Meeting Sally + Apple Crumble Pie

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How is your fall going so far?  Is it filled with pumpkin everything (guilty!), football, gorgeous leaves, and all the fall desserts?  Because mine totally is.  My fall is SO full of football that I almost missed the opportunity to meet one of my all time favorite bloggers due to one of our games happening at the exact same time as her book signing (WHY?!).  Thankfully, the stars aligned, our game time was switched to the afternoon, and I got to rush my crazy self down to the Mall of America to meet Sally, of Sally’s Baking Addiction for her book signing.  If you haven’t checked our her latest cookbook, Sally’s Candy Addiction, I highly recommend it!  I ordered it right after finding out I could attend her book signing, and thanks to the super speed of Amazon Prime shipping, I got it just in time! Continue reading

Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies

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Remember when I mentioned the millions of Christmas cookies I would help my Dad bake every year?  This was one of our staples.  Every year, I’d help cut these out, and my brother and I would decorate them.  Eventually, I started making these on my own, and have since used them for everything from beach vacations (hello sea creature cookies!), to baby showers, wedding festivities, graduation celebrations, football parties, and most recently, our new pastor’s installation reception.   Because he and his family were new to Minnesota, I wanted to welcome them to our state with this lovely cookie. Plus, it was a great excuse to add another cookie cutter to my ever growing collection. Continue reading

Food and Fellowship

I love food, I always have.  I can remember a time when I was really little, helping my dad bake Christmas cookies listening to Porky the Pig sing I’ll Have a Blue Christmas. Does anyone remember this? It was definitely on the list of weird Christmas songs.  Every year we’d make a TON of cookies for our little four member family, and eat for them for months it seemed.  This was my initial introduction into cooking. Continue reading