Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

Any recipe with "gooey" and "butter" in the title and I'm definitely going to try it.  I mean, come on!  Yum!  And these cookies looked so festive they were a must make. Roll the balls of cookie dough in more sprinkles and then in powdered sugar. Bake and viola!  Beautiful Christmas cookies. They are buttery and chewy with a little bit of crunch around the edges.  They kind of tasted like little cupcakes but in a cookie.  We loved them! Thank you to The Recipe Critic for this … [Continue reading...]

Sugar Cookie Sugar Skulls

Sugar Skull Sugar Cookies

I absolutely love Sugar Skulls!  So when I saw a very cool Sugar Skull cookie cutter I thought "I could do that."  Well, we made them and yes, they taste delicious.  We used our favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe which I can't stop eating.  I wasn't sure on the decorating.  The cookies have the face stamped on them but we kind of like a lot of frosting. So we covered them in white royal icing and then winged the faces. I admit they aren't fantastic but I think they turned out okay.  And my kids … [Continue reading...]

Oreo Macarons

Oreo Macarons

After making our Bubblegum Macarons I had to make another batch with a flavor that wasn’t “12 year old girl flavored”.  And what better flavor to make than Oreo.  I love Oreos so how could an Oreo Macaron not be delicious. Macrons are definitely not the easiest cookie to make.  I understand why they are […]

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Frankenstein Sugar Cookies

Frankenstein Sugar Cookies for Halloween

Oh how I love frosted sugar cookies.  Not just any frosted sugar cookies tho.  Have you been to a store and they’ve had sugar cookies frosted in the bakery section?  You know, the ones that are individually wrapped and look adorable?  They don’t taste good.  At all!  So that’s why I say not just any […]

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DIY Washi Tape Pencils

DIY Washi Tape Pencils

  Oh sure, you could give your kids “regular” pencils to take to school.  But why not jazz them up a little and make them special?  You can with washi tape.  And with all the different patterns and colors they now have available, you can make some pretty cool ones. Wrap the pencils up like this […]

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Pink Ribbon Sugar Cookies

Pink Ribbon Sugar Cookies for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?  In honor of this month we made Pink Ribbon Sugar Cookies. In the US, 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.  In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in […]

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Key Lime Pie Bars

Key Lime Pie Bars

Are you a Key Lime Pie person?  I’m sorry to say, I’m not.  I know, don’t judge me.  I always believed that a dessert should be pure.  You know, chocolate or peanut butter or caramel – dessert things.  Fruit?  Nope.  Not a dessert ingredient in my book. That being said, though, I have family members […]

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Double Caramel Pound Cake

Double Caramel Pound Cake

I’ve made a lot of different kinds of pound cake over the years.  Most have been pretty good.  A few have been amazing and one or two, eh… not so much.  But this recipe for Double Caramel Pound Cake?  Oh my heck!  It’s definitely in the amazing category!  The cake is moist and the frosting […]

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German Chocolate Cake Cookies

German Chocolate Cake Cookies

If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m not much of a cake maker.  I love cake, don’t get me wrong.  But for some reason it’s not something I make very often.  (Unless it’s pound cake.  That’s a whole different ballgame.)  I think it’s because I think I’ll end up eating it all myself.  And the fact […]

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Back to School Teacher Gift Idea

Back to School Teacher Gift Idea

I have mixed emotions about school starting.  I love the routine and I love my job so I’m happy.  But I also love summer.  Maybe even more than having a routine.  I waffle back and forth.  But my kids are excited for school to start up again.  I’m pretty thankful about that! Working in the […]

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