When my friend Molly shows up to a youth baseball practice with cookies in a cellophane bag, tied with a ribbon…I knew it was going to be good!
These cookies are a perfect mix of sugar, lemon, and goodness. The texture is buttery and smooth. The frosting compliments the cookie better than most. Can you say hello Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting?
Thank you Molly, for sharing your mad baking skills and friendship with me! To our lemon loving friends, it’s not too late to bake these for a special teacher or friend. Follow the directions closely, leaving thicker than normal and also baking a short amount of time.
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I admit it. Baking with yeast takes it up a notch. The Easter Bunny prepared this yummy treat for our family. When a recipe can be started the night before, I am all in. Cinnamon and sugar is a win win. Add a serving of bacon or sausage, done and done. High Five! These were made with love for my boys. I can only hope that sharing this recipe brings sweetness to your life.
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The last time I needed a taco seasoning packet, I called a neighbor and they were out of the seasoning. I started digging for a good recipe, so that I could keep it on hand. What I found is that it is simple and fresher tasting. Add a pound of hamburger meat or ground turkey with this recipe and you will immediately notice the difference. If you prefer a slightly milder flavor, use a little less. I use ground turkey, flavored with this recipe (you can’t tell the difference from hamburger) on a salad with the Homemade Salsa on this blog as my go to meal. You can also use this recipe to flavor turkey for the Taco Soup recipe found on this blog.
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
This recipe is from Smitten Kitchen, a blog I love so much I bought her cookbook. Some people say Ina Garten’s recipes are fail proof; I guess you could say Deb Perlman is my Ina. I made these cookies for the first time for my cookie party, which is a commitment. But they worked great, and I frosted them the exact same way as my sugar cookies, and they were a nice change of pace!
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This recipe is outstanding. Bragging rights for the best and easiest BBQ chicken start here. The extra step in marinating before baking makes it all worthwhile. I never knew baked chicken could be so yummy. The smoked paprika gives the chicken a subtle smoky flavor. If you don’t have that ingredient, invest now…..as we use it in the delicious fish tacos featured on this website as well. The perfect tenderness of the chicken comes from marinating in four simple ingredients. Enjoy!
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Seriously delicious. At a recent get together, MJ knocked it out of the ballpark with a sinful dessert. Anything that remotely resembles an eclair….I’m in. I feel confident that it was made with full strength fat and sugar, although a low-calorie version might be worth a try. Layered desserts can be fun. It involves no baking and relatively simple. This would be a great recipe to make with your children. Close your eyes and dream about a Parisian bakery without the travel. Enjoy.
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I would put these muffins in the category of “too healthy to be good.” But they are good! They are easy too, and made with things that are usually on hand. I make them quite often, even for company! (PS For the ultimate in convenience, you can even find pre-shredded carrots near the baby carrots in the grocery store!)
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I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe before. I made it about 10 times last summer. Everyone loves them and can’t figure out why. But I know the secret ingredient – a delicious, sweet barbecue sauce you mix in with the hamburger. You can make the sauce and even mix up the patties beforehand, and just throw them on the grill when you’re ready to eat. Because my family believes in living life to the fullest, we make them as sliders and serve them on delicious, sweet Hawaiian rolls. Enjoy!
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