Baking · Cookies · Desserts

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

Baking · Cookies · Desserts

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

Appetizers · Baking · Desserts · Snacks

Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips

I was trying to sort thru some old photos on my computer today when I came across a few I didn't even remember taking. Also, about 20,000 pictures of my kids. Wow. It's a wonder they aren't blind from all the flash bulbs going off in their faces. I apparently took pictures of food well… Continue reading Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips

Baking · Desserts

Quick Cobbler

First of all. I'm back! I was pounded with the cold/flu season and was basically non-functioning for about 6 weeks. Last week I emerged from my bed to find that the world had changed in my absence. None of my kid's clothes fit, I couldn't get shoes on their feet because they too had grown… Continue reading Quick Cobbler

Baking · Desserts

Spiced Cranberry Compote

So, compote is a pretty fancy term for fruit in a sugar syrup. In this case, it reminds me very much of the most awesome cranberry sauce you've ever had. Spiced and fragrant instead of just the blah dash of color on the corner of your Thanksgiving plate. Delicious with "Colleen", my Pumpkin Eggnog Bread… Continue reading Spiced Cranberry Compote

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Cabbage Soup Diet – Recap

Ah, the wedding is over and it was a great party. Wonderful celebration with family and friends. The bride was GORGEOUS! And I fit into my dress perfectly! Day 6 Beef and Veggies day. As much beef (or chicken) and vegetables as you want along with the soup. I was down 12 pounds the morning… Continue reading Cabbage Soup Diet – Recap

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Cabbage Soup Diet – Day 3

Day Three Mix one and two: Incorporate the essentials found in the 1st and 2nd day, dropping the baked potato. Eat as much fruits and vegetables that you want to on this day together with your cabbage soup. Hooray!! Fruit! First thing this morning I had a giant bowl filled with delicious berries of all… Continue reading Cabbage Soup Diet – Day 3