Whole Wheat Cut-Out Cookies dipped in Chocolate

Soft Whole Wheat Cut-Out Cookies dipped in Chocolate with fun Rainbow Sprinkles! Perfect for little hands to grasp!

Whole Wheat Shortbread Cookies with Ganache

 These Whole Wheat Cut-Out Cookies dipped in Chocolate are my favorite cookies so far!  The chocolate and sprinkles make them irresistable to kids and adults alike!

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These cut-out cookies are my Grandma’s recipe. Every Christmas my Grandma and my Mom made these cookies for Christmas and then lathered on this very sweet white frosting and coated them with Christmas Sprinkles. I decided to to switch things up a bit since Christmas is over because my desire for these cookies is year round!

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Mushroom and Eggplant Salad

Sautéed  Mushroom and Eggplant Salad, mixed with green leaf lettuce and fresh spinach with a simple Extra Virgin Olive Oil dressing. A healthy way to start off the New Year 

Mushroom and Eggplant Salad

This salad is a super easy and great way to start off the New Year. Like a lot of people out there, I’m trying to step it up this year. Be mindful of what I eat. Cut down on the sweets {a little a least}. Eat more veggies, more salads.

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Creamy Black Bean Soup

Creamy Black Bean Soup with Pico de Gallo, cream of chicken soup, low fat cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Fast, delicious and easy to make!

Creamy Black Bean SoupHurray; it’s the New Year! I don’t know about you, but by the end of the Holidays I am partied out! I love the idea of fresh starts and new goals. I have a lot of new goals this year, one of which is the simplify. This Creamy Black Bean Soup fits the bill.

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Bringing Home the Tree- Ginger Cut out Cookies

An adorable cut out Christmas Cookie, “Brining Home the Tree” Ginger Cut out Cookies made with royal icing and gingerbread cookies. The perfect cookie to impress your friends and family on Christmas. 

bring home the tree christmas cookieI realize Christmas is just a few days away but I have to share these adorable Bringing Home the Tree Ginger Cut Out Cookies. I am actually in love with these little cars and can’t bear to eat them! I plan on brining them to my parents on Christmas Eve so the kids can enjoy them. The car cookies are decorated on gingerbread cut-out cookies. I modified the cookie recipe a bit, cutting back on the ginger making for a more mildly flavored cookie.

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Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes made with cheddar cheese, sour cream and butter. These are a potatoes lovers dream; super creamy and rich!
cheddar cheese mashed pototoes

 Growing up I was known as the “Spud Queen.” Potato royalty, ruler of the spuds! No…actually I was just the spud queen because I inhaled mashed potatoes. Like..totally..ate super-human amounts of mashed potatoes. You gotta have a serious love of potatoes to get such a title after all! Apparently I’m not the only tater lover because my potato recipes are the most popular recipes on my blog! So all you fellow spud kings and queens, I behest you to make these Cheesy Mashed Potatoes!

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

 Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake, made with easy ice cream sandwiches, cool whip, and chocolate ganache. A very fast and easy ice cream cake that will impress your guests!

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

I know we’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday’s but I’m going to throw everyone a curve ball and give you guys a Birthday Cake! Why? Because birthdays happen year round! Having a husband and a son with birthdays in December means we are in full celebratory mode! And because we are busy preparing for Christmas I needed to make something easy but yummy for my hubby’s B-day. Behold this Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake. Is there any other kind of birthday cake out there? Not at my house. Only Ice Cream Birthday Cakes are allowed. Seriously, that’s the rule.

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How to take pictures of food and kids with your Christmas Tree

How to take pictures of  food and kids in front of the Christmas tree with your DSLR Camera! 

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Cheesecake Cookies with Minty Morsels

Christmas is here!! Have you noticed? How could you not with all the commercials, sales, and lights everywhere. One of my favorite parts of Christmas is putting up the Christmas tree. It is so pretty and makes me happy every time we light it up!

Christmas trees also make for a very pretty background for food photos! So I figured I start out my first Photography Forum post with this easy tutorial.

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Cheesecake Cookies with Minty Morsels and 300 $ Giveaway

Simple and delicious Cheesecake Cookies with Minty Morsels, perfect for a cookie swap! And a 300$ Amazon Giveaway to make this post even sweeter!

Cheesecake Cookies with Minty MorselsChristmas time is here and that means that it’s time to start churning out those yummy and gorgeous Christmas cookies! These Cheesecake Cookies with Minty Morsels are the perfect cookies the bring to a cookie sway party. And the best part of all? It’s easy peasy to make these darling little cookies! Oh and please do read on to find out more about this amazing 300$ giveaway my blogging buddies and I are hosting!

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Sliced and Roasted Potatoes

 Sliced and Roasted potatoes drizzled with butter and seasoned with salt, garlic, rosemary, parmesan and italian breadcrumbs. The perfect appetizer or side dish. 

sliced and roasted potatoes

So I’m off my health kick. That lasted 2 days! To celebrate the end of my diet I decided to make these Sliced Roasted Potatoes. I also decided that I should dunk each delicious potato slice in sour cream. I didn’t even do light sour cream, full-fat all the way baby. And seriously guys, they tasted amazing. My hubby and I ate all 6 for dinner. On friday nights I like to do easy, snack-able meals.

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