Polar Bear Pawprint Snowball Cookies

Polar Bear Paw Snowball Cookies - these light melt-in-your mouth nutty, buttery cookies are dipped in a decadent white chocolate & coated with a sprinkling of coconut & chocolate chips for a fun, playful look. They're not only perfect for the holidays but equally fun for snow days and birthday parties. Click for RECIPE.

These fun Polar Bear Pawprint Snowball Cookies are made up of melt-in-your mouth nutty, buttery cookies that are lightly flavored with a hint of peppermint, then dipped in a creamy, white chocolate, coated with coconut & decorated with chocolate chips.  Perfect for holidays, winter themed parties, birthday parties, and snow days.

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Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Roll Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

These cinnamon roll cookies are made up of rings of crispy buttery cookie, alternated with a sweet ribbon of cinnamon sugar.  They are then rolled in turbinado sugar for an extra crunch of sweetness & topped with zig zags of cream cheese frosting – it’s everything you love about a cinnamon roll but in the form of a crisp, buttery cookie.

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Poached Pears in a Chocolate Nutty Tart with Malbec Molasses

Poached Pears in a Chocolate, and Mascarpone Nutty Tart with Malbec Molasses

What could be more elegant during the holiday season than a chocolate, almond & pistachio tart filled with a creamy, dreamy mascarpone filling & then topped with Malbec poached pears & the most heavenly Malbec molasses?  

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Candy Cane Cake with Peppermint Bark Apples

Vanilla Dream Candy Cane Cake with Peppermint Bark Apples

 

Ring-ting-ting-a-ling.  Ring-ting-ting-a-ling.

Oh. . . hi there.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday & managed to create loads and loads of memories with your loved ones.  Do tell if any of them were hilarious, juicy, or embarrassing because I’m all ears when a chuckle or two is involved.

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Honey Gingerbread Cookies with Lemon Icing


Honey Gingerbread Cookies with Lemon Icing

 

It’s easy to get stuck in our daily routines. . .seeing the same sights every day, breathing in the same smells, hearing the same monotonous sounds.  It’s also easy to forget just how diverse the landscape can be, even within the U.S.  Perhaps this is why I have a special place in my heart for Yellowstone National Park.  With it’s super volcano, hydrothermal systems, petrified forests, & glacier. .  it couldn’t be any more different than the sights & sounds I experience every day in the city.  As a matter of fact, there are certain places within Yellowstone that feel so other worldly you may even find yourself questioning whether or not you have been unknowingly transported off to a galaxy far, far away. Read more