Bake at 350
Chocolate Pecan Tartlets
1 TBSP salted butter, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Bittersweet chocolate chips ( Ghirardelli recommended) Preheat oven to 325. With the paddle attachment of a mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth and combined. Stir in the flour until a dough forms. Wrap in
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As many times as we've posted our Sweet on Trader Joe's "Saturday" on Sunday, we really should call these "Sweet on Trader Joe's WEEKEND." Anyhoo. Today we're reviewing Trader Joe's Belgian Flaked Truffles. You'll find these in the holiday candy section. A box of 16 truffles costs $2.99. I didn't
Don't let the turkeys get you down...
I took a stroll down (turkey) memory lane this week. I'd actually forgotten all of the renditions of turkey cookies I've made over the years. There were the basic turkeys from my first year of blogging, and the turkey cookies made from a few shapes put together . Then, there were the peanut butter
Old-Fashioned Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Warm and comforting, simple and timeless, this old-fashioned spice cake just makes me so happy. *this post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. I've mentioned before that my mom was a really good cook and baker. She was known in our neighborhood for her homemade cinnamon rolls (and would make them for
Sweet on Trader Joe's Saturday: Pita Crisps with Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds
Happy Saturday, friends! Trader Joe's is SO MUCH FUN right now with all of the holiday treats starting to hit the shelves. I didn't feel quite ready to review gingerbread cookies or Christmas truffles yet, but I did pick up a box of these . (Danger, danger!) This week, we're reviewing Trader
Cake Cookies with Nutella Frosting for Beverly
Last week, my sweet friend Beverly left this earth bound for Heaven. I'm still in a little bit of denial about it. (Is the next stage of grief overeating, because I'm pretty sure I'm there, too.) Beverlyloving wife, mom of 5 beautiful children, a truly thoughtful friend, hostess with mostest, lover
Sea Salt Sweet by Heather Baird
You guys know Sprinkle Bakes , right? Sprinkle Bakes is the blog written by Heather Baird; it's filled with whimsical, delightful, BEAUTIFUL desserts. It's one of my favorite reads on the internets. Well, Heather has a new book out, Sea Salt Sweet : The Art of Using Salts for the Ultimate Dessert
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Happy Halloween! Well, we figured that we wouldn't consume enough sugar tonight and we probably could use some cookies. Better to be safe than sorry. Tonight we review Trader Joe's Kona Coffee Creamy Half-Dipped Shortbread Cookies. A 7.5-ounce box of cookies (12 cookies) costs $2.99.
I only have (peanut butter chocolate chip googly) eyes for you.
YOU still have time to make some fun Halloween cookies. Yes, YOU! These cookies are so easy and so cute! A hit with little kids, teenagers, and adults alike. As for inspirationI've been seeing the most adorable Halloween treats with candy eyes all over Pinterest lately. I'm pretty sure these
A Year of Gingerbread Houses
I have to confess that I've decorated a gingerbread house before, but I've never actually MADE one. Now, I CANNOT wait to get started. I love so many things about this book. A. The book gives very clear instructions on the exact tools needed and specific techniques to usefrom piping with different