Sugar Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Hazelnut

I’ve got a good old fashioned easy sugar cookie recipe for you. The holidays are a popular time of the year to make roll out sugar cookies.  It’s fun to cut out all sorts of festive holiday cookie shapes and decorate them to your heart’s content with a variety of colored frosting and sprinkles.  I bet it’s a holiday tradition for many of you to bake cookies with your family.  After all, the holidays are all about spending time with loved ones (and eating as many cookies as possible). There are a ton of sugar cookie recipes out there.  I’m …

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Gift Guide for the Baker

Are you done with your holiday shopping?  I’m almost done.  If you’re still looking for a gift idea for a baker or cook (including yourself) then I’ve got some great ideas for  you.  I own all of these products on a regular basis and recommend them. 1. Cookie scoops.  I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so when I proportion out the cookies in a batch a regular utensil (or my hands) simply won’t do.  A cookie scoop takes all the guess work out of dividing the batter.    I have the medium and small sizes and they give me perfectly uniform cookies.  …

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Guest Bathroom Essentials

It’s the season of entertaining and hosting.  Last week I shared how I prepare our spare bedroom for our guests.  Today I’m sharing how I get my guest bathroom ready. 1. Fresh flowers.  I love adding fresh flowers to any room because they are a nice touch.  I only use fresh flowers in the guest bathroom when I have overnight guests who will actually see and enjoy them.  Once my guests are gone, I move the flowers to another room where I can enjoy them. 2. Stock the bathroom with things that you need while you’re on vacation.  I like …

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Chocolate Crinkle Kiss Cookies

Cookie baking season has officially begun! Usually I have multiple batches of holiday cookies in the freezer by this point in the season but I’m running a bit behind.  The past month or so has been pretty busy, which is why I haven’t posted in a while.  My baby sister got married last month.  It was a beautiful day. Then my husband and I spent eight glorious days in Turks and Caicos.  We stayed Seven Stars Resort, which is the same place we went to four years ago.  Obviously we loved it enough to return and for good reasons.  The …

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Guest Bedroom Essentials

How is Thanksgiving two weeks away?!  Are you hosting dinner?  Do you have guests staying overnight?  Since it’s officially hosting season I figure many of you are getting your guest bedroom ready for your guests so I thought that I’d share with you how I get my guest bedroom ready. 1. Fresh flowers.  It’s all in the details and fresh flowers make the room warm and welcoming.  Plus it’s a nice treat for me because when the guests leave I move the flowers to the kitchen or family room for me to enjoy some more.  I love adding a touch …

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