free pie crust recipe. I couldn't argue. This is the perfect from scratch gluten free pie crust. This recipe is the result of that work.....and lots of butter!
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Homemade Brioche Buns
Nothing says "cook-out" like a good old-fashioned burger, amiright? These surprisingly easy Homemade Brioche Buns will make those flimsy grocery store versions a thing of the past. This recipe right here is your golden opportunity to take your burgers and sandwiches to the next level! Be sure to save it for summer grilling!
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Vanilla Orange Sugar Cookies
There are hundreds, maybe thousands of recipes for sugar cookies on the Internet, believe me, I know. That said, I confidently offer up my Vanilla Orange Sugar Cookies as some of the best that you will ever try. I've baked thousands (yes, thousands) of these cookies over the years in countless shapes and sizes for who knows how many people? And do you know what? They have never let me down. Never. I guess you could say these sugar cookies are kind of like my baking BFF.
Whole Meyer lemon curd tart with toasted almond crust topped with whipped cream.
Meyer Lemon Curd Tart with Toasted Almond Crust
This smooth and creamy baked Meyer lemon curd tart features a buttery toasted almond crust and a sweet whipped cream topping. If Meyer lemons are not available, substitute regular lemons for equally delicious results.
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How To Make Perfect Salami Roses For A Charcuterie Board
Looking for an easy way to make your next charcuterie board a truly unique charcuterie board? Simply add some salami roses! Also known as "meat flowers", salami roses are a beautiful way to create show-stopping centerpieces for your next party or the holiday season. And you'll be happy to know that they require surprisingly minimal effort (hooray!!!) Simply follow my easy tutorial, here.
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Italian Bow Tie Pasta Salad
I know, I know. There are more than a few Italian pasta salads out there in the Google-verse. So what makes my Italian Bow Tie Pasta Salad so special? Read on to learn why this easy, bright, and flavor-packed pasta salad has become a new household favorite.
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How To Make Buttery Pull Apart Bread (From Scratch)
This pull apart bread recipe features an easy homemade dough that is cut into squares and layered "accordion style" in a loaf pan before baking. The result is a buttery soft bread that would be as perfect for a casual family meal as it would for an elaborate holiday feast.
Italian Bow Tie Pasta Salad Recipe
This colorful Italian Bow Tie Pasta Salad is packed full of veggies, cheese, salami and fresh herbs then tossed with a zesty red wine vinaigrette. It's perfect served as a side dish for a crowd, but it stands great on its own as a main course. Bonus: It keeps well in the refrigerator for the easiest, most delicious leftovers lunch.
Wolf Themed Cake
People will "howl" when you create this colorful two-tiered Wolf Cake via achievable step-by-step photos and instructions. It makes a great themed cake for a birthday party or shower
Smoky White Bean Hummus Recipe
This easy, healthy white bean hummus recipe has a pleasantly smoky flavor due to the addition of smoked paprika and toasted cumin. Simply add all of the ingredients to your food processor and blend until the hummus is smooth and creamy. Use it as a dip or as the base for a vegetarian/vegan sandwich or wrap.
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Butterscotch Ice Cream recipe (churn and "no churn" options!)
Smooth, rich, and caramelized, with hints of butter and salt, this Butterscotch Ice Cream is sure to become one of your new favorite flavors! This recipe features mixing and freezing options with or without an ice cream maker (a.k.a. "no churn"), but resulting in equally delicious and creamy desserts.
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Easy Red, White and Blue Cake
Featuring colorful, red, white and blue swirls, this patriotic Bundt cake is made for all of your summer holiday entertaining, Memorial Day or Fourth of July (or if you just happen to really like red, white and blue!) A tart lemon glaze is the perfect complement to the sweet, moist vanilla cake.
The Best (Award-Winning!) Juicy Burger Recipe
Why is this flavorful, juicy burger recipe THE BEST? Well, for starters, it won me the $25,000 Grand Prize in a national cook-off. The southwestern seasoned patties are topped with a honey-orange glazed bacon, almond avocado pesto, pepper jack cheese, and the unique addition of Chili Cheese Fritos....appealing to every single one of your taste buds!