Nautical Sugar Cookies

Nautical Sugar Cookies | The Blonde Buckeye

Every once in awhile I love to make a batch of decorated sugar cookies. You know, the ones with the royal icing that are decorated so beautifully… that are way harder than they look? Over time, I have learned my lesson and tried a TON of different recipes & techniques – for the cookies and for the icing. Although there are a million ways to do these, and still have them come out looking beautiful and delicious, this is the best recipe that I’ve used. Although mine are definitely far from “perfect”, I also know that I am my own worst critic. At the end of it, you just have to remember, these are going to get eaten.

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M&M Vanilla Bean Whoopie Pies

M&M Vanilla Bean Whoopie Pies | The Blonde Buckeye

Sometimes I over-think things. Like for instance, are these technically whoopie ‘pies’? They are not your traditional whoopie pie base. Those are more like a cupcake batter, with a cupcake texture. These are actually cookies, so I guess these are more like cookie pies, or sandwiches… but at the end of the day, does it […]

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes | The Blonde Buckeye

Everyday weekday, I start out with a spinach-blueberry smoothie and either scrambled eggs, oatmeal or some other ‘healthy’ whole-grain cereal. So on the weekends, sometimes I need a treat. Since I love love LOVE breakfast food in general, it can be anything from waffles and pancakes to an omelet, or both. It just breaks up […]

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Chocolate Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats

Chocolate Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats | The Blonde Buckeye

These are technically ‘Chocolate Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats with Mint M&M’s and White Chocolate Drizzle’, but I didn’t want to get carried away with the name. It might take away from how crazy delicious these are. Also, you could make a hundred different variations of these. Any cereal, any candy, and any drizzle. The marshmallows […]

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Perfect Funfetti Cupcakes

Perfect Funfetti Cupcakes | The Blonde Buckeye

But seriously, a funfetti cupcake just does it for me. They are perfect. Vanilla cupcakes are simple and perfect on their own, then you go and add rainbow sprinkles?! Kind of amazing if you ask me. They are perfect for any and every occasion.

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White Chocolate Rice Krispies Pops

White Chocolate Rice Krispie Pops | The Blonde Buckeye

Probably one of my favorite things right now is cereal. I would eat it for breakfast, lunch & dinner if that was considered a well-balanced diet. So it only seems natural to use it for treats too. These are Rice Krispies treats, elevated a few notches. With the addition of white chocolate in the bars, […]

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Mini Buckeye Tarts

Mini Buckeye Tarts | The Blonde Buckeye

This is a good one you guys – if you like peanut butter & chocolate, of course. Let me tell you, these little tarts are not only so cute, they can literally not be trusted around this pregnant lady. Luckily I gave most of them away so I didn’t have to look at them anymore, […]

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Lemon Birthday Cake Crumble Bars

Lemon Birthday Cake Crumble Bars | The Blonde Buckeye

Lemon Bars are one of those always good, traditional dessert items. They don’t seem that exciting, but it’s something that everyone seems to love. I felt like they needed to be exciting though. What if, I had the best husband ever that randomly bought me the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook?! Fortunately for me, that is […]

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Waffle Iron Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Waffle Iron Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Glaze | The Blonde Buckeye

My husband and I have never been big on celebrating holidays like Valentine’s day. We are more of the “pizza, beer & ice cream with movie at home” kind-of-couple. And I’d much rather have a cupcake over flowers. Now, that doesn’t stop me from putting a few heart sprinkles on something and calling it a […]

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Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes | The Blonde Buckeye

Simple & sweet. And fruity. These cupcakes… I tell ya. Typically, I gravitate towards chocolate when given the choice of classic flavors. Next is usually vanilla. Then Strawberry. My only go-to strawberry pick is a milkshake from In-N-Out (perfect with a burger). These cupcakes however, are just the right amount of slightly tart & fruity, […]

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