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Homemade Bagel Bites

Your eyes do not deceive you. This is happening. Oh, and picture-heavy post warning!

Homemade Bagel Bites | spachethespatula.com #recipeI’m actually in the air flying back to Seattle as I write this post (which will be yesterday for all you reading this), and I’m so excited to finally get home—yay! I miss Mikey, I miss Rookie, and I miss my kitchen! Granted, I ate a ton of good food while I was gone, but as someone who is used to cooking a lot, it’s always a little irritating not to get to be preparing your own food for a good two weeks. Is anyone else like this? Maybe it’s just me—I’m pretty peculiar when it comes to food…

Homemade Bagel Bites | spachethespatula.com #recipeUm for instance, I made these—Homemade Bagel Bites. I used to eat the “real deal” (in quotes because I’m not sure what about them was all that “real”) all the time as a kid/teen. Okay, and a few times as a full-grown adult…but they’re disgustingly good.

Annnyway, despite the fact I had never made bagels I decided that *this* was what I needed to bring to the Fourth of July party, this year (among a slew of other random things)—homemade miniature bagels topped with homemade pizza sauce and toppings.

And guess what? They turned out so much better than I could have imagined. So good, in fact, that I set them down at a table with a bunch of hungry guys, and they ate them in FIVE MINUTES! I didn’t even have time to take a photo!

Homemade Pizza Sauce | spachethespatula.com #recipe Homemade Bagel Bites | spachethespatula.com #recipeNot a bad thing because that meant I got to make them again for you guys :) …and myself

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Lavender-Goat Cheese Frosting | spachethespatula.com #recipe

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Tres Leches Bread Pudding with Cherries | spachethespatula.com #recipe

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Sorbet | spachethespatula.com #recipe

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A New Look!

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You may have noticed that my blog was down for just a little bit today… That’s because today is the day my new website design is launched—yay!!! I’ve been working with the amazing Lindsay, of Purr Design and Love & Olive Oil, to come up with pretty much my dream site, and I couldn’t be