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Heart Shaped Cookies

Heart Shaped CookiesSweetie Pies by The Farm Chicks

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February 11, 2010 Posted by | Baking, Recipes | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies from Betty Crocker…

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                               ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for Recipes  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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It’s a snowy day here for us in Connecticut and New York – a perfect day for baking!

February 10, 2010 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 156

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 156:

Happy Christmas Eve!!!

We were all invited to go to my brother’s house in Brookfield, CT for our Christmas Eve dinner, opening some gifts and most especially, some family time together.  My mom has been with my brother and his family for a few days now to help them get ready. 

Work was quiet and that was alright since there was much to do.  The girls and I baked cookies, Melissa made a French Apple Tart and Amanda and I made a quick stop at Shaw’s and the liquor store.  We were finally ready to leave by 5:30 and arrived to wonderful Christmas Eve appetizers and a beautifully set table awaiting its guests.

Here are some moments of our Christmas Eve…

A Cozy Fire

A Beautiful Tree

Eating, eating… and more eating!

 Fun Opening Gifts

Watching the Little Ones Playing with New Toys

and a special Thanks to our Hosts…

My Brother Louie & Sister-in-Law Leia

Then it was back home, where we left our lights on while we slept and waited for Santa…

Ho! Ho! Ho!

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

50 Holiday Cookies from Food Network

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50 Holiday Cookie Recipes from Food Network…

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                                    ************  CLICK Here to View Recipes  ************

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December 21, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, The Food Network | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Christmas Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

For Christmas ~ Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from Cuisine at home…

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                                       ““““““““““  CLICK Here for Recipe ““““““““““

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December 12, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Peppermint Snowballs

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Sandra’s White Peppermint Snowballs –

                                                           Today is the 12th Day!

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                              ~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for the Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

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December 12, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Shortbread Cookies

Day 11… Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Claire’s Mix-n-Max Shortbread Cookies

                              ~~~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here for Recipe ~~~~~~~~~~~~

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December 11, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Peanut Butter Smore Bites

And it’s Day 10 of Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Sunny’s Crunchy Peanut Butter S’more Bites…

                           ~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for the Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~

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December 9, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Orange Currant Polenta Cookies

And we are at Day 9 with Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Chris Cosentino’s Orange, Currant & Polenta Cookies…

                           ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for the Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

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December 9, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Daisy’s Wedding Cookies

Food Network – Day 8!! – 12 Days of Cookies – Daisy’s Mexican Wedding Cookies…

                           ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

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December 7, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Oatmeal Cream-Cheese Bars

And Day 7!  Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Oatmeal Cream-Cheese Butterscotch Bars

                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here for Recipe ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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December 7, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Melissa’s Citrus Butter Cookies

We are at Day 6 of Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – and today is Melissa’s Citrus Trio Butter Dipping Cookies…

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                                   ~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for the Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~

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December 6, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Cinnamon Spice Cookies

Day 5 of Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies…

Today’s is Aaron Sanchez’s Cinnamon-Spiced Hot Chocolate Cookies

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                            ~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here for the Recipe ~~~~~~~~~~

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December 4, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Aida’s Linzer Cookies

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Day 4… Aida’s Hazelnut-Chocolate Linzer Cookies

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                             ~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here for the Recipe ~~~~~~~~~~

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December 4, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – The Neely’s Butter Cookies

Day 3 – and we have Food Networks 12 Days of Cookies with The Neely’s Best Sugary Butter Cookies – I can’t wait to bake these!

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                               ~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here to view Recipe ~~~~~~~~~~

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December 3, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 131

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 131:

Monday – back to work for many – back to dieting and continuing their holiday shopping since Christmas will soon be upon us.

I have already started making mental notes of what to serve on Christmas Eve – which will be spent with my side of the familyChristmas Day will be spent with Joe’s side of the family.  Of course fish is at the top of the list for this special dinner.  My family and husband were born and raised in Portugal and my husband especially, is a huge fish lover – shell-fish being his absolute favorite.   When we go out dinner – he orders seafood and steak – and I… chicken.  I am always saying that I am a cheap date!

The other special food is COOKIES!  I have started posting Food Networks 12 Days of Cookies and this is helping me come up with some different and new cookies recipes to bake for the holidaysSugar cookies are my favorite and I have not made Gingerbread cookies in years – maybe it’s time!

OK – back to work and enjoying that David has taken such an interest in our fish tank.  He went out and purchased an air bubble device – more fish and a few toys for Remi….

                                                      Fish loving the air bubbles…

                                                 One of Remi’s new toys…

                                              which he hid under the table from…

                                    until he spotted his new ginormous tennis ball!

December 2, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Cherry Almond Cookies

And we are at day 2!  Food Network’s 12 Days of Cookies – Giada’s Dried Cherry and Almond Cookies with Vanilla Icing

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                          ~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here for this Delicious Recipe ~~~~~~~~~~

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December 2, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Food Network – 12 Days of Cookies – Alex’s Gingerbread Cookies

Mmmm!  Today is the start of Food Networks 12 Days of Cookies

Today we start with Alex’s Gingerbread Cookies!

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                           ~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here for the RECIPE ~~~~~~~~~~

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November 30, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween Treats

From www.FoodNetwork.com – Here are some scary treats for a ghoulish Halloween

Candied Apple - Sevenmarie                                                                 Sevenmarie – Flickr.com 

Oreo Monster Cookies - tomeppy                                                                       tomeppy – Flickr.com

October 6, 2009 Posted by | Halloween, Recipes, The Food Network, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween M&M Chocolate Cookies

Today on TV, there was a “Haunted House” show – starting my kick-off for Halloween’ish posts – we have 34 days to go.  Ironically, today someone on Twitter agreed to follow me – Nicole Weston – who has a great Blog with tummy pleasing recipes – one of which is Halloween M&M Chocolate Cookies ~ CLICK ~ for recipe

Halloween M&M's                                                                Brandy Shaul – Flickr.com

Form more great recipes, visit:  www.BakingBites.com

September 27, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Halloween, Recipes, Twitter | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Cooking, Baking & Drinks!

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Oh the Holidays is always associated with FOOD!!  Here are some delicious recipes from some of my favorite sites:

Please keep in mind that once you visit these different sites – go exploring on them for more Holiday Recipes and Entertaining Ideas!

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Whether you and your family celebrate one or more of these Holidays – ENJOY!!

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December 15, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Fun Post, Hanukkah, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment