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Easy Acorn Cookies

acorn cookies

When my friend Di told me about these adorable acorn cookies, we knew it would be a fun cookie project to tackle along with a bottle of wine, hee hee. They turned out so cute and festive for fall and could not be easier.  And as an added bonus, they taste great! To make them, you need Hershey kisses, peanut butter chips, Nutter Butter bite size cookies and black icing preferably in a squeeze tube.  Simply squeeze a dab of icing on each side of the Nutter Butter, place the kiss on one side and the...

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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn't love a good chocolate chip cookie?  I mean really, I don't think there is a person on this planet who can resist them. I've been making them from scratch since I was a little girl and even have the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag memorized.  I remember one night several years ago when Floyd and I were still dating and we decided to have a low key night in. I asked if he wanted cookies, he of course said yes, and I started taking out the ingredients from my cupboards.  I...

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Pecan Chocolate Biscotti, A Holiday Treat

Pecan Biscotti

In addition to all the usual tempting holiday cookies and treats, this year my Mom and I decided to make pecan chocolate biscotti to enjoy with our morning cup of coffee.  Thankfully she is here for a few weeks over the holidays, helping as we adjust into sleepless nights with Jake. This pecan chocolate biscotti recipe that we (mostly she) doctored up was pretty easy and the pay-off was great.  We have been loving this cookie and even finding ways to sneak it in again later in the day!  It's pretty enough to wrap up and...

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Mini-Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

This weekend I had a Sandra Lee Semi-homemade moment.  I was headed to a little shindig for my friend, Di's, B'day and really didn't want to show up empty handed.  But with only an hour or so on my hands, I couldn't spend the time I might have under more pre-planned circumstances. I decided on festive mini-cupcakes using a Pillsbury chocolate devil's food cake mix with homemade strawberry frosting.  They turned out delicious and the mini-cupcakes meant the kids could have one without parents worrying about sugar overload. And here's a little secret.  The mix made...

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Pesto Penne, Dinner All Grown-Up

It has been a few weeks since I've posted any kitchen concoctions which means that I have not been whipping up anything fun for a while. With work and travels getting in the way, it has been too many late night grilled cheese dinners. Well, last night I decided it was time to get back in there and give it a go. But, being a week night it still had to be quick. I mean, with the #WeAreFaashion twitter party and an episode of Glee to watch I had a full...

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