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A Very Thankful Thanksgiving

I think it’s pretty obvious what I’m thankful for this year. My sweet little love bug makes me so incredibly happy and every day I wonder how I got SO LUCKY to have such a sweet, adorable and healthy baby. Every day I give L about a million kisses but it never feels like enough! […]

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Cranberry Apple Shortbread Bars

An easy last minute dessert recipe for Thanksgiving. These cranberry apple shortbread bars are a delicious holiday treat. I love any excuse to use this shortbread recipe. It’s seriously buttery, slightly chewy and lightly crispy on the outside. Plus, the basic flavor lends itself to almost any type of filling. I’ve done Meyer Lemon Shorbread […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 11/23/14

Well, it’s been a week. I originally planned to do a full one-month recap on L, but instead I want to share a little of what’s going on in mommy world (with some updates on L as well). So L turned one month old last Sunday and every day of that month (plus the seven […]

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Chewy Milk Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Chewy ginger-flavored brown sugar cookies filled with milk chocolate chunks.  This is a great holiday cookie! I have a bit of a weakness for ginger cookies.  My dad loves gingersnaps, but unless they are super crunchy (ahem, teeth-breakingly so), he will probably tell you they are underbaked.  I, on the other hand, like crunchy, chewy, […]

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Brown Butter Apple Tart {Guest Post}

The warm smells and flavors of fall come alive in this custardy brown butter apple tart. Today’s guest post is from Joanne at Eats Well With Others, who you already know I adore! If you somehow are not already reading her blog on a regular basis, that should definitely change. Some of my favorite posts […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 11/15/14

Okay, seriously, how is my baby going to be one month tomorrow? On the one hand the past few weeks have been a split-second blur, but on the other hand, I feel like I had L forever ago. This week I plan to do a full L update on the blog, so I’ll try to […]

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Soft Batch Apple Butter Cookies with Caramel Icing {Guest Post}

Today I have a special guest post from my friend Rachel. She is generously sharing this recipe for Soft Batch Apple Butter Cookies as a favor while I take some time to be with my family. Be sure to head over to her blog and check out some of her other amazing recipes like Apple […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Pie with Brown Sugar Marshmallow Topping

Flaky pie crust, flavorful roasted butternut squash filling and a sweet toasted brown sugar marshmallow topping make an amazing fall dessert. This is the perfect Thanksgiving pie! Today we are celebrating with a virtual bridal shower for a very dear friend of mine! Joanne is getting married in just a few weeks and I’m so […]

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Keep It Sweet Desserts Weekly Wrap-up 11/8/14

Another week with L has flown by! He hit three weeks on Thursday but what’s SO hard to believe is that  he will be one month old next weekend. I hate the fast passing of time because he is just so perfect and snuggly,    but I am looking forward to getting his shots and getting […]

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How to Bake and Freeze Cookies for Holiday Gifts (and 30 recipes that are perfect for that)

Baking and freezing cookies is a great way to reduce holiday stress.  Here are 30 of my favorite recipes for cookies that you can bake ahead of time and freeze for a month or two for holiday gifting! I learned from my mom. When it comes to entertaining, she and I are a lot alike.  […]

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