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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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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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Black Bottom Peanut Butter Mousse Pie or maybe we should call it “Fat Bottom” Pie

Black Bottom Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

Black Bottom Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

Spring has sprung at the Schmautzhaus and, here in the Sierras the weather is bi-polar.  One day it’s beautiful, warm and calling me to open the windows.  The next day the clouds roll in, the lighting and thunder and hail and rain come pouring down and the heater comes back on.greenshoes_newshoots Continue reading

Say “Cheese” or maybe “Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries with Chocolate Ganache”, please.

a spoonful of Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries with Chocolate Ganache

a spoonful of Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries with Chocolate Ganache

What is Valentine’s Day without Chocolate?  It’s an incomplete Valentine; that’s what I say.  Add strawberries and cheesecake and do you know what you have?

Guilt!

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Flourless Chocolate Coconut Almond Drops and Elfin Magic for the Holidays

Caught with his hand in the cookie

This is one of the newest elves to show up…either a friend or relative of Edmond Elf (he’s not really sure which one.)

The above elf is not Edmond.  Edmond is older, taller and wears red.

He doesn’t mind purple, he just thinks it’s not as festive as red and green.

Last blog post I introduced you to my little elf friend, Edmond Elf. (PS  he doesn’t like to be called Ed or Eddie or any derivation thereof. I found that out the hard way.)He is a good natured elf, but gets himself into all kinds of trouble because he’s a curious little guy and quite full of himself.  He joined our family last year.

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Brownies! or What to make when you have cute straws.

Brownies and milk and cute straw

Yesterday Brown (UPS) brought me a package that I had ordered from Amazon.com last week. I was pretty excited about it and I was anxious to use it in a photo.  What was it?

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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes or Cute Cupcake Quest Continues

Cute Cupcake Dreams

I’ve mentioned on other posts that Yes!Chef! does not like to bake.  He doesn’t even like to make desserts, even if it does not involve baking. Many years ago, when he was just learning to cook, he had a very bad experience with a dessert that involved gelatin and he has not liked to make desserts ever since that time.  He told me that making desserts takes away his creativity because one must follow the directions exactly.  I have a tendency to agree with him.  But, I went ahead with my cute cupcake quest anyway.

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