Sugar Cookie Bars

SugarCookieBars

This is so cheating. On more than one level. For starters, the pictures are ooooold. Remember when I lived in a super crappy apartment and all my pictures were done under fluorescent lighting and my “final shots” were ALL done on the one picnic table I had right outside my apartment? Yep, these are from… 

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My Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Thanksgiving Dishes

One of my favorite days is almost here. I mean, besides Friday. Thanksgiving is upon us, my elastic pants are washed and packed and ready to go. I’m ready to throw down an embarrassing amount of food. We are headed to see family, many of which I haven’t seen since 2012. Shame on me, I… 

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Facebook Friday!

Facebook Friday!

Ok, I’m not making this a thing. Although…..I don’t know…maybe I will? It has a nice ring to it, don’t ya think? I have cupcakes in the oven right now (and both kids at my feet), and it’s the base recipe from these cupcakes, which we’ve already talked about before. But it’s a variation, and… 

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Modeling Chocolate {Just Say “No” to Fondant}

Modeling Chocolate

I will never use fondant again. I mean, I don’t use it much anyway. We’ve been over this: it’s expensive, making it yourself is annoying and it’s hard to work with the homemade stuff,  it tastes disgusting, everyone peels it off and throws it away so there goes your hard work and money down the… 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Perfection

ChocChipCookie

The ice melted. And then it refroze. We went to a friend’s house this morning, it was 3 hours of pure bliss. There was interaction with a respectable human over the age of 4. We talked about jobs, husbands, friends, food, parenting. I ate lunch that didn’t involve peanut butter or jelly and certainly not… 

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Royal Icing & a Tutorial

RoyalIcing

I may have found a new obsession. I was asked to make monkey sugar cookies for a 1 year old’s birthday party and I knew the best way to make awesome character cookies was to use royal icing, something I’ve never done before. Annie’s Eats had some great tips and tricks and a recipe so… 

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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug {in the Microwave!}

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Cookie in a Mug

Yikes, I’m in trouble. In a moment of weakness one night, I thought “I wonder about that cookie in a mug thing, its probably terrible, I’ll try it”. Oops. As if my own delicious cookie in a mug isn’t enough to ruin everything I accomplished during my workout that day, I added a scoop of… 

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Homemade Graham Crackers

Homemade Graham Crackers

It’s raining outside. The kids are watching The Incredibles on the couch. I just finished a batch of VERY vanilla ice cream that’s destined to become ice cream sandwiches (stay tuned next week). The weather has been acting more like fall than summer, our highs are in the 70′s and it’s raining every day. Feels… 

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Strawberry Pizza

Strawberry Pizza

There’s a cake in the oven. It’s 75 degrees outside (finally!). The carpets need vacuumed. I need a shower. The pan of strawberry pizza I took to small group last night is gone. Like there are only crumbs left on the pan. So my heart is full. Nothing makes me happier than to take a… 

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