“Are you strung-out on some face? Well, I know it ain’t mine…”

Posted on Feb 13th, 2013

I usually don't get all that into the various holidays--Unless it's St. Patrick's Day or Halloween. Valentine's Day was always bittersweet because…

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“Hang on Sloopy!”

Posted on Dec 15th, 2012

It's that time of year again where I start fighting the homesickness, and I start really missing my extended family and all the friends I haven't…

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“The [Mudslide] brought me down…”

Posted on Sep 17th, 2012

I'd decided to move away from cupcakes for a little while, even though I ordered myself some new piping tips that arrived recently. I know they're so…

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“We’re going to a party-party…”

Posted on Nov 1st, 2012

My friend Karyn's birthday is today, and because she and the rest of her department at the bank have been willing guinea pigs for a lot of my baking…

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Almond Macarons with Chocolate Ganache

Posted on Jan 29th, 2015

Mortality isn't something most people really think about or even like to talk about, but sometimes it shoves itself front and center in your face and…

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Baileys No-Bake Cookie Balls

Posted on Mar 17th, 2013

Dia duit! This is the last of the Baileys recipes until this time next year. I have said that while I like the idea of cake pops or cookie balls, I…

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Bourbon Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bourbon Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2016

Bourbon Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies are salty-sweet treats, with a delightfully subtle tang. The Polar Vortex came roaring back in a big way over…

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Breakfast Cookies

Posted on Jan 29th, 2014

I mentioned these Breakfast Cookies earlier, when I talked about the Cheerios Family Breakfast Project. We've been enjoying them with some fruit and…

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Browned Butter Butterfinger Bits Cookies

Posted on Oct 5th, 2015

While I'm in denial about it (because of what follows), it's slowly starting to feel like Autumn here on the prairie, which means I'll start ramping…

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Browned Butter Chocolate Toffee Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Sep 10th, 2013

I wanted cookies over the weekend. Something gooey, chocolately...The kind of cookie that needs a glass of milk to go along with it. I found…

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Browned Butter Cinnamon Toffee Cookies

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2014

I love road trips. I dream of getting in my car, rolling all the windows down, cranking up the radio, and driving for the whole day. It pains me…

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Browned Butter Rum Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Oct 27th, 2013

I took Friday off this week, as the bambino had no school, and Jay and I were being chintzy and didn't want to pay the extra $20-something for him to…

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Butter Pecan M&M Shortbread

Butter Pecan M&M Shortbread

Posted on Nov 10th, 2016

Slightly sweet, buttery shortbread cookies are studded with Butter Pecan M&Ms candies. Perfect for dunking in cocoa, coffee, hot tea, or hot…

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Cacao Butter Shortbread

Cacao Butter Shortbread

Posted on Oct 14th, 2016

This post is brought to you by Caveman Coffee Co., one of the #Choctoberfest sponsors. Cacao Butter Shortbread is rich, buttery shortbread, with a…

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Chocolate Chunk Ganache Filled Cookies

Posted on Jun 24th, 2013

Sometimes things are good in theory but fall apart in practice. Like Communism (and I'm pretty sure this will now get me flagged by the NSA--Hi, poor…

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Chocolate-Dipped Matcha Shortbread

Chocolate-Dipped Matcha Shortbread

Posted on Sep 30th, 2016

These Chocolate-Dipped Matcha Shortbread cookies are a tasty and different addition to a cookie tray. I'm alternately cursing and thanking the…

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Cinnamon Cookies Stuffed with Baileys Ganache

Posted on Oct 17th, 2013

A few weeks ago, I had a couple large cupcake-making jobs for a couple of coworkers. One of the cupcakes I made were an updated version of my Dublin…

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Cinnamon Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on May 29th, 2013

I've been in a mood to bake, but I wanted to take a break from all the cupcakes I've been doing lately. So, I decided to make cookies. I had a bag of…

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Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Posted on Aug 18th, 2016

Recently, we had a work picnic. There've been two this summer, one last month that was HUGE, which I chose to skip. This most recent one was…

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Dark Chocolate Balsamic Truffles

Posted on Jul 16th, 2013

As I allued in a previous post, I wanted to find something to do with the Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar I recently purchased. My original thought…

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Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies and Coffee

Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Posted on Dec 31st, 2015

Winter always pushes me into a deep funk that I don't usually manage to climb out of until late March or early April. Compounding the usual slide…

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Easy Gingerbread Cutouts

Posted on Dec 17th, 2013

Even though this is my least favorite time of the year, and Christmas is about my least-favorite holiday, I do try and quell my Grinch-like instincts…

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Einkorn Cookie Ice Cream with Fudge Swirl

Posted on Aug 13th, 2013

One of the things I toyed with getting after finding out I won that Williams-Sonoma gift card while on vacation was an upgraded ice cream maker. I…

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Hazelnut Baileys Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Mar 15th, 2013

Yes, another Baileys recipe. Between the baking and the drinking, I'm honestly surprised I still have roughly half a bottle of the original stuff…

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Hazelnut Macarons with Nutella Ganache

Posted on Feb 11th, 2015

I should've been working on strengthening my macaron-making about 4 years ago, but now that I live in South Dakota, I have no idea what the current…

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Jameson Butter Pecan Shortbread

Posted on Mar 16th, 2014

I've been busy enough this week, that I haven't been able to do as much baking of St. Patrick's Day desserts as I'd wanted to this year. I've got…

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Lavender Shortbread

Lavender Shortbread

Posted on Jan 31st, 2017

Lavender Shortbread is delicately-scented and buttery, perfect for dunking in your favorite tea. I am going to try to keep the politics to a…

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Macarons with Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on Feb 13th, 2016

I realized a few days ago that it's been awhile since I made macarons. It's not that I don't like them, but since they're somewhat time-consuming,…

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Maple Macarons

Posted on May 24th, 2014

The week before a holiday weekend always seems to drag on ever so slowly. We've finally had a full week's worth of actual spring-like weather, and I…

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Mocha Macarons

Posted on Feb 20th, 2014

Over the weekend, I found myself somewhat lacking in inspiration for things to make and blog about. I don't think it's that I'm getting burned out, I…

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My First Macarons-A Lesson in Failure

Posted on Jul 5th, 2013

Yes, macarons. I know, they're passé, and their popularity peaked somewhat around the time the bambino was learning to walk. But I also know that at…

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Nutella No-Bake Cookies

Posted on Sep 26th, 2015

I was on vacation last week, though it didn't exactly feel like it. I had a quick trip to Ohio to see family and Echo & The Bunnymen, who put on…

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Nutella Sandwich Cookies

Posted on Aug 21st, 2013

Well, the bambino had his first day in kindergarten today. It was bittersweet. He was already somewhat chipper and ready to participate when they…

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Oat Flour Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2015

It's been awhile since I've made Butterscotch Chip Cookies. Jay's favorite flavor of anything is butterscotch, but since I'm the cook/baker in the…

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Oatmeal Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2014

In a perfect world, I wouldn't make the occasional cop-out when it came to dinner (yes, I have a few heat & eat boxes in the freezer) or even…

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Oatmeal Raspberry Cream Cookies

Posted on Jun 21st, 2014

These Oatmeal Raspberry Cream Cookies were a happy accident. My original intent was to make Hazelnut Whoopie Pies, but do you think I could find a…

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Of Thyroids and Tiramisu Cookies

Posted on Mar 30th, 2013

First things first, congratulations to commenter #14 on my Big G Cereals Giveaway--Wendy! I now have one possible piece to the puzzle surrounding…

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Posted on Nov 27th, 2013

I really don't want to jinx anything...But I've been LOVING our weather lately. Yes, it's cold. It's November in South Dakota. That's a given. But…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Apr 5th, 2014 I've thought long and hard how I wanted to do this post, and whether I wanted to publish it this…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Oct 5th, 2013

I decided I needed cookies. It's chilly this weekend (although nothing compared to what's going on West River), and there's nothing like a batch of…

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Peanut Butter Oat Bran Cookies

Posted on Jan 20th, 2015

There is a reason I don't make cookies more often. I eat them all. I don't even get to the point of baked cookies, I'll eat bites of dough before…

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Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies – #OXOGoodCookies

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2014

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and once again, I've teamed up with OXO to Bake A Difference, helping to spread the word about Cookies…

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Peanut Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Mar 8th, 2014

I had an unexpected day off this week, due to what I thought was a sick bambino. In retrospect, I think the sore throat he had was due to how parched…

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Peppermint Bark Chocolate Blossoms #AD

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Blossoms

Posted on Nov 30th, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeInTheFun…

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Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Oct 31st, 2016

Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies are a fun fall treat. Filled with chocolate and nuts, these are soft, cake-like cookies that pair perfectly with…

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Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies

Posted on Oct 10th, 2014

I meant to make these Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies about a week ago, but I got lazy. I've been fighting what appears to be the…

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Pumpkin Spice Macarons

Pumpkin Spice Macarons

Posted on Sep 15th, 2016

I've been wanting to bake more and more lately. I think it happens when the weather turns cool--It's a nice way to warm up the house. I went shopping…

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Red Velvet Macarons

Posted on Feb 13th, 2015

I didn't intentionally set out to post only macarons lately, but since I feel like I have to jump on the Valentine's Day bandwagon, I'm sharing these…

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Rosettes and Krumkake

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2013

I spent Saturday afternoon over at my mother-in-law's, so that I could learn how to make rosettes and krumkake, two of the Christmas cookies she…

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Oct 13th, 2014

I ran out of baking inspiration. It seems silly, I know. Normally, I've got a slew of recipes and ideas on the back-burner, but lately, I just…

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Salted Caramel White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on Dec 15th, 2015

I've been unemployed for all of a week now, and the monotonous drudgery is already starting to set in. The good thing is, by the end of this week, my…

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Salted Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Posted on Nov 24th, 2014

It almost always happens that when I'm in the mood to bake, I don't have the time to do so. When I'm lacking in inspiration, I have all the time in…

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Salted Dark Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Apr 11th, 2013

I had this urge the other night to bake cookies. So, after 8 PM I started banging around the kitchen after scouring the internet looking for…

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Salted Dark Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Posted on Feb 5th, 2013

In spite of my constant complaints about baking all the time (I know...I should change my tagline to something more realistic...Like "Bitch bitch…

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Salted Double Chocolate Toffee Chip Cookies

Posted on Apr 29th, 2014

Yeah, that's a mouthful. Salted Double Chocolate Toffee Chip Cookies. But it's worth it for a bite of these beauties. Chewy dark chocolate…

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Salted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Apr 11th, 2015

I'm glad the week is done. The gloom and damp dreariness seems to have moved off for the time being, which is nice. The older I get, the more it…

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Salted Mocha Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Jan 24th, 2013

I decided that I needed to bake again. I'd been thinking about more salted chocolate cookies of some sort, and a week or two ago, I picked up some…

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Salted Nutella Toffee Cookies

Posted on Feb 14th, 2014

I had an idea for some cookies that I'd been a little hesitant to make. I based them off the flavors in the Salted Nutella Toffee Scones I made quite…

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Sandwich Cookie Sunday

Posted on Aug 19th, 2012

I'd said before I left for my mini-vacation that I might bring some cookies into work when I returned. I'm not exactly looking forward to going…

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Sugar Cookie Bars

Posted on May 11th, 2016

Ugh, the past couple weeks have been miserable. Weather-wise, that is. Nothing but cloudy, dreary skies, and almost-constant rain. It's extremely…

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Supreme Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Jan 19th, 2014

Yet another crap week. Gods, I am ready for winter to be OVER. On the one hand, I'm glad the weekends have been nice, since it gives everyone a…

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Tiramisu Macarons

Posted on Mar 13th, 2014

I'm having another one of those weeks where I want nothing more than to get into the kitchen and bake. Unfortunately, work's kept me exhausted so I…

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