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Limoncello Blondies for Spring or Easter Celebrations

This blondie (a non-chocolate brownie) is a lemony, tender bar with a Limoncello-spiked frosting. Perfect for Spring baking, Easter celebrations or the Winter doldrums! Sometimes serendipity hands you a prize, and these blondies are just that…a prize.   While on a phone conversation with my daughter, she interrupted me by saying “Just what are lemonade …

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Valentine’s Care Packages for College Students and Young Adults

Getting a care package in the mail is guaranteed to bring a smile, but the “thoughtful gift” itself is often more valued by the recipient than the actual contents inside. Here are some non-commercial ideas and recipes for sending a Valentines care package to a college student or a young adult away from home. Care …

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Quick Breads for Care Packages – Pumpkin Amaretto Bread

Quick breads are great homemade treats to send in care packages as they ship well, taste great, and are easy to make. This Pumpkin Amaretto Quick Bread is a special treat to add to a Fall care package. Why Choose Quick Breads for Shipping? I started sending seasonal care packages to my kids when they …

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Root Beer Float Ice Cream Sandwich for Summer

What could be better this summer than the flavor of a root beer float, and the sweet creamy deliciousness of your favorite ice cream sandwiched between the crunch of home-made chocolate root beer cookies? This summertime treat is easy to make at home and truly takes ice cream sandwiches to the next level. Variations of …

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DIY College Care Packages for Valenties Day

Turned off by the care packages available from the schools and the online sites, I try and put together DIY care packages for my two college kids that are more personal.  So far, they have been very successful…measuring success by my kids’ comments anyway.  The girl’s Valentines package arrived in my daughters’ mailbox on a …

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Strawberry Brownies with Rosewater Buttercream Frosting for Valentine’s

Brownies are always a winner for kids and adults alike and a creamy pink buttercream frosting atop a deep, rich chocolate cake brownie is a perfect mix for Valentine’s Day. Adding rosewater to the buttercream frosting elevates it to a more “wow” treat. How to get the “Pink” in Valentine’s baked goods Some form of …

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