Walnut Coconut Chews

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...

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Snicker Doodle Cookies For Santa!

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!"...

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Whole-Wheat Almond Butter Sandwich Cookies

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...

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Peppermint Patties

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...

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Key Lime Cookies or What Goes Around Comes Around!

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...

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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...

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Fig Newton Knock-Offs

You're darn tootin' he loves fig newton! We cannot even mention fig newtons in our house without someone breaking out into this little jingle.  So let's just say there was a chorus of singing going on when I ventured into the do-it-yourself fig newton land. This is my...

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TWD: Madeleines

It's Tuesdays With Dorie -- where a whole bunch of bakers around the world all bake the same recipe from Dorie Greenspan's cookbook, Baking With Julia and then blog the results.  Today we are featuring Madeleines.  The Madeleine (french pronunciation: ​[mad.lɛn],...

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Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are not my "thing".  Mostly because they just never turn out that well.  You know, soft and chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside.  So when, Tuesdays With Dorie baking group chose Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies for this week's recipe I thought, "yawn."...

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A Sweet Christmas Surprise

Did you receive any sweet surprises this Christmas?  I did! Rewind to a month ago at the beginning of the holiday baking season.  My cousin Laura sent me an email asking if I had ever made my Grandma Paulsen's anise cookies.  Both Laura and I remember the hundreds of...

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