Pistachio Caramel Cookies & St. Patrick’s Collection

Today, I joined up with some of my best bloggy friends to bring you this super-duper awesome collection of St. Patrick’s Day recipes. It’s radical, as we used to say when Nixon was in office.

Chocolate Frosted Cookies

The passing of beloved Aunt B was the final excuse I needed to bake chocolate cookies. Well, I never need much of an excuse to make something chocolate. Let me rephrase. It was the final excuse I needed to make the family recipe. Oh, hooray for family recipes that are chocolate!!

Grapefruit Soda

Truth be told, this particular beverage isn’t adult in the afternoon-cocktail-no-kids-allowed sense, but more in the kids-prefer-grape-soda-to-grapefruit-soda sense.

Rocky Road Bars

It was a brilliant idea, but an utter disaster. The cookies are still glued to my favorite baking sheet. Talk about embarrassing. I reworked the recipe a couple different ways until I found a combination that I was happy with.

Cream Cheese Mints

This batch of cream cheese mints caused me to exercise a vast amount of self control. I was self-controlling right and left so I could share these little goodies with my friends, who were obviously impressed.

Vanilla Cupcakes

I actually love this recipe, because it’s super easy. You start with a boxed white cake mix, and then you improve on it by adding your own concoction of creamy milk fats.

Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins

The cash diet forced me to part with my beloved chocolate muffins, but I figured there was no reason on earth I couldn’t recreate them with ingredients I already had on hand at home. Happy Dessert-Breakfast to me.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Cookies are so delicious with a little chocolate on top! I love to add Hershey’s kisses to my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe to make them extra special.

15 Great Valentine Recipes

A collection of Valentine recipes to help you celebrate! This roundup includes plenty of heart shaped, pink, red, chocolate Valentine Day recipes.

Coconut White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

Scones are one of my favorite breakfast foods. This scone recipe uses coconut, white chocolate, and buttermilk.

Butter Cookies

Simple butter cookies are the best! This butter cookie recipe makes a perfectly tasty everyday treat.

Buckeyes

Make some buckeyes for the big game! The buckeye recipe calls for chocolate, peanut butter, and no baking.

Pecan Sandies

Pecan Sandies are a favorite childhood memory. We used to eat these fun nut cookies at my grandparents house, but these days I make them from scratch.

Simple Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie recipes are easily found these days, and there are plenty of schools of thought on the subject. Since I now have a green smoothie for breakfast almost every day, I’ll share a few of my thoughts about it.

Trail Mix Cookies

A healthy cookie recipe is hard to find these days. The search is not for the faint of heart. The real problem here is defining what a healthy cookie is. Is it the presence of good stuff? Or the absence of sugar?