Simple Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

Simple Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting. Perfect for topping cakes and cupcakes. | This Gal Cooks

You guys. This is like the BEST frosting I’ve ever made. So good that I just had to share it with you. Initially, I wasn’t even going to share this recipe with you. I made it to frost a chocolate cake that I made. But when I tasted this frosting, I was like WHOA. That’s […]

Healthier Pumpkin Muffins

Healthier Pumpkin Muffins. Made with coconut oil and honey. No refined sugars. 150 calories per muffin. | This Gal Cooks

First I made these Butterscotch Pumpkin Muffins. Then I made these Pumpkin Swirl Pancakes with Pumpkin Butter Topping. I thought it was time for a healthier pumpkin breakfast recipe so I made these Healthier Pumpkin Muffins. I’ve teamed up with Pompeian to create delicious recipes with Pompeian products. As a #PantryInsider, I was sent the […]

Candy Corn M&M White Chocolate Fudge

Candy Corn M&M White Chocolate Fudge | This Gal Cooks #dessert

I made some fudge. It was really good. So I’m sharing it with you today. As you may have heard, I’m becoming quite the chocoholic. Typically, I’m the biggest fan ever of dark chocolate. But lately, I’ve grown fond of white chocolate. Those Hershey’s Cookies and Cream Bars, yeah, I LOVE those. My growing love […]

Friday Four 9: Halloween Dessert Recipes

Friday Four 9 Halloween Dessert Recipes | This Gal Cooks

Happy happy Friday. Halloween is in one week. I’m so excited because it’s my favorite holiday! I may actually dress up this year. Have you ever seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show? No? Here’s a clip from the movie. The characters in the chorus (let’s do the time warp again), well I want to dress […]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Cream Cheese Cookies

Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Cream Cheese Cookies | This Gal Cooks #dessert

You guys. These cookies are outta this world amazing. Last week I found something else that is outta this world amazing: pumpkin spice cream cheese. Say what? Yeah. I did not hesitate to put a container of it into my shopping cart. I ate that delicious pumpkin spice cream cheese on a bagel. I used […]

Dark Chocolate Oreo Pretzel Bark

Dark Chocolate Oreo Pretzel Bark | This Gal Cooks #dessert #candybark

First I made this Candy Corn White Chocolate Halloween Bark. Then I decided to embrace my dark chocolate loving side and make this Dark Chocolate Oreo Pretzel Bark. Since Halloween is less than 2 weeks away, I topped this bark with Halloween themed sprinkles.  But you can make this bark for any holiday or occasion. Change […]

Friday Four 8: Pudding Pie Recipes

Friday Four 8: Pudding Pie Recipes | This Gal Cooks #dessert

It’s Friday. I’m anxiously awaiting the clock to hit 5pm so I can dash out of the workplace and begin my weekend. There’s cooking to be done, beer to be consumed and cooler weather to enjoy. None of that can be done while sitting in the office, keying my life away. OH, did I ever […]

Roasted Tomatoes with Eggs and Quinoa

Roasted Tomatoes with Eggs and Quinoa | This Gal Cooks #healthy #breakfast

You guys. One time I made this really good healthy breakfast. Today I’m gonna share it with you. I made this Roasted Tomatoes with Eggs and Quinoa just for myself. Ken doesn’t like this type of breakfast food. He’s more of a pancakes and coffee cake fan. That’s not to say that I don’t like […]

Apple Pie Butterscotch Snickerdoodle Bread

Apple Pie Butterscotch Snickerdoodle Bread | This Gal Cooks

This bread is so good. And a little messy, too. But messy bread is alright when the mess comes from a crunchy cinnamon and brown sugar topping. Imagine biting into a slice of cinnamon toast filled with apple pie spice and butterscotch chips. If you make this bread, you won’t have to imagine that anymore. This […]

Spicy Asian Chicken Meatballs

Spicy Asian Chicken Meatballs | This Gal Cooks #appetizer

  You guys. It’s Meatball Monday. Wait, isn’t it supposed to be meatless Monday? No, not on this blog because today is Monday and I’m sharing a meatball recipe. So it’s Meatball Monday! How cheesy is that, Meatball Monday? It ranks pretty high on the cheesy-ness factor and that’s ok. One of my areas of […]

Friday Four 7: Easy Soup Recipes

Friday Four 7: Easy Soup Recipes | This Gal Cooks

Happy happy happy day. It’s Friday. Friday is always a happy day. Especially when it’s the Friday before a three day weekend. This weekend I shall bake. I shall eat. And maybe I’ll clean my house. Thoroughly clean my house. I clean by bathroom every weekend. And my kitchen is cleaned every time I cook or […]

Candy Corn White Chocolate Halloween Bark

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I figured it was time to make some Halloween treats. Last year I made these Halloween Brownie Truffles and this Halloween Cake Batter Fudge. This year, I decided to kick off the Halloween season with this Candy Corn White Chocolate Halloween Bark. It’s ridiculously easy to make. Melt white chocolate chips. Pour into a baking pan. Top with […]