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Cookie Party!

Sunday night Ashley and I had our second annual cookie baking party! We made lots of great treats! Here is the proof!



Dr. Ash – concentrating on the cookies like they are her patients. 🙂

M&M cookies



PB Kiss cookies in the making:


Chocolate Covered Popcorn:


Almond Balls (I know they some other name, almond snowballs – who know?!)



There were lots of sweet treats consumed! I think we will even need to make more before Christmas!

🙂 Such a fun tradition!


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Happy Hanukkah!

Last night we went to our first Hanukkah party! Our friend, Chait (her name is actually Sarah) did a beautiful job hostessing!

She even filled the ice cubes with cranberries!

Here are some of the delicious treats she had for us- and this isn’t even all of them:

Punch: I was not able to taste, but looked and smelled good!


Authentic Hummus:


Delicious Guac:


Her special family recipe salad:


Spinach Rolls – made by Jackie!


Pesto Polenta Rounds:


Crackers for covering with goodies:

Hot artichoke dip:

Brie and Cranberry Goat Cheese:


Fresh Veggies:


Toppings for the Latkes which I somehow missed. I think I was waiting for the hot ones to come out of the oven…


Coconut cookies:

Dreidel Cookies I made – notice my attempt Hebrew:


My fun and festive beverage of Sprite Zero and cranberry ice cubes. The diet pop was a treat, I try to avoid it normally and stick to water. But when everyone else is drinking fun punch, and wine – you just need a little Sprite 🙂


Thanks for having us Chait, we had a wonderful time!


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After tonight’s dinner, and before we put up our Christmas tree,  I made a batch of Super Charge Me cookies for Healthy Ashley’s bake sale tomorrow. I won’t be selling this exact batch, but I made them in honor of the bake sale. I am going to take them to school and share them at my team meeting.

Here is a sneak peak of the dough:


And a preview of the cookies:



Check out the bake sale to raise money for Team in Training at Healthy Ashley !

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One of my best friends, Jen, is due with her first baby at the end of November, so we had to celebrate!

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Classic Cucumber Sandwiches


Pesto 5 – Cheese Tortellini


Pretzels and Carrots with Hummus


Apple Dip and apples


Ceasar Salad with Chicken on the side



Onesie Cookies



Baby Rattle Cupcakes



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First of all, Happy Birthday MOM!!


We had a great time cooking out with our new neighbors who live down the street on Sunday! They are they cutest family with twin three-year olds and a baby on the way! For the cookout I volunteered to bring dessert. So like usual, I went through every dessert idea in my head debating what I should make. It had to taste good and be healthy. After going through the list of ice cream cake, cupcakes, brownies, raw cookies (I wasn’t sure these would be a hit) I went with the classic fruit pizza bars, modified of course.

While they were baking I was a little nervous they would taste like rubbery low fat squares, but they turned out ok. 🙂

Fruit Pizza Squares

Cookie part:

  • 2 pouches of sugar cookie mix, such as Betty Crocker
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 c. water – maybe this was a little too much because they were more cakey than cookie
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce

Bake until you think they are done at 350. You can’t go by the directions because you changed all of the ingredients.


  • 1 block light cream cheese
  • 1 box of vanilla sugar free pudding mix – mixed with 3/4 skim milk
  • 1 tub of fat free cool whip

Mix the pudding with milk then beat in the cream cheese. Once this mixture is creamy, add in the cool whip.


  1. Prepare and bake the cookie bars.
  2. Prepare the topping.
  3. Add topping to the cooled bars.
  4. Top with fresh fruit!


While this isn’t the most wholesome recipe, it is light and summery and makes for an easy BBQ treat!

Today’s plans include:

  • brunch with Jen and Jody and baby Addyson
  • walking or laying out with Bethany
  • 2 grad school papers
  • a marathon training run of 5 miles
  • a bike ride with Katie
  • who knows what else!

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Last weekend, along with celebrating the country’s birthday, we celebrated my cousin Mandy’s engagement! We had a brunch on the porch of the Atheneum, an old wooden hotel in Chautauqua, overlooking the lake. For the special event I made engagement ring cookies!

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The Bride to Be in white, and her sister and MOH in blue!


Our view of the boys playing on the lake, from the porch.


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This weekend I wanted to make something fun for dessert for our cookout on Sunday. I debated between many things but decided on ice cream sandwiches because we were heading to a baseball game after dinner.

Homemade Low -fat Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

  • 1 pouch of cookie mix – any kind
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 container vanilla (or any flavor) yogurt
  1. Make cookies using applesauce instead of oil and egg whites instead of eggs. Use a large cookie sheet to spread the dough thin instead of a 9×13. Bake for less time than directed.
  2. When the cookies are done, let them cool.
  3. Use a cookie cutter of your choice to cut the cookies out. You will need to 2 cookies per ice cream sandwich (duh, 🙂 )
  4. Put a big spoonful of softened yogurt onto the cookie and place the 2nd cookie on top.
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in the freezer until ready to eat.


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Inspiration from: ErinCooks. com

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