S'mores Hand Pies | girlversusdough.com

Because Monday. Because pretzels and pie and chocolate and marshmallows. Because summertime.

You know, in case you needed excuses to make these hand pies as soon as humanly possible.

I feel like s’mores are having their moment this summer — you agree, yes? The flavor combo is popping up everywhere and in so many mega-yummy ways. So of course, being the bandwagon jumper I am, I had to join the party with stuffed pretzels because it’s what I do. And sweet + salty gets me every time.

So in case you feel like you haven’t had your fair share of s’mores things this season (if there is such a thing as too many s’mores… I mean, the name itself implies its impossibility), now’s the time to join the bandwagon with me and make this recipe. Then we can all gather ’round and eat s’mores hand pies and swap ghost stories around a fire and sing “Kumbaya” together.

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Three Months of Motherhood | girlversusdough.com

As of this weekend, I will have been a mother for three whole months – well, unless you count me carrying around a fetus when motherhood consisted of making sure I took my prenatal vitamins and didn’t eat sushi, in which case I’m coming up on a year. Either way, I’m pretty sure I literally blinked and my daughter went from “newborn” to “baby.” *Cher voice* If I could turn back tiiiiime…

I feel like I haven’t said much about this new chapter in my life since it happened so, because we’re pals, I figured I’d bring you up to speed so you have an idea of what’s been going on behind the scenes of the good ol’ GVD.

Oh, you thought it was all ice cream and slow cooker meatballs and lovely loveliness? HA. I mean yes, those things have happened, along with cuddles and smiles and laughs and feelings of so much love my heart could burst. Truly, I enjoy being a mom more than anything and I always knew this was the role I was meant to have in this world. BUT. There also have been breakdowns and blowouts and fightin’ words and eating of feelings and wonderings of, “Why the heck is she crying?” And wonderings of, “Why the heck am I crying?” and fears that maybe I’m the worst mother in the world and stressy stressiness. Still, I wouldn’t trade a single second of it.

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Buttermilk Ranch Biscuits | girlversusdough.com

Oh heyyyy, friends. Sorry about my lengthier-than-normal absence from this space. I was too busy being a maid of honor (OK, OK… matron. But I feel like a youthful maid at heart) for my best friend’s wedding this weekend in Chicago. It was such a whirlwind of fun and fanciness that I completely forgot to post here over the end of the week/weekend.

So I brought two things to you today to apologize: 1) Buttermilk ranch biscuits and 2) a summer sale of my eCookbook, wah to the hoo!

First, about this sale. It’s for 40% off my eCookbook, “Quick Bread Love.” All you have to do to get this sweet mother of a deal is enter SUMMER40 at checkout and bing-bang-boom, you get the deal. Don’t forget to take a real good look at all the packages, as there are so many extra goodies going on in there.

And second, let’s converse about these biscuits. Because tangy buttermilk + creamy ranch + buttery biscuits = so many things worthy of a conversation.

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Lemon Ginger Panna Cotta Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce | girlversusdough.com

YOU GUYS. I don’t mean to shout, really, except that I do. Because CHEESECAKE DAY.

A billion and a half bloggers (or, more like nearly 80) and I are teaming up today to share what I consider one of the best desserts to exist, and that is cheesecake. There were no rules, no perks (well, except getting to eat cheesecake), no incentives — just that we all love cheesecake and we want to share it with the world.

So here I am, world, with a lemon ginger panna cotta cheesecake with blueberry sauce and a gingersnap crust. Mama.

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Homemade Soft Flatbread | girlversusdough.com

Do you ever have one of those meals that just sticks in your mind days and days after you’ve eaten it because it was juuuuusst soooooooo gooooood?

Of course you do. Because you love food, like me. You are my people.

Welp, that happened to me most recently with a chicken and gyro shawarma pita sandwich. THIS pita sandwich, to be exact.

Right? Right?? Even looking at it makes me weak in the knees.

So obviously my natural reaction was to recreate this beauty in my own kitchen as soon as humanly possible. Unfortunately that was a whole week later and it was torturous, BUT — the end result was fantastic. And I’m so jazzed to share it with you.

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Nutella-Swirled Cappuccino Cheesecake Bars | girlversusdough.com

Oh me oh my oh YUM.

That’s what I always say to myself when I take a bite of one of these delicious Nutella-swirled cappuccino cheesecake bars.

You read that right: Nutella. Plus cappuccino. Plus cheesecake. In bar form, with a chocolate cookie crust. Glory glory, hooray!, huzzah!, oh me oh my oh YUM.

Remember that one time I told you about a salted caramel peanut butter cream pie and Liberté’s new caramel-flavored yogurt? Welllll, now is the time when I tell you that they also are about to come out with a cappuccino-flavored yogurt, which only further reenforces my plans to camp outside the grocery store until both yogurts are in stock. WHO’S WITH ME? (For extra motivation, see above, Nutella-swirled cappuccino cheesecake bars.)

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