The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends Latest Post : Troubleshooting Cookies

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You have to mess up a cookie pretty badly for me not to eat it. That said, sometimes cookies don’t turn out quite as well as we’d planned. Dry cookies, spreading cookies, burnt cookies, all sorts of wonky cookies...

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Over on The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends, I'm sharing some troubleshooting tips to avoid cookies gone wrong.

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Read all of my favorite tips and share your own. Let's head over to Ree's...


Favorite Carrot Cake

favorite carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
I cannot believe I've never blogged about this cake. This cake is special to me. Not only have I made it for Easter and throughout the year, but I made it for Jack's 3rd and 4th birthdays. He didn't request carrot cake, but for his third birthday, he wanted "blue cake" and for his 4th, "green cake." For some reason, I made carrot cake with blue or green tinted frosting.

favorite carrot cake with cream cheese frosting | bakeat350.net
Maybe I did it because this cake is SO good. I'm not sure. Whatever the reason, I'm glad it's been a cake we've eaten over and over again.

Lemon Coconut Bird's Nest Cookies

Lemon Coconut Bird's Nest Cookies...a coconut macaroon nest atop a buttery lemon cookie with lemon curd and chocolate eggs.
I love, love, love a "nest" dessert at Easter time. Whether it's a cupcake or made out of chow mein noodles...I'm all about the nests.

pretty Easter dessert > Lemon Coconut Bird's Nest Cookies...a coconut macaroon nest atop a buttery lemon cookie with lemon curd and chocolate eggs.
These lemon coconut bird's nests are two cookies in one. The base is a buttery, lemon cut-out cookie. The nest is a coconut macaroon. The nests are filled with lemon curd. Lemon curd makes me happy.

The nests are topped off with Whoppers Eggs, or any mini egg that suits your fancy.

coconut macaroon nests
Start by making the macaroons. Bake them in a muffin tin and press the centers down to make a nest shape.

Easter Bunny Almond Petits Fours

Easter Bunny Almond Petits Fours from @bridget350
The only thing better than the cuteness of these little petits fours is the TASTE of the cake. Y'all. I'm not even kidding here. This cake is SO GOOD.

Do you know what's the best thing about making petits fours? Cake scraps.

Easter Bunny Almond Petits Fours from @bridget350
*this post is sponsored by H-E-B.

The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends Latest Post: Elevating Yogurt

Are you like me? Are there are always containers of yogurt in your fridge? I think I can...and have...eaten yogurt for every meal.

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On The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends, I'm sharing four ways to elevate yogurt. Four easy and delicious ways.

Hop on over to Ree's and tell me how you like to eat yours!


Southern Cheese Crackers + Add a Pinch Cookbook

Where to start? Where to start? Do I start with these scrumptious crackers or this stunning cookbook?

Southern Cheese Crackers + Add a Pinch Cookbook
Alright...here's a peek at the crackers. More on them in a minute.

Add a Pinch Cookbook by Robyn Stone
Add a Pinch: Easier, Faster, Fresher Southern Classics by Robyn Stone is bound to be a true southern staple cookbook. The book is just beautiful...but at the same time, it's comforting. You pretty much want to crawl in and live there.

The author Robyn Stone is the real deal. She has a blog by the same name: Add a Pinch. Robyn is a sweet Georgia peach who I am lucky enough to call a friend. We were blog friends and finally met in real life here. When you meet friends at The Lodge, you are friends for life. It's true.

Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday : Mocha Crunch Cremes

Trader Joe's Mocha Crunch Cremes
We're a little behind on our Trader Joe's reviews. Never fear...we're still EATING plenty of Trader Joe's goodies.

First off...Jack has a little announcement of his own. (psst...click here.) Mr. E has suggested that in the fall this series should be renamed, "Trader Joe's Goes to College." It might also be called, "Bake at 350 Moves to a College Town." ;)

a review of Trader Joe's Mocha Crunch Cremes from bakeat350.blogspot.com
Mocha Crunch Cremes. Trader Joe's has a plethora of coffee-flavored treats in-store right now. I generally steer clear of them since Jack is not the biggest coffee fan. I couldn't resist these, though.

A 6-ounce package costs $3.49.