December 2009

menu for hope 6

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I am excited to be taking part in Menu for Hope this year. Menu for Hope is an annual fundraiser that Pim Techamuanvivit of Chez Pim started in which bloggers from around the world donate food related items to be raffled off. All proceeds go to the UN World Food Programme (WFP). In addition to […]

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jello spritz cookies

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This cookie takes me back to college. My roommate PJ returned after the holidays with a stockpile of cookies and generously shared them with me. I’m ashamed to admit I couldn’t stop myself and ate way more than would be considered polite. Thankfully, PJ forgave me. And then gave me the recipe for the one […]

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praline cookies

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Since moving to California, when people first find out I’m from Georgia most respond in the same way: “What happened to your accent?” I don’t really know; as far I can tell I’ve never had much of an accent. Once when I lived in Atlanta, a shopkeeper asked me where I was visiting from… she […]

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“my cookie essentials” giveaway

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As I mentioned last week, I have a couple more surprises for you. It’s taken me longer to get it all together and into a post than I expected, but nonetheless, here we go…

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marbled peppermint bark

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What is Christmas without a little peppermint bark? Or in this case, marbled bark… sounds fancy, but isn’t really. Like with the cranberry bliss bar, I’m kind of stretching the meaning of “cookie” again. But I’m still in the easy-does-it mode in the kitchen. So easy in fact, I didn’t turn on a stove or […]

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And I’m back… I made it out of bed yesterday but couldn’t face the kitchen. In fact, I think I only popped in there to grab a cracker after my humor class. Poor neglected kitchen. Anyway, I spent Monday in its entirety in bed. Mostly sleeping, but also doing a little thinking. Here are few […]

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day 8: taking a mulligan

Hey there, Unfortunately, I’m going to have to interrupt the flow here. I was mentally prepared to present you with 12 days (in a row) of cookies, but due to an unforeseen illness I had to miss today. I’ll make it up to you soon though… It’s nothing too serious… I’m just not up for […]

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