White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

by Sandy on December 16, 2014

White chocolate or dark chocolate?  Now, that is a question.  Make everyone on your holiday list happy with this yummy White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Cookie swaps are so much fun!  I was really excited to be invited to join my first ever “virtual” cookie swap hosted by Julie Espy from White Lights on Wednesday.  One of the best parts about blogging is being able to meet so many fun people that share my same interests.  Julie is one of those fun people.  She is an Arizona blogger and is hosting her 3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Swap.  So, when she put out the invitation to join her, I jumped at it!

For the swap, Julie paired us up with other bloggers and we traded recipes instead of actual cookies.  I love that!  I was also excited to learn that I had been paired with Krayl Funch from An Appealing Plan.   [click to read more…]


These adorable Christmouse Cookies will completely steal the show at every holiday party or cookie swap this year. Pssst… no one has to know that they are one of our easy Christmas cookie recipe.
Christmas Mouse Cookies Recipe


Don’t you love these cute little cookies?  I love baking around the holidays.  Especially cookies.  I love baking all of my family’s favorite cookies and putting them all on a giant tray at the same time.  You know, all at once, together in one place.  Little things make me happy, what can I say?

Most of my boy’s favorite cookies are big, hearty, rustic type cookies like peanut butter and oatmeal raisin and massive chocolate chip cookies with lots of nuts.  Delicious but, not that cute and certainly not pretty little dainty things.  So, I always try to put a surprise cookie on the plate, a cute cut out cookie or one with fancy frosting ( I even made a pink cookie once… once).  Most cute little cookies are just for fun and to make people smile.  But, these cute little cookies are actually good!  They are made out of a firm sugar cookie dough that is shaped like little mice and the ears, eyes and tails are put on after baking while the cookies are still hot.

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Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue

by Sandy on November 25, 2014

Yes!  You can make these cupcakes today!  Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue are a delicious treat and no one has to know you made them at the last minute.

Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue


They don’t call me the Queen of Last Minute for nothing.  These cute little cupcakes are made with a cake mix as the starter then, you add pumpkin puree and spices to turn it into a moist, cinnamon-y dessert.  The toasted meringue on top takes the place of frosting and is actually lighter in calories and fat but, who has to know that?

I shared this recipe with a blogging buddy of mine last month.  Candi Elm featured them on her blog, A Day in Candiland  for a cute Halloween treat but, I don’t see why these easy pumpkin cupcakes can’t be served on Thanksgiving or any other seasonal event.  I actually bake with pumpkin all year ’round and the toasted meringue adds a flavor that tastes like s’mores so, why not bake them in the summertime?

Head on over to A Day in Candiland to get the recipe and while we are talking about cupcakes, don’t forget about my Fall Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Pumpkins (also perfect for Thanksgiving) that I shared on Summer Scraps.

After you get the recipes, come back and enter our fun Snowflake Snack Giveaway.  We have more treats than the Sugar Plum Fairy!  Just use the Rafflecopter at the end of this post to enter.

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Easy Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Pumpkins

by Sandy November 18, 2014

Don’t put those pumpkins away, yet. These Fall Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Pumpkins will steal the show at your potluck dinner or on the Thanksgiving Dessert Table. I posted these cute little cupcakes on my blogging buddy’s website, Summer Scraps, a few weeks ago and want to make sure I share it with you in […]

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Southwest Meatball Soup Recipe

by Sandy November 12, 2014

I can’t help it.  Every time I think of the word “meatball” I picture Adam Sandler and Chris Farley dancing around in my head to the Lunch Lady Song.  My Southwest Meatball Soup Recipe (better known as albondigas) makes a fun family dinner and you won’t even have to wear a hair net! Many of […]

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Chipotle Cinnamon Brownies

by Candi Elm October 22, 2014

I’m Candi from A Day in Candiland, and I would like to thank Sandra for letting me visit with her readers today and show you my chipotle cinnamon brownies as part of my Easy Brownie Recipes. I was at a party a few years back and the food was prepared by different dessert vendors. So naturally, […]

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Mini Onion Rings

by Summer Rumsey October 15, 2014

Hey everyone this is Summer from Summer Scraps! I am so excited to be sharing one of my Simple Recipes on Everyday Southwest! I just love onion rings and sometimes want to make some simple ones to go with our hamburgers.  These mini onion rings are perfect for that!  I hope you enjoy this recipe […]

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Holiday Gift Card Giveaway

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Get a jumpstart on the holidays! We are joining some of our blogging friends to host a $500 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway… winner’s choice!   ******We have a winner!!****** ******Cynthia G. has won the big prize!!****** ******Congratulations Cynthia!  You will receive an email and your choice of $500 Amazon gift Card or […]

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