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gluten free chewy ginger cookies

2 1/2 C gluten free flour  •  1/2 C light brown sugar, packed 1/2 C sugar  •  2 tsp baking soda  •  1/3 C molasses  1 tsp cinnamon, ground  •  1/2 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated 1 tsp ginger, ground   •  3/4 C butter, room temp  •  1 egg raw sugar for dusting (I used Demerara… Continue reading gluten free chewy ginger cookies

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cookie butter thumbprints

1 1/2 C butter, unsalted (3 sticks) cubed and room temp 1 C confectioners sugar  •  1 tsp salt  •  2 tsp pure vanilla extract 3 1/2 C flour, all purpose  •  1/3 C cookie butter spread 1/4 C heavy cream Today I will be attending an annual cookie exchange that I participate in every… Continue reading cookie butter thumbprints

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white chocolate caramel corn with cashews

7 to 8 C popped popcorn  •  3/4 C brown sugar, packed 6 T butter  •  3 T light-colored corn syrup 1/4 tsp baking soda  •  1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract 6 oz white chocolate candy coating  •  1/2 C cashews sprinkles for decorating As if eating caramel corn isn’t appetizing enough I had to… Continue reading white chocolate caramel corn with cashews

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bbq meatball sliders

1 lb ground beef  •  2 eggs, beaten  •  1/2 C panko bread crumbs 1/2 C biscuits or cornbread, dried and broken up (use any bread) 1/4 C milk  •  1 16oz can tomato sauce  •  2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 C parmesan cheese • 1 onion, finely diced  •  1 tsp oregano, dried 1 T… Continue reading bbq meatball sliders

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simple sugar cookies with buttercream icing

1 C sugar  •  1/2 C butter, room temp  •  2 eggs, beaten 1 T milk  •  1 tsp pure vanilla extract  •  2 1/4 C flour 1/4 tsp salt  •  2 tsp baking powder This past weekend we celebrated our daughters 2nd birthday at our home with some close family and friends. The planned… Continue reading simple sugar cookies with buttercream icing

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fresh from the garden salsa

8 large fresh tomatoes  •  1 large sweet onion  •  4 cloves garlic 3-5 medium size jalapenos  •  salt for water and salt to taste Ah yes, it’s that time of year again, time to reap what you’ve sowed. In the last few years gardening has been an enjoyable part of my spring and summer… Continue reading fresh from the garden salsa

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coconut sprinkled mini fruit skewers

1-32oz pkg strawberries  •  1 pint blackberries 1 pint raspberries  •  2-3 peaches, skinned & diced 1-8oz bag coconut, shredded and toasted  •  1 C honey These fruit skewers were one of the appetizer dishes that was served at the Bridal Tea Party I recently hosted. I love the idea of toasting coconut and rolling… Continue reading coconut sprinkled mini fruit skewers