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Vanilla Meltaways

Ta Da!  And welcome to the first day of the 12 days of cookies!!  Cookies are the best to make around the holidays because they travel well and usually stay good for a couple days so you can make them ahead of time.  I am constantly…
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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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Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies

How was everyones Thanksgivings?  Mine was absolutely wonderful!!! I made an entire Thanksgiving dinner and forgot to take pictures... classic!  But this collage explains it pretty well!! Herb-roasted turkey, beautiful beachy tablescape,…
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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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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…
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Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

  Hi friends.  Lets have some real truth table talk for a minute.  I haven't worked out in like 2 months.  Like REALLY work out.  To the point of sweating and heavy breathing.  I have been really into the walk once…
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Roasted Apples with Sweet Potato Stuffing

I have volunteered myself to make thanksgiving dinner for my family.  I am very excited to take on the task, but really want to perfect my menu ahead of time.  Last year I made a sweet potato (but they were actually Yams) stufffing.  …
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Pumpkin Spice & Chocolate Chip Blondies

Hi friends!  This hiatus has gone on long enough.  I am finally moved into the beautiful beach house in Laguna and could not be happier.  Yesterday was the first chance I got to bake in my new kitchen!  It was divine. …
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Trail Mix Bars

Do you spend a lot of time in the car or traveling?  Do you find yourself eating too many doritos and donettes from gas stations?  I have found that every time I go on a road trip or will be on a plane for a long time, I pack protein…
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Malted Milk & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Most people have a "go to" recipe when you are asked to bring something to a party or event.  Either an appetizer or dessert that has never failed you and always makes your friends happy to see you?  Yeah well this is mine! …
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Baked Whole Wheat Powdered Donuts

Lets talk about guilty pleasures.  Lets talk about that thing you see in the store or the gas station that you know has zero nutritional value but you must have it. NOW.  I have this love affair with Hostess Powdered Donettes. …