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When I saw this recipe for Snickerdoodle Brownies on Pinterest, I knew they were the perfect Valentine's Day treat for Clayton!  His favorite cookies are snickerdoodles, so I thought this recipe might be his new favorite dessert.  Just looking over the original recipe at frugalanticsrecipes.com, I saw some great opportunities for a couple healthy substitutions.  So this is my adapted version.  Even with the substitutions, they came out really well.  Clayton was so pleased with them, that he says it might just redeem cake in his eyes (he's not a cake guy).  If you want to see the original recipe, click the link above.  If you don't have an awesome Kitchenaid mixer like I do, a potato masher works really well for creaming together butters and sugar. 


 
 
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When we hosted Dave and Rachel and Richard on Richard's one and only night in North Carolina (before taking off for New York, and then Okinawa, Japan), I knew I wanted it to be extra special.  A special evening with family was the perfect excuse to try another Pinterest recipe.  This treat is strong and tasty.  Rachel and I were brainstorming other awesome applications, which might turn up around Christmastime.  If you're looking at my "shot" glasses funny, I totally understand, since we don't actually have shot glasses, but we do have several many boxes of wine glasses left over from our wedding.  Here's the link to the original recipe on All Recipes.


 
 
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Strawberry pizza is such a guilty pleasure, but ever so tasty!  Make sure you have someone to share it with, or you can easily eat too much of it.  While this does require a bit of baking, it spends so little time in the oven that it's still a good choice for dessert when the weather is hot.