~Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Dancing Daughter!!!! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake!

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~Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Dancing Daughter!!!! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake!  You’re 16, you’re beautiful, and you’re mine ♥  Today is my sweet Dancing Daughter’s sweet 16th Birthday!  She won’t be spending the evening with us (the first Birthday ever) because she has a joint party with a friend at his place, so last night we had […]

~Macaron Monday ~Triple Layer Neapolitan Macaron Cake!

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~Macaron Monday ~Triple Layer Neapolitan Macaron Cake! Birthdays are special.  Birthdays require cake.  Special = special cake! As I contemplate the round of family birthday’s in the next month, I was reminded of a mammoth Macaron cake I made for a special friend late last year.  This one was a zinger and I was really […]

~Faux Foodie Friday ~Leftover Christmas Candies Magic Cookie Bars!

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~Faux Foodie Friday ~Leftover Christmas Candies Magic Cookie Bars! Chocolate BE GONE! I am really trying to experiment with less sugar and I K-N-O-W that chocolate gives me migraines.  Still, if it is around I seem to think, oh a little bit won’t hurt. HA! It hurts a lot.  So the Christmas plethora of chocolates […]

A Little Bit of Genius ~ Icing FILLED Chocolate Chip Cookies and WIN a fabulous cookbook!

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A Little Bit of Genius ~ Icing FILLED Chocolate Chip Cookies and WIN a fabulous cookbook! See this stuff……. It-cannot-be-in-my-house.  I can’t have it there.  It calls to me and tells me that it will not make me sick or give me migraines.  After making the Christmas fudge, it had to go and almost all […]

~ Christmas Catch Up, 20 years, Fudge and Cinnamon Monkey Bread!

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~ Christmas Catch Up and Cinnamon Monkey Bread! I’m still here! Well, kind of! The lead up to Christmas was pretty hectic especially since, for our 20th Wedding Anniversary, the darling husband and I renewed our wedding vows  It was such a joyous occassion and I even wore the same dress as 20 years ago […]

~Slow Cooker Sunday ~Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!

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~Slow Cooker Sunday ~Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our house! Last night the Dancing Daughter and I decorated the tree with Christmas carols playing and it was a lot of fun, as always. Today is also my sweet girl’s last day of year 10 with their official […]

~ Road Test Tuesday ~ Genius Gluten Free Pain au Chocolat!

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  ~ Road Test Tuesday ~ Genius Gluten Free Pain au Chocolat! Genius Gluten Free is one of the providers that has joined the Coles family for gluten free and, while they started out with a few items including bread in the freezer section, their lines have grown into quite a good selection.  I wish […]

~ Fail Safe Friday and Sweets for Saturday ~ Chocolate Cashew Clusters!

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~ Fail Safe Friday and Sweets for Saturday ~ Chocolate Cashew Clusters! Is it HOT enough for you?  One word for today….BLECK. Thank goodness for the slow cookers today as it is just too hot to heat up the kitchen.  But the slow cooker Sunday will wait because right now I have the easiest sweet treat for […]

~Macaron and Manic Monday!

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~Macaron and Manic Monday! Yes I dropped off the blog planet again last week, I’m sorry!  It’s just manic and today was no different. Can someone please tell me WHY I am tired after standing up for 2 hours but a 71 year old can strut around a massive stage and sing for 2 hours […]

~ Frightfully Fun Friday Baking for Friends and WIN a Bodum Travel Press and GJ’s Beans!!!

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~ Frightfully Fun Friday Baking for Friends and WIN a Bodum Travel Press and GJ’s Beans!!! Happy Halloween everyone!  As I sit here alone with my pumpkin full of candy bars and NOT ONE TRICK OR TREATER!  I saw dozens of kids down in another part of the neighbourhood but no one wants to walk […]