Archive | 2010
A New Year, A New Beginning…

A New Year, A New Beginning…

What a whirlwind of a year. I can hardly keep my head on straight. I suppose I lost track of time when I had my first kid. Those endless sleepless nights made the first few years a blur. Yes, years. No one in this house seems to appreciate sleep as much as I do! I […]

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Munchies To Ring In The New Year

Munchies To Ring In The New Year

Well, we survived Christmas this year. I didn’t think we would, with all the house projects going on. Although we had the tree up and some decorations, it didn’t quite feel like Christmas. We had tons of rain in San Diego and hubby was busy fixing up my kitchen and never hung up any lights […]

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The Best Neighbors and a Chocolate Ribbon Cake

The Best Neighbors and a Chocolate Ribbon Cake

I’m getting bored with these cookie recipes. And I really wanted to write about my neighbors. When you buy a house, you look at the house itself. Does it have a large kitchen? How many bedrooms and bathrooms? Nice yard? Good school district? Does Hubby have a decent commute to work? When we bought our […]

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25 Days of Cookies: Almond Crackle Cookies

I’m back. I took a day off from cookie recipes to watch in awe as hubby finished installing my new kitchen appliances! I’m loving my new cooktop and my new ovens are begging to bake me something in them! Yes, Santa came early for me and I’m a happy camper! Of course, I’m burned out […]

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25 Days of Cookies: Cappuccino Fudge

Well, I survived my week. I was able to attend my three kids’ class parties. I baked non-stop and made three teacher baskets full of goodies. And I passed out about a dozen smaller gift bags for friends to enjoy. From breads, to cookies, to bars to fudge, I baked it all this week. It’s […]

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25 Days of Cookies: A Must-Have Gingerbread Man

Run, run as fast you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man! Yup, my youngest, my Princess is in kindergarden. And this is the time of the year that most kindergardeners read the tale of the Gingerbread Man. In my daughter’s class, they also read about the Gingerbread Girl, the Gingerbread Boy and […]

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25 Days of Cookies: Chocolate Roll-Out Cookies

When I started this cookie challenge I promised myself I wouldn’t post a sugar cookie recipe. I wanted to broaden the holiday cookie choices from beyond the classic decorated sugar cookie. Plus, I’m not so good at decorating cookies. Well, let me rephrase that. I don’t have the PATIENCE to painstakingly decorate sugar cookies. Every […]

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A break from cookies to present….

A break from cookies to present….

I am taking a break from cookies today to post my Daring Cooks December Challenge on poaching eggs. I am still baking up a storm at home. My Princess has her class holiday party tomorrow and I’m getting the gingerbread cookies baked up for them to decorate. Plus, I’m baking all kinds of goodies to […]

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25 Days of Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

Okay, raise your hands if you love Christmas bark? You know what I’m talking about: layers of chocolate, nuts, dried cranberries and candies. It’s one my favorite things to make at this time of year and most of the time I give it as gifts.So, to introduce this next cookie recipe, bark meet cookie, cookie […]

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25 Days of Cookies: Egg Nog Drop Sugar Cookies

25 Days of Cookies: Egg Nog Drop Sugar Cookies

I am so not ready for Christmas! Are you done with your shopping? Not me! Should be an interesting week. Things will slow down once school is out, so I still have next week to finish my gift shopping. In the meantime, back to serious business: COOKIES! I made these Egg Nog Drop Sugar Cookies […]

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