Decorated Hunger Games Cookies

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Psst.. I have a confession. I do not have a strong track record with making food that is.. pretty.  It’s something that I’ve desperately wanted to learn for many years, but each attempt has ended with a disappointing result.  Last weekend, I decided it was time to try again. I planned to attempt some decorated…

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Koulourakia | Greek Easter Cookies

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Koulourakia are a traditional dessert cookie eaten on Easter Sunday in Greece.  They are characterized by a butter cookie base, egg glaze, and a little surprise – a sprinkle of sesame seeds on top!  The cookies are usually hand-shaped into rings, braids, or the one shown in the photo above, a “twisted snake”.  The snake…

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Chocolate Pretzel Bird Nests for Easter

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This is less of a recipe and more of a food craft.  It could be a great activity to do with your kiddos on Easter weekend, or maybe something you can rustle up to take to a classroom party. Heck, I don’t even have kids, and I had fun putting together these cute little bird…

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Glazed Vanilla Buttermilk Cookies

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I dunno about where you guys live, but around here, it’s impossible to find buttermilk in small containers.  Since I don’t regularly use buttermilk, most of the carton ends up sitting on the bottom shelf of my fridge, all by its lonesome, until it becomes funky and I toss it out with the Thursday trash…

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Browned Butter Cardamom Tea Cookies

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I have a new love of cardamom, and I can’t stop looking up new recipes that use this delicious and unique spice.  These little cookies are the perfect bite-sized complement to a cup of steaming hot tea.  Add a plush couch and a good book to the mix, and you’ve got yourself the beginnings of…

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Maple Walnut Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

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Who doesn’t love a homemade cupcake?  Those perfectly-sized bombs of delectable goodness come in every variety under the rainbow, and I love trying new ones!  I whipped up a small batch of these puppies for dessert after our Valentine’s Day dinner yesterday, and I wanted to share the recipe with all of you! *side note:…

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Cinnamon Sugar Snickerdoodles

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Snickerdoodles Take a sugar cookie, slap some cinnamon on that puppy, and you’ve got a snickerdoodle!  The slightly crispy, slightly caramelized crunch that the layer of cinnamon sugar adds a little somethin’ somethin’ and makes these one of my favorite childhood treats. What You’ll Need: – 1 cup shortening – 1.5 cups white sugar –…

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