Samoa Girl Scout Cookies

As you probably (or should) already know it is Girl Scout cookie season!! Jeff and I bought our first ones of the season a few weeks ago at a grocery story near my parent's house. How can you say no to the little girls selling them? I used to be one of those girls, so I always feel bad for them and have to buy a box (or 2 or 3). Today Jeff and I decided that $3.50 was far too much money for a box of a few cookies, and made our own!...more

Thanks so much for posting this! I was craving these cookies and was able to whip them up ...more

Marshmallow Pops

This weekend the little girl I nanny for turns 6 years old! She is having a small birthday party, so Jeff and I decided to make a party/Valentine's Day treat for her to take to her friends at the party....more

I make a Christmas version of these with crushed candy canes. You have pretty pictures ...more

French Kiss

Back then, I hadn’t mastered the art of finding a flaw.  Hadn’t even thought of it yet.  Of protecting myself from little crushes with a prayer.  Show me, God.  Reveal something undesirable about this guy—halitosis, a lousy work ethic, a collection of Skipper dolls—that’ll make this constant thought of ‘what if’ go away.                                        &nb...more

A Nutty Snack

This is a fun, easy and healthy snack to quickly throw together (that also prevents you from grabbing something less healthy at the local convenient store). I am a firm believer in keeping healthier snacks with you in your purse, car, etc.  When our choices are quick and convenient for us, it's makes it alot easier to stay on track in making better choices. Another great thing about his snack is your choices are unlimited...add or delete any ingredient you prefer....more

Whoopie Pies. Almost Better Than the Other Kind of Whoopie.

www.garlicgirl.com Whoopie Pies literally make me happy....more

Chocolate and the Junk Drawer

Like my love of chocolate, our junk drawers can get out of control!  Like chocolate, a junk drawer is a life necessity. Here's how to organize your junk drawer in three easy steps:...more

Patron Saint of Lovers: History of St. Valentine’s Day

Kisses I'm a romantic at heart. I love cheesy romantic comedies. I'm a sucker for a sweet love story. Jane Eyre is my all-time favorite book for Pete's sake....more

Valentine's Day Confessions of a Non-Chocoholic

"Freak." "That's unnatural." "Are you sure you're really a woman?" I've had all of these things said to me because of one simple fact -- I don't like chocolate. I know, you are shocked. I'm a woman. All women must love chocolate. It's written into our DNA or something, right? Wrong....more

I'm adding it to my wish list!

~Denise
BlogHer Community Manager
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Valentine's Day Chocolate Truffles

If you love someone don't set them free. Make them truffles instead. Valentine's Day is tomorrow so Ma Fille and I wanted to make truffles for you. Well, for us but maybe this will inspire you to make them for you and yours....more

14 Days of Chocolate, Day 12: My Baking Addiction's Café Mocha Cupcakes

For Day 12 of 14 Days of Chocolate: Jamie of My Baking Addiction shares her favorite chocolate recipe: café mocha cupcakes topped with a chocolate-covered coffee bean. ...more
i love the sound of this cupcakes will give them a try for sure thanks for sharing ...more