Strawberry and Cheese Coffee Cake

Strawberry and Cheese Coffee Cake

When my new CSA emailed and said they wanted to give us a share of their early strawberry crop, I was thrilled. I’ve had such bad luck picking strawberries at the grocery store, that I was really excited about getting what I hoped would be juicy, delicious, organically grown berries. I’ve been sucked in too […]

Lemon Chess Squares

Lemon Chess Squares

If you aren’t from the south you may not get chess squares or chess pie. I had never heard of them until I moved here and for years and I didn’t  understand everyone’s fascination with them. Every potluck or bakesale I’ve attended here has had some version of them and I’ve always avoided them like the plague. […]

Basic Butter Cookies

Basic Butter Cookies

A few years ago I went through a cookie and cake decorating phase. I took all of the Wilton classes at Michael’s and bought tons of decorating supplies – bags, tips, food coloring, etc. I had a vision of starting a side business selling decorated cookies and cakes to friends and family. One day I was […]

Cranberry Hootycreeks

Cranberry Hootycreeks

I love a good food gift. Several years ago I worked with a very nice man whose family would make big Christmas goody bags that he would pass out to his coworkers. They were wonderful – cookies, candies, cakes,  all sorts of homemade treats. Something about getting those bags always made me feel special. Homemade gifts have […]

Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Chocolate Espresso Cookies

This is a cookie that I made in a baking cooking class at Viking Cooking School. It has a delicious deep dark chocolate flavor with a hint of coffee. Use the best quality chocolate you can find for these since it’s the dominant flavor. Espresso powder can be a little hard to find in some […]

The Week of Cookies – Peanut Butter Temptations

The Week of Cookies – Peanut Butter Temptations

There’s been alot of cookie baking around my house lately and I wanted share a few of my favorites. This has been officially deemed the week of cookies. What are your favorite holiday cookies? I first tasted these years ago at an office potluck. I remember begging our receptionist for the recipe and I still […]

Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

First let me apologize for the lack of updates. My day job has turned unexpectedly hectic over the past two weeks so sadly cooking has fallen by the way side. Plus hubby and I are going to the mountains for a few days so I tried to tie up as many loose ends as I […]

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