"People who love to eat are always the best people" – Julia Child

Samoas Brownies

These brownies have it all! Inspired by a Girl Scout favorite, these Samoas Brownies are topped with gooey caramel coconut sauce drizzled with chocolate!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Merry Christmas! Celebrating with the Nytes family this weekend we indulged in many tasty treats including this heavenly filled Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!

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Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Seriously this is the perfect salad! I know kale and Brussels sprouts are not the most exciting foods, but this shredded Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad coated in a Dijon vinaigrette has become my latest addiction!

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Turtle Cookies

My holiday baking continues, and this time the star of the show: Turtle Cookies! Seriously, I can’t explain how delightful these cookies are; bursting with chocolate, pecans and caramel they will soon become your new favorite!

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White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Packed with flavor and holiday spirit these White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal cookies are a must for any cookie exchange. White chocolate and macadamia nuts are the perfect pairing and by adding dried cranberries the flavors are escalated to another level. Trust me when I say you NEED to make these cookies!

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

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‘Tis the season for endless baking! 

Like most traditions, Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without COOKIES especially holiday sugar cookies! The job of decorating the cookies has been passed on to me and it has become one of my favorite holiday activities! I decorate the cookies using royal icing and with the help of a baggie and toothpick I attempt to decorate”store worthy” cookies. The sugar cookies are just one of many we bake up in the Van Beusekom household every year but they sure do add that extra holiday spirit!

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Overnight Gingerbread French Toast

Thanksgiving means family and food! While Thanksgiving dinner receives most of the attention (as it should…it is DELICIOUS) our family still likes to enjoy a yummy holiday brunch! This year I made Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Bake, which is irresistibly good and a perfect start to a day full of thanks and filled stomachs!


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Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts

Recreating a childhood favorite, these Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts will leave you satisfied as well as nostalgic about the old days!


Growing up I was slightly obsessed with Brown Sugar Pop-Tarts. I remember there would be months were I would eat them every single morning for breakfast. I loved the gooey filling exploding with cinnamon flavors, and combined with the warm toasted crust they made waking up early for school a bit easier. I wasn’t the only one in my family though; my brothers loved their S’more Pop-Tarts just as much. However, they would only eat the middle of the Pop-Tart and throw away the crust or as they use to refer to it as the “bark”. Watching my brothers continually throw away the crust, my dad, who hates wasting food, began collecting their crust and storing it in a Ziploc baggie in the cupboard  so it wouldn’t go to waste. Comically enough, he couldn’t keep up with the abundance of crust and had to give up his mission to save the crust!

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Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread

Before even enjoying a taste of the Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread I knew I would be a fan! I mean come on, I am slightly obsessed with PEANUT BUTTER! The combination of the fruit, apples and bananas, with the peanut butter couldn’t be more spot on to create the perfect loaf for a morning treat.

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