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Kitchen Sink Cookies

On Saturday I attended the Healthy Living Summit for Bloggers.  As part of the event, the planners organized a Team in Training bake sale silent auction where all proceeds benefitted the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  As my contribution to the bake sale I made Kitchen Sink Cookies.  […]

Cookies and Cream Cake

I made the above Cookies and Cream Cake on the same day that I made the Cookies and Cream Fire Engine Birthday Cake below.  You see, a small group in my office organized a bake-off and this cake was my submission to the finals.  It just so happened […]

Cookies and Cream Fire Engine Birthday Cake

Is it me, or does it seem like it was just yesterday that a certain adorable little guy turned one and we celebrated with monkey cakes?  His auntie is finding herself quite nostalgic—he is growing up so  fast!  I remember the details of the day he was born […]

Better than Brownie Cookie Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Yum, yum, yum, yum!  The classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter is successful yet again!  These cookie sandwiches are chewy, rich, and delicious.  Be wary of the urge to overfill–just a thin layer of peanut butter filling will do.  Overfill and you run the […]

Chocolate Easter Egg Cupcakes

HAPPY EASTER!  I hope the Easter Bunny left you a basket overflowing with Cadburys and peanut butter filled chocolate eggs! —– For Christmas my brother-in-law and sister-in-law gave me this book called Hello, Cupcake!  If you haven’t seen it yet, you must check it out.  The cupcakes in […]

Raspberry Chocolate Tart with Biscotti Crust

This tart is rich, creamy, and delicious!  The biscotti is a nice surprise and it adds some dimension to the dessert.  The filling is so creamy!  And making it is shockingly straightforward.  The only thing I would do differently is I would be more careful […]

Ice Cream Burgers aka “The Chipwich”

  Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!  What better way to ring in the New Year than with cookies, ice cream, and candy—all in one bite!!!!  If you are looking for something fun to do with your kids during the last few days of school vacation, you may want […]

Egg Nog Cookies

Pumpkin is to Halloween what egg nog is to Christmas.  It is the quintessential holiday beverage.  And though I don’t know many people who can drink more than a sip or two (my dad is the exception there–he can gulp egg nog like Gatorade!) that  little taste is all you need […]

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

 As you may or may not have noticed, I tend to bake cakes and cupcakes more often than cookies.  It is only in this recent 48-hour whirlwind cookie baking spree that I realize why that has been the case–It is much more difficult to determine […]

Carrot Cake Cookies

When I saw these cookies at Dinner and Dessert  I knew I wanted to make them.  I love carrot cake and I had never considered a carrot cake cookie–what a great idea!  These cookies are exactly what you would expect–each one packs delicious carrot cake goodness […]