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Mama Steph’s Cinnamon-chocolate chip cookie bars

My cinnamon-chocolate chip cookie bars are so simple to make, and they feature ingredients which you likely already have in your kitchen, which everyone appreciates, of course. The lovely result of the easy, no-mixer-needed preparation is a pan of nicely dense, chewy bars with a lovely cinnamon flavor, accented by nuggets of velvety smooth, chocolate… Continue reading Mama Steph’s Cinnamon-chocolate chip cookie bars

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Easy-to-make and deliciously decadent turtle bars

Are you ready for a decadent sweet treat that is easy to make, sturdy enough to travel well, and completely chewy and delicious? Then today is your lucky day! Here is a simple version of turtle bars…no candy thermometer needed, just bake up the crust, pour over it the easy filling and yummy toppings, and… Continue reading Easy-to-make and deliciously decadent turtle bars

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Can balsamic vinegar say I love you on a day like today?

We have so much to be thankful for. We do live in a crazy world, I’ll give you that. I work in a TV news station, so believe me, I hear the craziness on the police scanners and on the other end of the telephone, and I see it in my inbox and via satellite… Continue reading Can balsamic vinegar say I love you on a day like today?

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Make your own brown sugar (plus, a chocolate chip cookie recipe!)

We’ve all been there:  you’re in the middle of assembling a recipe, your mouth watering just thinking about the cookies or cake you’re about to make, when it hits you…you are out of brown sugar. Ok, maybe we haven’t ALL been there, but those of us who love baking most likely have. It happened to… Continue reading Make your own brown sugar (plus, a chocolate chip cookie recipe!)

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Springtime coconut birds’ nest cookies

Happy spring and Happy Easter, friends! It’s officially springtime here in the U.S., and though I love winter and it’s frosty scenery, heartfelt holidays, and warm clothes, I love the happy birds and sunny skies and blooming flowers of spring. Even if you don’t celebrate Easter, as I do, I know you must love the… Continue reading Springtime coconut birds’ nest cookies

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Mama Steph’s Top Cookie Recipes, part 2

Christmas is a busy time of year; we are all decorating our homes, trying to buy gifts for everyone, going to holiday gatherings and events, all the while still trying to work and keep things together at home! How do we do it?  🙂 If you are still pondering what to get certain people on… Continue reading Mama Steph’s Top Cookie Recipes, part 2

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Mama Steph’s Top 5 Cookies (to make your spirit bright!)

You can’t eat a cookie and be sad at the same time. It’s been said before, and I have to reiterate. Cookies make one’s spirit bright! Cookies are a childhood treat that, if only for a few moments, transport you to childhood to remember the simple pleasure of tasting a specially-made, warm, delicious cookie and… Continue reading Mama Steph’s Top 5 Cookies (to make your spirit bright!)

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A Beautiful Vintage Home in Pictures & Chocolate Mint Cookies For Dessert

Today I must share with you a simple cookie recipe that I just found yesterday at another food blog and loved.  You see, I had bought a bag of Guittard green mint chips at World Market in Pensacola last week and brought them home with me.  I searched some favorite food blogs to see if… Continue reading A Beautiful Vintage Home in Pictures & Chocolate Mint Cookies For Dessert

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Loving The Past, Thankful For Today

I recently had the pleasure of spending a nice long time in my former hometown of Pensacola, Florida,  with my sister and two of my sons. I lived in Pensacola for ten years, and my sis still does. It’s a great city!  We had a lovely time, and, I have to admit, we ate a… Continue reading Loving The Past, Thankful For Today

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Listen! I Think I Hear The Ice Cream Man….

When I was really young and my family lived in Charlotte, North Carolina, I had a neighborhood full of other children to play with.  There were Angie (my best friend), her  brother Andy, brothers Paul and John-John, and my next door neighbors Sissy and her brother John.  Others came and went, too, over the years. … Continue reading Listen! I Think I Hear The Ice Cream Man….