Vanilla Polka Dot Cookies

Vanilla Polka Dot Cookies

Hi friends! Happy National Cookie Day! I can't think of a better way to celebrate than to share a fun recipe, Dorie Greenspan's Vanilla Polka Dot Cookies, and a recent baking adventure too! This is my granddaughter, whom I affectionately call "Mini Sous." She's holding my grandmothers rolling pin. This…

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“Dorie’s Cookies” at Melissa’s Produce!

“Dorie’s Cookies” At Melissa’s Produce!

Hi friends! Baking season is in full swing! If you're like most, you're probably making cookies for the holidays! I have a list of seasonal favorites, plus another dozen (or more) new things I want to try. It's what happens when you're a wee bit cookie obsessed. These gorgeous cookie…

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Crockpot Chocolate Candy Clusters!

Crockpot Chocolate Candy Clusters!

Hi friends! How are you doing? Did you survive Thanksgiving? Are you ready for Christmas? We had a great time on Thanksgiving! All the kids, their significant others and of course, Mini Sous and Mini Two came over to eat! We even managed to squeeze in a few family photos…

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Top 12 Pecan recipes for National Pecan Month

Top 12 Pecan Recipes For National Pecan Month

Hi friends! November is National Pecan Month! Pecan Pie has always been one of my favorite desserts for Thanksgiving. Believe it or not, there are other ways to enjoy Pecans. My little bakers heart knows about pecan cookies and shortbread, pies and bars, ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls and bread pudding stuffed…

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Easy Rustic Apple Tart

Easy Rustic Apple Tart

Finally! The weather is starting to cool down here in Southern California. We may get our two weeks of Fall-ish temperatures before it goes back up into the 90's again. While it's cool, I'm going to take advantage of being able to bake in the middle of the day and…

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Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

Hello my friends! Have I got something sweet for you today! Apple Cider Caramel Sauce! You know I'm all about the apples in Fall. I love apple picking, apple cider, apple pie, apple muffins, apple pancakes, pretty much, apple anything. I love apple, the way other people love pumpkin spice.…

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Jello Skulls

Jello Skulls

Happy Halloween! Some things I create for my blog fall under the category of "because I can!" They are silly. They are strange. They make me happy. These Jello Skulls fall into that last group. Two years ago, this glorious pan came into my life and I knew, I just…

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Blood Orange Upside Down Cakes

Blood Orange Upside Down Cakes

Hi friends! Y'all know my kitchen is far from perfect and I love trying new recipes and learning new techniques, right? So, I feel safe sharing with you that I've never made an upside down cake. This is because most of my family are not pineapple fans. (Freaks! I love…

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Chocolate Coffee Nut Bark for #SundaySupper

Chocolate Coffee Nut Bark For #SundaySupper

When things go wrong, and my world is topsy-turvy, sugar always goes right. This Chocolate Coffee Nut Bark came together beautifully on a day when life was not being beautiful. My life may not always be rock-star fabulous, (Let's face it, we all have bad days. Right?) but man, sugar…

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Top 12 Peach Recipes – August

Top 12 Peach Recipes – August

Hi friends! Every time I get ready to post Sara's Top 12 on the 12th I find myself saying "Can you believe we're already to the middle of the month?" Time seems to go faster and faster as I get older. Why is that? It doesn't seem fair. Then again,…

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