Pineapple Cookies

These Pineapple Cookies with toasted coconut are light in texture, but loaded with flavor! Like little bits of sweet cake!

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Eye Candy

I’m gonna keep the verbiage to a minimum here because there are going to be lots of pictures. Pictures of stuff I have made and haven’t posted. Enjoy… Here are some tries at fondant… A baseball cake for a little guy’s birthday.  The hat is made from rice krispie treats...
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Snickerdoodle Pie

This Easy Snickerdoodle Pie is so easy and delicious! Can be whipped up in just a little bit of time!  I’m gonna gripe. If you don’t want to hear it, please fast forward to the tasty recipe below. If you’re on-board to listen to my diatribe, please carry forth.  Today’s...
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Counting Sheep

 There comes a time in your life when you realize you’re “older”.  Not gonna say “old”. But “older” is accurate. My time happened a few weeks ago at the birthday dinner for my very dear friend. After a dinner soaked with wine she decided that it would be fun to...
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Pudgy Cake

Pillsbury Cake Redux. This cake was inspired by a few different things…first and foremost by the cool Pillsbury products I received in the mail (that you can get too) AND by haters. I have to admit to you, I kinda love haters. I mean if you have people who take...
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Funfetti Brownie Cake

Here’s a little video on how to make and decorate a Funfetti Brownie Cake! Here are the details of the cake I just made in case you’re super lame and didn’t watch my Emmy Award winning clip: Bake 1 box Funfetti cake mix in 2, 9″ round pans according to...
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Samoa Popcorn aka German Chocolate Popcorn

 My name is Shelly and I am a snack food-aholic. Honestly, I believe that I could omit the 3 standard meals that one should eat and only eat the in-betweens. My son has just learned about all the food groups and is thus very conscience of when I am not...
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Cookies and Cream Cookies

 Can we talk? I had a break up. I’m not gonna lie, it was kinda serious. It’s hard when you finally realize something you have been living for is not going to work out.  All the dreams you had are just…gone. The relationship was dysfunctional.  Full of mocking and chiding....
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Valentine’s Pencils

 Didn’t you know Valentine’s Day and pencils go hand in hand? Well, you need a pencil to write the card you’re gonna give to your sweetie, right?  Because if you’re anything like me you write, second-guess, erase, rewrite, third-guess, erase, rewrite and so on and so on… So I declare...
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Swiss Meringue Buttercream Recipe

Here is my Swiss meringue Buttercream recipe and tutorial! I love buttercream. It is a fact. I was in the supermarket a while ago snooping around their bakery. Sometimes they give free samples out to kids, so I was just checking to make sure that their, ahem, free kid samples...
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Peanut Butter Snickers Brownies

So, I was in Target last week. Nothing unusual about the visit. Had the normal things on the list: toothpaste, chicken nuggets, socks… I did, however, pick up a few items that were a little, um..personal. So when check-out time came I tried to pick my lane wisely…you know what...
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Hot Chocolate Krispies

 Well, it’s another snow day in the Northeast. Dude, this weather is getting really sucky. The kids are home from school again and while I love the little buggers, they have confiscated my itouch, played every board game known to man, built 13 different “forts” (with my good pillows) and...
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The Snow Day Rule

Today it is snowing. You guys know the rule about snow days, right? Here’s the super mathematical equation: Snow Day = Eat Day. (SD = ED) Baking, slow cooking and basically sitting around all day thinking about what I can eat next are my past times of choice when under...
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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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