Mexican Chocolate Spice Mix

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, I’m sure everyone has chocolate on the brain. Do you want to really spice things up and add a a little something extra to your favorite chocolaty treats? With the warmth of cinnamon and ginger and the kick of cayenne pepper, you’ll be sure to heat up any recipe by adding… 

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Orange & Cardamom Coco-Doodles (Coconutty Snickerdoodles) – November #ImprovChallenge

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We’re back for another Improv Challenge, and this month stretched my culinary horizons to use an ingredient I’ve never cooked or baked with before.  We are all whipping up recipes using Orange and Cardamom.  For some reason, when I thought about these two ingredients, my mind immediately settled on cookies.  So today I am bringing… 

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Mexican Chocolate Pudding (or Brownie) Oatmeal

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I am clearly setting a bad example for my son.  I mean this Mexican Chocolate Pudding (or Brownie) Oatmeal is what I eat for breakfast everyday!  He has his bowl of fruit and plain yogurt with some nuts or ground flax seeds or chia seeds and watches me eat this.  I’m a terrible mother.

Classic Snickerdoodles for my Dad

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Here is a classic cookie recipe for you – Snickerdoodles.  I mentioned on my Facebook page that these were in my annual Christmas cookie repertoire when someone asked what they were, and I realized that they aren’t really just a classic cookie, they are a classic American cookie recipe.  And, though this is something I… 

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Coconutty Snickerdoodles (aka Coco-Doodles)

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I like to think of myself as a little bit scientist, a little bit artist.  I read, study, observe, and experiment.  But I also throw in a little of this and a little of that, fancy things up a bit.  I do this is pretty much all aspects of my life.  All except baking… When… 

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Cinnamon & Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce

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A personal and family favorite, this Cinnamon & Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce will make your kitchen smell amazing while it cooks, and it has so much more flavor than the stuff in a can. Undoubtedly every family has stories about Thanksgiving mishaps.  We certainly have our share.  Nothing epic, like setting the house on fire… 

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