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Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies

Are you ready for it? All the pinks, reds and hearts? I am. Not so much the actual holiday, but all the girly colors that come with it. I love red, and pink comes in a close second. So get ready. We will have (hopefully) have lots of frilly nibbles coming up here on The […]

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Cannolis- My Comfort Food

Cannolis- My Comfort Food

Truth be told, I already broke my New Year’s resolution diet. This morning at 7am I needed something comforting. I broke open my refrigerator and piped some leftover filling into a shell and slowly devoured it. Let me explain why I needed some comfort food. Despite my ongoing efforts to avoid the unending political debates […]

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Nutella Peppermint Thumbprints

Nutella Peppermint Thumbprints

Are you tired of cookies yet? Tis the season! I have been making all of these cookies in hopes of compiling them into boxes and giving them away for the holidays, but unfortunately my dear husband has had quite the sweet tooth lately. So, now that Christmas is next week he has requested 25 boxes […]

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English Toffee

English Toffee

I have recently discovered a new ingredient that I love. Plugrá European Style butter contains less water than regular butter which results in crispier, chewier cookies, flakier crusts, and beautiful cakes. I have already used it in so many recipes, and I am truly impressed with the results. It also is great for cooking, and made […]

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Stars

Gluten Free Cinnamon Stars

After almost 11 years of marriage my husband knows how to push my buttons. The thing that urks me more than anything is when he throws out the back-handed complement “This is really good, but it is not my mom’s.” I then instantly increase in height and muscle mass, my skin color turns green, and […]

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Winter Eggnog Cupcakes

Winter Eggnog Cupcakes

  I am happy to announce that I have overcome my deep seeded obsession of cupcake liners. While baking these cupcakes today, I realized that my once ridiculous amount of cupcake liners has dwindled down to next to nothing. For the first time in years, I had to resort to lining my pans with plain […]

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Packing and Shipping Your Holiday Goodies

Packing and Shipping Your Holiday Goodies

I still have a hard time grasping that Christmas is around the corner. Seriously, where did it come from this year?!? Like my Christmas card? Picmonkey.com, a free photo editing site, has just released their Christmas designs! You can even turn someone into a snowman! This time of year can be extremely stressful, if you […]

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What I am Thankful For and Bourbon Chocolate Pies

What I am Thankful For and Bourbon Chocolate Pies

I just wanted to take a minute to give thanks to you, my readers. I cannot express enough how much it means to me to have you reading/following my blog. Last year I struggled a lot to find meaning in my life out side of being a mother and wife. Creating this blog allowed me […]

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Apple Cider Caramels

Apple Cider Caramels

This past month apple cider caramels have been passing through the blogshere like a the chickenpox. Sorry, I could not think of anything else. It’s late and I have 2 extra 10 year olds over for wrestle mania…I mean a sleepover. Every time I saw these caramels I would have to refrain myself from licking […]

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Cannoli Tart- Crostata di ricotta e cioccolato

Cannoli Tart- Crostata di ricotta e cioccolato

Holiday pie spreads are awesome. I mean how cool is it after you have eaten your weight in turkey, to head over to the dessert table and find a pie in every flavor?!?!? Dessert tables rock….nuff said. I love making a dessert plate with multiple flavors…slice of pumpkin, apple, something fruity….and now cheesy! But a […]

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Caramel Pecan Shortbread Bars

Caramel Pecan Shortbread Bars

This recipe is the beginning of my attempt to share with you all of the goodies that I make during the holidays. Because I come from such a large family, we only do gifts for my immediate relatives. The rest, receive a small box with homemade candies, chocolates, and cookies. Luckily for me, all of […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Any time I ask my family what they would like me to make, the response is always the same. Husband-black Forrest cake, Oldest Son- Cheesecake, 4 year old going on 16 daughter-cupcakes, and 11 month old baby Ben-snails (from oustside…ewww!). Since it is my oldest’s birthday month, I decided to make a cheesecake. Pumpkin cheesecakes […]

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