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Chocolate Pots

Today’s sweet treat is in support of the Good Cookies Food Blogger Valentine’s Day Event hosted by The Little Kitchen. We’re fundraising for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer – so if you’re feeling the love today, please swing by and show them some! Our donations will be matched by our great sponsors, Dixie Crystals, MediaVine, and …

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Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

These deliciously sweet cookies, combining the best of shortbread and its Danish butter cookie cousin, are easy to make, keep for weeks, and don’t have to be reserved for the holidays! Shortbread is one of the oldest cookies around. It originated in Scotland as early as the 1700s, and was so expensive to make, it …

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Candied Cranberries

Hi all – this is a companion post to this Friday’s happy hour cocktail, because I thought it needed to stand on its own. You’ll see a few posts like this coming up, where instead of cramming all the instructions on several different things into one post, I spread them out over a couple. It’s …

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Simply Delicious Apple Pie

More often than not, I believe simple is best. And not because I’m ridiculously busy and don’t have time for complicated. Because let’s be honest, these days, I just don’t. But because sometimes you just want a good, tasty, simple recipe. You could get the complicated recipe. Like that one chili recipe that needs 28 ingredients. …

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Bite Size Frosted Sugar Cookies

Happy day after Thanksgiving! I’m pretty sure my house is not the only house where we’re having the Christmas debate. As in how soon we can get away with putting up the Christmas decorations, listening to the Christmas music, and basically letting our inner elves take over to get the most out of the season …

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Butterscotch Maple Cheesecake Bars

I’ve been hanging onto this recipe for a while, but I held it because maple and butterscotch seem well suited to Octobers. The hard part hasn’t been gushing over this recipe because it’s so good {it is!}. The hard part has been not adding to it. You see, I have this thing with maple. I …

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Oreo Crumble Cheesecake Bars

Oreos. You know you love them. But instead of just reaching into the bag, let’s take these guys and elevate them into a truly decadent and delicious treat with the addition of a little butter, a little cream cheese, and a little time softening up in the oven. Oreo Crumble Cheesecake Bars. Let’s do this. …

grilled peaches
Sweet Treats Virginia

Simple + Sweet Grilled Peaches + Ice Cream

The summer heat is upon us, friends. And it definitely changes the way we cook and eat and live around the Big Brick House. For one thing, no one wants to hang out around the stove. We’re all about the grill. Even if it’s raining. We start craving the simple. Everything is coming in fresh …

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Black + Gold Brownie Bars with Vanilla Ice Cream

Okay, maybe I spoke too soon about that spring weather coming in. This week lulled us into a false sense of security. Mid-40s all week until yesterday, and then the cold set in. But that’s how it goes. Winter is that angry friend who goes to the door again and again and keeps turning back, …

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot cake has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. But when you live with a bunch of Scandinavians, sooner or later, someone is going to whip up a delicious carrot cake. I don’t think it’s a particularly traditionally Scandinavian dish, but most Scandis I know really like it! This particular …

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Soft + Fluffy Frosted Sugar Cookies

What, another cookie recipe, right on the heels of my delicious gingerbread? Why not? It’s cookie baking season, and while I’ve got a ton of good ones to share, these are a particular favorite. They’re my Lofthouse knock-off cookies that ended up being better than Lofthouse {IMHO, of course}. Probably because they’re soft, fresh, buttery, and can …

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Classic Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

In this season of frenetic cookie baking, we need a variety of cookies, but we especially need ones that travel well. And if you’re looking for something deliciously seasonal that will survive a trip to faraway friends and relatives, my family’s classic gingerbread cookie recipe is the one for you! When I was deployed in …