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Peppermint Shortbread with Chocolate Drizzle

Can you believe Hanukkah just happened and Christmas is next week!? I had the best intentions of baking all the time and gifting the most glorious food gifts, but time has slipped away from me.

But don’t worry. I made these festive treats that are so tasty, I’m sharing the recipe with you! Read the rest of this entry


Chocolate Sugar Cookies

All last week it was raining in Napa. It’s supposed to start up again this week and I’m definitely less than thrilled. I know we need it desperately, but all I want to do is stay snuggled up to Mr. Leon with a cup of coffee, some tasty treats, and a good book. Sort of like I did when I discovered I had leftover cookies from the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! Lucky for me, dogs can’t have chocolate, so I got to keep them to myself.

The perfect breakfast.

Can’t this be breakfast everyday?

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Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Eat, drink, and be merry. What a fabulous way to live! Obvi, I love the eating part of that saying. I also love swapping recipes with others. It’s neat to see what other people like to make and testing out each recipe to see if it’s something I’d like to eat. That’s part of what makes The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013 so perfect for me– I got to test out a recipe from a friend and receive 3 new recipes and corresponding cookies to try! For this cookie swap, I made Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies, a recipe from my friend Jenny O.


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The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013

You all know how much I love getting stuff in the mail. I love it so much that I’ve participated in Foodie Pen Pals for over a year! I also think that my love for baking is fairly apparent.

I was perusing recipes one day, and became pretty curious when I saw a badge on the footer of The Little Ferraro Kitchen that said The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012. I mean, what was Ms. Samantha up to last year?! Obviously, I clicked on it and it took me to a site that was reminiscent of Lindsay’s Foodie Pen PalsSpeaking of which, I’ve gotta sign up for that by November 4th!


If you want to know what this is all about, read on.. Read the rest of this entry