Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Almond Butter Cups

Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Almond Butter Cups | cookiemonstercooking.com

I know, I know.  You can just buy peanut butter cups at the store.  But can you buy dark chocolate and pistachio almond butter cups???  I have never seen such a delicious treat so clearly I needed to just go ahead and make them myself.  {Although if anyone has seen something along those lines please…

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Chard and Lentil Vegetable Soup | cookiemonstercooking.com

Chard and Lentil Vegetable Soup

You didn’t think I was done sharing soups with you since it’s Spring right?  Honestly, it doesn’t really feel all that spring-like at the moment anyway.  It’s been flipping back and forth between warmer weather and cold, dreary rain.  And we might get some snow on Tuesday.  I’m soooo over it.  I’m ready for nice…

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Pistachio and Dark Chocolate Polenta with Mascarpone Drizzle | cookiemonstercooking.com

Pistachio and Dark Chocolate Polenta with Mascarpone Drizzle

Is it breakfast?  Or dessert?  Both??  I say eat it for whichever your heart desires.  For me, that was breakfast … and I enjoyed every last bite.  But seriously, I’ve been staring at my computer screen for about 10 minutes trying to decide which category this bowl of creamy polenta goodness fits into best ……

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Spiced Pita Chips with Whipped Herb Goat Cheese | cookiemonstercooking.com

Spiced Pita Chips with Whipped Herb Goat Cheese

I can’t stop making homemade pita chips.  Over the last few months I have made them to go with everything.  And I do mean everything.  Soup?  Yup.  Salads?  Yes sir.  Just because?  Obviously. So I figured why not make some for the blog and feed my obsession even more?  Clearly that was the correct choice.…

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Crockpot Barley and Bean Tacos with Avocado Chipotle Cream | cookiemonstercooking.com

Crockpot Barley and Bean Tacos with Avocado Chipotle Cream

Hi!  How are ya?  How was your weekend?  It was beautiful here on Saturday and I soaked up every single second I could outside.  But more importantly, my mom is here!  She flew in yesterday and I have big plans for her week-long visit.  You know, restaurants, shopping at the outlets – all very important…

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Boozy Brownie Pretzel Trifles | cookiemonstercooking.com

Boozy Brownie Pretzel Trifles

I’m back with more sweet and salty goodness.  Because it’s Friday and what better way to end the week than with another boozy dessert for St. Patty’s Day?  You can go right ahead and add these to your weekend plans … you certainly won’t regret it. Plus these boozy brownie pretzel trifles are super easy…

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Chocolate Stout Brownies with Irish Cream Frosting | cookiemonstercooking.com

Chocolate Stout Brownies with Irish Cream Frosting

I’m finding it very hard not to lick my computer screen as I’m writing this.  I’m currently on a self-imposed sugar ban for a bit and frankly looking at these pictures is making it very difficult to hold on to my willpower. I love dessert and while it’s not something I would ever give up,…

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Enchilada Stuffed Mushrooms | cookiemonstercooking.com

Enchilada Stuffed Mushrooms

I made you something good.  As in I can’t stop thinking about them good.  As in I made them over and over just to “test” the recipe one more time … even though that wasn’t really necessary after a certain point.  But it gave me an excuse to eat them again so I rolled with…

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Vegetarian Farro Sloppy Joes | cookiemonstercooking.com

Vegetarian Farro Sloppy Joes

You didn’t think we were done talking about farro, now did you?  You know my obsessions don’t go away that quickly.  They like to stick around for a while.  To the point where my husband complains that I need to stop making so many meals with whatever it is at a given time.  Hmpf.  Uncool…

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Hearty Chipotle Chicken Soup | cookiemonstercooking.com

Hearty Chipotle Chicken Soup

Our weather is all kinds of crazy right now.  Which I’m sure a lot of you can relate to as well.  This weekend it was gorgeous – sunny and warmer – and I was running around outside without a coat like a kid in a candy shop.  And them bam – we got ice and…

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