Fourth of July Pinwheel Cookies

Fourth Of July Pinwheel Cookies

  Fireworks, parades, picnics, deviled eggs, BBQ, swimming pools or sandy beaches and spectacular patriotic desserts are the perfect recipe for the 4th of July!  July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States only since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes all the way…

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Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies

There are certain things that always get me into the holiday spirit!  Donating time at a local homeless shelter.  Giving unexpected gifts to random strangers.  Watching the movie Elf.  Sipping hot cocoa in the dark, while watching the christmas lights on our tree and of course, making Christmas cookies! My…

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Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

Hello fellow cookie lovers! Today I am sharing my Grandma's Monster Cookie recipe. Thinking about these cookies brings back memories. My older cousins always called Grandma "MahMaw." As babies "MahMaw" was probably easier to say than Grandma. I'm certain someone oohh'd and aahh'd and said "How cute! The baby said…

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Double Chocolate Espresso Biscotti

Double Chocolate Espresso Biscotti

I've never made Biscotti before.  Not only is this Double Chocolate Espresso Biscotti amazing, it was easier than I thought.  I don't know why, I always thought of biscotti as being tremendously difficult to make. I'm so happy I was wrong!  It's a perfect dipping cookie for my morning coffee!…

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Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

These cookies are the fuel for my summer ice cream dreams! I knew when I saw these that I needed to make them. I mean, come on! We're talking chocolate cookies here! And any flavor of ice cream smashed between chocolate cookies is a win in my book. These cookies…

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Homemade Graham Crackers

Let me introduce myself. I'm Sara. By day, I'm a Pre-School Teacher. I teach Transitional Kindergarten. My students are the 4 and 5 year olds who didn't quite make the birthday cut-off for Kindergarten. We're more academic than a regular pre-school class but with all the pre-school fun! By night,…

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Kelle’s Cookies

Kelle’s Cookies

It all started with a bright-eyed, nine-year old girl and a promise from a teacher. Fourteen years later, it became Gluten Free goodies for a beautiful young lady. These are Kelle's Cookies! In 1999, Kelle was in Third Grade and wanted me to be her Fifth Grade Teacher. I suppose…

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Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

What is it about coconut? The flavor always reminds me of summer! It could be my years with Starbucks, where we made Mocha Coconut Frappuccinos every summer. Oh, the memories. It could be my love for Pina Coladas. Wouldn't it be great to be sipping one on a sunny beach…

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Vanilla Sugar Shortbread Wedges

Vanilla Sugar Shortbread Wedges

Last year, I took part in the LA Food Bloggers Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry!  I met so many wonderful bloggers and had a great time. Plus, I had BLD‘s life-changing Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes. So really, it was a win-win day! This year, my wonderful husband spotted a newspaper article…

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