S’mores-ish Cookie Bars

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London, England. Home to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. As well as Diagon Alley, The Leaky Cauldron, and Gringotts Wizarding Bank. It’s also where Sherlock and many Doctor Who episodes take place. You know what my hubby said when we saw a commercial for the Olympics? “I hope that David Tennant lights the Olympic flame.” And that is just reason 5,486,902 why [...]

Peanut Butter Creme Sandwich Cookies

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Let’s take a walk, my friends. A walk down memory lane. When our biggest worries included things like a spelling test or possibly getting picked last for dodge ball. When sites such as Twitter or Facebook didn’t exist. Heck, the internet wasn’t even around. When there was such a thing as appointment television. When slap [...]

Maple Glazed Shortbread Cookies with Bacon Sprinkles

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Bacon. We all love it. Well, unless you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or just abstain from pork products of any kind due to religious beliefs. I think it’s fair to say that the majority of meat eaters enjoy consuming this salty, slightly fatty, could-potentially-be-used-as-currency food. Whether it’s smoked (bacon), unsmoked (pancetta), candied, or deep fried, we [...]

Cookies: Breakfast of Champions

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Parenting is complex. One seemingly impossible phase blends into another so quickly you don’t have time to even count the resulting grey hairs. It literally starts with a human being forcibly removed from your body, and every minute after that is a guessing game. Infants don’t sleep, toddlers don’t eat, tweens are obnoxious, and teenagers [...]

7 Lazy Tricks to Tackle Holiday Baking

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I love the holidays, and I love baking. No lie; I just might have a problem. As much as I love to bake, it can be such a time-suck. Along the way, I’ve found great tricks to make holiday goodies completely kick ass, without much effort. Intrigued? You should be! Boxed is OK! Boxed cookie or [...]

How to Make Super Classy Chocolate Cookies

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You know those baking posts that feature flawless, drool-worthy photos of really immaculate kitchens that make you want to kill yourself? Yeah, this isn’t that. I love to bake, but I’m nowhere near ready for my own Food Network show. I mean, look at my kitchen: So if you have fairly low standards for cookies [...]

Oreo-Stuffed Cookie Cups

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It’s not even Thanksgiving but I’ve already started putting together my list of Christmas gifts I need to purchase. Yes. I’m one of those people. I absolutely adore the holiday season. I love the (nearly) guilt free overindulgence. I can’t get enough of all the twinkling lights, lawn carousel snow globes, and rooftop reindeer. I [...]

Brown Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

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Being under the weather is no fun. Stuffy nose. Chest congestion. Headaches. Sometimes I wish I could call in sick. But when you’re a SAHM, you don’t have that option. There’s always laundry to be done. Dishes to be washed. Dinner to be made. And children to be taken care of. Sometimes I wish I had the help of Mary Poppins. She’s [...]

Girl Scout Cookies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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It’s almost Pesach (that’s Passover to you folks who think a yarmulke is some kind of string instrument), a time that, traditionally, rhetorical questions are asked. Like, Why is this night different from all other nights? (Answer: Because we’re forced to mispronounce Biblical names out loud before we get to eat). Or, why are Girl [...]

Better Than Sex

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Picture a living room with a TV set on too loud in the background. A wife (me) is sitting on one sofa typing on a laptop, a husband (mine) is lounging on another sofa eating the last bit of a chocolate chip cookie made by the wife (me). Husband: Mmmm, man these are good… I’ll [...]

Peanut Butter Oreo Bars

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Some people will never dip their Oreo cookies in anything but a large glass of milk. Those people are wrong. And confused. Also, strange and sad and weird. You should really experiment with your Oreo cookies. They just beg for it. Dip ‘em in melted chocolate or caramel ice cream topping sometime. I dare you.

The First United Church of Cookies

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Some people might have a handful of M&M’s or indulge in a candy bar. Those people are amateurs. I could write a whole, long post that was an ode to comfort food, but REALLY? I think the picture says it all. SNACK ALTER Yeah, the writing is all backwards, don’t ask.