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    The Fear of Making Macarons

    The Fear of Making Macarons Do you know dogs and bees smell fear? I am pretty sure that pastries can smell it from a mile away as well.  About a year ago macarons were popping up everywhere, except in Arizona of course. At first I didn’t pay much attention, but then I became intrigued.  I […]

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  • Birthday Cookies

    Birthday Cookies for Nana

    Cookies for Nana There is nothing quite like creating a unique gift for a very special person.  This week I was blessed to be able to make birthday cookies for Nana.  Aleene Wilcox, born February 17, 1920, is my Nana.  She is known for her hospitality and grace to all who come in contact with her.  Aleene, […]

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  • Valentine Cookie Kit

    Valentine Cookie Kit Yes, I know what you must be thinking. A valentine cookie kit, already? {Collective sigh} I just got my Christmas tree down. I know what you mean. When I walked into the grocery store on New Year’s Eve they were putting up the Valentine’s Day cards.  It seems like we just move for holiday to […]

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  • Happy Birthday Jesus

    Happy Birthday Jesus

    Happy Birthday Jesus!   Tomorrow is a very special day that my family loves to celebrate. We have just a few Christmas traditions that we do every year. One of our favorites is making Jesus a birthday cake. And yes, we sing Happy Birthday Jesus! After all it is celebration of His birth.  It started when my […]

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  • baby shower

    Rainbow Themed Baby Shower Cookies

    Who doesn’t love a baby shower, right? I am so excited to be apart of the this rainbow themed baby shower for Meaghan Mountford, from The Decorated Cookie.  Have you seen her book, Sugarlicious? Better yet, have you seen her new little bundle of joy, Violet? Violet came a little sooner that expected but she is absolutely […]

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  • Christmas Tree Cookies

    Christmas Tree Cookie Collaboration

    Homespun Christmas Tree Cookie Collaboration A couple of weeks ago Pam, from CookieCrazie, invited me to be a part of a collaboration to create something special with the homespun christmas tree cutter we had received at CookieCon.  Before I get to my Christmas tree cookie creation, have to tell you a little about Pam. It was […]

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  • Black Friday

    Black Friday Shopping Deals

    Can you believe it? It’s Thanksgiving weekend. A weekend filled with sales from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.  I am having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that the end of the year is right around the corner. Want to hear a secret? I still have trouble writing 2012. […]

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  • Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

    Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

    I was going to wait till the beginning of December to post my Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes recipe.  But this weekend when I walked into Starbucks all the signs of fall were down and  the quintessential red and white cups now fill our little neighborhood Starbucks. I figured if Starbucks isn’t going to wait till after Thanksgiving, then I guess I do […]

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  • Fall Inspired Cake

    Fall Inspired Cake Challenge

    Fall Inspired Cake Challenge Fall is officially in full swing and Thanksgiving is just two short weeks away. Fall boards are popping up everywhere on Pinterest with holiday treat ideas for family and friends. Kathia, from Pink Little Cake and I started conspiring about a fall inspired cake challenge back in August. August? It seemed like there was […]

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