Natrel Chocolate Orange Mousse Parfaits

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When I was a kid, I loved licking the bowl or sneaking a pinch of cookie dough while baking cookies with my Grandma, but I didn't do it very often. The best sweets--warm chocolate chip cookies, yellow cake, and apple pie--are best served with a cold glass of milk, something my stomach couldn't handle. Until I was about seven or so, I drank lactose-free milk and didn't enjoy it at all. I remember wishing I could be like the other kids who could finish off entire bowls of ice cream with no problem or drink regular milk that didn't taste slightly 'off...'

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Easter Treats: Chocolate Covered Oreo Chicks

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As I have discovered this month, sometimes the best things to come out of the kitchen happen as a result of keeping things simple. From miniaturizing banoffee pie in less than 6 steps to DIY takes on classic snacks to surprisingly simple homemade Reese's peanut butter eggs, my March has been filled with tasty treats without a lot of hassle. In keeping with this theme, I thought I'd end the month with another holiday treat that's quick to make, adorable to look at and (best of all!) a fun way to get your kids into the kitchen with you: Chocolate Covered Oreo Chicks for Easter!

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My Easter Addiction: Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

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My name is Kelly and I am a peanut butter cup addict. It may have started when in 7th grade when I had to come up with a math lesson for class and taught my peers how to triple a batch of peanut butter squares with algebra and actual baked goods... but only half of them made it to class [whoopsie]. Really, though, I should have seen the signs earlier, like when, at age 8 I asked my dad to buy me an entire box of Reese's cups from BJ's or, at 6 when I shamelessly pilfered Reese's peanut butter eggs from my sister's Easter basket when she wasn't looking. I had have a problem.

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Friday, I'm in Love: The Birthday edition!

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Well, folks, it's that time again. Friday is glorious for many reasons, but today is especially special for a few reasons. First and foremost, it's my BIRTHDAY! (yay!) which means that I headed up to CT for the weekend, took the day off to do and eat whatever the heck I please and am spending a long weekend with my family and friends.

Despite being a terrible sharer, I don't want to hoard all the fun. I'm bringing along some cupcakes AND presents for you in the form a GIVEAWAY! (woohoo!) More on that at the end of the weekly love. (You'll want to read on. Trust me, it's a good one!)

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