Peppermint Blossoms

When holiday candy went on sale I bought a package of candy cane (aka peppermint) Hershey’s kisses. My idea was to riff on peanut butter blossoms and make a cookie with a chocolate base and put the kiss on top. I’m making cookies for my colleagues in Ohio and decided this would be a good …

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Cranberry Scones

It seems like over the holidays I’ve been on a scone kick. I made Herb Cheese Scones for Xmas day. Then this weekend I decided I’d make cranberry scones. This in part came about because when I went grocery shopping cranberries were on super sale. .40 for a bag. So it seemed like buying a …

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Herb Cheese Scones

I can’t help it. Savory scones are pretty much one of my most favorite breakfast things. So much so that I’m willing to make and entire batch for just myself. This batch was my holiday morning treat to myself. Half of them I’ve stashed away in the freezer while the other half I’m splitting and …

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Gingerbread cookies

This is my son’s third Christmas and this year, I think at 2+, he’s old enough to understand the holiday. Because of this, I thought it would be kind of cool to make holiday cookies with him. I thought gingerbread men would be the ideal cookie because they look like little men and can be …

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Baking madness

One of the things I like best about fall is the temperature cools off enough to do baking. This weekend because the weather was SO awful I decided some baking was in order. The first thing I made was blueberry muffins. I love my grandmother’s recipe for these but I have to cut the amount …

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Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Next week I’m travelling back to my company’s home office. Which means this week I’m baking goodies to take to my coworkers. I had a request for something with peanut butter and chocolate. So I made Peanut Butter Blossoms last weekend. I usually bake at least two treats though so I’ve been thinking a lot …

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Spritz Cookies

One of my favorite recipes that I got from my husband’s family are Spritz cookies. One Christmas he bought me the cookie press to make them. Since then I’ve been making them for Christmas treat. They are pretty cool and lots of fun. One of the best things about them is that you can make …

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

It didn’t seem fair that I was making all sorts of holiday goodies and my husband couldn’t enjoy any of them. So I decided I’d make a batch of diabetic friendly Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies for him. What make these friendly for him?

They use whole wheat flour, oatmeal, and flax seed
Baking Splenda
Sugar free Chocolate chips

Oatmeal …

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Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

I’m a big fan of chocolate. So I’m always looking for tasty new recipes that involve chocolate. I often make a double-chocolate cookie recipe. However, I wanted to try something new. Chocolate and hazelnuts are super tasty together so I decide that I wanted to make a riff on an existing recipe which would add …

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Freakishly large Harbaneros

So a co-worker gave me a bunch of habaneros when I was in OH last week. When he said, “hey do you want some habanero peppers” I had no idea WTH I was getting into saying “sure”. These peppers were freakishly large – double the size of a normal habanero. Even more frightening was the …

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