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A New Addition…

I’m interrupting my posts of Christmas treats to tell you Pennies has an exciting addition coming soon. “Someone” will be joining me in this blog adventure of mine.  No, I’m not pregnant!  (My post will be much more exhilarating when that happens!)  But, stay tuned.  I’m not sure when I’ll unveil the mystery, but it […]

Scottish Shortbread

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I wanted to include a variety of tastes in my Christmas boxes this year.  Since I decided to break tradition and not include Pizzelles, I thought these cookies could make up for that sugary cookie taste.  This is my first time making shortbread, or really even eating it (yeah sheltered, I know, right!)  So, I’m […]

Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

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My only regret with these cookies is that I didn’t make a double batch!  They were so easy and yummy!  These cookies added such a festive look to my Christmas boxes.  The recipe made exactly 28 perfect cookies for me as it stated in the magazine.  Oh, and by the way, this comes from Rachael […]

‘Tis That Time of Year…

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It’s time to share Christmas cookies!  I spent Saturday and Sunday baking away for my annual Christmas cookie gift boxes.  This year was so much more fun than years’ past.  Could it have something to do with having a Light Box for my photos now?  Or, maybe it’s because I used fun cookies that I […]

Italian Pasta Bake

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On Black Friday, my mom, aunt and sisters went to Sam’s Club for their free breakfast, Blu-Ray DVD deals and a new GPS that was on sale.  I decided to pick up the latest Rachael Ray magazine while I was there, because while I was perusing through my mom’s at her house, I saw cookies […]

Cheesy Chicken & Artichoke Dip

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I made these appetizers last Monday for our “food day” at work, in celebration of the return of our manager from a medical leave of absence.  If you remember, I also made these brownies to welcome her back. <Back to the talk about the appetizers>  I only made half of the batch of appetizer bites, […]

Penny Pincher: High Five Warehouse

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A new store, called High Five Warehouse, opened last week.  Fortunately for me (and those in my region), it’s located right next to my company. Unfortunately for you, it’s one of only three locations…and all in the Chicago area. Look at the steals I found:

Super Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I saw these on Joy the Baker and had to make them.  I love soft, cakey type cookies and I love pumpkin.  It was a natural fit. Before I give you the recipe, I need to explain my lack of Thanksgiving recipes.  See, my mom hosted Thanksgiving this year and the last and makes more […]

Letter Ice

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This is another item I received from BlakeMakes, Letter Ice.  Or, I should call it Letter Chocolate.  Some may call it Letter Lollypops, maybe even Letter Cake.  The options for using these cute little silicone letter trays are many!  They are also oven-proof and dishwasher safe. I used these for the first time yesterday by […]

Penny Pincher: Use What You Have on Hand

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We are all guilty of looking over those food items that are soon to expire in our fridge or cupboard.  Instead, we covet that which we don’t have and run to the grocery store in order to get the items we need to make a certain recipe.  Then, we forget about that soon-to-expire food until […]