Pepperoni Pinwheels

August 9, 2011

pepperoni pinwheels

I usually keep some pepperoni and mozzarella cheese around for those times that dinner has you stumped but you don’t really want to eat out.  So homemade pepperoni pizza is usually my go to in a pinch.

I didn’t feel like pizza over this past weekend so I went on a search for something different to try.  I came upon pepperoni pinwheels.  They looked so yummy and sounded super easy so I had to try the recipe.

They are amazing!  We totally loved the flavors and the convenience of basically eating pepperoni pizza in a cinnamon bun type roll.  You can dip them in marinara sauce if you please but they taste just as great without any sauce at all.  A perfect snack on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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There’s something about bargain priced makeup that gets me super excited.  NYX is not necessarily a drugstore cosmetic brand per se but it’s priced similarly.  You can find NYX products at your local Ulta store but I personally like to get mine from They frequently have the NYX line on sale.

NYX eyeshadow trios

So recently I placed an order and I wanted to share some swatches with you.  The trios were on sale for $5.50 each!  Not bad for three generous sized eyeshadows. Most of these eyeshadow colors in the trios are available for individual purchase too.  But why pay for one when you can get three eyeshadows for a few more bucks?

Not being able to pass up these bargains, I also got one of the “Runway Collection” 10 color palette in “romance” for only $8.50.  And the “Caribbean Collection” in “I dream of Barbados” for only $6.75!

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Has anyone else been watching Food Network’s new show Tough Cookies?  I haven’t been watching it religiously but if I catch it on, I may stop to see what kind of cookies they’re baking.  A few days ago I caught one episode where they were adding candy pieces into a cookie for their local mayor.  They added Rolo caramel chocolates and that got my mouth watering and my mind wandering.

So off to the store I went but they didn’t have Rolos, so I found some Dove caramel milk chocolates instead.  I knew that I wanted to actually put the candies inside each cookie and not just on top.  Picky Palate had just the right recipe I was looking for.  So here’s what I made.

Dove Caramel Milk Chocolate Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just by looking at them you’d think they were just average run of the mill chocolate chip cookies.  But you’d be oh so wrong about that!  These buggers have one whole Dove caramel chocolate stuffed in the center to make a gooey, chocolaty secret treat!

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smokey chipotle baked beans
Best baked beans EVER!!!  In case you can’t tell, hubs and I really liked these smokey baked beans.  I was really worried that I wouldn’t like them since the recipe calls for a wee bit of beer.  Being someone who hates beer, I thought these beans weren’t gonna be my cup of tea.  And even though I could still smell the beer after they baked, you couldn’t taste it at all.

There is just something about all these flavors that really meld together in such perfect harmony.  It’s really hard to describe but the smokiness from the bacon and chipotle pepper mixes perfectly with the sweetness of the ketchup and brown sugar.  And there’s just the right amount of zing to bring it all together.
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