Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Nothing screams summertime like an ice cream sandwich. And I have been quite shamefully indulging in my fair share of ice cream sandwiches this summer. From chipwiches to these red velvet ice cream melts, I’ve had more ice cream in the past 4 weeks than I have had in the past 4 years. But I bike now… so I’ve earned it… or at least that’s what I’m telling myself. So, after a long day of web work, slinging comics, and riding, these creamy, sinful ice cream sandwiches are perfect. And melty. But perfect. The ice cream isn’t really an ice […]

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding – in Jars!

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Motto of the week “Instagram that shit!” Which would have probably been more awesome if I had a cell phone signal for like 5 minutes while tucked away in the mountains of Virginia and her half-sister to the west. A 4 day weekend with no map or plan in which I learn that even though the memories are about the trip and not the destination, sometimes a little preparedness goes a long way. We kicked off the day one by heading up to Hagerstown to pre-ride an upcoming race course and visit some friends. The course was BORING – straight up a hill and […]

Triple Peanut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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It’s full on gift giving season now whether you’re ready or not. Lucky for you, I was brainstorming with a friend of mine and we came up with the idea of a great little stocking just for foodies! If you are looking for some inspiration for your culinary inspired friends, we got you covered! Wine Pump  I can’t say how many bottles of wine have ended up being dumped down the drain after a party. Corks break and you don’t know how to properly store the leftovers. This cute little gift boxed vacuum / pressure pump from Peugeot removes air from the bottle to preserve your […]

White Chocolate Coconut Cookies & a Lingerie Gift Guide that isn’t Victoria’s Secret

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  Gentlemen, I am going to have to ask you to scroll down to the recipe, me and the girls have to have a chat. Or maybe you should stick around and check out these hints to spice up that holiday stocking. Alright ladies, this Diggin’ it Tuesday is for you. If things around you house are anything like mine, every special occasion or holiday, I can guarantee one thing for certain, that little pink bag… And you know what, that gets old. There’s nothing wrong with a little black and lacy for special occasions, but Viccy S isn’t for everyone all […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Oh dear God. Brace yourselves. I wasn’t prepared or ready for it. I didn’t feel it coming on. I was pretty sure it wasn’t going to happen this year. Then as I was standing around waiting to get some images framed at the art store the other day, Christmas landed in my cart. (bet you were expecting something much more dramatic, huh?) Garland, ornaments, windings, whohas, and ribbons exploded from the aisles and threatened to take me hostage if I didn’t send a few home with myself. So I did. Because I can’t not. (The bags are currently hiding in my car […]

Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti

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It’s that time of year. Yes, that time of year when my shamelessly large flip flop collection gets tossed to the back of the closet and is replaced with random boots and furry flats scattered about my house. (The flip flops are so much easier to keep organized). Large comfy sweaters become my go to for every day (even when it’s pushing 70 in a bizarre heat wave. Cough today cough.) and I realize I own more hoodies than days in the week. Flannel PJ’s, fluffy scarves, and knee high socks. Oh yes, it’s here. So this weeks diggin on […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

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This weeks edition of Diggin’ It Tuesday has been taken hostage by hurricane Sandy. It’s all I’ve talked about for the last 5 days and all I’ve read about (thank you facebook, nice break from politics). So in honor of some rainy windy weather, enjoy this weeks round up! (Hunter Boots from Pinterest, Jacket from Urban Outfitters, Umbrella from Design Fetish, and duckies from Amazon – only $2.99. Sold!)  Now, since I can’t do anything but sit back and watch it rain, why don’t you join me and munch on a few of these amazing cookie dough bites. Come one, […]

Halloween Sugar Cookies

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  The chilly weather has me needing layers and craving new gear (which can be a very dangerous thing) so this weeks round up is all about riding gear. Lucky for you, I just made it one picture so you can scroll down to cookie awesomeness – or you can actually check out those spiftastic handles that I’m putting on my wishlist. Yeah, I seriously need a black jersey. Why? Because who doesn’t feel bad ass when clothed in all black? I know it certainly makes me prance around the house like a ninja. Yeah, I’m full of inspiring posts this week […]

Jumbo Pretzel M&M Cookies just for me

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There’s never enough time. We’ve all had this feeling. There’s always one more thing that needs to get done, one more chore, a little more work, dinner to be made, wash, rinse, repeat. Things seem to be exponentially speeding up and at times it can all be overwhelming. It feels like the list keeps growing and I can’t seem to scratch enough items off. I wonder if this feeling is something that woman feel more pressure to keep working, keep doing, keep going. It seems like men are more able to relax and unwind, no matter how many dishes are […]

Peanut Butter Banana Honey Cookies and a Silpat Giveaway

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It’s a cookie and giveaway kind of day. Simple as that. The kind folks over at BigKitchen asked me if I would like to review a product and host a giveaway. Yes! And then they said I could pick. I was like a kid in a candy store, but an older kid, that has had almost every flavor of Jelly Belly’s who wasn’t going to stuff just any thing in their mouth for the sake of having it. I meandered over the wide variety of items at BigKitchen and finally sent a few options to Malerie and asked her to surprise me. I […]

Andes Creme de Menthe Chunk Cookies

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Clearly my attention span rivals that of my cat because there was much more to yesterdays post that I completely forgot about until later in the day… Yesterday, I joked about celebrating my 200th decline over at Foodgawker, but really I was just poking fun. I have long since gotten over the sting of yet another decline or the joy of accepts on the food p*rn sites. It used to excite me when I opened my email to a fresh accept, in anticipation for the boost in hits for the day, but I have noticed a pattern that happens to the best […]

Samoa Tartlets

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About 5 years ago, with the horrid economy looming over head, I was lucky to be laid off. I left a job that I had come to think was important, I was making very good money and had been since I was fresh out of high school, the savings account was well stocked, and I was on my own. It seemed like the perfect sort of life. With all that around me, I wasn’t aware of how miserable a person I had become. Without warning I said my good byes to some very kind people, flipped some other people the […]

Sugar Cookie Bars

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It seems pastels are popping up everywhere and Pinterest is leading the march for this one. I am seeing beautiful Easter egg designs, image from Rit dye  cute outfits, image from Shabby Apple and as always, damn good looking food. image from Cupcake Project.com  And since I am always late to the party, I figured it was my turn to bust out the food coloring and get down to business.  

Thin Mint Trifles

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There is something so awesome about Girl Scout cookies. From childhood memories of selling them myself (though,  I never made it past Brownie) to a secret love for the little buggers, they are awesome. So, when I saw something like 20 boxes in my father’s pantry, I first worried that he was stocking up for doomsday, then ‘borrowed’ a few boxes for creation. We’ve been enjoying sweet desserts with the classic Girl Scout cookies hidden in here and there for weeks. I saw these beautiful Tagalong Peanut Butter Parfaits last year on My Kitchen Addiction and fell in love with the […]

Sea Salt and Thyme Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Every year about this time the geese seem to become placated with their surroundings. I never considered my area south enough for a bird to be comfortable through the winter, but our ponds are filled with hundreds of geese, the fields lined with them and causal strolls through the park become dangerous missions filled with little land minds. Some people mind the geese, some people enjoy them. I don’t mind them have an opinion either way about their mass numbers and odd choice in the sunny tropical south. (Though, this winter they may be on to something). Every year though, there are a few scattered pairs that […]

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella

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Let’s talk Pinterest. I know I am late to the game with this post, but I am running on empty and Pinterest is an easy topic. Before I was addicted to it, pinning delicious meals and treats that peeked my eye, but recently I discovered all the other wonderful uses of Pinterest. Like getting dressed. Pinterest makes this handicapable girl get dressed in moments by showing me color organized outfits. Now I don’t have to walk into my comic shop filled with guys and ask if I look like a tool. Clearly if someone planned it, wore it and pinned […]

Kitchen Sink Cookies

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I wish I had some divine words of epiphany for you today. I don’t. I’m still recovering from my weekend, haven’t sat down for more than five minutes, am writing this far later than I would like to admit and have a mountain of laundry to move before I can begin to find my pj’s or pillow. Handsome and I over booked ourselves all weekend long and even into tonight, had company over, without realized that he starts school again tomorrow. So much for cuddle time. But hey, cookies!     I know its bad to not bring your A game to […]

Eggnog Sugar Cookies

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There is a mountain of presents in the middle of being wrapped, all the grocery shopping is done (I hope), and the stockings are all set to be hung. I’m taking a moment to unwind a minute and watch a little bit of The Santa Claus 3. I was expecting to be doing this with an additional 90 pounds of energy running about, but sadly, Gouda won’t be spending the holidays with us. So let’s have a little holiday run down for everyone who may be interest, if not skip ahead to the recipe for the tasty sugar cookies below. […]

Christmas Lists and Ad Hoc’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’m not good at Christmas Lists… Santa asks for a list and I can’t think of what to ask for (though, he will debate with me about the truth to that statement) and my secret Santa has stated that he simply won’t get me anything I intentionally ask for. But the idea of getting out the crayons and doodling out a a recap of my years good behavior and some stocking stuffers brings out the kid in me. I thought it would be fun to have a little Christmas List of my own to share with you guys this year? […]

Flu-Fighter Cookies

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It’s that time of year where if you don’t have the sniffles, someone you know does – and you’re avoiding them like the plague. Each of us has a little secret up our sleeve, on standby for if we ever do come down with a cold to make us feel better and get back up and running. I ripped out an article in Rachael Ray Magazine (November 2011) talking about our symptom ‘crushers’ and asking “The Doctors” (a show I had never heard about before) whether or not they work. The first one was sleeping on onions. Ew. And you guessed it, […]

Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies

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I tore out an article in my Rachael Ray September 2011 magazine about sneaky short cuts and pantry staples real chefs aren’t afraid to use in their own kitchen to share with you guys. (Then I lost it and knowing that I wanted to use it as a segue into this post – spent an hour digging it out again). The article features Tim Love using Funyuns on fish, pop rocks on foie gras (Grham Elliot), and a confession of love for moth Miracle Whip (Micheal Symon) and Velveeta (Ron Eyester). Now, we can over enunciate fancy Italian cheeses, pretty up casseroles to no longer use […]

Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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We all need a little something something from time to time. And let me tell you, this is it. Oh, it’s it alright… A layer of cheesecake sandwiched in between chocolate chip cookies? Yeah, we need that.     Rather different pics for me but I wanted to show what my desk can look like from time to time. Not to mention my awesome Stitch mug. Yeah. I love that mug.

Dark Chocolate Almond Granola Breakfast Cookies and a Giveaway

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A few weeks ago I was contacted by Small Planet Foods asking if I would like to sample some of the products from two of their companies. The first,  Cascadian Farm, specializes in healthy and organic breakfast items, while the second, Muir Glen, had some tasty tomato products. Would a girl like to sample? Um… Lucky for me, I have just recently tried to get into the habit of eating breakfast. It’s not something I have enjoyed doing since the toys in my Captain Crunch started to really suck or vanish altogether. From high school on, I don’t ever recall stopping for breakfast. First, […]

Peanut Butter Oreo Popsicles

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I’m sure I have burnt everyone out this summer on popsicles, but pity me for I am ice cram maker-less. (Not that I can really complain, because I don’t have a vast amount of space in the freezer for it anyway.) But the chimes have rung out in my mind and I am scurrying to get up all the summer fun posts I have been squirreling away before the leaves change. It was like a silent alarm went off in my head this weekend as I started contemplating holiday gifts. There’s no birthday, no real celebration after mid-September on until December in our family. Everyone […]

Uber Magical Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies

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These cookies have magic powers. Not only are they flat out delicious but they give their baker the power of bravery and will make the person the baker gives them to fall madly in love with them. That’s right, these cookies are dangerous. You’ve been warned. I’ve actually mentioned these cookies long ago in the infancy period of my blogging days, long before I was snapping shots of dinner before we get to sit and enjoy it, so I feel it’s ok to feature these little magic little morsels again. Story time! Long before Handsome and I were aspiring to […]

Chickadee Icebox Cookies

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Look at me and my springy self. Every now and then I get the urge to be girly. Really girly. I fancy myself in cute dresses, ribbons and bows. The reality of it is, I’m just a jeans and a t-shirt kind of girl no matter what I may want. However, I can be cute in the kitchen. I first saw this idea for shaped icebox cookies on Foodgawker and though it was an awesome idea. I knew I wanted to try it, but like all things it was going to take practice. The cookies on Diamonds for Desserts are […]

Eat a Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookie and Do Nothing Monday

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Im going to start a revolution. It’s going to be amazing and you’re going to want a piece of it. I have a vision of thousands, no hundreds of thousands marching with me for my goal. It will blow your mind. It will change the world. I bet you can’t wait to hear what it is. Do Nothing Monday. That’s right. Do Nothing Monday. See, the weekend is great, but you end up burning whatever free time you don’t have to be in the office doing family events, catching up with friends, grocery shopping, shopping in general, cleaning, laundry… ugh… […]