Awesome M&M Cookies

Get your glass of milk ready. These cookies are great for dipping!

Get your glass of milk ready. These cookies are great for dipping!

Another weekend, another winter storm warning. It seems like this winter weather has hit Kentucky hard this week and just won’t let up. After the snow storm at the first of the week, I got my car out to go to work and back but our neighborhood streets¬† are still rough so it’s only essential driving. Given I’m at home with a lot of time on my hands, it only makes since to bake! I’m baking myself happy, trying to shake these winter doldrums.

I must admit, while everyone was out panicking last Sunday buying the local grocer out of eggs, milk, and bread, I was scouring the target shelves for clearance Valentine’s Day candy. I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I’ve had a bad run of luck on Valentines: broken up with twice, a boyfriend ended up in the hospital with the flu, stuck in a snowstorm, and the granddaddy of them all…when my husband and I were dating he ended up having an emergency appendectomy on Valentine’s Day. Needless to say, I usually sit at home hoping nothing bad happens. But on February 15th I emerge from hiding to stock up on clearance Valentine’s candy.¬† M&M’s are usually in abundance, and who doesn’t love a good M&M cookie?

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Zucchini Cupcakes

Zucchini CupcakesAfter a long week, and even longer weekend that involved finally sucking it up and taking down my Christmas tree (I thought about leaving it up and saying it was good luck for the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team), I decided it was time to fire up my Kitchen-Aid mixer for the first time in 2015. Given that we are still in the beginning stages of completely forgetting whatever it was we vowed to stop/start eating/doing in 2015, I decided to whip up a batch of my slightly healthier zucchini cupcakes (but by no means “healthy”). They are one of my husband’s favorite, and after taking them to a cookout with a bunch of his work buddies last summer, I am now known for my zucchini cupcakes…no pressure when I make them now.

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