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Butter Pecan Cookies

Making cookies everyday this time of year just feels right. Chocolate chip cookies are a staple around here, but it’s good to have variety too! Today it was another @marthastewartrecipe, butter pecan cookies. These have been a family favorite for almost as long as my husband and I have been married (16…

Spritz Cookies

A few months ago I bought a spritz cookie press. I was so excited to use it, got it all cleaned up, put away in the cupboard and promptly forgot about it…. Until today! Spritz cookies are just so cute and tasty, I couldn’t resist.I’ll put a link in…

Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Dough

Here are my beautiful girls I teach at church enjoying my #glutenfree sugar cookies.I have several girls with allergies and intolerances, so I’m expanding my baking knowledge and learning to bake gluten free. These cookies were really good. Not all GF recipes I’ve tried have been good, by my standards…

Energy Balls

My new insta friend Stacie @sugarfacebakes posted these energy bites awhile ago and they’ve been on my list ever since. They are filled with almonds, dates and dried cherries- all foods I love. Plus they are so easy to throw together, I love that. Go check out her insta for her suggestions as…

Almond Orange Bars

So, I made the almond orange gluten free cake on Wednesday. Yesterday I decided to modify the recipe and make it mini loaves instead. This cut calories in several ways- decreased the butter and sugar used in the upside down part of the cake, then also I cut back in the sugar in the cake…

Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies

Have you ever tried apple snickerdoodles? If not, you should.They are really good!! ???? It’s not a strong apple flavor, just a hint. Plus the apples keep these cookies super moist and tasty! Here’s how I made mine: 1 stick unsalted butter, softened2/3 cup light brown sugar1/3cup plus 1…

Hasselback Apples

Have you ever heard of hassleback potatoes? What about hassleback apples? If you haven’t ever tried them, you should definitely add them to your list of desserts to try. They were awesome, and relatively healthy. It seems like I’ve been on an apple kick lately, but it’s mostly behind…

Almond Orange Upside Down Cake

I was so inspired by @fancyplantsfoodie post the other day with a vegan orange cake, I had to try. I looked through several different recipes and kind of combined a few to come up with a recipe I felt like would work. My only irritation with this was after pulling it from the…

Chia Seed Pudding

I’m generally open to try new foods, but have been super hesitant to jump on the chia seeds wagon. I can’t help but to think of the commercial- you know, the cha-cha-cha chia pets one. It kind of lost all culinary appeal to me. But, I do think it…