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So this is love...

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I recently stalked, erm...discovered a new blog that I'm obsessed with Everybody Loves Sandwiches -she's got alot of recipes that I'm convinced that I'm in love with before I've even tried them...but when I saw Pina Colada Fruit Salad...I knew it would have to be my first... and ooooh what a first. I love fruit salads...and I'm always verbally commiting to 'eat' healthier...more fruits...more veggies....if fruit is this...I have NO problem whatsoever. Pina Colada Fruit Salad (her original recipe-my changes set off by asterix) 1 small pineapple, diced *one large can of diced pineapple-I can't use fresh b/c the acid messes up my mouth big time! 1 basket of strawberries, sliced *about 3/4s of a container of strawberries, diced 3T unsweetened angel flaked coconut *I used sweetened 3T honey 4T amber rum *I used 1T Bacardi, 1T dark rum, and 2T pineapple juice (from the can)-I've got an alcohol allergy (lame I know)-so I couldn't add too much 1t vanilla ext…

a little bit of funny

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I love NatalieDee I go there for my morning comic fix,and I can't help but giggle when she busts out a cupcake related one!

Caribbean Lime Coolers

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Where has the summer gone? Really? I heard on the news that some kids even went back to school today...I guess I just remember summers being ALOT longer.. One of the things I openly admit that I love about baking-it can transport you....so even as the summer draws to a close...if you want a little bite of sunshine and summer time when the leaves turn and it gets all snowy...bust out this recipe and you are bound to be bikini clad again....er um..ok..maybe not outside, and maybe not even literally...but this cookie is so summer to me! I can't give you too much of a familial/work review b/c Husband thinks they are too "frou-frou" and he also doesn't like sugar cookies (how is it possible for a human NOT to like sugar cookies?) and two of my generally most reliable testers are anti coconut texture so they opted out. My take on them..again...summery. BC's sugar cookie mix is a must in my pantry. Really do heed the instruction to wait until they've totally cool…

I'd like to thank the academy...

Anyone remember this? Well last week I got this: Hi Suzy- I know it's a year later, but I just wanted to let you know that your jalapeno jelly cupcake from last August's Cupcake Hero Jalapeno contest was the overwhelming favorite of my taste testers. I'm not sure what happened with the contest. I tested my half of the recipes and my tasters picked your cupcake as their favorite. I did not hear back from R* about her half of the recipes. It always bothered me that a winner was never posted so I decided to make your cupcakes again and do my own anniversary post about your winning recipe. they are delicious and I loved the story about how you used your dad's homemade jalapeno jelly! Anyway, belated Congratulations to you! :) ~Teri (90/10) Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!!! Seriously?! So exciting to me!! Oh..and now..I'm totally obsessed with Teri's website! I miss Cupcake Hero..whatever happened to it? As much as I love Iron Cupcake...Cupcake Hero will …

Whetzel Nut Cookies

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What's a Whetzel Nut you ask? Well...this recipe was originally for "Gone Fishin'" cookies (out of the new Betty Crocker cookies and bars booklet)-however ....the cover says.."Save $$ Bake it from scratch"- I also took that to mean "Save $$ and if you already have pretzels at home, don't go out and buy the little fish shaped ones just b/c it would make a cute cookie"- So I took these to work and had my coworkers help me...The Big Boss actually dubbed these Whetzel Nut Cookies...and he came to that name from White (baking chips)+Pretzel+(pea)Nut..I thought it was kitchy and cute...so I present to you...Whetzel Nut cookies...seriously..say it..it's fun! 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup butter/margarine softened 1/2 cup shortening 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup white baking chips 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts 1/2 cup pretzel pie…