Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Cookies & Carnation Breakfast Essentials

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When I was in college, I used to walk in to my early morning classes with my coffee cup in hand, but I wasn’t sipping a latte or cappuccino, I was sipping a Carnation Breakfast Essentials breakfast drink!  To this day, I still enjoy starting off my morning with Carnation Breakfast Essentials, mixed in milk or  milk and fruit for a quick and delicious smoothie.  Today I’m going to tell you a little more about the breakfast drink I love, and I’m going to share a recipe that uses Carnation Breakfast Essentials in a whole new way.  (If the idea of eating cookies for breakfast sounds good to you, keep reading! I have some Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Cookies you will love!) [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 317 – With Lemon Recipes

Hello all! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites. This week I’m celebrating one of my favorite flavors of the season: LEMON!

I hope you enjoy these lemony recipes from our friends!  And as always, I invite you to share your recipes, crafts, tips, and more at this week’s linky party!

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Peanut Butter Cookies + SPLENDA® SWEET SWAPS™ and a Giveaway!

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Peanut Butter Cookies

The holiday baking season has officially begun at my house!  I love baking everything from cakes and pies to cookies and candies, and I get a lot of enjoyment out of sharing these treats with others.  But over the years, I’ve found that more and more people in my family have diets that require them to lower their sugar intake, which means they can’t partake in all the holiday goodies.  And still others are skipping out on the dessert, because they don’t want to put on “the extra pounds.”

Since I can’t eat all the desserts all by myself,  I’ve decided to try a few recipes with SPLENDA®.

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12 Orange Recipes

It’s been a while since I put together a round-up post, so here we go!  Today I’m featuring 12 yummy looking recipes featuring one of my favorite fruits and flavors: ORANGE!

Hope you enjoy this mouth-watering collection of 12 orange recipes!

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Friday Favorites – Week 261 – With Lemon Recipes!

Good Day! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  Before we get to this week’s features I wanted to invite you to enter my latest giveaway.  The prize is a SteamMachine Plus worth $125, and it makes spring cleaning a breeze! So enter, enter! But first, party with us for a few minutes!

This week, I’m spotlighting one of THE flavors of spring and one of my all time favorites: Lemon!  I’ve always been a huge fan of lemon flavored desserts.  I love everything from pies and puddings to cookies and cakes.  Today’s features are unique takes on some of my favorites. I hope you like them!


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Lavender Lemonade

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Lemon and Passion Fruit Cupcakes

Lemon and Passion Fruit Cupcakes from Annies Noms


Lemon Crinkles

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Lemon Yogurt Bundt Cake

 Lemon Yogurt Bundt Cake with Limoncello Frosting from Sidewalk Shoes

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Molasses Cookies and SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS™

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Molasses Cookie Stack

Every year I look forward to holiday baking. I usually have a list of the tried and true recipes I want to make, as well as a few new ones. Of course, I never get around to making all of them, but it’s fun thinking about it just the same. And when I do bake, I always have more than we will ever eat at our house.  No worries! For me, it just means it’s a great opportunity for gift giving and sharing.  But not everyone can eat sweets.  Have you ever given cookies or candy to someone, only to find out that they can’t eat sweet due to diabetes or other dietary restrictions?  I’ve done this a couple of times!   It’s embarrassing for you, and the even worse, the giftee is tempted to break their diet!

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Guest Post: White Hot Chocolate Cookies by Kathleen at Yummy Crumble

Today I’m excited to welcome Kathleen from  Yummy Crumble.  She is one of several bloggers who will be guest posting here for the holiday season.  And I was instantly in love when I saw what yummy creation she had to share with us: White Hot Chocolate Cookies!  Take a look!

As the weather cools down and I start to see Christmas decorations I also begin to crave those special holiday drinks. Especially hot chocolate. Oh, my beloved hot chocolate. But…Since I live in Florida where the low in December is 75 degrees, I rarely get to sip on my favorite hot drink. So in order to have my hot chocolate everyday, I put them in cookie form! I’ve been seeing a lot of Hot Chocolate Cookies made with dark chocolate and of course gooey marshmallow, but I haven’t seen many White Hot Chocolate Cookies. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 227 – With 5 Yummy Lemon Recipes

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Welcome to Friday Favorites. With the summer season quickly winding down, I’m trying to get in as many summer recipe features as possible. This week we have one of my favorite flavors of summer……Lemon!  Hope you enjoy these delicious lemony treats!

AND….while you are here this week, please check out this week’s giveaway.  I am giving away a copy of the book: Simply Sweet Colorcakes. This book is a dream for anyone who loves to bake and create yummy treats for the kids.  Go over and take a look!

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Friday Favorites – Week 222 – with Strawberry Recipes

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Welcome to Friday Favorites. This week is devoted to one of the big fruits of summer: The Strawberry! Hope you enjoy these Strawberry Recipes from our blogging friends.

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Gourmet Cookies from Klara’s Gourmet

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Did you know May 31 is National Macaroon Day?  I’ve been celebrating a little early with some delicious macaroons and other gourmet cookies from Klara’s Gourmet.  Recently chosen as a Fancy Food sofi Finalist for “Outstanding Cookie,” Klara’s Gourmet was founded in 2006 by Klara Sotonova, an emigrant from the Czech Republic.  Klara came to the U.S. in hopes of making her dreams of owning a business come true. [Read more…]