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Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies

I know, I’m addicted to alliteration, but honestly, I didn’t plan that in naming these cookies. It is what they are called! ūüôā In my opinion, these make the BEST cut-out cookies you could ask for. Not difficult to mix and easy to roll out!   The only bad part about these cookies? Their addictive qualities. I have a hard time not eating these … and I mean ALL the cookies, even before they are frosted. Once they have icing and sprinkles, all bets are off. As a result, I  ...

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

  I’ve learned in the past year or so that I am Sugar Addict. Not something I’m proud of. I tried once before to give up sugar and failed, but one of my goals this year was to try again. I want to at least cut down the amount of sugar ingested, because let’s face it – cutting it out completely is nearly impossible because sugar is incorporated into to so many foods these days. Cooking from scratch often helps. Baking for birthdays does not. Not that I can blame  ...

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Homemade Twix bars

  Remember the old adage “What do you do when life gives you lemons? You make lemonade!” ¬†Well,¬†that happened this last week. ¬†I started¬†my annual Christmas homemade caramels¬†baking only to have them come out super-soft. ¬†So soft that they were sticking to the parchment paper and difficult to get off. ¬†I just didn’t get it. ¬†I’ve made them for years and never had a problem. When I was making a second batch later, Papa realized it was his mistake. ¬†In the middle  ...

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Kransekake (Norwegian Wedding Cake)

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation when you click and/or purchase through these links. This is a post I’ve wanted to write for quite a while, and with my niece’s wedding this past weekend, it was a good time to revisit the topic.     Kransekake (literally translated as “wreath cake”) is an almond-based cake used in Norway for special occasions. It’s more like a cookie than a cake and is baked in concentric rings  ...

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