Day of the Dead Sugar Cookies


I just can’t let a holiday pass by without making a batch of decorated sugar cookies.  Are you guys all familiar with Day of the Dead? Even if you don’t know much about the Mexican holiday, you’ve probably seen images of sugar skulls at some point or another. Sugar skulls are candied skulls used to honor those who have died. They are often decorated with bright colors and fun patterns. After seeing a picture of sugar skulls in a catalog last month, I was inspired to make a batch of Day of the Dead sugar cookies…. 

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Big Cluster Maple Granola

 I have been making homemade granola for a few years now. There are so many things to love about homemade granola- it is easy to make, it is highly adaptable, it is often healthier and cheaper than store-bought varieties. The list goes on and on. However, over the years I have found that is hard… 

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Apple Cinnamon Butterscotch Muffins

It has now been a few weeks since Dan and I went apple picking. Every year I get a little overzealous and pick way more apples than we could ever possibly need. But I hate to let anything go to waste so I try my best to eat/use as many as possible. Even before I… 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Monster Eyeballs

Now that Dan and I are done watching Breaking Bad (62 episodes in 26 days!), I feel like I have so much more time on my hands. More time to bake, more time to blog, more time to do just about anything. I have never been that hooked on a show before but it was… 

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Pumpkin Gingersnap Cookies

Now that fall is here we are officially in the midst of pumpkin season. So last weekend I opened a big can of pumpkin and made these pumpkin gingersnap cookies. For the longest time I never liked gingersnap cookies. After a few too many crunchy gingersnap cookies, I convinced myself that they just weren’t my thing…. 

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NYC Weekend: The Food

Last month Dan and I took our annual weekend trip to New York City. This is now the fifth year in a row that we have done this trip! As always, I planned out an itinerary and a detailed list of all the bakeries and restaurants I wanted to visit. I tried to organize this post by neighborhood/general area of… 

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Spiced Almonds with Lemon and Rosemary

Almonds. Do you love them as much as I do? Like I mentioned after making these almond butter blossoms, I have been on a huge almond kick lately. I almost always have almond butter and a bag of raw almonds in my kitchen. These spiced almonds with lemon and rosemary are just one of my… 

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Almond Butter Blossoms

Please don’t ask me to choose between peanut butter cookies and almond butter cookies. It’s nearly impossible for me to decide which I like better. But lately I have been on a huge almond butter kick. If you have never made cookies with almond butter before, the flavor is generally less subtle than the flavor of classic peanut… 

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