Beer Cheese Crackers with Beer Cheese Spread

Well, how was your 2012? All-in-all, mine was pretty fantastic! My mom survived a medical scare, and this is what I am most grateful for, but other bright spots include the release of my two latest cookbooks, speaking at Camp Blogaway and BlogHer Food, and discovering that  – after cleaning out 12 garbage bags of clothes and shoes – I CAN keep my closet organized! Who knew? In the spirit of ‘out with the old and in...

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Lucky Leaf Blueberry Peach Trifle

I recently attended Mixed on a scholarship* provided by Lucky Leaf. Mixed was an intimate conference, only about 100 bloggers, and it was different and a lot of fun. There were some hands-on cookie and cake decorating demos, sessions on food styling that did not pull ANY punches, parties every night, and movies and snacks at midnight. As I said, different and lots of fun! I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship to attend courtesy...

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Mocha Mint Cookie Cups

Ready or not, the holidays are here! I want to wish you the happiest of holidays – no matter what or how you celebrate. In our house we celebrate Christmas, and that means lots of cookies and sweet treats. Shamefully I am behind on my Christmas cookie baking this year. This week I am going to have a cookie baking marathon to get caught up, but for now I have only one kind of cookie ready to go. These little cookies were born out...

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