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Double Chocolate Candy Cookies

Warning! These cookies are actually even better than they look! The perfect post-Halloween cookie! It’s like a kitchen sink cookie and the more goodies you add…the better the cookie gets! Just imagine the possibilities! Snickers, Peanut Butter Cups and Twix-Oh My!  The cookie has an awesome chocolate base and if you can get your hands on the dark chocolate powder it makes such a difference.  I hope you adore these double chocolate candy cookies as much as my family did!


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1¾ c. flour
  • ¾ cups dark cocoa powder
  • ½ cup regular cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups assorted chips and chopped candies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Beat butter and sugars till creamy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients until combined.
  6. Add your candies, reserving some to stick into the tops of each cookie.
  7. Chill dough overnight (or at least 2 hours)
  8. Scoop large mound onto the cookie sheet and press in the reserved goodies. I used milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, chopped Oreos, m&ms, chopped Snickers, Twix and Butterfingers.
  9. Bake 10 mins and cool.




Adapted from Love from the Oven ….Be sure to check out her delicious blog!!

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Loaded Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes – A Savory Delete of the Sometimes Too Sweet

They say your greatest strength is also your biggest weakness, which certainly is true when it comes to sweet potatoes.  The starchy sweetness that makes this tuber such a popular holiday side dish, is also its fatal flaw, since, for me at least, it quickly leads to palate fatigue. After a few bites of mashed sweet potatoes, or sweet potato casserole, I’m pretty much over the experience, and I’m reaching for the cranberry sauce to reset my tongue, but here we’ve mixed in a few ingredients specifically selected to cut that sweetness, and push this much closer to the savory side of town.

Lime, jalapeño, and sharp cheddar may seem like odd choices here, but paired with the green onions, and bacon, they work wonders, and I had no problem finishing a whole sweet potato. And by whole, I mean two. By the way, these orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are often sold as “yams,” but they’re not, in case that ever comes up in conversation.

Besides all the obvious reasons, this is a great choice for your Thanksgiving table, since you can prep it ahead of time, and then bake them when you’re ready to serve.  They will also stay hot for quite a while, which is another reason they’re nice around the holidays, when oven space can be limited. So, whether you make these for a special occasion, or some completely un-special weeknight meal, I really do hope you get give these loaded, twice-baked sweet potatoes a try soon. Enjoy

Ingredients for 4 portions:
4 orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean
8 ounces bacon, sliced
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup diced jalapeno
1/2 cup grated sharp white cheddar cheese, plus a little bit for the top
2 tablespoons crème fraiche, or sour cream
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
salt, freshly ground black pepper, and cayenne to taste


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Dairy-Free Keto Bread with Herbes de Provence

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A soft, tender, absolutely delicious keto bread with a killer crumb. Smear with butter or chocolate spread, and you will think you are eating the real thing!

  • 150 g Hazelnut meal
  • 60 g Macadamia, ground
  • 40 g Vanilla whey protein, sugar-free
  • 1 tbsp Psyllium husk powder
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Herbes de Provence
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 6 Organic eggs
  1. Line a 20cm loaf pan with parchment paper. Add all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir with a spoon until smooth and well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and set aside to rest for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Bake the loaf for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  3. Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

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