Category Archives: Sweet Treats

Mardi Gras Macarons

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday. It is the day of preparation for the fasting for Ash Wednesday (which is Valentine’s day this year). The foods eaten are rich and full of fat and eggs and dairy – … Continue reading

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Lavender Shortbread Cookies

I love lavender and I love shortbread cookies.  So lets put them together!  Although they are not diet friendly, one of them (if you can stop there) is totally delicious!

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Annual Cookie Exchange Part III

Can you believe Christmas is next week? This will be our last party for this year, but all these cookies (and anymore you want to add) will stay on the Cookie Exchange page! Thank you to everyone that has shared! … Continue reading

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Annual Cookie Exchange Party – Part II

Let’s Keep These Cookies Coming! Are you ready to start baking those Christmas cookies?  I love to make a lot and share them with my neighbors and the people I work with – Not to mention my family loves them!  … Continue reading

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Annual Cookie Exchange Party!

Today is National Cookie Day! It’s time to start thinking about those Christmas cookies!  I love to make a lot and share them with my neighbors and the people I work with – Not to mention my family loves them!  … Continue reading

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Hot Drink And Treat Combinations For Winter

It’s that time of the year where we all want to climb into bed earlier.  When we get home from work, we instantly turn the heat up before anything.  The chill gets everywhere, into every nook and cranny.  Rather than … Continue reading

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Mini Pecan Tarts with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Looking for something sweet but small?  How about mini pecan tarts with bourbon caramel sauce? At our family Thanksgiving, we all bring something to share.  And at Christmas, the entire meal is buffet appetizers.  These delicious little mini tarts fit … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten Free

What could be better in this cool fall weather than some warm pumpkin cookies and milk?  These are gluten free, but you can use regular baking flour as well. Click here for directions to cooking the pumpkin (fresh is always … Continue reading

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Homemade Salted Carmel & Apples

  Apples are about to come into full season here in Oregon.  I love salted caramel and I love it with apples.  Here is an easy way to make your own sweet dipping sauce!

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Summer Eats That Are BBQ Musts

This post has been contributed –  All opinions are mine alone  There’s nothing better than eating outdoors in the open air.  Summer is al fresco.  Enjoying seasonal foods, fine wines and cool, homemade drinks is the spirit of the summer … Continue reading

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