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Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies After a weekend trip to Sarasota, we found ourselves with a pound of fresh key limes in the back seat. With them, we whipped up this batch of soft Key Lime White Chocolate Chip cookies. These didn't last very long... always a good sign :) PS - Do you
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Cowgirl Birthday Cupcake Tower

Cowgirl Birthday Cupcake Tower Here at The Smart Baker, we've made all different types of decorated cupcakes for parties. Lately, rather than make a lot of time-consuming edible decorations I've been using Cupcake Picks as simple but chic cupcake toppers. It is so easy to make the cupcakes match
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Highly Addictive Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

Highly Addictive Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark I often make cakes, pies and tarts which require slicing before serving. If someone wants a piece they need to very deliberately pick up a knife, grab a plate, slice and serve. However, I really enjoy making things people can casually snack on, too.
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Buttermilk Cornbread

Buttermilk CornbreadRecently, I had my sister and her boyfriend visiting from New York. It was so much fun having them in town, I didn't want them to leave! On their last night with us, we had an easy night in with a delicious homemade dinner and a competitive game of scrabble. We prepared a Chic
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Chocolate Pie Crust + Brownie Pie

Today is National Pie Day and that means, we are making pie! We dug up an old favorite: Chocolate Pie Crust + Brownie PieFor Sweet Melissa Sundays this week, the recipe of choice was Chocolate Pie Crust, the pick of Donna from L'Amour de Tarte. And we could choose whatever filling we like to pu
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Mini Buttermilk Cinnamon Bun Pops

As I was typing the title of this post, I wondered - should I write "Cinnamon Buns" or "Cinnamon Rolls"? Does anyone know what the difference is? I sure don't. Are they interchangeable?Ever since I got the "On a stick!" Cookbook by Matt Armendariz I've wanted to make more bite sized things.
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