Maple Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Um, I can’t stop eating these cookies.

Maple Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies - Mrs. Penguin

I feel like every blog I read that has pumpkin cookies complains about how they’re “cake” like and too soft. So if you like crispy, chewy cookies, maybe this isn’t the recipe for you. These are super soft and not like cake, but more like a muffin top. The best part of the muffin.

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Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Squares

Notice something different?

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Squares - Mrs. Penguin

I’m very excited over my recent purchase of a crate, because the bottom of the crate is perfect for food photos. Don’t worry, my pale-greenish-turquoise boards aren’t gone forever. They just went back to being shelves. And they hold a number of food props and recipe books and a cookie jar. Did you know they were shelves? This bottom of this crate though, it’s amazing. I get so inspired by all the dark and moody food photos and food blogs I see on the internet, and I just wanted to try it for myself. I wouldn’t call these photos dark or moody. But it’s a nice change. Feels profesh.

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Gooey Butter Cake

Today, I present to you: a St. Louis classic.

Gooey Butter Cake - Mrs. Penguin

I’ve lived in the St. Louis area for a couple of years now, and I can honestly say, I have never attempted to make it myself. Mostly because 90% of recipes you find on the internet call for a yellow box cake mix, and the other 10% call for a yeasted raised crust? So I think I did a pretty good job of doing neither but still coming out with a really classic and fantastic gooey butter cake.

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Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes

I’m really excited to share this super awesome breakfast.

Chocolate Buttermilk Pancakes - Mrs. Penguin

These chocolate buttermilk pancakes are exactly what you’d expect. They are super chocolatey, fluffy, and tangy from the buttermilk. Basically, they’re delicious. Pancakes are a staple in my breakfast routine. At least every other weekend (when I’m not eating muffins), I’m making pancakes. I’m definitely a pancake person. I much prefer pancakes over waffles. Waffles are like a special occasion brunch option.

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Blueberry Bundt Cake

This cake is really classic.

Blueberry Bundt Cake - Mrs. Penguin

Yeah, more cake. I’m exploring all of the different types of cake. This happens to be a bundt cake. Bundt cake to me always seems so classic or vintage. I usually find myself making this cake during the summer months, I wanted to share a little summery cheer already. I’m not a fan of cold weather, snow, or scraping ice off my car. I am a fan of wearing cardigans and hoodies. So in my eyes the bad outweighs the good.

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