Sweet Chocolate

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Today’s photo-a-day challenge was sweet. As close as it is to fair, you would think that I’d have lots of sweet things to photograph, but I only came up with one really good one – a close up of some … Continue reading

Easter Blossoms

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These flowers are a fun and colorful way to celebrate the spring holiday. Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (must be butter), softened 1 3-ounce package of cream cheese, softened 1-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt … Continue reading

Poppy Seed Thumbprints

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I love thumbprint cookies, and these Poppy Seed Thumbprints are just special enough to make a great treat for Valentine’s Day.  To make them extra special, roll your cookies in sugar before baking. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Almond Toffee Bars

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1-1/2 cups quick rolled oats 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 6-oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup almond toffee pieces 1 cup sliced or chopped almonds 1 140oz can sweetened condensed milk Instructions: Heat … Continue reading

Spiced Spritz with Browned Butter Glaze

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I originally found this recipe in the 2012 Land O Lakes holiday cookies publication.  One reason I love this publication is that it has great tips, like what to do when you want to make spritz cookies and don’t have … Continue reading

Spiced Molasses Cookies

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This year I’ve decided to try several new recipes, for the holiday season.  I’ve made Red Velvet Fudge – which is amazing, even if it turned out a little dry.  It was totally the fault of my cooking thermometer though… … Continue reading

Quick Lemon Crispies

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This recipe for a lemon cookie is great dipped in dark chocolate, or served by itself.   And, because the recipe uses pudding mix for flavoring, you can easily make other flavors.  If you make them small like the recipe calls … Continue reading

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This is the recipe for the “healthy” cookies I made for my sister Kayla’s bridal shower.  Everyone seemed to like them well enough.  Even with the cake, chocolate chunk cookies, and sugar cookies, I didn’t have many left. Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading

It’s a sparkly cookie sort of day.

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So… it’s about an hour after lunch, and I feel like something sweet.  Granted, I’ve got some Girl Scout Thin Mints I could snack on.  But that’s not what they are for.  They’re for making homemade blizzards – if Matt … Continue reading