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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

One of my favorite coffee drinks is a peppermint mocha.  And, in my opinion, Starbucks has the best peppermint mochas!  Anyone have other favorite peppermint mochas? I have a really good mocha chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I wanted to add a peppermint twist to it!  To be fair, these don’t taste exactly like a Starbucks peppermint mocha, but it…

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2017, Where Have You Gone??

I am not a big New Year’s resolution person. It’s totally fine if you are, it just doesn’t ever workout for me. Except twice. In 2015, a friend and I made a goal to run 15 races that year. We finished on December 31, 2015…in the dark…but we did it! The following year, she and I ran a half marathon…

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Stuffing Balls

Every year for Christmas and Easter dinner, my mom makes stuffing balls. I only recently began eating them. I am not a huge stuffing fan…I know some people who live for stuffing during holiday meals! When I lived at home with my parents, many times I would help my mom make the stuffing balls. I enjoyed chopping vegetables, so I…

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Baking Gingerbread Man Cookies

Every year, I do many activities with my first grade students based upon The Gingerbread Man story.  We read many different gingerbread man books, write about decorating a construction paper gingerbread man, and even perform a gingerbread man readers’ theater for the kindergarten class!  But never have I actually made gingerbread cookies with my students (or ever, really)! I thought…

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

I could not be more excited about the first day of autumn!  And to celebrate this, I thought I would share probably my favorite fall recipe with you.  These pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies are delicious!  They have a spicy fall warmth to them, as well as sweetness from the chocolate chips.  They are fluffy and moist.  They taste amazing…

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

This weekend, we are taking a trip to a state park and having a family picnic. We take this trip almost every summer. Someone always drives up early and picks out the same picnic tables each year. They are near a bathroom, walking distance to the lake and “beach,” and heavily shaded. It is always a really enjoyable day spent…

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Cold Brew Coffee

I have been noticing a cold brewed coffee trend at various coffee places, such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, and even Sheetz. As I watch the commercials and read the signs, I question what this craze is all about. So, in order to find out, I did a little research on Pinterest. I love Pinterest; everything you could ever want to…

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