Boozy Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars
I wrote this post as part of the Plugrá Butter Brigade. Thanks, Plugrá, for sponsoring this post and for making my favorite butter!
Some people are so good at friending. They drop a thoughtful gift by your house out of nowhere. They buy those blank-inside cards to write you a letter instead of looking for the ones with a prewritten message. They’re superb at keeping in touch.
Then there’s me. I have about the same talent at friending that I have at crafting, which is to say: none. I try! I'm just missing some critical relationship-building link in my brain somewhere, I think.
This post is sponsored by Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
Cranberry Cheesecake Pastry Braid
You know what makes me laugh? Those videos that purport to show you a "simple hairdo for your kid's busy school days!" and instead show a mom flippin' CROCHETING her daughter's hair, strand by strand, into an elaborate representation of the Greek gods lounging around drinking wine and brandishing caduceuses. YOU KNOW, NO BIGGIE. Just a little tip for busy moms!
Chewy Gingerbread Bars with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting
Best Guesses About What My Upstairs Neighbors Are Doing Right Now:
- They’ve been evicted and told they only have until 3 a.m. to move their belongings out. They are bowling enthusiasts and therefore have roughly 856 bowling balls in varying shapes and sizes, including a limited edition My Little Pony ball with a bowling pin cutie mark. To save time, they’re rolling, tossing, and occasionally drop-kicking their ball collection out of the apartment.
Pumpkin Pie Shortbread Bars with Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream
I love pumpkin so much that it's basically my husband, but honestly? I don't get pumpkin pie. What's with that stuff? There's always way too much custard to taste any crust. And the crust is usually just a soggy mess anyway. The whipped cream is always a tragically tiny dollop. And this is a Thanksgiving staple? It's just sad.
So I fixed it for you.