Grandma Schultz’s Best Butter Cookies

Over the new year's holiday, we traveled to Missouri to spend time with our nephew, Richard.   We were invited to spend New Year's Eve with friends Robert and Susan.  Robert's parents Bob and Sue joined the party as well as my sous-chef dish-washing mom and Robert's son Nathan.  We had lots of fun, food, and…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Am I the only baker on the planet who has never made these awesome chocolate and peanut butter no bake cookies?  A few weeks ago my sous-chef dishwashing mom and I delivered a panful of PW cinnamon rolls to our friend Julie.  Julie had given us fresh garden tomatoes the day before and we needed…

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Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thank you to all of my readers who have sent emails, left comments, and have taken the time to share words of encouragement for my nephew, Richard.  In case you missed it you might want to read "You Really Aren't Going To Believe This". I decided it is time I get back to some sweet blogging.…

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Grandma’s Sweets Shared By Her Grandsons

My Grandma Paulsen was a lovely, gentle, funny lady. No matter who or when someone stopped by her home there were always cookies.  And sandwiches and treats.  And so much more.  My Grandfather was a Nebraska farmer and some of my best childhood memories took place romping wildly with my cousins through the barn, the…

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Sugar Cookie Flowers and Cyberspace Gremlins
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Sugar Cookie Flowers and Cyberspace Gremlins

Yesterday I wrote about these lovely sugar cookie flowers.  For those of you who have signed up to receive notice of a new blog post via email you may or may not have seen a picture of the cookies. But for some reason Feedburner sent out this picture of a momma and her baby! I…

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Sugar Cookies In A Fun Bouquet

My sous chef dish-washing mom and I belong to a garden club. By the very nature of "garden" club one might think we are gardeners.  That would be wrong.  We like plants, we have both toyed with growing a flowering plant or two, but gardeners we are not. We do have this little garden close…

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Walnut Coconut Chews
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Walnut Coconut Chews

When our granddaughter Abbey arrived for a visit last fall one of the first things she asked of her Grandpa Lee is, “Do you have any black walnuts?” Earlier this summer Abbey had been the recipient of fresh black walnuts from Grandpa Lee’s walnut trees. She told us that she used them in a recipe…

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Snicker Doodle Cookies For Santa!

Do you have cookies ready for Santa tonight?  Well, I didn't until we made a stop to visit Lee's Aunt Mattie Lou this morning!  Mattie Lou reminded me of a recipe I had given her for Snicker Doodle cookies.  She said, "I made that recipe and they turned out great!" She had them all packaged…

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Whole-Wheat Almond Butter Sandwich Cookies

Have you ever heard the term "you can't out give a giver?"  That saying totally describes my neighbor and friend Gaye. Isn't she beautiful?  Imagine this -- she is even more beautiful "inside" and her love of God is unsurpassed. Recently I baked some fresh strawberry cupcakes (recipe coming soon) and couldn't wait to take…

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Peppermint Patties

Jet-Puffed JUMBO Peppermint Mallows are back!  Why is this important to you? Because if you want to be the hit of the Christmas goodie parade you are going to want to use these super-charged, JUMBO peppermint-infused marshmallows to make some awesome Peppermint Patties! In December 2011 I stumbled upon these mallows while shopping for groceries that…

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Key Lime Cookies or What Goes Around Comes Around!

Once upon a time we were sitting at a big oval table festively decorated for Thanksgiving.  The honored guests that day included friends and family.  After eating ourselves silly with roasted turkey, baked, ham, and all the trimmings I proudly began to serve the homemade pies that my sous-chef dish-washing mom had lovingly slaved over…

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Blueberry Crumb Bars

Even though I had just baked up Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars, I saw a picture of these blueberry crumb bars on three different websites within just a few days of each other and I knew I just had to make them. Thanks to a bumper crop this year, we have a fresh stock of blueberries…

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