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MamaSteph’s Super Cinnamon-y Snickerdoodles

“Cinnamon bites and kisses simultaneously.” ~ Vanna Bonta I adore cinnamon. Cinnamon candles are my favorite to burn.  I love the scent of red hots, and I get happy when  walking by Cinnabon in a mall and getting a whiff of the amazing scent of yeast and cinnamon!  Something about the scent of cinnamon is… Continue reading MamaSteph’s Super Cinnamon-y Snickerdoodles

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MamaSteph’s Cookies for Santa: Cranberry-white chocolate chip with walnuts

Cookies for Santa are a tradition in my home; yours, too, I bet.  I remember making sure that mom set out cookies for Santa so that he’d have a snack after he left Sherrin and me our gifts.  On Christmas morning, there were only crumbs left on the plate, and the milk glass was empty! … Continue reading MamaSteph’s Cookies for Santa: Cranberry-white chocolate chip with walnuts

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Christmases Past

I remember Christmas when I was a little girl in North Carolina.  As well as actual memories, I have memories that are probably just derived from stories mom and dad told combined with the pictures in the photo albums full of old pictures mom kept.  Don’t you love looking back on old pictures? Christmas was… Continue reading Christmases Past

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Cooking Up a Storm For the Great American PB Festival: Cookies!

The  Great American Peanut Butter Festival is taking place tomorrow, Nov. 13th, in Grand Saline!  So much work is still going on to make sure everything is perfect for all of you: your families, your friends, and YOU! I hope you’ll be there, rain or shine, to enjoy the live music stage, the parade, the… Continue reading Cooking Up a Storm For the Great American PB Festival: Cookies!

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Some things are better than cookies

I love baking cookies. You know this about me. I have shared quite a few recipes with you here for them: sugar cookies infused with the essence of lemon, Justin’s special peanut butter cookies, and others. Baking cookies is therapeutic for me, in a way. When there’s something on my mind and I can’t shake… Continue reading Some things are better than cookies

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Friendly White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

“Do not save your loving speeches For your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones, Speak them rather now instead.” – Anna Cummins I received a unique cookie order from an out of town acquaintance last week; she sent me a message to ask if  I’d make some cookies for… Continue reading Friendly White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

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National Homemade Cookie Day Contest

Hey friends! Did you know that October 1st is National Homemade Cookie Day? Now that’s a holiday I can get behind! 🙂 I’d like to help you celebrate by giving a random friend a dozen of my homemade cookies,  baked fresh for him or her! You will be able to choose between my Secret Recipe… Continue reading National Homemade Cookie Day Contest

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Operation Bacon-Ginger Cookies

In cooking class the other night, Chef Jackson referred us to a few good websites we might enjoy. I love new websites! One of them was Plate Online. There are great recipes on the site.  One recipe, especially, caught my eye. Bacon-Ginger Cookies. Bacon is one of those hot, trendy, rediscovered foods right now; foodies… Continue reading Operation Bacon-Ginger Cookies

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Comfort Food: Chicken fettuccine casserole

Comfort: to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to;  to make physically comfortable; encourage. There is a lot of fodder for spiritual, medical, and even fashion discussion when comfort is the topic.  The Bible describes God, in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 as “the God of all comfort.” In the Hippocratic Oath, doctors pledge to comfort and… Continue reading Comfort Food: Chicken fettuccine casserole

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When Life Gives You Lemons….

There are so many silly “when life gives you lemons…” sayings, all spin-offs of the original saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” which is attributed to Dale Carnegie, among others.  I like the sentiment; when difficult things happen in life, try to turn them into something good.  But I differ with Mr. Carnegie… Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons….