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Make It Mini // Lunchbox Polenta Quiche (gluten-free)

Sometimes I think of life in a between-haircuts way. Like, ok, I just got my hair cut shorter and I don’t have to go back until August or September. What will be happening then?! How will things be? Will I still be painting hearts on my nails? Probably. Will I have a better lunch appetite? Will I still be wearing floral leggings like twice a week and drinking 24 oz. beers on patios and stress-texting…

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Cinnamini Rolls

You guys. I totally took cooler pictures of these and then deleted them off my camera like a real amateur. BUT let me tell you about them. I’ll paint word pictures. So for these guys, I simply halved my mom’s cinnamon roll recipe. And then I divided that dough in half again to make 2 dozen mini cinnamon rolls (a dozen for each half). I’m just going to say that I couldn’t have done that…

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Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosted Brownie Bites

Ok guys, let’s listen to this song and live our lives! I hope you all have had the best Valentine’s Day! Mine’s been weird-ish this year, but don’t worry, to me Sunday is the big day. I bought a new coral dress and will wear heart tights and plan on making a million mini foods and over-serving mimosas to my favorites. In the meantime, I totally made these twice last weekend. Once for my friend’s…

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Mandarin Mini Muffins

It’s 8:30pm and I feel like I could fall asleep right here in my living room with Beyonce playing and my pink, not-christmas, tree lit up. My apartment smells like maple syrup from some granola I made for work-time snacking. You see, I’m tired. I think it has to do a little bit with getting used to a new job, a little bit to do with the fact that I woke up early today for…

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Strawberry, Rhubarb, & Brie Pop Tarts

The fact that I can find rhubarb is a major spring clue. You see the constant chilly wind and rain that’s been happening in the mitten is making it feel much more like early fall than bike-riding, ice cream-eating, patio beer, weather. But, rhubarb gives me hope. So yesterday, I opened my windows and made these mini pop tarts in an attempt to get spring to hurry up and get here! If you’re feeling casual,…

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Lemon Rosemary Shortbread (revisited)

Sometimes I’m informed of rules I had no idea existed. Like how root beer should NEVER be served over ice. It’s disrespect. And once as a kid I tried to order rice and mashed potatoes as side dishes, but my grandma said that I couldn’t get two starches! Now I eat breadsticks AND pizza. Oh man.¬†What am I doing with my life? But when it comes to rosemary there are no rules! It’s the perfect…

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Pumpkin Mini Donuts + Brown Butter Glaze, Pecans, and Caramel

It’s always donut weather to me, but at the moment it’s REALLY donut weather. It’s time to go to the cider mill and get a half dozen donuts for yourself. It’s time to chug cider until your tum is an ocean. It’s time to wander on nature trails to nowhere. It’s time to put salted caramel on and in everything. It’s donut o’clock. Can you believe this recipe makes either 6 big donuts or like…

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Spinach & Cheese Mini Muffins {revisited}

Sometimes you have to put a bright blanket on your couch because your couch is wearing out. Sometimes you have to clean your feelings. Sometimes you have to buy cereal every time you’re at the store even though you have some already. Sometimes you have to fall asleep on the blanket on the couch watching Bored to Death and then stumble-walk to bed at 1am. Sometimes you have to drink vodka sodas and make pulled…

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Mini Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting

These cupcakes could never be muffins. They could never be chillin’ in the world frosting-less. Some of them sunk strangely and some broke a little when I took them out of the pan. …but don’t worry, once these guys are frosted they’re lovely! And once you’re eating one you’re happy! You see, they bake up cookie-like. A little bit imperfect and a lot delicious. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cupcakes {makes 33-ish minis} Recipe from How Sweet…

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