My Simple Valentine {Recipe: Soft & Chewy Vanilla Butter Cookies}

Butter Cookies 1

Pin It If you haven’t noticed by browsing Pinterest or your favorite food blogs lately, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It seems the entire internet has erupted in a fit of red and pink! I wouldn’t say I love Valentine’s Day. I learned long ago, after a little phone chat with a famous…

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Our Favorite Cutout Sugar Cookie Recipe

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It just dawned on me that of all the years I’ve been blogging, I have never shared our absolute favorite recipe for cutout sugar cookies. I think the reason is, I never have an end picture. Either it’s dark by the time we are totally done decorating or we’ve eaten them all already, but for…

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Recipe: Simple Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

I’m so excited for the cookie baking stage of the holidays to begin. Last year, one of my favorite cookie creations were these Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Vanilla Glaze. How can you not love a cookie with a cinnamon roll twist? So good! When Pillsbury sent a call out to a few bloggers to turn…

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Simple and Special {Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies on a Stick}

Oreo Sticks

Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the outlandish, especially when it comes to kids. I forget that to get smiles on their faces, it doesn’t always require something big and grandiose. In this day and age of elaborate kid parties, parents determined to outdo each other and hyped up hoopla, take some…

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Spring Optimisim {Recipe: Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallows}

hot chocolate cookies with marshmallows

I’m optimistically looking in my pantry and trying to figure out ways to get rid of all the hot chocolate mix I stocked up on during the frigid winter. My hope is that spring is here to stay and I won’t need to warm the kids up when they come in from playing outside with…

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An Ended Love Affair (Recipe: Hershey’s Toffee Bit Cookies)

Hershey Toffee Bit Cookies

It was great while it lasted… I know it was only yesterday that I was claiming my true love for all things snow. Yes, I threw around the word “Happiness” and how I was “present” with my kids. I even said “beautiful” and “Kansas” in the same sentence, which I believe is a first for…

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Gingerbread Family Christmas

Gingerbread Family Boys and Girls

I have a sick little one this week, so most of our normal Christmas traditions have gotten pushed to the wayside as we simply try and keep up with getting her well before the big man in the red suit shimmies down our chimney. One such tradition is our annual Christmas picture, which hasn’t gotten…

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Opposite of Fancy {Recipe: Plain & Extraordinary Chewy Chocolate Cookies}

Sometimes as food bloggers, we try so hard to do something original or out of the ordinary with our recipes that the plain recipes… the classic recipes… get overlooked. As much as I love a touch of special, I also have to admit that some of the most basic and simple recipes are my favorite….

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Tate’s Bake Shop Cookie and Cookbook Giveaway

I have a deep admiration for those of you who are so passionate about something that you took the leap of faith and started your own business. That’s why I love shopping at small, local shoppes, talented retailers like Crosby & Taylor and individuals who sell online at places like Etsy.com. It takes a lot…

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Cookie Trends (Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Vanilla Glaze)

I read an article awhile back that in 2011, Pie was going to be the new Cupcake. You can expect the cupcake trend to fade, but anticipate that Pies, in all flavors, shapes and sizes, will be peaking in 2011. I love pie… I truly do, but considering that I cannot make a pretty pie…

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