Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to Start the New Year

Happy New Year!!

Did you stay up to watch the ball drop? I didn’t. I tried, but I didn’t make it this year. I was too tired from…not doing all that much actually. On New Year’s Eve, the chemist bf and I went to see the new Avatar movie, got Chinese take-out, and spent some time watching repeats of RuPaul’s Drag Race (the new season is starting very soon). But, I was itching to get one last bake in before the new year. Plus, I needed an “excuse” to try out my new stand mixer, right?

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Top 5 Most Popular Posts of 2022

What a year it has been for this tiny little blog! I reached over 55,00 views and had one post that really, really took off. For a few months I thought I had finally “made it” in the blogging world. Even though it’s been over two years since I started this little hobby of mine.

As I did last year, I decided to write a post covering my most popular posts of the year, regardless of when they were published. So here it goes!

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A Simple Cookie with a Fall Twist – MB Recipe 37

Over the weekend, I felt the desire to bake. It had been quite a long time since the baking bug hit me. Since it was a last-minute, I had to find a recipe where I had all of the ingredients already on hand. For the most part this meant that I was limited to cookies and/or bars. While combing through the Cookies chapter of the Magnolia Bakery Handbook I came across Snickerdoodles. Thankfully, I had everything in the ingredients, except for one, but I was able to make a substitution.

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My Second Blog-aversary

A little over two years ago I started this blog. At the time I wanted to create an Ina Garten cook-through blog so that’s what I did. And the early posts from the fall of 2020 are there to prove it. In fact I started with this simple recipe for applesauce which is still the only one I will use.

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Barefoot Contessa 54 – Chocolate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I can’t believe it’s been over six months since I last made an Ina recipe! Wow, time sure does fly!! This is also a quick post because things have been quite busy for me the last couple of weeks. But I did get a chance to get some baking in. I needed something quick and easy and thanks to streaming services I found the perfect recipe!

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The Easiest Cookie You’ll Ever Make – MB Recipe 29

Last week, I was looking for a quick cookie recipe. I was in the mood to bake, but I wasn’t in the mood to spend hours in the kitchen. While thumbing through the MB cookbook, I stumbled upon the Coconut Macaroon recipe. I knew instantly that that was the cookie I had to make that day!

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The Time I Tried to Make Peanut Butter Cookies – MB Recipe 26

With the crazy schedule I’ve been having for the better part of a month, it was a relief that I was finally able to get some time in the kitchen once again. Friday morning, I woke up looking forward to the recipe I was going to be making. It was a recipe that I had my eye on for quite some time. Unfortunately, when it came time to actually make the cookies, I realized a little too late that I had forgotten to add a key ingredient.

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February 2022 Baking Round-Up

One of my blogging goals this year is to do a recap every month of the recipes I made. I did this infrequently in the past and after I realized how much work actually went into them, I found it a bit difficult to find the motivation to do them. But since then, I’ve thought of an easier technique to actually get them written, so I’m trying that out this month.

In February, I made a total of four recipes. Let’s take a trip back through the last few weeks and revisit all the tasty treats I made!

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Magnolia Bakery #21 – Confetti Cookies

Despite spending some time in NYC, I did get some baking time in! But, since I was slightly exhausted Monday afternoon after returning home, I wanted something that was easy and required only a few ingredients. The answer was the colorful Confetti Cookies.

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Holiday Week Update and MB Recipe 18

This week I only have time for a quick post. It’s not because I’m busy, but more so because I’m not really doing any baking or cooking this weekend. As you may recall, last year I made a Yule Log. But this year, I do not have the luxury of the time it takes (and to be honest, the energy or desire) to make a Yule Log.

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