Snickerdoodles

If cookies were the nifty pictures on a calendar, the snickerdoodle would represent one of the Fall months for sure. I’ve been in a funk with recipe making lately and my husband told me that I was the happiest blogging about cookies.  He’s absolutely right.  So I made cookies. I’m all about cinnamon and other warm spices this time of the year and I instantly thought about snickerdoodles.  They are part sugar cookie, part cinnamon, and all delicious.  I’ve never made a snickerdoodle before.  I know, right?  With all the cookie recipes in my collection, you’d think this would have …

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Oatmeal Cookies

Are you ready to meet the best oatmeal cookie ever?  Cue the dramatic music. 😉 I’ve made a variety of oatmeal cookies.  Some recipes were crap and you’ll never see those here (because I won’t waste your time).  Other recipes were great and I still like them for one reason or another.  For example, if you’re looking for a banana oatmeal cookie then the whole wheat banana oatmeal cookies are awesome. However, I had yet to find a good classic oatmeal cookie.  You know, the good old fashion kind with oats and raisins.  No cutting back on butter and sugar.  And …

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Mini M&M Cookies

Cookies are always a good idea.  If you read my blog you’ve probably heard me say that before. Last Sunday, I celebrated Greek Orthodox Easter.  There was SO much food and it was all so delicious.  Easter is my favorite holiday when it comes to food.  My mom makes traditional Greek dishes like pastitsio, spanakopita, lamb, potatoes, and tzatziki.  I’ve been known to make a pretty mean pastitsio and spanakopita, too.  😉 Tsoureki (Easter bread)  and koulourakia (Easter cookies) are two of my favorite things of all time.  All time.  I’m rationing out the last few kouralakia that my mom gave me to try to …

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M&M Sugar Cookie Bars

Who has leftover Easter candy? We have a boat load of pastel colored M&Ms.  I don’t know exactly how much a boat load is but it sounds like a lot.  Last week I wanted a normal size bag of M&Ms but the grocery store only had the ginormous size available.  The only downside with having leftover candy is that I want to sneak an M&M (or a few) whenever I pass by the bowl of them on the kitchen counter.  Is that really a downside?  😉 My husband and I spent Easter day with his family.  I like to give …

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Gingerbread Man Cookies

I love holiday traditions. There is something about the holidays that brings out so many family traditions.  I love to reminisce with my family about some of the traditions that we had when I was a kid.  Just the other day I was talking to my parents about how we always started Christmas morning.  My three sisters and I would sit on the stairs waiting for my dad to give the okay that we could come into the room with all the presents.  Every single year he’d say “Sorry girls, it looks like Santa didn’t come.”  Then we’d have some …

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