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Christmas Cookie Collection: Almond Shortbread

History tells us that shortbread finds its roots in the 12th century. Legend has it that Scottish chefs baked shortbread in the dark and dreary winters and put slits in the cookies to represent the rays of the sun. Fast-forward … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookie Collection: Gingerbread Cutouts

Legend tells us that the first gingerbread men were created at the request of Queen Elizabeth I. She asked her bakers to mold pastry into shapes of her favorite courtiers and gave them to VIPs who came to visit during … Continue reading

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How Not to Stress out this Christmas

I'd love to help alleviate some of your Christmas stress. Let me share a story so you know where I am coming from. I started homeschooling my seventh grade son at Thanksgiving after pulling him out of an unsafe public … Continue reading

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All Chocolate Chip Cookies are NOT the same...

I love to bake, and cookies are my favorite thing to bake. And, chocolate chip cookies are one of my all-time favorite cookies. I made some awesome chocolate-chocolate chip cookies last week. I used real butter, real vanilla, farm fresh … Continue reading

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Our Doughnut Legacy...

My husband and I have been married 36 years and as you would suspect we have lots in common; kids, faith, reading, love for the outdoors and Homer Price . Yep, we have Homer Price in common. It was one … Continue reading

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Cookie Makin' Day

Today is our annual cookie (and other treats) making day. We start off with a list of our favorites and everyone pitches in, making those items that they enjoy the most. Our kitchen is small, and we're often tripping over … Continue reading

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Of squirrels and hoarding

It's that time of year again when I inevitably slip into my winter hoarding mode. Here in the infamous snow belt region of upstate NY, I face each winter wondering how many months it will be again before we see … Continue reading

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