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Sunflower Sesame Sugar Cookies

Sunflower Sesame Sugar Cookies

| April 17, 2013 | 3 Comments

“Why do I smell cookies?” Paige asked as she came inside today. She and Will had been playing outside, but weren’t happy to see that the warm temperatures had brought back the bees and other little pests. “You don’t,” I replied. “No, but I do … ” she persisted, looking around the kitchen. She really […]

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Easy Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

Easy Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

| February 25, 2013 | 14 Comments

After Will was in bed last night, Shawn plucked Will’s old coat off the couch and hung it up. He’d tossed it there when we returned home without a second thought, as kids do. It’s a battered and worn coat that we designated for outdoor play after getting snagged a few times one raucous afternoon […]

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Chocolate Buttermilk Holiday Cake

Chocolate Buttermilk Holiday Cake

| December 13, 2012 | 3 Comments

There are only 12 days left until Christmas. Twelve! And there’s so much to do before then. Shopping and wrapping and decorating and shipping. Are you ready? Because I totally am not yet. Oh my. But one thing I don’t have to worry about is what I will be contributing to the holiday table this […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Holiday Cookie Pops

Chocolate Peanut Butter Holiday Cookie Pops

| December 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Christmas cookies on a stick? Yes, please! This quick and easy recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Holiday Cookie Pops was created for Pillsbury, but all opinions are my own. The kids have been excitedly preparing for their special holiday concert. Every night, Will has closed the door to his room and practiced the songs he’d […]

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Toffee Crunch Cookies

Toffee Crunch Cookies

| December 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

This recipe for rich and buttery Toffee Crunch Cookies is great for anytime — but they are especially good Christmas cookies, perfect for sharing with friends. “After you,” the older man said as we reached the coffee urn, our paper cups in hand and ready to be filled. I thanked him and filled mine with […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

| November 25, 2012 | 7 Comments

Love chocolate holiday treats? These Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies are rich and mint — perfect Christmas cookies for sharing. I have two words for you: Christmas. Cookies. (I am ridiculously thrilled to start Christmas cookie season. What? That’s not a season? Come on!) The other night I was talking to Cate online and confessed that […]

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Quickie Molten Chocolate Cake For One

Quickie Molten Chocolate Cake For One

| October 16, 2012 | 7 Comments

This post is for all the chocolate-loving, cake-craving, sweet tooth having food lovers out there. And this recipe? It’s for those afternoons when all you need is a quick chocolate fix but don’t want or need a whole cake  (or a batch of cupcakes). It makes one perfect, moist, molten Nutella filled cake just for […]

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Multigrain Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Multigrain Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

| September 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

“Cookies? For dessert?!?” “Ooh! They have chocolate!” We don’t have dessert that often. Though I have a huge sweet tooth, I like dessert to be a happy surprise for special days or just because. So when I whipped up cookies while making dinner this weekend, the kids were thrilled. And I was thrilled because they […]

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Basic One-Bowl Cupcakes Frosted with Nutella

Basic One-Bowl Cupcakes Frosted with Nutella

| August 7, 2012 | 4 Comments

When my kids first started school, I would look at the all primped and put-together moms and wish I could be even a little bit like them. Will was three, Paige was an infant and try as I might, makeup and hair were rarely on the to-do list before dropping Will off to school. I’d […]

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Cookies and Cream Strawberry Shortcake with Toasted Angel Food Cake

Cookies and Cream Strawberry Shortcake with Toasted Angel Food Cake

| June 25, 2012 | 12 Comments

Summertime to me is strawberries — fresh, ripe strawberries that spill their juices when left to tango with sugar for awhile. Summer is simple food, served up fast with little fuss. Summer is time spent outside, enjoying the late evening sunsets, warm air and hum of grasshoppers in the distance. Oh, and most of all, […]

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