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margarita cupcakes

Margarita Cupcakes

After making homemade margarita mix, I became obsessed on the many different ways I could use it.  These margarita cupcakes are easy to make, since they start with a mix.  But, best of all, they can be taken to parties and work, ...

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margarita ice cream

Margarita Ice Cream

Margarita Ice Cream.... doesn't that sound heavenly?  It is so easy to make and best of all, you don't need an ice cream maker. Step 1: Whisk together lime juice, tequila and triple sec.  Fresh lime juice is best, but if you don't have ...

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lunchroom butter cookie recipe

Lunchroom Butter Cookie Recipe

Remember those yummy butter cookies we had for lunch when we were kids?  This is the recipe.  They are not as sweet as a shortbread, but have a very buttery flavor.  With only four ingredients, which most of us have on hand, ...

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strawberry white chocolate cake mix cookies

Strawberry White Chocolate Cake Mix Cookie Recipe

These are so pretty and pink.  Perfect for Valentine's Day or a baby shower... imagine, these on a white plate with pretty flowers all around.  Yep... wouldn't last long in my house.  I made these using a new kind of M&M.  They ...

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Pignoli cookie recipe

Pignoli Cookie Recipe

What are pignoli cookies?  They are are yummy, chewy macaroon style cookie from Sicily, Italy.  This pignoli cookie recipe is so simple and quick.  Pignoli means 'pine nut' in Italian.  When you see a pine nut cookie it probably will be a ...

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Panera Shortbread Cookie Recipe

The Best Panera Shortbread Cookie Recipe Ever

I love shortbread.  More specifically, Panera's shortbread.  This is the best Panera shortbread recipe ever!  It is quick and so easy to make. Step 1: Combine butter, cake flour, confectioner's sugar, baking soda and vanilla.  I use a mixer with a paddle attachment.  I ...

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white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie recipe

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookie Recipe

White chocolate and macadamia nuts seem to be made for each other.  They are so tropical.. the crunch of the nuts and the soft flavor of the white chocolate... takes be back to any Island.  These cookies will certainly remind you of ...

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peppermint vodka

4 Ways to Enjoy Peppermint Vodka

Did you buy a bottle of peppermint vodka and now wonder how in the world you are going to use it?  Well, here are four yummy ways you can enjoy peppermint vodka all year round. Peppermint Cooler For those warm summer days, try this ...

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Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

The Quickest Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie Recipe Ever

I crave oatmeal cookies; specifically the Quaker Oats Oatmeal cookie recipe.  But, I have a small, tiny oven which only lets me make 12 cookies at a time.  So a batch can take some time.  I figured out how to solve this, ...

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pampered chef spritz cookie recipe

2 Best Ways to Make Pampered Chef Spritz Cookie Recipe

I love spritz cookies.  They are the buttery cookies that are made with a cookie press.  I have the Pampered Chef version (actually who doesn't?) of the cookie press and it really is easy to use.  But, these cookies are not just ...

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pumpkin bread recipe

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I love pumpkin bread.  It tastes like fall... the cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg ... yum, yum.  Served warm with butter or a little bit of cream cheese and you have a great snack. Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degree.  Spray two loaf pans ...

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pumpkin pie spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Fall is the time for pumpkins, cinnamon and pies.  Lots of pies .... apple, pumpkin, berry... you get the idea.  I have a love affair with the warm spices.  Those like cinnamon.  They have a wonderful aroma and can make you feel ...

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royal dansk danish butter cookies recipe

The Best Copycat Royal Dansk Danish Butter Cookies Recipe Ever

I love those cookies that come in the blue tin.  You know the ones.... we see them during the Holiday season and we eat all of them because they are so so good.  This is the best copycat Royal Dansk Danish butter ...

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Potbelly Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Potbelly Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

There's something about a good oatmeal cookie.  It tastes great with everything.  This is no exception.  The Potbelly Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is big hit.  If you are lucky enough to live near a Potbelly shop, you can easily have these ...

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Publix Key Lime Pie Recipe

Publix Key Lime Pie Recipe

If you have ever been to Publix, then you can relate to this... their key lime pie is wonderful.  It has a very distinct taste.  So, I tried several different recipes and I think this one tastes just like a Publix Key ...

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lemonades girl scout cookie recipe

The easiest Lemonades Girl Scout Cookie Recipe

I am a lazy baker.  I don't like to make cookies that have a lot of steps, or have to be rolled out.  I know, they are usually the best looking, but, what can I say?  I like to make cookies that ...

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Elvis Presley Cake Recipe Pineapple

The Best Elvis Presley Cake Recipe Pineapple

I don't know why this cake is connected to Elvis, but this is one of his favorites, I can see why.  I found several different versions, but, in the end, I tweaked one and simply made it better; or shall we even ...

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Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread

Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread

It's fall and zucchini is in season.  I bet you can find a lot of fresh wonderful zucchini at the farmer's market.  What can you do with all of this zucchini?  How about a yummy loaf of glazed lemon zucchini bread?  It ...

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Key Lime Chocolate Snowball Cookies

Key Lime Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies

These Key Lime Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies started out as regular Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies, but I just couldn't resist adding a lime touch.  When you think of Key West, your first taste is always Key Lime.  Then your tastebuds will take ...

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Key Lime Snowball Cookies

Key Lime Snowball Cookies

Have you ever bought a large bag of limes with the intentions of making something really great?  I seem to do this a lot. After all the bag of limes is much cheaper than buying just a few.  But, then I am ...

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Key Lime Cake

Key Lime Cake

Sometimes a cake is all you really want or crave.  A soft moist cake full of flavor and topped with a really, really good frosting.  This is that cake.  Perfect for a summer afternoon.  This Key Lime Cake is easy to make ...

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Frozen Mini Key Lime Pies

Mini Frozen Key Lime Pies

I have a new love... mini desserts.  You know single servings.  You get your own pie, cake... they are so wonderful.  This recipe is perfect because it combines Key Lime Pie and mini serving sizes (my two favorites).  Plus, they are frozen, ...

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Homemade Magic Shell

Homemade Magic Shell

I love ice cream... I love sundaes.... I love... well you get the point.  When I found this recipe, I thought I definitely needed to try it. You can make this with milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch or dark chocolate chips... ...

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Chocolate Pecan Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Pecan Coconut Cookies

I love simple and easy recipes, but sometimes, they don't turn out the way you think they should.  These cookies are case in point.  They should set up and be beautiful, after all, that's the way they looked on the internet.... Well, ...

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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

This carrot cake has a very nice surprise. A cream cheese center.  Can you say yum, yum? Step 1: In a mixer, beat the carrots, sugar, oil and eggs until well blended.  In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; ...

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