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Cranberry Orange Muffies

Cranberry, orange zest, lemon zest and touch of white chocolate muffie, if a muffin and a cookie had a baby they would make this.
For me, my favorite part of a muffin has to be the top. The rest of the muffin might be too much when  I eat it and sometimes I just want a top. It has toppings, at time a slight crunch and I believe the most flavor.
The first time I heard of a muffie, a combination of a cookie and a muffin, was from a chain cafe restaurant that my mother and I go a couple of times a year. When she first saw them for fell in love with them and now when we go there she gets almost all of them.
Like I said in the title, a muffie is a combination of a muffin and a cookie. It is in the shape of a cookie but has a fillings of a muffin and softer.

Here are some other recipes that you may like if you like these:
Doughnut Muffins
Spiced Cranberry Orange Doughnut Muffins
Spiced Cranberry Orange Cake

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Mardi Gras Cookies

Sweet cinnamon cookies, rolled and cut into fleur-de-lis and alligator then topped with royal icing and purple, green and gold for Mardi Gras.
I just recently did a recipe for King Cake Bread, that was defiantly a hit at my household I guess that means I have to make another one.  These cookies are like the bread but in a portable size.
Mardi Gras is now less than a month away (when this post goes up) and the party has just began. Besides King Cake as a dessert being served during Mardi Gras, you eat Beignets, Bread Pudding and on Mardi Gras you eat Pancake, its even called Pancake Tuesday.
A beverage that you consume during Mardi Gras is called Milk Punch, it close a eggnog but doesn't have any egg in it and not as much nutmeg.
Here are some other recipes that you should make during Mardi Gras season, just click on the names:
King Cake Bread 
Baked Beignets
Slow Cooker Louisiana White Beans and Rice
New Orleans French Bread

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King Cake Bread

Cinnamon swirl bread filled with cream cheese filling and topped with vanilla icing and purple, green and gold for Mardi Gras.
In south Louisiana, we have Mardi Gras at the beginning of the New Year. It changes from year to year. It can be in February, that is early, and in March. This year (when this is posted) it falls on February 13.
If you haven't heard of Mardi Gras, here is a little history. Mardi Gras in French means Fat Tuesday, it is the day before Ash Wednesday, where people feast and party before Lent where people give up something during that time. The first recorded Mardi Gras goes back to 1699.
The traditions vary from region to region but in New Orleans the major partying starts on Lundi Gras and ends on midnight Mardi Gras. During the time of Mardi Gras traditional you eat of King Cake, Red Beans and Rice and Crawfish Boils. There are parades where they throw out candy, beads, doubloons, toys, masks and one crew they throw painted coconuts.

This bread is inspired …

Black and White Mocha Cookies

These cookies were inspired by a coffeehouse drink that is on their menu, it has dark and white chocolate swirled together with coffee. The cookies will be perfect alone or along with a cup of coffee.
You may have seen these before being a famous cookie from New York where they are a black and white, one side chocolate icing and one side vanilla and on top of soft cookie. These are little different instead of the vanilla side it is a white chocolatebut the other side is still chocolate.
This is another recipe that my niece has helped me make. She even asked when was the next time I was going to make cookies before this.
What kind of chocolate do you prefer?  I like milk chocolate. Let me know in the comments.
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 Black and White Mocha CookiesPrep: 15 minutes 
Baking: 13 to 15 minutes

Ingredients
Cookies
1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
3 1/2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 cup Granulated Sugar, I u…

Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Straws

These little things are combination of a cheese straw, cheese cracker and pie crust. They the crunchiness of a cheese cracker, the size of cheese straw and the flakiness of a pie crust.

For me, bacon and cheese are a match made in heaven almost like peanut butter and chocolate or sweet and sour. They are just perfect together.

The bacon is salty and smoky with the cheddar cheese is creamy and tangy and even more tangyness if you use sharp cheddar cheese or extra sharp cheddar cheese (my favorite). It a great balance.

Like I said in the title, these are a combination of a cheese cracker and a cheese straw. It has the compact size of a cheese cracker but the flakiness and crunch of a cheese straw.  A cheese straw is traditional made from leftover biscuit dough with grated cheese mix it and twisted or cut into shapes then baked to crispy perfection.

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Bacon Cheddar Cheese StrawsPrep: 10 to 15 minutes
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