Feb08

Chocolate Cherry Crumb Bars

Can you feel the romance in the air? I only ask because Valentine’s Day is coming, and that means it is time to start thinking about treats to give the ones you love. We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Shenanigans Homestead. I do not require bouquets of roses, boxes of chocolates, or fancy dinners out. Instead we keep it low-key. Typically we make dinner together – he grills and I do the rest...

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Dec11

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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Nov07

Butterscotch Cheesecake Topped Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I am kind of over pumpkin. ‘Tis the season for the pumpkin latte, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin mac and cheese, pumpkin oatmeal, and pumpkin EVERYTHING. I swear if I see another pumpkin recipe I may start punching things. It isn’t that I dislike pumpkin – in fact I really like it – but SO many people have jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon this year I fear we have reached critical pumpkin mass! I have never been...

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Sep05

Caramel Peach Jam Butter Cookies

With Labor Day behind us, summer is unofficially over. It is still very hot here in Dallas, 103 F today, so forgive me if I am not ready to break into my fall comfort food recipes just quite yet. Peaches, for example, are still available at the farmer’s market and as long as they are still available I can’t pass the up. Soon, you see, they will be gone and the end of peach season is one of the saddest things about the end...

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May14

Chocolate Filled Pecan Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

May and June are all about travel. My first bit or travel has come and gone. I spent a weekend in the mountains of California eating, drinking, learning, and making friends at Camp Blogaway! It was my first year to attend, and I had the distinct honor of speaking on the subject of Beating Blogger Burnout. I had an absolute blast at camp, and was thrilled to connect with new friends and reconnect with good friends. Speaking of good...

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Dec15

Chocolate Mint Filled Shortbread Snowballs

Get ready, I am going to get my whine on.  I know it is the holidays, but I am not feeling it. First off, my tree is 99% decorated.  I am afraid of heights, and my tree requires the use of a ladder to decorate the top.  I have not screwed up my courage (or the energy if I am truthful) to get the ladder out and brave what will be almost certain death.  Second, I have only one batch of cookies baked.  Usually they are all packed up in...

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