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Almond Joy Ice Cream

It’s not really ice cream “season” yet in my part of the country. It’s more like very cold slush season here still. However, I have an ice cream recipe for you today.almond joy ice creamAs far as I’m concerned, there is no real season for ice cream. Cold weather or hot. . makes no difference to me. I do know some people who only eat it during the warmer months of the year. Read the rest of this entry

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Almond Joy No Bake Cookies

Can we talk about Fifty Shades of Gray for a minute? I just read the first book. I have some opinions. (What? No way, right?) Let’s play book club.

We can talk delicious Almond Joy No Bake Cookies in a minute.

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Rainbow Cookies

This one is for my friend, Brenda, who told me she can not find these at any bakery near her and she misses them. They are a favorite of hers and this is my first go at them.

These are an Italian cookie and therefore are supposed to be colored like the Italian flag. I am not Italian. I was thinking these would be fun to do in different colors sometime. Like 3 different shades of blue or pink and red. Purists may disagree.

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Valentine’s Chocolate Cinnamon Almond Biscotti

Guess what? You’ve got less than a week to Valentine’s Day. (And these biscotti will keep until then even if you make them right this second. They are like the cracker of the cookie world.)

I used to work in the holiday/gift “industry”.  V-day was our biggest holiday and by now I would have been up to my eyeballs in pink and red hearts, ribbons, vases, etc. I do not miss the frenzy. Working all night, being too busy to even drink a few gulps of water, fielding last minute dudes who forgot the holiday until that very second, and once I was even seriously hard-core cussed out by some lady who was pissed I could not break a $100 bill for a $6 sale. People are nuts!

For years it was an unheard of luxury for me to actually celebrate vday. I was too exhausted, hungry, annoyed by crazy people, etc.

These days I get to celebrate as I choose. As leisurely as I want. It might mean making chocolate biscotti to share with a loved one. (It always means making a chocolate cake for my dad.)

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Almond Cake

Almond cake doesn’t sound fancy. It’s not really. It’s easy to make with things you may already have on hand in your pantry.

BUT.. it tastes fancy! I made this a few weeks back for my aunt’s birthday. It is dense and chewy and buttery and nutty and fantastic. My own birthday is in a few days and I just may have to make it again for myself. It’s that good. (Except there are so many other things on  my ‘to try’ list. . .choices, choices.)

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