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Homemade Marshmallows

 How has your January been so far? You know what I did? I cleaned out my pantry! While I am sure that’s not big news to you, for me, it’s HUGE! I hated every second of cleaning it out, but I will tell you that I discovered a few curious...
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Sugar Cookie Truffles

 Hope everyone had a festive holiday! Whatcha doing for New Years Eve? We usually spend the evening hanging out with friends at home in happy pants, eating and being comfortable. We aren’t big fancy party go-ers. To get me in heels and pantyhose there has to be something pretty special...
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Guest Posting

Hey guys, I just wanted to give you a heads up that I am guest posting today over at The Girl Who Ate Everything. Christy is the super cute host of that blog and she oh-so-kindly asked if I could share a Christmas cookie for her 12 days of Christmas...
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Santa Hat Party Mix

This past weekend my husband and I got together with some friends and had a game night. Game nights are fun, aren’t they? Aren’t they? Well, they are supposed to be fun. Until… Men vs. Women. Apparently as a married adult it gets all kindergarten on game nights. When you...
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Double Chocolate Mint Cookes

This recipe came from a cookbook that I just received from Tate’s Bake Shop.  The first time I had ever heard of Tate’s was in a Rachael Ray magazine where they rated best chocolate chip cookies.  Since I fancy myself a bit of a chocolate chip connoisseur I was intrigued....
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Cookie Dough Brownies

 My kid’s are scared. Maybe scared is not the right word… they have a healthy respect for the power that is Santa. What they ARE scared of is the possibility that Santa won’t bring them presents on Christmas. That’s fear in it’s most primal form. As a parent, I have...
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Saltine Toffee

This Saltine Toffee is an all time favorite treat of ours…all year round! Now that Thanksgiving is pretty much over… C’mon, lets face it…you know as well as I do that Thanksgiving is over way before the day actually comes. Thanksgiving gets lost in between Halloween and Christmas. Don’t ‘cha...
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Salted Caramel Butter Bars

These Salted Caramel Butter bars are one of my most requested recipes ever! I can’t begin to explain to you how much I love these Salted Caramel Butter Bars…I make them ALL THE TIME. They are one of my most requested desserts to bring to parties and there is never...
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Tiny Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms

The tiny peanut butter cup blossoms are so small! Perfect Elf Food! So, pretty much everything is cute when it’s itty bitty, right? I mean, baby clothes are just so dang precious… puppies. mini cupcakes. Size 2 clothes. I mean, don’t the small sizes always look better than the larger-ish...
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Cookie Fun…and an Ann Clark Giveaway!

Hi everybody! Wanted to do a quick post with some recent cookies that I have done lately… Here goes… First, some golf cookies  I covered the balls with fondant.   I packaged them together.  and brushed on luster dust to the “club” so it shimmered. Next, some balloon cookies.  ...
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Pumpkin Pie Pop Tart Cupcakes

I have a confession. Please don’t judge me. Here goes… {deep breath} My name is Shelly and I am an over-emoticoner. I might have just coined a new term, so for those of you who are like, “whaaa?” here’s the deal… I am a frequent over-user of the emoticon.  You...
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Browned Butter Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats

I am not a fancy person. We don’t sit on upholstered dining chairs for three course meals. We don’t use cloth napkins..unless someone else is doing the laundry. We are paper napkin folks.  Paper napkins and 30 minute meals. That’s us. I understand, though, that “fancy” is a fairly relative...
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A Baking Giveaway {from The Webstaurant Store}

Baking is fun, right? I would assume you all think so or you wouldn’t be visiting my blog. You might like to bake, you might like to eat, or you might be on a diet and staring at pictures of sugary treats vicariously satisfies your inner sweet tooth.  I get...
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Skeleton Cupcakes

These Skeleton Cupcakes are easier than they look! So fun for Halloween. We all know Halloween is coming soon, so I thought I would share a fun idea for cupcakes that a friend emailed me from Woman’s Day. I hadn’t seen a cupcake so cute in a while, so I...
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White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Cookies

 It is October! So, in keeping with the theme of fall I will now officially jump on the pumpkin bandwagon. First, I will tell you ~ I am not a fan of the orange squash. Sure, I like to carve them out, or decorate my front porch with them, but...
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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Apple Pie Bars

So, I am not one to “do things the hard way”. I like easy things. Putting forth my full potential has never been a problem of mine, much to the chagrin of my parents. Don’t get me wrong..I like to do well, but the whole “work” part that goes into...
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Cookie Pizza

It’s that time of year again… the time when the leaves start changing, the air gets crisp and many married women become single once again…at least on Sundays. Football. Whether college football is your thing, NFL or even fantasy (God bless those wives) it definitely consumes the lives of many...
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Oreo in Disguise-Apple Oreo Pops

 So if you have been reading my blog for any length of time you will know that I am sort of obsessed with masquerading food, hiding ingredients or disguising treats. A hidden ingredient is the funnest! (Is funnest a word?) Anyway, so seeing as it is now apple season I...
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Indulge Me

 So it has been a while since my last post…at least longer than usual. It’s the end of my beloved summer.  The kids go back to school on Tuesday and I am in mourning. My littlest goes to Kindergarten this year. So, while I have been busy with end of...
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