Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies and Military Care Package #2

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies and Military Care Package #2Military Care Package #2, a box crammed full of cookies, calories, smiles, thanks, and best wishes, is winging its way to Afghanistan as I write this. The first box reached Paratrooper Derik in just 8 days! Mail travel time to deployed military can take much longer. I have heard of shipments taking three or more weeks. All reports are that the International Monday Box arrived intact and accomplished its mission to provide thanks and a sweet taste of home.

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3-2-1 Piña Colada Cake

3-2-1 Piña Colada CakeI wrote this post earlier in the week as I packed for a short family trip to Sanibel Island, Florida. Hopefully, we will relax while soaking up healthy amounts of vitamin D. Though our family has been to Sanibel Island before, we have never visited during the dreaded Spring Break crowds. However, that is when my 2 adult children were available and we all needed a warm get-away,so we decided to give it a try.  In the past, we found Sanibel to be a wonderful destination for family time, just hanging out, shelling, biking, breathing. That is our unscheduled plan for this trip as well.

3-2-1 Piña Colada Cake

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Chocolate-Dipped Peach Tea Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Peach Tea Shortbread CookiesAccording to the calendar, today is the first day of Spring, though I am not so sure the weather has gotten that memo. In Saint Louis, the early spring bulbs are just beginning to peak out of the ground. If they are like the groundhog, they may go back down. I am ready for winter to end. While I wait, Peach Tea Shortbread Cookies are filled with flavors of the seasons to come, yet pair perfectly with a warm cup of tea to ward off unseasonable cold.  Coating the shortbread in creamy dark chocolate turns simple cookies into comfort food.

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