Chewy Granola Bars

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This is the post where you find out how cheap I am when it comes to grocery shopping. Mike loves granola bars. He happily takes one in his lunch every day, and would probably eat more if I kept them in plain sight. However,...

Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins

Browned Butter Blueberry Muffins

These are good. Very good. Mike (who is something of a blueberry muffin connoisseur), says they just might be his favorite. Although, really, I’m not sure he can be trusted – often, whatever he happens to be eating at the time is his favorite....

Cookie Casualties

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I’m worn out from the 12 days of Christmas (Cookies). If I’d been smarter, I would have planned ahead, baked everything in advance, and just blogged about it each day. I didn’t. And I should have stuck to completely tried and true and tested...

Oatmeal Creme Pies

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Day 12: For the last day of the 12 days of Christmas (cookies), I saved one of my new favorites – homemade oatmeal creme pies. These are good. Really good. And they were an accident! (sort of). I had this great recipe planned for...

Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

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Day 11: Originally today’s cookie was supposed to be gingerbread men. Cute and classic. But as it turns out, those are a lot of work. And I’m really not artistic (or patient) enough to decorate them so that they look nice. So I went...

Easiest Ever Fudge

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Day 10: This was a disaster, from start to finish. Not the recipe I’m about to share, that turned out just as it was supposed to. But that isn’t the first recipe I tried. First I tried my mom’s “never failed before” chocolate chip...

Peanut Butter Balls

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Day 9: Also known as buckeyes, these are my favorite Christmas cookies ever. Despite how I’ve raved about all of the previous cookies in the 12 days of Christmas (cookies), in my mind, these are still the best. They’re a classic, and I’m guessing...

Snowballs (Russian Teacakes)

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  Day 8: Another Christmas classic – Snowballs, or Russian Teacakes. Surprisingly, this is the first time I’ve ever made these cookies. I used my faithful Betty Crocker cookbook for the recipe, and they turned out perfectly. Just slightly crisp on the outside, with...

Almond Biscotti

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  Day 7: My mom and I have a tradition. Each year on Christmas morning, as we wait for everyone else to wake up to open presents, we sit at the kitchen table, boil a pot of water, and have tea and biscotti for...

Fudge Kiss Cookies

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Day 6: This another of Mike’s favorites. He says they are his second favorite cookie ever (behind oreo balls). I’ve actually posted about these once before, but if any cookie deserves re-posting, these ones do. They look similar to hershey kiss cookies (peanut butter...