Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread is the perfect way to sneak some nutrition into your breakfast! Mashed sweet potato gives this quick bread a great moist texture.

Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread | ChezCateyLou.com

I know we are well into the new year, but this is my first post of 2016 so….Happy New Year! My slow down in blogging is entirely because of this. I work full-time, and I used to spend my free time daydreaming about (and then making, photographing, and writing about) cookies and breads and cakes…now most of my free time is spent researching baby things and attempting to sleep.  Growing a baby takes a lot of energy!  I’m still around, just won’t be posting as frequently.  But when I do post, the recipes are definitely going to be some of my favorites!  Like this Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread.  I have already made this three times this year!  We absolutely love it – it is quickly becoming a breakfast favorite. … 

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Peanut Butter Christmas Crack

The addition of peanut butter to chocolate saltine toffee takes this addicting treat to a new level. Peanut Butter Christmas Crack might just become your new favorite Christmas recipe!
Peanut Butter Christmas Crack | ChezCateyLou.com

It wouldn’t be Christmas around here without some kind of Christmas Crack recipe! It has become my annual tradition on Chez CateyLou! It started with the original Christmas Crack, which might I add has been my most popular recipe this month, and then last year I made a Graham Cracker Toffee version. And this year, I have really outdone myself with this Peanut Butter Christmas Crack.

In case you have never heard of this delicious treat, Christmas Crack is an easy chocolate toffee that is made with saltine crackers. It is called “crack” because it is absolutely addicting – anytime I make it, TheBetterHalf and I can’t stop eating it. Truly addicting – and that is why I only make it once a year!  My peanut butter version takes addicting to a new level – if you are a peanut butter lover, you HAVE to try this recipe!

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PBJ Thumbprint Cookies & a GIVEAWAY

All the classic flavors of peanut butter and jelly are baked into a festive thumbprint cookies. These PBJ Thumbprint Cookies are perfect for Christmas!

PBJ Thumbprint Cookies - the classic peanut butter and jelly flavor combo in a festive Christmas cookie! |ChezCateyLou.com

This is not just any Christmas thumbprint cookie recipe.  This recipes is part of The Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange!  Over 60 bloggers and I are sharing some of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes to get you in the holiday spirit.  And, in the spirit of the season, we are also bringing you The Sweetest Season’s Sweetest Cookie Giveaway! We’ve put together an incredible cookie baking prize package, worth over $600, including a KITCHEN-AID STAND MIXER!!  Scroll to the bottom of the post for more details! I would love one of you to win this awesome prize!

And now, let’s talk a little bit more about these PBJ Thumbprint Cookies!

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Pistachio Wreath Cookies

A play on a classic linzer cookie, these Pistachio Wreath Cookies are the perfect treat to make for your Christmas cookie plate!
Pistachio Wreath Cookies - festive Linzer cookies decorated to look like a Christmas wreath! | ChezCateyLou.com

One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is cookie baking. And although it is hard to top eating cookies, I absolutely love giving my cookies away as gifts. Nothing beats a homemade gift. I especially love giving away festive cookies that you might only make this time of year, and my Pistachio Wreath Cookies couldn’t be more seasonal – the red jam, the green pistachios, the wreath shape – these are basically Christmas in cookie form!

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100+ Christmas Cookies

Looking for Christmas cookie recipes? Well you are in luck – I have over 100 ideas for delicious Christmas cookies to make this holiday season!

100-Favorite-Christmas-Cookies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….Christmas Cookie Season! The second Thanksgiving is over, I am in the kitchen baking up a storm. I can’t help it, I just love making – and more importantly eating – Christmas cookies! If you are trying to decide what types to bake this year, I have over 100 ideas for you from some of my favorite bloggers. At the end of this post is a roundup of some of our favorite cookie recipes. But first, here are some of my personal favorite Christmas cookies:… 

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