White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies

White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies from PasstheSushi.com

Let’s talk about that summer that I gained 10 pounds. This summer.  And learned looking at the scale wasn’t the most important thing in the world.  I’m 5’2″ – 5’3″, 27, and let me tell you, ten pounds is a big deal. A huge deal. I’m not sure I will ever reach a point when ten pounds won’t be a big deal. I know men who can drop or gain that from week to week and not sacrifice a single beer over the stress of it. I hate to say it’s a girl thing, but let me tell you, I stress […]

Cake Batter Oreo Fudge

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Sometimes you need to eat lettuce and cry yourself to sleep night after night. Then there are times when you just need to shove some fat kid food in your face. Right now, I’m trying to find a happy medium. We have decided to start a ‘program’ – you know, wake up early, sweat your ass off, eat better, run faster, jump higher sort of thing. I’m not sure I can handle it, but who knows. All so we can be a smidgen faster on the bikes (which really doesn’t matter as long as you are still crashing into trees. Yeah, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coffee Cake Cookies and Christmas Music to add to your collection

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I’ve only once before talked about music on this site (well, ok, reviewed music on this site) but since my love of music, especially holiday music runs deep, I figured it was time for a small dose. For those of you who don’t want to listen to the jingly and jolly you can just skip on ahead to the tastiness. Joey + Rory Farmhouse Christmas: I downloaded this before previewing anything. Yes, I like twang. Yes, I like country. Get over it, I also like red meat, comic books, video games and movies with big explosions so you can put up […]

Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprints

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Oh boy, have I been holding out on you. Pause, now re-read that last sentence with a liiittle more enthusiasm. Because I’m not lying and the moment I saw these Pumpkin Spice Kisses, I just had to have them. (Then I got them home and had to figure out what to make with them). After a little debate, my answer was to plop those suckers down into the middle of a chai flavored thumbprint cookie. Inspired by those delicious chai cupcakes last year, and some of the ingredients from that recent chai pie, I knew these would come together nicely. […]

Steph’s Online Bake Sale

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Steph’s Bite by Bite is hosting a bake sale on Friday May 13th to raise money Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I can’t wait to see how successful it is! I’ve never done anything like this before but it is the second time Steph has hosted a bake sale on her site. I’m donating Cranberry White-Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe to follow). Tons of awesome bakers are involved, so get pumped! Steph’s last bake sale earned $1,707 – let’s see if we can up the ante for round two! Please click here to see the items and start your bidding!

Chunky Twix Cookies for an… Eskimonian?

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I am not bubbly. I’m happy and upbeat but it’s usually jeans and a t-shirt, rock music and a ‘she walks mean’ kind of tone about me (no, that is not self proclaimed – promise). I have never been a matchy happy pony tail crimper seven layers of makeup kind of girl. I did once have the pleasure of sitting next to one every day in a design class in college once. Every day. She was so sweet and refreshing it hurt. Her hair bows matched her sunglasses that matched her shirt and so on down to her socks. I […]

Holiday Throwdown and Butterfinger Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

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Last night was my first ever holiday party. I didn’t take the time this summer to throw my normal pool party so I figured why not cram everyone into our house with not nearly enough chairs or space and just make things awkward for everyone. Cozy right? The guests were a mix of my customers, friends, family, co-workers, ex-coworkers and a random dude who was rooting for the wrong team based on his baseball cap. It was the widest group of dietary needs I have ever had to keep in mind as well but I think I succeeded in having […]

Fall Back with Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

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2 years ago, Handsome and I were just getting to know one another, still in the stage where you stay up till 4 am talking. The night the clocks feel back was no different, and he left around 5AM so we could both get some sleep as I had to work that day. There I was, young and in love, working the day away at the shop. The day passed and I anxiously closed the store and was ready for another night long chatter session with the man. As I was driving home, my phone rang. It was my boss. […]

Thin Mints, Take 1

Let me start my post by saying I love my car. It is awesome. It has “Go Faster” stripes. Its streamlined and aerodynamic. Love it.   But damn, if that gunmetal gray Challenger isn’t mean, I don’t know what it. Seriously, I would drive like a total ass behind that wheel. I would be my own James Bond and it  would be glorious. I am generally not a fan of Dodge, but I think they launched the best looking muscle car of the lot. The Mustang is good, the Camero grew on me, but the Challenger was love at first […]