Category Archives: COOKIES and BARS

Chocolate & Caramel make the perfect pair. When you add a Buttery Crumb Crust and Pecans, these bars become . . . over the top dangerous!  You should come just a bit closer. When my four girls were still living at home, I made these delicious Turtle Bars quite often.  Now that they have all […]

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Many of you will be celebrating the 4th of July . . . in big ways. Red, White & Blue is all over the place! My only contribution thus far, are these sweet little mini cupcakes that I made for the ladies that I . . . V.T. Nothing special . . . but one […]

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I really shouldn’t have made these today. I’m weak . . . weak . . . weak. These Vanilla Sugar Butterballs are filled with creamy Milk Chocolate ganache and rolled in Vanilla Sugar.  If you look closely, you’ll see that I also rolled some of the cookies in confectioners sugar as well.  Either way . […]

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Sometimes . . . I search high and low for recipes that my better half will enjoy. Those bars, cookies or cakes can’t be too sweet or include chocolate or frosting. Limited indeed. He is the reason that I give most of what I bake . . . away. He is the reason why I […]

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When I dive into one of the cherished cookbooks that grace the shelves of my kitchen, I’m always drawn to recipes that contain the word chocolate. My mind however, is always kicked back to reality by my conscience. If I have any hopes that my fruit loving husband will eat anything that comes out of […]

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Peep. peep peep. Peep. It’s spring people . . . Why is it snowing today? Can’t you see I’m a bit busy here! O.k. then . . . I’ll adapt! If flowers aren’t blooming & eggs aren’t being layed where you live . . . build your own! This is something the little ones can […]

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Two things today. I’ve decided I need to change the name of this blog. Many of you . . . think the name is less than nice. I also have an addiction. Not anything hardcore . . . but troublesome, just the same. I’m addicted to Cookbooks. This is my latest fix. The cover photo […]

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It’s Monday. I clean all day long on Monday. It’s just a habit . . . a routine.   If something messes up my Monday, I panic!!   I rarely bake on Monday . . . I clean.  If I make a post on Monday, it’s because I saved a post for a Monday.  Today is our Lucky […]

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 If you were to look in my fridge right now, you would see containers of egg whites, egg yolks and Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Macaron Mania has certainly hit this house. If you want to make Macarons . . .  you will most likely need to make Italian or Swiss Meringue Buttercream. They were made for […]

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Lately, I’ve been a bit obsessed with Macarons. If you make them and taste them, you’ll be smitten as well. Macarons are to the French what cupcakes are to the rest of us! I have little bowls of egg whites . . . becoming of age . . . in every corner of my kitchen. Sad but […]

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I did it. Something I’ve wanted to try my hand at . . .  for quite a while now. My first try wasn’t perfect, but they are presentable and quite delicious. These would be the perfect Valentines Day Gift! MACARONS   If you blog hop at all, then you know that everyone is talking Macarons. I’ve never […]

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