Red Velvet Blondies (with my favorite cream cheese frosting!)

OK, so who else is ready for January to be over, and for February to begin?

I mean, really, February is so much cooler than January.

It only has 28 days, it’s closer to spring …

and it has Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day = a great excuse to eat chocolate and all things red velvet.

Which brings me to my recipe for today.

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But first …

 
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Breakfast:

I know this just looks like the “normal” breakfast, but it’s actually pretty special.

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It’s special because my husband made it for me. Smile  I think this is literally the first time he’s ever made me breakfast. 

There was no particular reason for the kind gesture.  Which makes it even more special.

Be still my heart. Red heart

Snack:

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Oatmeal, with a little peanut butter mixed in.

Lunch:

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I made a pizza with Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, and spinach.  It was so good!

Snack:

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Dinner:

spicy chicken rigatoni

I made this recipe again.  Even though I just made it a month ago.  Because it’s that good.  And that easy. Thumbs up

Dessert:

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I made Gracie’s Red Velvet Cake Batter Blondies.  You can click on the link and get the recipe.

Then I decided to get creative, and I tried to make a marshmallow frosting.

The marshmallow frosting was a fail, in my opinion.  It was too sweet, even for me.

So do yourself a favor.  If you decide to make these red velvet blondies, use this recipe for cream cheese frosting instead. 

It is the bomb (yes, I said bomb).

Cream Cheese Frosting

(from the “Great Food Fast” cookbook)

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup confectioners sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Throw everything into your electric mixer and let it mix on medium speed for several minutes, until light and fluffy.

I’ve used this cream cheese frosting on carrot cupcakes

carrot cupcakes

… and pumpkin chip cupcakes.

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And it never lets me down.

Man, now I’m craving cupcakes.

Question for ya …

Best thing you’ve eaten this week?

What is one recipe that you make that you could eat every few weeks and not get sick of it?

Favorite kind of cupcake?

Thoughts on The Bachelor?

OK, bringing the girl’s dog to Los Angeles?  Nice touch, Sean (or ABC producers … Winking smile).



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20 Responses to Red Velvet Blondies (with my favorite cream cheese frosting!)

  1. Nicole

    I’ve been making a turkey/mushroom sloppy joe dish about every other week for a couple of months (still have to post the recipe!). Caught up on The Bachelor last night…maybe I’m getting too old for it because I kept thinking ‘I hope they all got a flu shot’ when Sean was kissing every girl!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha you are so funny! Love that you were worried about the spreading of germs!

  2. Jessie

    You know your bound to have a wonderful day when your hubby makes your breakfast. So sweet <3

  3. Angela @ Health's Angel

    I never seem to get sick of minestrone soup! I’ve made big batches to portion out into lunches and dinners this winter and I just can’t get enough!
    It’s not even 9am and I want two of those blondies…yum!
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  4. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    How sweet of Brandon to make breakfast for you! The unexpected kind little things are always the best. I absolutely love red velvet with cream cheese frosting! We actually had it as our wedding cake with cream cheese frosting, and it was incredible. I still need to watch The Bachelor from this week, so we’ll see what happens! ;)
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  5. amy @ fearless homemaker

    Awww, I love it when my husband does something special like makes me breakfast. And your post reminds me that I need to try making the pasta dish soon. YUM!
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  6. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    Feb is also awesome b/c it is the month of my birthday!! YAY!!
    Brandon is SO SWEET!
    I looove red velvet, so i’m gonna have to try these.
    I never get sick of avocados, meal wise I would have to say maybe strogonoff? Hmmm…I feel like there are more.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Yay for birthdays!!!

  7. Alex @ therunwithin

    um drool? you had some amazing shots right there
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  8. Gracie

    YUM! it’s too bad the marshmallow frosting didn’t work out, sounds like it would be a delicious addition. But you can never go wrong with cream cheese frosting ;)

    • notsodomesticated

      Hey, Gracie! Thank you for another great blondie recipe. You are the blondie queen! Haha! ;)

  9. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    Great idea! The red velvet blondies would be perfect for valentine’s day!
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  10. Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life

    Oh my goodness! I am dying over those red velvet blondies! Those look absolutely incredible and combine two of my favorite desserts of all time: blondies + red velvet! Yummy!
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  11. Kat

    Oh my gosh yumm. Cream cheese frosting is by far the best frosting in my book. Ok I lied, peanut butter frosting is pretty great too!
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  12. Megan

    Oh man those cupcakes look so good! For some reason nursing has turned me into a sugar junkie!
    Our go to never get tired of meal is like chicken Marsala with linguine, or crock pot mexi chicken over rice. Yum.

    Do you add anything besides pb to your oats? I’m choking them down for the sake of milk supply but they are so not my favorite!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Well that bowl of oatmeal was instant oatmeal that was maple flavor … so it had plenty of (artificial) flavor haha. But when I make old-fashioned oats, I typically add brown sugar, a touch of vanilla extract, and sometimes sliced bananas or blueberries. And then sometimes I’ll add walnuts or peanut butter, too!

  13. Shannon (Healthiful Balance)

    All the food in this post looks so good!
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  14. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    That pizza looks SO good! Seriously, is there anything better?? Okay, maybe those cupcakes might be… ;) .
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  15. Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine

    I LOVE making Red Velvet brownies – anything I can make out of cake mix is a win in my book :)

  16. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    Oh, The Bachelor, I do not even know where to begin.

    No wait, I do–figuring out a way to make vegan cream cheese frosting! IS there really any other reason to eat Red Velvet Cake? ;)
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