I’m proud to be an American

We love baking sweets on all occasions and love celebrating our freedom! 

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Sprinkles shortbread cookies...yummy!  Find recipe here.
Chocolate covered Pretzelsalways a winner!  Find recipe here.
Red, White and Blue Chocolate covered peanutsperfect combo!  Find recipe here.
Rice Krispie Treats…these are so cute!  Find recipe here.

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My daughter found this recipe and thought it was so cute, so she made these as well.

Rice Krispie Treats!

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We’re All Mad Here…

..But the Best People Are!

Take a peek at our delightful Tea Party for a dear friend who is retiring…
Great Send off, Great Food, Great Book and Great Quotes.

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I think this was a great way to spend the day since it is “Always Tea Time.”

“…Sometimes I have believed 6 impossible things before breakfast”

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Pretzels are a must!
“EAT ME!!”

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And of course you must have a backdrop!
“I can’t go back to yesterday,
I was a different person back then.”

“i’m not crazy…my reality is just different than yours.”

Thankful for friendships, creativity, food, fun, good books and great relationships!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

My favorite Lemon Cookie Recipe!  

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I found this recipe for Lemon Crinkle Cookies last summer at a wonderful food blog,  Cooking Classy.   I  love everything I make from her website, and when I saw these cookies I knew I found another winner!  This is my favorite lemon cookie recipe!  These cookies just make me smile.

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YUMMY!
Next time life gives you lemons…make these delicious Lemon Crinkle Cookies!

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All things M&Ms

This has been the week of M&Ms for me.  I have made M&M cookies, M&M chocolate covered peanut clusters and tried M&M Saltine Toffee for the first time.  Since I purchased a huge bag of pastel colored M&Ms, I tried to make sure and use them all by Easter!

I used these wonderful little chocolates in anything I could think of and also ate a few handfuls along the way!

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I did not leave the saltines and toffee in the oven quite long enough.  This was still very tasty, but next time I will leave in for the full 8 minutes as the recipe calls for!  I was not patient enough.  What can I say, I was so hungry!

You can find the recipe here or in the menu bar above! Thanks Two Peas and Their Pod for the wonderful recipe! http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/easter-saltine-toffee

Enjoy!!!

 

 

 

Irish Soda Bread

On St. Patrick’s Day, wearing something green is usually as far as I go to celebrate this special day.

I took it one step further this year and made Irish Soda Bread.  This was so easy and delicious served warm…with butter of course!  Find Irish Soda Bread  recipe here.

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I also wanted to make something with the color green.  I made green mint/chocolate chip cookies.  If you like mint, then you will love these.  Same as above…delicious served warm! IMG_2760[1]

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What starts with the letter C?

Cookie starts with the letter C
Let’s think of other things that start with the letter C
Oh who cares about other things…C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me!
~Cookie Monster

I wanted to make something sweet for my girls at work on Friday.  Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, so that was easy and I always have all the ingredients for these cookies in my kitchen. IMG_2503[1]

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When I find I also have the Ghirardelli white chocolate  chips and dark molasses, it only makes sense to make these wonderful cookies as well!  They were such a big hit last time I made them.

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You can find this recipe here. Click here for recipe  They are called Soft Baked White Chocolate Chip/Molasses Cookies. I discovered these from Sally’s Baking Blog.  I love her blog and her cookbooks!  I use my cookbooks all the time and they always seem to find a way into the background of my pictures of cookies and cupcakes!

Sally’s Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cookies, Cupcakes, and Desserts for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix
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