Dark Chocolate Decorated Cookies for your Sweetie

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I always need a little bit of chocolate after lunch and dinner……and yes, sometimes even after breakfast.  Hey–don’t judge; mornings can be rough. When it comes to satisfying my post-meal sweet tooth, only dark bittersweet chocolate accomplishes the task, although I enjoy semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate and milk chocolate on occasion (and by “on occasion”, I mean any time I am out of dark chocolate.) The

Heart Shaped Cinna-Monkey Pie Pops in Whole Wheat Crusts

Heart Shaped Cinna-Monkey Pie Pops in Whole Wheat Crusts

So, yes…..It has been a few months–and a few major holidays–since my last post.  But I see no reason to dwell on that, especially when there are pie pops to discuss.  Agreed?  Good.  Onward! When I owned Julie Anne’s, a small bakery/cafe here in Las Vegas, we had a popular sandwich called the Cinna-Monkey on the children’s menu. It was on the children’s menu, but

“Heart-y” Baked Banana Bread Doughnuts with Coconut Glaze

Baked Banana Bread Doughnuts with Coconut Glaze

I messed up. Like most people, I usually make a few New Year’s resolutions, which inevitably are broken or, as I like to say, become more “loosely interpreted” by the end of January.  “Broken” is such a negative way of putting it, don’t you think? For 2012, I resolved to not make any New Year’s resolutions.  Part of my decision was based on the fact

“Be My Valentine” Cookies

Be My Valentine Cookies

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite days of the school year was Valentine’s Day.  The reason for this wasn’t because I had more boys than I could count bringing me flowers and candy (we’re talking elementary school here–boys for the most part were still “yucky”).  On the morning of Valentine’s Day, we would all arrive to class with the empty shoeboxes