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Peppermint Bark Cookies

 So the cookie eating has expanded to candy and snack eating in general.  My office around the holidays is a danger zone!  Gift basket after gift basket full of chocolates, cakes, candies, meats, cheeses, crackers... I could…
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Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies!!! There are many similar yet different sugar cookie recipes out there, but let me tell you, use this one!  I may be biased because these are the cookies I grew up with, but they are just the perfect amount of soft and crispy…
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Chai Spiced Palmiers

Day 5: Hello wonderful people!  Tonight I made Palmiers.  I love simple yet impressive desserts.  Thanks to Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, you can make these sweet crispy delights in no time!  First thaw out the puffy pastry.…
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Peppermint Chocolate Biscotti

4th day of cookies!  I love cookies.  And now I love biscottis.  These bad boys are so cute and they are just perfect size for a treat.  But then I have 4 in a row...  Anyways These peppermint chocolate biscottis…
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Ginger-Lemon Sandwich Cookies

The 3rd day of cookies is upon us and things are about to get real.  This mixture of ginger and lemon is so unexpectedly amazing.  I could ramble on about how great these are, but I have a bit of a cold and I fear I may ramble too…
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Malted Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Malted Milk! People.  You gotta get into malt powder... and I mean GOT TO.  Do you remember when I made Pioneer Woman's Malted Milk & Chocolate Chip Cookies?  Well they are one of my favorites.  Then when I made these…
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Vanilla Whoopie Pies with Maple Buttercream

OH GOODNESS GRACIOUS PEOPLE.  A pretty serious thing happened last night in my kitchen.  I was looking through cookbooks waiting for something to stand out and say "make me!!".  Cause cookbooks talk if you weren't aware.  Then…
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Salted Caramel Pecan Bars

Oh sweet sugary and salty goodness these are delicious.  I am so happy I tried this recipe out because it took less than an hour and left the whole house smelling like fall.  First you have to toast up some chopped pecans. No…
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Mason Jar Herb Garden

I made an indoor herb garden!  I have been wanting to do this for awhile, and I finally got the chance.  I walked down to our local farmers market and one stand was selling herbs, 3 for 5 dollars!  I could not pass it up and they were the…

Level lll @ JW Marriott San Francisco

Guest Post: by Katie Estrada As a foodie, I am constantly on the hunt for restaurants that are acknowledging local and regional trends.  I recently stumbled upon Level III at the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square and was blown…
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Cheese and Rosemary Crackers

So I decided I should make some crackers.  It frightens me a bit how easy and delicious they turned out to be!  When you are sitting around not wanting to go to the store for snacks on a chilly day,  just make these crackers.…
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French Onion Soup

I can finally cross something off my fall bucket list! I always wanted to make homemade soups and this will definitely not be my last!  I have always had a love for french onion soup and it did not let me down. Making it at home is relatively…