Lime Sugar Cookies for #SundaySupper

March 30, 2014
Lime Sugar Cookies | Magnolia Days

A tiny leaf emerges from a branch. Buds form and hold blossoms until they are ready to pop open. Spring brings and array of color against a background of green. Trees, plants, grass, and flowers come to life after winter dormancy. You go outside and feel warmth instead of brutal cold. The season is inspiring […]

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Coffee Crisps

March 18, 2014
Coffee Crisps | Magnolia Days

You awaken from a magnificent dream. It would be bliss if you could roll over and go back to sleep. The demands of the day drag you out of bed. You shuffle weary-eyed into the kitchen where a brewing process begins. There is the flip of a switch, a familiar sound of the coffeemaker, and […]

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Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 25, 2014
Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies | Magnolia Days

Ice and snow blanketed the ground. It was the second time this winter and highly unusual for Atlanta. There was no way either vehicle would make it up the steep driveway. Being housebound again caused a major bout of cabin fever. It also caused a desire to take inventory of the freezer. Finding a couple […]

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Frosted Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies

February 6, 2014
Frosted Cream Cheese Cutout Cookies | Magnolia Days

What if Valentine’s Day had an official flag? I imagine it would be filled with heart shapes and colors of white, red, and pink. The shades of red would be mostly in the pure red area. Pink would span from a hint to a very deep hue. Picking which shade for cookies seems as if […]

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Sesame Tahini Cookies for #SundaySupper

November 3, 2013
Sesame Tahini Cookies | Magnolia Days

The Middle East brings many images to mind. Veiled women walking through an open-air market. Rich colors and intricate patterns on textiles. A vast dry desert leading to a beautiful oasis. Camels readied for a long journey. Mosques with their exquisite architecture and colorful tiled interiors. Tagines, fragrant spices, tall metal pitchers, festive plates, and […]

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Apple Walnut Cream Cheese Cookies

October 15, 2013
Apple Walnut Cream Cheese Cookies | Magnolia Days

Apples were on the counter beside a mandoline. Three baking sheets lined with parchment were by the oven. The project to make dried apple slices started with great hope. Then glitches started to appear. The apples were wider than the mandoline. Raised sides prevented them from contact with the blade. Sides were sliced to make […]

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White Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

September 17, 2013
White Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies | Magnolia Days

It was the first day of school. My arms were heavy with books and notebooks. I walked down the hallway looking for my locker. The number and location were on a small piece of paper from the office. Kids all around were talking, laughing, and getting ready for the day. I knew there was little […]

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Chocolate Brown Butter Sandwich Cookies

July 25, 2013
Chocolate Brown Butter Sandwich Cookies | Magnolia Days

A box of assorted handmade chocolates welcomed my arrival. The shapes and colors hinted of the flavors inside. Each one called out to be devoured first. My hand hovered over them hoping to be pulled to the perfect one. Then like metal drawn to a magnet, my fingers made the selection. The first bite gave […]

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Chocolate Brownie Wafer Cookies

June 11, 2013
Chocolate Brownie Wafer Cookies | Magnolia Days

It was a hot and sunny June day. The layers in my dress made it difficult to stay cool. I kept fanning myself until it was time to go through the doors. I slowly walked toward him bursting with excitement. This was a very important day. As we were mid-way through the ceremony, he smiled […]

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Cuban Sugar Cookies (Torticas de Moron)

May 15, 2013
Cuban Sugar Cookies (Torticas de Moron) with Dulce de Leche | Magnolia Days

Birthday parties are so much fun. Surprise parties are even better. All the secret planning and preparation builds such excitement. The moment the guest of honor gets the big “SURPRISE!” it is worth it all. And guess what? It’s someone’s birthday and some bloggers got together to throw a virtual party. The guest of honor […]

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