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Easy and Delicious Citrus Snowball Cookies

Easy and Delicious Citrus Snowball Cookies

  Years ago I decided there had to be a better way to work with those left over scraps that you end up with when rolling out cookies.  I of course always do that one re-roll to get as many cookies out of my recipe […]

Citrus Holiday Cookies

Citrus Holiday Cookies

  I don’t know about you but I do not usually get excited when it comes to sugar cookie recipes. I feel like they lack something and their only real use is to make cookie shapes for the holidays.  So years ago I began researching […]

Oven Baked Pizzelle Cookies (no pizzelle maker required!)

Oven Baked Pizzelle Cookies (no pizzelle maker required!)

  Oven baked pizzelle cookies are the best!  Looking for a recipe for pizzelles but do not have a pizzelle maker?  Then this is for you.  I experimented recently with making pizzelle cookies in the oven because I wanted to mail some pizzelles to family […]

S’mores Pie Homemade Gifts

S’mores Pie Homemade Gifts

  Ok, I have a confession.  I am not a big fan of s’mores.  Really.  It is a tradition to eat in the summers but it is not my favorite and no matter how many times I have tried it, I have never been wowed.  […]

Italian Pizzelle Cookies

Italian Pizzelle Cookies

  Pizzelles are an Italian thin waffle style cookie that is made from flour, eggs, butter, anise and vanilla.  They are a tradition in Italian homes and usually made for special occasions and holidays.  I grew up eating pizzelles that my grandmother made at every […]

Homemade Eggnog

Homemade Eggnog

  Eggnog is one of those wonderful delicious drinks that you cannot explain how it tastes to someone other than it is just wonderful!  When I was growing up my family would buy our eggnog from a place called the Farmstore in Florida.  It was […]

Plum Cardamom Sangria

Plum Cardamom Sangria

  Nothing says yum to me like a good sangria!  I love how you can sit around with friends and loved ones sipping on this drink without even knowing you are drinking at all (maybe that is not so good 🙂  Usually, I opt for […]

Fall Shortbread Cookies (one recipe, 2 cookies)

Fall Shortbread Cookies (one recipe, 2 cookies)

  Fall Shortbread Cookies makes about 2 dozen Ingredients: 1¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp of kosher salt ¼ cup sugar ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract 1/2 cup of pecans for the cookie ball garnish 1 […]

Kooky Halloween Cookies

Kooky Halloween Cookies

Don’t these look adorable! I don’t know about you but I do not usually get excited when it comes to sugar cookie recipes. I feel like they lack something and their only real use is to make cookie shapes for the holidays.  So years ago […]


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