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Cup O’ Cocoa Cookies

, Last year I made some hot cocoa cookies and they were so much fun,  I knew wanted to make more, but in a different design. I was still charmed by the red/turquoise color combo, so knew I…

Gingerbread Truffles

For me, gingerbread is Christmas! It hasn't always been that way.  I don't ever remember my mother making gingerbread, in any form, when I was growing up. In fact, I don't remember anyone…

Gingerbread Cheesecake

I love to bake(oh, really?), and so for my birthday yesterday I baked up this gingerbread cheesecake.  I actually made it late into the night/wee hours of the morning on  Saturday/Sunday.…

Bakewell Tart…er…pudding

The June Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart... er... pudding…

Yeast Doughnuts

At the end of last fall it came to my attention that there was a pumpkin shortage, so I bought myself a dozen extra cans of the stuff to get me through this fall, just in case. Well,  months…

Tea Bag Cookies

About twenty years ago at a family Christmas celebration, Jim's grandmother gave each of her granddaughters (and granddaughters-in-law~me) a teacup/saucer from her personal collection.  At…

Pink Skeleton Cookies

When I was about 8 years old, my mom and dad called all four of us kids together, and in a serious tone, let us know that mom had breast cancer.  I don't recall being upset;  I figured that…