Cookies

Merry Christmas Cookies and Cheer!

Cookies for neighbors

Cookies for neighbors

It’s been a busy and hectic couple of months for the Schmautzhaus and Yes!Chef! and I have not had much time to attend to this poor little blog.  I apologize and promise to do better in the new year.

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Please may we have S’more? With Bacon? (Indoor Gourmet S’mores)

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Can it possibly be Labor Day already? The last of summer.  The last hurrah.  No more beach picnics.  Kids are in school. Sigh.

But, even if you can’t have campfires (like here in the Sierras because of the drought) or it’s too cold to go to the beach, you can still make these Indoor Gourmet S’mores.

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Deck the Halls Holiday Home Tour Finale and Saltine Toffee to send you on your way, hey!

And Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas from The Elves

Merry Christmas from The Elves

This is the happiest time of year for the Elf Family and they are especially impressed with the last two homes on our Virtual Holiday Home Tour.

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Deck The Halls Holiday Home Tour Part II AND Is fudge a bad word?

Welcome Holiday Home Tours

Well, here we are with another couple of Virtual Holiday Home Tours.  I am very excited to showcase these beautiful homes with their gorgeous decorations.  Let’s get right to it.

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The World’s Best Cookie goes Christmas

World's Best Cookies make great gifts

World’s Best Cookies make great gifts

Do you remember your favorite childhood Holiday Christmas cookie?  I have a couple of favorites, one of which is The World’s Best Cookie. Yes, that is the name of the cookie.  I don’t know if it really is the world’s best cookie, but it is one of my favorites.

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Ice Cream Sandwiches where Homemade Ice Cream meets Brownie meets Roasted Soda Crackers meets Angora Ridge

Homemade ice cream sandwich

Homemade ice cream sandwich

Last year when I was in the throes of looking for perfect homemade ice cream recipes, I found a couple of recipes for Ice Cream Sandwiches that I thought would be fun to make.  Well, time moves along, and next thing I knew it was this summer.  Then there was the wedding and now we are remodeling a mid-century modern home.  After the wedding we decided to take a few days (in my case more than a few days) relaxing in Lake Tahoe.  I was able to pull out some of my summertime recipes that I had saved on Pinterest. I ran across a very unusual ice cream sandwich recipe by The Baking Bird.  It’s called Saltine Brownie & Bourbon Ice Cream Sandwiches.  I like recipes that sound unique and use surprising ingredients.  This recipe had several things that I thought were unique to an ice cream sandwich recipe…roasted saltine crackers, brownies and bourbon ice cream that is not made in the ice cream maker.

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