Brown Sugar Rosemary Coffee Ice Cream

So I have to talk about my favorite coffee shop once again.

Brown Sugar Rosemary Coffee Ice Cream - Mrs. Penguin

They make this brown sugar rosemary latte that is out of this world. I mean it. It’s the same place that makes the hibiscus tea limeade. So on average I go there about once or twice a week to indulge in their seasonal drinks. I was definitely inspired by Kaldi’s to make this brown sugar rosemary coffee ice cream. Why not have their delicious latte creation available at home as an ice cream? Plus this will not stop me from going there and getting the drink all the time. So I’ll just be consuming extra of the brown sugar rosemary goodness.

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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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