loaded peanut butter cookies

Otherwise known as peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip peanut cookies, or, as my siblings refer to them, peanut butter crack cookies. There is a café nearby that flaunts the most wonderful bakery counter. Behind the glass are jars of cookies, freshly baked quick breads, biscuits, scones, and muffins of the day. While I love snacking…

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roasted berry coffee cake

Our family has a Memorial Day brunch tradition. It started naturally. A few years ago, I came home from college for the summer and as Memorial Day approached, my family realized we would all be home for the holiday and didn’t have plans. As we like to do, we turned to brunch on the back…

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grapefruit spritzer

This refreshing grapefruit spritzer is the perfect addition to your Mother’s Day brunch or graduation celebration this weekend. I love how fresh and bubbly it is. It is great at any time of day, and can be kept as a mocktail, or spritzed up with some champagne for a cocktail. I don’t know how I…

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a new look

Welcome to the new face of Pass the Cookies! You may have noticed that over the past few days, things have looked a little different around here. I’m thrilled to introduce you to the new and improved blog design! I first launched Pass the Cookies as a hobby to keep myself busy while Will studied…

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meal planning and meal prepping part ii

Welcome to part II of meal planning and meal prepping! If you missed it, find part I here. I love getting inspiration from how others plan and carry out their meal planning routines, and seeing what they have at the ready. For this series, I gathered routines from friends in multiple walks of life, dietary needs, and…

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may goals

April was great, but it turned out to be much busier than I originally anticipated, with lots of unexpected odd hours at work. Because of this, I didn’t get around to crossing off some of my April goals. I did make progress on some that I didn’t fully complete, which makes me feel better going…

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cinco de mayo recipe roundup

Cinco de Mayo is coming up this weekend, and to ensure that we are all ready I’ve put together a quick Cinco de Mayo recipe roundup. Cinco de Mayo is a funny holiday that my family never paid much attention to growing up (and still doesn’t do anything special to celebrate), except for the rare…

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meal planning and meal prepping part i

I am so excited to introduce you to a little series on meal planning and meal prepping! It can be easy to get into a rut when it comes to meal planning and deciding what recipes to make for weeknight dinners. I love getting inspiration from how others plan and carry out their meal planning…

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caramelized lemon tart and the story of our lemon tree

This lemon tart has been two years in the making. Not to scare you, you will be able to make yours in one afternoon, but ours began when we brought a lemon tree home more than two years ago. We got the tree when we found out we were going to move and would have…

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8 artists i’m loving lately

I have been on the lookout for a print or piece of art for a blank wall of our guest bedroom for almost a year now. My search has taken so long partially because I’m picky and want the piece to be perfect, and partially because I know it will be an investment and if…

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