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Spooky Spider Brownies

Spooky Spider Brownies - fun and a little creepy for Halloween!

Spooky Spider Brownies are a fun way to celebrate Halloween.  Spiders and spider webs are easy to make with melted chocolate.

Spooky Spider Brownies - fun and a little creepy for Halloween!

Halloween is right around the corner, are you ready?  Do you dress up and go to a party?  Are your kids set with their costumes?  I think we are almost ready here.  My son decided that he is going to be Poseidon for Halloween.  He loves all of the Percy Jackson books and Greek mythology, so it is very fitting.  My mom helped to make a toga for him, and he has a rope belt, a crown, and a wig/beard.  I still need to spray paint the devil’s pitch fork silver, so it can be his trident.  But I think that is all I have left to do.  He is very excited, and ready for Halloween to be here!

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S’Mores Brownies

S'mores Brownies - rich, chocolatey, heaven!

S'mores Brownies - rich, chocolatey, heaven!

The temperatures are finally starting to cool off in Colorado, at least for the next week.  It was 95 degrees yesterday, so you really never know.  But I am taking advantage of the 70 degree temps, and turning on the oven to do some baking.  Are you ready for apples and pumpkin?  I am craving apples, cinnamon, and the flavors of fall.  As soon as the calendar changes to September, I am ready for summer to be over and to move on.  Fall is my favorite season.  The colors, the temperatures, and the foods; I just love it all!

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Triple Chocolate Skillet Brownie

Warm and Gooey Triple Chocolate Brownie Skillet | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Triple Chocolate Brownie Skillet using Hershey's Chocolate Spread {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

I am traveling again this week.  Two trips in two weeks is kind of crazy for me, I never travel for work.  My son didn’t have school today either, so luckily my mom flew in to spend the day with him.  I have no idea what they are going to do, but I am sure they are going to have a great day, just the two of them.  Too bad I didn’t get to see my mom for more than a couple hours this trip.

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Double Chocolate Olive Oil Brownies

Rich and Fudgy Double Chocolate Olive Oil Brownies | Dinners, Dishes & Desserts

Double Chocolate Olive Oil Brownies | Dinners, Dishes & Desserts

Today my 8 year old becomes my 9 year old!  I can not believe how quickly the time has gone.  He was debating all week what he wanted for dinner, finally he decided on homemade sausage stromboli and strawberry shortcake for dessert.  I must say, I am pretty surprised he didn’t pick going out for dinner.  I gave him lots of ideas, but in the end he said he wanted me to cook dinner.  The boy sure does know the way to make his mom happy! Now to find some good strawberries, so I can make a good shortcake tonight!

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Peanut Butter Brownies w/ Peanut Butter Cup Frosting

Peanut Butter Brownies w/ Peanut Butter Cup Frosting

Peanut Butter Brownies w/ Peanut Butter Cup Frosting

Who watched the Wisconsin vs Kentucky basketball game on Saturday night?  Such a tough loss for the Badgers.  They played so well, and then lost by 1 point in the final seconds of the game.  Only the 3rd time in school history that they have made it this far,  so no matter what, it was a great season!  I just wish it could have ended differently.  My 8 year old had 2 more football games this weekend.  It was a tough 2 games as well!  The first game was a tie, and the 2nd game they lost by just 1 touchdown.  So much stress for a weekend!

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Mudslide Brownies

Mudslide Brownies

Mudslide Brownies

I hear the Oscars are this weekend.  Everywhere I turn there are ads, commercials, and party ideas for the Oscars.  I have to say, I am not much of a movie person.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy watching movies.  But once I see it once, I don’t really ever need to see it again.  It is entertaining for the 2 hours I am watching it, but after that I am done.  We have a friend who is obsessed with movies, and he does not understand how I do not have a “favorite” movie.  So needles to say, I won’t be watching the Oscars on Sunday.  But, I do have a dessert that would be great to snack on if you are watching them.  Even if you don’t watch them, you are going to want to make these.

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Fudgy Nutella Brownies

Fudgy Nutella Brownies

Fudgy Nutella Brownies

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday.  We enjoyed a nice dinner out last night, followed by his favorite cookie cake for dessert.  Just in time for the craziness to start tonight!   Seven extra people are coming for the weekend, and it is going to be crazy.  6 kids under one roof, they are going to be in heaven.  I think we might take them swimming on Saturday to burn some energy.  Today, I am shopping and cooking up a storm!  More brownies, lasagna, bread, muffins and anything else I can think of that we might need for the weekend!

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Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

Rich and fudgy brownies serves as the crust for a peanut butter candy topped pizza.

Peanut Butter Brownie Pizza

After yesterday, between Facebook and the question I asked you here, you guys told me you wanted some Thanksgiving recipes.  Clearly, this isn’t one of them.  But now that I know, they will be coming.  I have 3 recipes I am making later this week to share with you.  One of them is a family favorite, and the others are new to me.  I am excited to mix things up a bit around here this year.  My family may be over Thanksgiving before the day even gets here :)

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Monster Brownies

Monster Brownies

Monster Brownies

I had a nice post all written up for you today to go along with these brownies.  I am not sure what happened though, because when I hit save it disappeared.  I am usually pretty good with the technical side of things, but this has me stumped.  My husband might disagree, but he designs computers for a living, so he doesn’t really count.  I was almost tempted to just give you the recipe and call it a day.  But, you all know me better than that, right :)

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Fudgy Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

Fudgy Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

This is a sponsored post on behalf of McCormick.

Fudgy Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

What a crazy week of weather here in Colorado.  We went from 90′s last Sunday, to cold and non-stop rain the rest of the week.  School was cancelled on Friday because of all the flooding around the area.   Luckily we live in an area that was not affected, but not far from our house creeks were over flowing, and roads were closed.  If you have watched the news, I am sure you have seen some of the damage.  It will be a long and slow recovery for a lot of the areas.

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