Best Macaroons

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Stop right there.  You know the best part of a macaroon is the crispy brown edges.  So why do we scoop and stack the coconut, preventing the browning process?  When we scoop, the only pieces of coconut that become toasty are the stray pieces that survive compaction by cookie scoop.  That is not enough!  I […]

Mixed Berry Mini Pavlovas

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Another dessert with berries? YES. Since my grocery store was sold out of broccoli (both fresh and frozen) and the baby spinach bin was empty too , I’m assuming you’re still on a health kick.  That’s fine, y’all, but seriously:  Valentine’s Day is coming up.  Get ready.  Your honey wants chocolate. Besides, calories are just […]

Lemon Ginger Thumbprints

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If I am anything in this world, it is a lemon lover.  All of my tea cups are littered with spent lemon rinds.  I hardly drink a cocktail without a twist.  I will eschew chocolate desserts in favor of a lemon dessert every time.  Please stop with those mean looks; I know how you feel […]

Indoor S’mores

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Let me guess…it’s cold outside where you are?  Thought so. This is the second year in my life where I’ve had to deal with snow.  Oh, sure we’d get a slight dusting of snow in Texas every so often.  It would disappear almost as quickly as it came, but not before halting all civilization.  Texans […]

Eggnog Cookies {cake mix chronicles}

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I’m thinking December is a busy month for you. Am I right? You’re probably hunting for gifts for everyone on your list, planning your holiday meals, making travel arrangements for family, buying and selling a house and moving in 30 days, etc. Wait, is that just me on the last part? Yeah. We had a […]

Frito Chocolate Chip Cookies {for Amber!}

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Have you heard that Alabama song “If you want to play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band?”  If this post had a theme song it would be “If you want to impress a Texan, you gotta have Fritos on the plate.”  And the Texan I’m trying to impress today?  Miss Amber of Bluebonnets & […]

Chocolate Raspberry Pizza

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I can’t think of a better way to showcase fresh summer raspberries than with layers of chocolate. I mean, of course, after you eat your share of fresh berries right out of the bowl. (And by ‘bowl’ I mean right out of the carton on the way home from the farmer’s market). Is it just me, […]