Cookies and Bars

Peanut Butter Macarons

I love, love, love chocolate and peanut butter. And I love making macarons. So much so that The Foodie Groom has issued a temporary ban on macarons With the holidays fast approaching, I’m excited all the valid reasons I’ll have to make more cookies. It won’t be Christmas without red and green macarons! I intended [...]

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Vanilla Bean Macarons with Peach Preserves

Vanilla Bean Macarons with Peach Preserves

French macarons are high up there on my “Things That Scare Me” list. Right below bungee jumping. And the thought of having a second baby. But unlike those other two, macarons don’t really belong on that list. They’ve always seemed so… high maintenance temperamental delicate. I tend to have a heavy hand and low tolerance [...]

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Levain Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

All good cookies start out the same: as good cookie dough. My husband prefers his cookies as “pre-cookies” – cold and uncooked lumps of dough straight from the mixer bowl while dodging my dough scoop. And growing up? So did my siblings and I. There was no fighting over who would get to lick the [...]

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Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Christmas baking is pretty standard around here. I make a Red, White, and Green Biscotti every year – it’s fool-proof, the raw dough tastes awesome, and everyone loves them. With every passing year, I’ve pretty much had to double the previous year’s output. Supply and demand doesn’t lie! Then there are the Fleur de Sel [...]

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Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Salted Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? Thank goodness that isn’t implicitly true otherwise this blog would be titled Confections of a Lonely Foodie. The first time I cooked for my husband… it was nothing short of a disaster. There is plenty of merit in the saying, though. A supporting theory, some [...]

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Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies with Cranberries and White Chocolate

There are a few ways to guarantee I’ll make a recipe: 1. Give it a creative name that piques my interest. 2. Show me a pretty picture of the dish. (I’m a visual person. You can’t convince me a dish tastes good if it ain’t pretty.) 3. Nag me about it so much that I’ll [...]

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Red, White, and Green Biscotti

Red, White, and Green Biscotti

My favorite part of Christmas? The cookies. More specifically, these cookies. I’ve been thinking about them for months. They’re perfect for Christmas and very festive, speckled with red and green. I made several batches last year to include in Christmas baskets and this year I’m prepared to make even more. Did I mention how great [...]

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Homemade Energy Bars

My husband is an amateur cyclist, I guess. He gets on his bike and rides, rides, rides. We’re talking 30+ miles. I’m going to assume that biking 30 miles takes a lot out of a person – believe me, I wouldn’t know from experience On one of his earlier rides, he came home and told [...]

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