Irish Cream Shortbread

In honor of all things Patrick-y (saintly or not) and my sissy’s birthday, I’ve baked my first ever shortbread, and man, is it every buttery and flaky!  I’ve only ever had the shortbread that comes in the red plaid box and of course this recipe for homemade shortbread cannot even compare.  It’s the perfect after-lunch-with-a-cuppa-coffee-or-tea treat! …

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milk bar’s compost cookie

The Compost Cookie® is my first attempt at a Christina Tosi Milk Bar recipe, but it will not be my last.  I really want to try her birthday cake recipe (complete with funfetti sprinkles and birthday cake crumbs!) but figured I’d first cut my teeth on something as simple as her cookies.  Simple.  HA.    This recipe is …

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Nana’s Cookies

My parents came to visit last month and I was able to kill two birds with one stone, um, I mean, cookie.  I got to make our traditional family cookie with my mom AND participate with said cookie in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! A Christmas family tradition of ours is to make “Nana’s …

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Simply Sinful Book Club Icebox Mocha Cake

Want to impress your book club ladies?  Bring them Ina Garten’s Ice Box Mocha Cake.  Last Tuesday my book club discussed Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.  Since half the story is set in Italy, I figured Ina’s mocha cake made with Italian mascarpone cheese and espresso powder was a perfect compliment, capish?  Apparently the ice box …

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Macarons

For the first time ever, M’s Belly participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap hosted by my super blogger neighbor Lindsay.  The premise of the swap is, once a food blogger has signed up to participate they will then receive the names of 3 other food bloggers to whom they must ship 1 dozen cookies each. …

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Have you heard about the Red Barn Roundup?  It’s a come-as-you-are happenin’ over on the east side of town which foregos all pretension and fluff.  It’s a bring your best homemade covered dish to share, crack a PBR, drink wine out of a plastic cup and listen to a 6 piece live bluegrass band play …

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Spicy Salty Fudgy Cocoa Cookies

I use greek yogurt in this recipe, so everyone can feel better about eating cookies, yay!  Moist on the inside, salty and crispy on the outside, with just a hint of heat from a pinch of cayenne; this cookie pleases sweet, salty, spicy, crunchy, and chocolate lovers alike.  Yields 2 dozen cookies so you might …

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