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Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers

December 22, 2011

Holiday traditions are the best! Because Andrew and I don’t live near our families, we have this tradition of celebrating Christmas at home the night before we start our holiday travels. Every year we exchange ornaments, give the pups their gifts (yeah, they get gifts too), and watch Love Actually. We did this last night [...]

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Peppermint Butter Cookies

December 19, 2011

My friend, Cat, invited me to a cookie swap last night and I’m never one to turn down a cookie swap. All the ladies were so much fun and the food was great (I think the stars of show were the homemade heart-shaped marshmallows and mexican hot chocolate made by the host… amazing)! For the [...]

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Sugar and Spice Drop Cookies

December 9, 2011

I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of gingerbread. I don’t know if it’s because my mom never baked it growing up or my general aversion to ginger, but I’ve never really liked it. This being said, I don’t think I’ll be sharing any gingerbread recipes anytime soon. These sugar and spice [...]

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Pecan Toffee Shortbread

November 29, 2011

Our Christmas tree is up, I have some of my holiday shopping done, and I’ve officially baked my first batch of cookies this cookie season. I love this time of year! I wanted to try this recipe last year, but I never got around to it, so I put it first on my cookie baking [...]

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Chocolate Coconut Almond Cookies

November 10, 2011

I woke up this morning and realized that there are only two weeks until Thanksgiving! My parents will be coming into town, so I will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner for them for the first time ever (eek)! I spent most of my morning looking up table setting ideas and going through recipes. And now I [...]

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Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

October 19, 2011

Yesterday, the temperature in Houston was below 80 degrees… it finally feels like fall! We just got back from a trip to France and my desire to make pain au chocolat and macarons has now been trumped by my urge to make anything and everything I can with pumpkin. I’ve got dozens of different pumpkin [...]

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Perfect Chewy Sugar Cookies

September 13, 2011

Do you ever have those days where you plan to eat healthy, but then you feel like baking something that is decidedly unhealthy? Do you ever tell yourself you will eat just 1 cookie even though you’re baking 2-dozen? Do you ever eat more (perhaps many more) than the 1 cookie and think that it’s [...]

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

August 30, 2011

Peanut butter cookies are my weakness. I love them soft, I love them crispy, I love them with chocolate in them, I love them with actual peanuts in them… I love them all. This recipe is one of my favorites because it has oats in them and I love oats too. My goal was to [...]

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101 Cookbooks’ Chocolate Puddle Cookies

August 16, 2011

Heidi Swanson’s blog, 101 Cookbooks, is one of my favorite food blogs. Her photographs are beautiful, her food is homey and approachable, and her recipes are dependable (I’m never disappointed)! I also appreciate her focus on natural, whole foods and ingredients and strive to have a natural kitchen like hers (although, I’m nowhere close). That [...]

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City Bakery Inspired Chocolate Chip Cookies

August 10, 2011

One day my husband said to me, “You make a lot of really good desserts, but sometimes all I want is a chocolate chip cookie.” Ever since then, I have been making chocolate chip cookies pretty regularly to appease him. However, he likes his super soft (no doubt this is a direct result from eating [...]