Baking · Cookies · Desserts

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

Baking · Cookies

Dove Dark Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

"I don't understand why so many 'so called' chocolate lovers complain about the calories in chocolate, when all true chocoholics know that it is a vegetable. It comes from the cocoa bean, beans are veggies, 'nuff said." I have no idea who said this. I found it online at one of those portals for quotes… Continue reading Dove Dark Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

Baking · Candy · Desserts · Snacks

Valentine’s Day Butter Mints

I think of butter mints alongside turkey and stuffing, not hearts and flowers. Thanksgiving always meant butter mints when I was a kid. My Nanny (English grandmother, not baby-sitter) would have a bowl of them sitting on top of her giant TV, temptingly out of reach. It was the best turkey day ever when I… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Butter Mints

Baking · Cookies

White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread

Here's another example of how Pinterest has changed my life. I never would have thought to chop up maraschino cherries to use in cookies. These decadent rose hued shortbread are so beautiful, they're almost too pretty to eat. My daughter flipped out when she saw that I was making PINK cookies! They are sure to… Continue reading White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread