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Ugly Sweater Cookie Contests and EA/TEF Memories

Ugly Sweater Cookie Contests and EA/TEF Memories

Ugly sweater cookie contests and EA/TEF memories. What could they possible have in common? The answer is plenty, thanks to a recent Facebook post by a dear friend named Barb. She posted a picture about the ugly sweater cookie contest she hosted during her family's...

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Adding a Dollop of Caregiving to the Cozy Mystery Genre

Adding a Dollop of Caregiving to the Cozy Mystery Genre

Adding a dollop of caregiving to the cozy mystery genre has been a dream of mine. So this winter, I'm making the giant leap from writing non-fiction to fiction while my agent pitches See Jane Run! to publishers. I'd love to have all my caregiving friends join the...

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Coconut Cookies Redo

Coconut Cookies Redo

The original recipe for these coconut cookies was given to me in the mid-1980s by a woman who remains a dear friend. I've reworked the recipe a couple times to make it dairy-free and as healthy as any cookie can be. You'll find the most recent version below. Enjoy!...

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Triple Free Monster Cookies

Triple Free Monster Cookies

My daughter Anne and I developed this variation on monster cookies because her son required a gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free diet as a toddler and pre-schooler. Gluten isn't an issue in monster cookie recipes since they use use oats, a grain he could tolerate,...

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Gingersnaps (AKA Molasses Crinkles)

Gingersnaps (AKA Molasses Crinkles)

Imagine my surprise when, after recording the All About Cookies podcast, I discovered a blog oversight of the first order. No recipe for Gingersnaps (AKA Molasses Crinkles) has been published before on this website. Today's post rectifies the situation. The original...

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Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie is on this year's short list of freezer meals, compliments of Anne. I didn't eat it growing up or fix it for my kids, but she tasted it somewhere and has been perfecting the recipe ever since. It makes a good, hearty dish with plenty of veggies and...

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