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Iced Sugar Cookies

 Looking for a sweet treat? Here’s a quick and easy Sugar Cookie recipe that can be a great afternoon treat to enjoy with some coffee or a nice gift for family and friends. I took some time to decorate these but they are equally as delicious all by themselves. I’d love to hear about your favorite cookie recipe!

 

 

 

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Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese & Lemon

Here’s a great sugar cookie recipe that comes with a little extra lemon zing.  We’re big cookie lovers in our house, but they have to be soft and chewy. These meet the mark and go perfect with a nice cup of “Joe”.  Enjoy and please remember to share.

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Nutella Mocha Mousse

Last Sunday was all about cooking. I set aside the day and made multiple dishes. The show stopper however was this Nutella Mousse, made with hazelnuts and cream. I have to admit, I’ve never really been impressed by Nutella, but this dessert has changed my mind. This recipe is adapted from Micheal Symon’s Hazelnut Mousse on the Cooking Channel. I altered the ingredient amounts somewhat since I am trying to be waistline conscious, but fear not as this dessert packs a full-bodied mocha flavor that you simply can’t get enough of! Enjoy

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Decadent Brownies

There are some problems that only a really good brownie can fix. I’ve been on a cookbook buying spree and came across this recipe in “ad hoc at home”.  There are a lot of excellent brownie recipes out there but this one knocks it out of the park. They are thick, just shy of the consistency of fudge, and very chocolaty – sure to remedy any issue that only chocolate can cure.  Thomas Keller, et. al., really satisfy with this one, and their book is most definitely worth purchasing! 

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Creamy Key Lime Pie

One of my favorite summertime desserts of all time has to be “Key Lime Pie”. I love the tartness of the lime against the sweet sugar. I had it for the first time several years ago while dining at “Morton’s Steak House” in Kansas City.  I’m not lying when I share that I was sold with my first bite.   Ever since I’ve worked to recreate the recipe and I think I may have come close with this one.  Key limes are not the easiest thing to come by in my neck of the woods, so I opt for regular limes, but if you can find them by all means use them instead.  Oddly enough “Morton’s” recipe can now be Googled but it requires a bit more work so I feel pretty comfortable in sticking with mine.  Whether you opt to make this or “Morton’s” version, I assure you that your taste buds will be delighted. Do enjoy!

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