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AHG Badge Help – Engineering #3

Since tomorrow is National Gumdrop day, I thought today’s blog post should include gumdrops. Gum drops first appeared in the 1800’s. These candies were made with gelatin, spices (peppermint, cinnamon, cloves…) and sugar.  Believed to be invented by Percy Trusdale, … Continue reading

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M&M cake

M&M cake templateThe other day, I baked up a treat for my hubby to take to work.  This surprisingly simple M&M cake is always a hit, and I have made it several times. 

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Peppermint Fudge

Thanksgiving is behind us and now it is time to start on the holiday baking.  Each year I love to make cookies and candies to share with neighbors, friends and co-workers.  In addition to the traditional fudge, I also make … Continue reading

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Lego Cupcake

Recently Lily entered her AHG troop’s Cupcake Wars. I am proud to announce she placed second.

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Easter Cake

I have a few distinct memories from Easter growing up – one is that my mother always made the same coconut cake.  While I am not a huge fan of coconut, I insist on making this cake for my family … Continue reading

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Caramel Macchiato on a Budget

My hubby’s favorite drink at Starbucks is a Caramel Macchiato. According to the Starbucks website, it includes a “creamy vanilla-flavored syrup, freshly steamed milk with a topping of velvety-rich foam, an intense hit of our Espresso Roast, a finishing of … Continue reading

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Mint Chocolate Cupcake

Today is Mint Chocolate Day. No, you will not find a parade through downtown, or banner hung proudly in homes. But, if you look closely you may find people enjoying this delightful combination.

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Peppermint Marshmallows

Every year I make a ton of Christmas cookies. What my family does not consume goes to the neighbors, my husband’s office or Christmas parties. One of my favorite things to make each year is Peppermint Marshmallows.

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No, I’m not talking about the classic children’s book. Wait, does a book that is less than 25 years old count as a “classic”? Ok, back on topic. Fudge is a Christmas classic. One of the first recipes I shared … Continue reading

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Sweet Birthday Surprise

Recently my brother-in-law hit had a birthday. The BIG ONE!  He joined the ranks of us over the hill folks. He’s now old!! Yes, that’s right he turned 40. (Hey, I can say that I too am 40). We celebrated … Continue reading

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