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45 Recipes for Memorial Day celebrations - Poet in the Pantry

45 Recipes for Memorial Day

Posted on May 20th, 2015

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial intro to the summer season. Opened with picnics and parades, we welcome the warm days ahead while honoring…

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apple pie bars

Apple Pie Bars | I Remember

Posted on Sep 11th, 2011

10 years ago today, I remember getting ready for work. I lived about a mile from my job as a municipal secretary then and we didn't start the day…

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Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Oct 13th, 2013

There was a time in my life when I believed that bacon didn't belong in desserts. I know, it's unimaginable. My first foray into bacon-laden sweets…

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chewy brownie

Bakery Style Chewy Brownies | Brownies to Heal The Soul

Posted on Aug 30th, 2011

One step forward...two steps back. Or falling down two steps, anyway. Yup, I did that. From the exact same step, in the exact same manner, as I…

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Be Joyous Bars

Be Joyous – Black Bottom Coconut Bars

Posted on Feb 17th, 2011

It's been a heck of a last few days. New York last Friday was fantastic and I can't wait to return--although I can wait to consume mass quantities of…

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Big Thank You Cookies

Big Thank You Cookies

Posted on Feb 11th, 2013

A Big storm requires a BIG thank you, especially when you rely entirely upon others to answer your call for help! 28 inches. That's the…

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Peeps

Buried Bunny Brownies

Posted on May 2nd, 2011

Did you take my advice from Facebook last week and stock up on the discounted Easter candy? Let's hope so because I have a fun and super easy treat…

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Butterballs

Butterballs

Posted on Nov 7th, 2011

Yes, I'm late. Technically, it's Week 7. And there will be a Week 7 post later this week. But I have a really good excuse. No, the dog didn't…

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buttery jam cookies

Buttery Jam Cookies

Posted on Jul 4th, 2012

I don’t always adjust well to change. We remained in our former apartment for over 10 years, even though the allure of it faded 8 years ago. The…

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Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats

Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2011

Crisped rice cereal: something perfectly okay to utilize in creating dessert treats but utterly useless as a source of breakfast…

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cake batter cookie dough truffles

Cake Batter Truffles

Posted on Apr 1st, 2011

  Ever since I visited Momofuku Milk Bar Midtown in New York City, I've been dreaming of their birthday cake truffles. Searching the…

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baking cookies on the dashboard

Car Cookies

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2011

It's so hot, you can fry an egg on the sidewalk. Well, maybe. I know one thing that you can do, though: bake cookies on your…

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caramel cinnamon oatmeal cookies

Caramel Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Oct 27th, 2011

We're now less than 2 months away from Christmas. Hard to believe, isn't it? To take the sting out of that realization, here's another cookie recipe…

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cheesecake cookie sandwich

Cheesecake Cookie Sandwiches

Posted on May 31st, 2011

This is the kind of recipe dreams are made of. For this adaptation so occupied my thoughts and haunted my dreams that I lost almost an entire night…

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Chewy Cacao Nib-Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Aug 20th, 2011

Bulk savings stores seem to be a repository for the dried-up, worthless remains that nobody else wants. Can't sell these bath mats? Send them to…

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Chocolate Cherry Rugelach

Chocolate Cherry Rugelach #FirstOnTheFirst

Posted on Dec 1st, 2012

2012 is winding down, bringing us the last First on the First of the year. Thank you for joining us, whether you baked along, salivated over the…

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Cookies #sponsored #OXOGoodCookie

Posted on Sep 17th, 2013

Sometimes you just need a cookie. The kind that brings back childhood. Not too fussy. Not too difficult to make. And universally loved. These are…

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chocolate chip peanut butter jam bars

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Jam Bars #chocPBday

Posted on Mar 25th, 2014

Right now is the beginning of the best day ever - Chocolate Peanut Butter Day! Hosted by Carla of Chocolate Moosey and Miriam of Overtime Cook, more…

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Chocolate Chip Toffee Macaroon Cookies

Chocolate Chip Toffee Macaroon Cookies for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

Posted on Dec 12th, 2012

With Christmas only 1.5 weeks away, cookies are coming out of more and more ovens in preparation for the festivities that await us. It's an impulse,…

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chocolate chipper champs

Chocolate Chipper Champs

Posted on Dec 21st, 2010

With Christmas only 5 days away, it was time to don the aprons and take part in the annual family tradition of baking with my mom and sister. Given…

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Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2014

I have a friend who is an insatiable sweets addict. If he gets a whiff that anyone he knows is baking, he's all over it. He's a bit of a cookie…

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Chocolate Cinnamon Bars

Chocolate Cinnamon Bars

Posted on Oct 13th, 2011

I have to admit, I had a hard time getting into the spirit of Christmas this week. Besides the obvious fact that we are currently surrounded by…

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Chocolate Crackletops

Chocolate Crackletops

Posted on Nov 10th, 2011

Christmas is creeping ever so closer. Before you know it, it'll be here and you'll be declaring, "Where did the time go?" It's tricky like that.…

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Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread Cookies - Poet in the Pantry

Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread Cookies

Posted on Jan 27th, 2015

We all get stuck in ruts. In the winter, especially, I have a hard time getting out of my own way and my work suffers for it. I'm grateful for the…

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chocolate malted whopper drops

Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

Posted on Dec 8th, 2011

I grew up well after the era of the malt shoppe. I can't say I've ever even seen one. We did have a sweet shoppe for a short while in town--a little…

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chocolate mint candies cookies

Chocolate Mint Candies Cookies

Posted on Sep 29th, 2011

I'll be the first to laugh and point out how Christmas merchandise is out earlier and earlier every year. In fact, I'm pretty sure I saw some on the…

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chocolate wafer cookies

Chocolate Wafer Cookies

Posted on Aug 11th, 2011

I know I'll never be wafer thin. You know, like those waifish models you want to shove a cheesecake down their throats. Floating around in their…

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Oatmeal Cookies

Chunky Awesome Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Jun 10th, 2012

After fighting a stomach bug for the last couple of days, I needed something simple to hop back on the baking wagon with. These cookies were just the…

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Cocoa Brownies with Browned Butter

Cocoa Brownies with Browned Butter

Posted on Jun 24th, 2013

My daughter's 8th birthday coincided with the last week of school. She decided to combine her birthday celebration with the party on the last day of…

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Jan 15th, 2011

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. Purchasing products from Amazon.com through these links will contribute to compensation earned…

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Coconut Kiss Spritz Cookies - Poet in the Pantry

Coconut Kiss Spritz Cookies #sponsored #OXOGoodCookies

Posted on Sep 30th, 2014

Disclosure: OXO provided me with a spritz cookie set in order to develop the recipe for this post. OXO will donate $100 to Cookies for Kids' Cancer…

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Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013

The days are getting shorter, the darkness much longer, and the nip in the air is hard to ignore. Winter is nearly here. And while my family lives…

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Coconut Nut Balls

Coconut Nut Balls: Week 4 #12WksXmasTreats

Posted on Oct 18th, 2012

Life is flying by these days at an impressive rate. Just when I think I may be able to catch up, grasp the moment and wring everything possible out…

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Congo Bars

Congo Bars

Posted on Sep 16th, 2011

A question of utmost importance came up recently, nagging and nagging for an answer. I couldn't get it out of my mind. Somebody must know the…

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Creamsicle Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Creamsicle Oatmeal Lace Cookies #FirstOnTheFirst

Posted on Feb 1st, 2013

When Kate and I discussed the initial #FirstOnTheFirst challenge for 2013, we decided to select something easy. Something that people probably…

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Crisp Salted Oatmeal Cookies

Crisp Salted Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

Posted on Jan 27th, 2011

One night several years ago, my husband decided to indulge my craving for chocolate chip cookies and and took it upon himself to make some. He does…

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coffee cake cookies

Crumb Cake Cookies for a Crummy Day

Posted on Sep 7th, 2011

Another day of darkness is upon us. Summer rapidly shed her robes for Fall this year and here we are, dreary, dreary days with temps in the 60s with…

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chocolate chunk cookies

Dark and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Ginger for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

Posted on Dec 12th, 2011

When news spread of The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap last month, I was excited. It's not too often that you get to actually *taste* the product of…

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Double Chocolate Cookies with Dried Cranberries

Double Chocolate Cookies with Dried Cranberries

Posted on Nov 19th, 2013

I bake a lot of cookies at this time of year. Most of them are traditional favorites, requested year after year. For some reason, though, not…

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Fudge Brownies with White Chocolate, Toffee, and Pecans

Fudge Brownies with White Chocolate, Toffee, and Pecans

Posted on Dec 31st, 2010

I don't ring in the new year with resolutions. Why save them up for one day a year? Instead, I'm constantly re-inventing myself, trying to figure out…

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ginger spice cookies

Ginger Spice Cookies

Posted on Oct 20th, 2011

How can we be at the 4th week of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies & Sweets already? I guess it's true what they say: time flies when you're…

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Gingerbread Spice Biscotti

Gingerbread Spice Biscotti

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2010

I'm finally settling in to my winter break, now that grades were posted yesterday. While I already had all my English grades over the weekend, my…

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candy cane blossoms

Hershey’s Kisses Candy Cane Blossoms

Posted on Dec 19th, 2011

How can it be that 12 weeks have passed already and we're almost at Christmas? September feels like just yesterday, yet here we are at the end of our…

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homemade oreos

Homemade Oreo Cookies

Posted on May 16th, 2011

Every time I take the kids grocery shopping with me, we inevitably arrive at the same conversation. "Mom! Can we get these cookies?" My response…

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Key Lime Pie Magic Cookie Bars

Key Lime Pie Magic Cookie Bars: Week 3 #12WksXmasTreats

Posted on Oct 11th, 2012

Magic Cookie Bars grace just about every holiday table, desirable not only because they're very quick and easy to assemble, but also because the…

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kitchen sink cookies

Kitchen Sink Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Sep 9th, 2011

Sometimes you feel like a nut. Maybe a walnut or a pecan.  And chocolate chips. Come to think of it, peanut butter chips sound good, too! In fact,…

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Maple Blondies

Maple Blondies Have More Fun

Posted on Nov 6th, 2012

I bet you never knew that a simple cookie could, in fact, be a savior. Calgon in a cookie, if you will. And probably a much better option than…

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Maple Bourbon Bacon Blondies - Poet in the Pantry

Maple Bourbon Bacon Blondies #sponsored

Posted on Feb 24th, 2015

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by Jones Dairy Farm. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this…

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Maple-Pecan Pie Bars

Maple Pecan Pie Bars

Posted on Jan 30th, 2011

Did you know that companies can't make the claim that something is "maple" in Vermont without adhering to certain Vermont laws? This came to light…

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blueberry craisin bars

Milk Chocolate Blueberry Craisin Bars

Posted on Jul 16th, 2011

Dried fruit is an amazing thing. All the goodness of fruit packed into a potent, portable parcel. As I was browsing BJ's one afternoon--sans…

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Nutella Cocoa Krispie Treats - poet in the pantry

Nutella Cocoa Krispie Treats

Posted on May 16th, 2014

  Simplicity is sexy. It's not just the alliteration that I love there... Think about it: some of the best things you've experienced in…

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Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies – Or, Make Your Dessert AND Eat It, Too!

Posted on Jan 8th, 2013

To some, January is a month of making resolutions. Seeking a renewal in spirit in the pursuit of denial, they deprive, deprive, deprive for the…

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Oatmeal Creme Pies

Oatmeal Creme Pies

Posted on Jan 29th, 2011

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Olive Toffee Brownies

Olive Toffee Brownies–A Kitchen Play Progressive Party #sponsored

Posted on Apr 15th, 2013

This month's Kitchen PLAY Wild Card Progressive Party features Lindsay Olives. 5 courses have already been served--you can find them here--but the…

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Oreo Brownies

Oreo Brownies

Posted on Mar 16th, 2011

I am, at heart, a night person. I work best when everyone is asleep and I have the house to myself and I've had a whole day of awareness behind me,…

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bacon peanut butter cookies

Peanut Butter & Bacon Cookies

Posted on Jan 12th, 2011

It's pretty widely known that Elvis Presley was quite fond of unusual food combinations, peanut butter and banana sandwiches being one often…

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Peanut Butter and Jelly (and Fluffernutter!) rugelach

Peanut Butter and Jelly Rugelach

Posted on Jan 6th, 2011

It's easy to get caught up in the search for the latest and greatest of everything. Why wouldn't we? We're in the 21st Century--we have so much…

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Peanut Butter Blondies with Chocolate Ganache - Poet in the Pantry

Peanut Butter Blondies with Chocolate Ganache and Local Theater

Posted on Oct 20th, 2014

I spent my weekend immersed in theater. A joy I have denied myself for much of the last 2 decades, even though I not only once enjoyed being a part…

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peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Prelude

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

By the time you read this, I will be en route to New York City. Twice within a week?, you say. I'm basking in my good fortune. As I mentioned in…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies…Again

Posted on Aug 29th, 2013

In life, there are certain answers that are indisputable, leaving no room for interpretation. 2+2 will always equal 4, for example. Others are open…

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Pecan Shortbread Bites are the perfect little morsel for any time of day - Poet in the Pantry

Pecan Shortbread Bites

Posted on Nov 20th, 2014

These delightful pecan shortbread bites are just the right size for a little bit of indulgence any time of day. The world blurs, spinning out of…

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Peeps Cereal Squares are like the Rice Krispie Treats you've grown to love...only better, with the addition of Fruity Pebbles, Peeps (instead of marshmallows), and a vanilla coating on the outside to make a heck of a treat!

Peeps Cereal Squares

Posted on Mar 15th, 2015

So much food at Walt Disney World. So much inspiration surrounding me. I didn't have the time to eat my way through the parks as much as I had…

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Peeps nests

Peeps Nests

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2011

What would Easter be without the familiar sandy-sugar-crusted, sticky-sweet Peeps? Well, just about any holiday these days. Peeps are no…

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pumpkin spice chocolate blossoms

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Blossoms

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses. I don't recall hearing of them before this Fall, though I can't imagine they're entirely new this year either. The Big…

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Raspberry Magic Bars

Raspberry Magic Bars

Posted on Nov 10th, 2013

Everyone needs a quick dessert she can whip up at a moment's notice. Something that shows you made an effort even if you're short on time. Magic…

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Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Feb 14th, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day! I know, it's a made-up, Hallmark holiday. I know, if you care about someone, you should show it every day. But I can't help…

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Reese's studded chocolate cookies

Reese’s Studded Chocolate Cookies

Posted on Jan 19th, 2011

New England is notorious for ever-changing weather. But this is starting to get to me. After an epic snowfall during the middle of last week,…

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Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies

Posted on Jan 29th, 2014

The road to self-improvement is a rocky one, full of ruts and potholes, mudslides and blockages. Oftentimes, you wonder if you'll arrive at your…

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s'mores brownies

S’Mores Brownies

Posted on May 28th, 2012

It's just not summer without s'mores. And while it's technically not summer yet, Memorial Day weekend has always been the unofficial gateway to the…

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Sand Dollar Cookies

Sand Dollar Cookies: A Perfect Beach Treat

Posted on Jul 14th, 2013

Summer is the season of picnics and parties. It seems every weekend has at least one on the calendar and it's booked up FAST--long before summer even…

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Snickerdoodle Blondies

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Posted on Dec 6th, 2013

Everyone needs a magical dessert that comes together in no time yet wows the recipients. Something she can put together in a half-asleep state and…

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Spicy Chocolate Chips Cookies have a hint of heat to balance the sweet--your taste buds will thank you!

Spicy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on May 7th, 2015

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic cookie--most people have baked and/or consumed them at some point in their lives. They're unifying like that, a…

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Spicy Thai Potato and Chocolate Chips Cookies

Spicy Thai Potato and Chocolate Chips Cookies #sponsored #TheRealKettleChips

Posted on Jun 18th, 2013

While we're smack-dab in the middle of the debate on whether or not GMO products should be labeled, along comes Kettle Brand Potato Chips, proudly…

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spritz cookies

Spritz Cookies

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2010

I've been making Christmas cookies for at least twenty years now. Ouch. Should I have admitted that? There are a few that are annual traditions, like…

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strawberry macarons with Prosecco and Orange Flower Water buttercream

Strawberry Macarons with Prosecco and Orange Flower Water Buttercream #FirstOnTheFirst

Posted on Feb 1st, 2012

I have a confession to make: This isn't the first time I've made macarons. It's not the second time either. I'm such a fraud! I had no problem…

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Super Slutty Brownies

Super Slutty Brownies

Posted on Jan 19th, 2012

Recipes are rarely written in real-time. Browsing through your foodgawker favorites or plethora of Pins, you decide which will make the cut based…

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Supernatural Brownies

Supernatural Brownies

Posted on Nov 26th, 2012

To be a mom, you need to have superhuman powers. How else can you manage to get it all done in the mere 24 hours a day we're given? To be a mom who…

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Molasses Cookies with Kahlúa Buttercream - poet in the pantry

Toasted Almond and Molasses Cookies with Kahlúa Buttercream #sponsored #KahluaHoliday

Posted on Dec 4th, 2013

Christmas time is cookie time in my family. Not only is it a tradition to gather in my mom's kitchen and bake together, but we do it with a…

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Triple Chocolate Cookies

Triple Chocolate Cookies & Food Blogger Cookbook Swap

Posted on Feb 28th, 2014

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whole wheat chocolate chip cookies

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Mar 27th, 2011

Quiet. Too quiet. While I enjoy the lack of noise, something that's a rare occurrence around here, sometimes, it's just too much. Like last…

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