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American Girl Tea Party Birthday

After begging for an American Girl doll the past three years, my daughter's greatest desire was granted her last birthday with the gift of a green-eyed, curly blonde haired mini-me. She promptly named her doll "Maddie" and they've been inseparable ever since. The gratification of at last owning an American Girl doll all of her… Continue reading American Girl Tea Party Birthday

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Fruity Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

More red, white and blue happiness for your Fourth of July celebrations! Start with a bag of sugar cookie mix and the ingredients needed (according to your package) for rolled sugar cookies. You can also just use whatever rolled sugar cookie recipe you love. If the butter is supposed to be softened, you should be… Continue reading Fruity Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

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Pumpkin-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall is here. Fi-na-lly. Seriously, this has been the longest summer I can ever remember in Seattle. So hot. Yes. I'm a heat complainer. Don't worry, it's actually a fairly normal condition in the Pacific Northwest. People don't stay living round these parts for sunshine and sandy beaches. I love making pumpkin spiced deliciousness during… Continue reading Pumpkin-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Hamburger Cookies

I got the idea for these adorable cookies from my friend Rachel. She's always doing fun things with her girls and is just generally an awesome resource for delightful kiddo entertainment. I gave my kids a simple demo and then let them do the rest. They LOVED making (and eating!) these cookies! Easy, delicious and… Continue reading Hamburger Cookies

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Fruity Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Do any of you use Safeway's "Just-for-U" program/app? I always forget about it until I'm mostly done with my shopping. Then I'm standing in the aisle, trying to get service on my phone so I can check if anything I'm already purchasing has a coupon. Occasionally, instead of a coupon, I find a freebie. "Mini-birthday… Continue reading Fruity Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

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Robbed, Impersonated and Pissed Off

I just have to warn you that I'm extremely angry right now. I came home from a lovely Memorial weekend of camping in the great outdoors to find that someone has stolen content, copy and photos from Bakerlady and passed it off as his own. So here's my great big "you thieving rat" post. "Boy… Continue reading Robbed, Impersonated and Pissed Off

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The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! I have never tasted a better chocolate chip cookie than this recipe produces. They are chewy, soft, packed with rich flavor and bursting with chocolatey goodness. The recipe comes from America's Test Kitchen  and utilizes melted butter and a unique shaping technique to produce craggy stay-soft oversized cookies. You… Continue reading The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Oatmeal Lemon Creme Bars

I love all things lemon. I always have lemony recipes hanging around to try. My plan for this week was to immerse myself in all things yellow happiness fruit baking related. When I went to make two lemon desserts today I found half my lemons had vanished. They were in the fruit basket two days… Continue reading Oatmeal Lemon Creme Bars

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Michael’s Is Evil and Wilton Is Wonderful

I went in for one thing. One. Thing. Some plastic baggies for my kid's Valentine's for school. That's all I needed. But, alas...Michael's is evil. So terribly, wonderfully EVIL. Out I came with a bag loaded down with rafia ribbon, chocolate melts and candy molds. I'm weak-minded. It's true. I'm a marketing and merchandising gold… Continue reading Michael’s Is Evil and Wilton Is Wonderful

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Samoas S’more Rolls

It's Girl Scouts cookie contest time!! I'm cooking with cookies! I feel I have crossed a MAJOR milestone in my life. I had a box of Girl Scouts Samoas in my cupboard for a week and managed not to consume the entire thing. In my opinion, Samoas are the perfect food. Shortbready cookie, caramel, coconut… Continue reading Samoas S’more Rolls