Joy the Baker’s Cheddar Chive and Jalapeño Biscuits

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  Cheddar Chive and Jalapeño Biscuits Do you hear that?  That’s me patting myself on the back.  I have conquered biscuits. I know, I know my blog name does include bake. I began Sweet Life as a way to practice my baking skills, learn new techniques and practice..practice.  The thing is I might have subconsciously slid biscuits… 

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Galletas de Avena y Nestlé Abuelita – Nestlé Abuelita Oatmeal Cookies

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Galletas de Avena y Nestlé Abuelita Cookies – Nestlé Abuelita Oatmeal Cookies   La merienda is a light snack eaten between lunch and dinner.  Merienda is a time to slow down, enjoy a cup of café or a steamy cup of chocolate with a light snack or piece of pan dulce.  The afternoon merienda is… 

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Joy the Baker’s Mini Chamomile Cake with Honey Frosting

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Mini Chamomile Cakes with Honey Frosting   This was the quickest photo shoot that has ever taken place in my kitchen.   I take full responsibility.  I decided to bake these mini chamomile cakes in the morning hours, the exact hours that everyone began to rustle out of bed.  My nieces floated into the kitchen… 

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Easy Orejitas

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Easy Orejitas Also known as Elephant Ears or Palmiers.  These crispy treats are easily assembled, baked and ready for your afternoon cup of tea.  Don’t you love tea? I love tea and always try to have it on hand for my mom when she visits. Lipton was sweet enough to ask me  “How do you enjoy your tea?”  In silence,… 

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Tilapia with Lemon Pepita Sauce

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  Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday the beginning of Lent season.  As Catholics we observe Cuaresma (Lent) the 40 day (not  including Sundays) penitential season that ends on Easter Sunday.  In this  time we take time to reflect on our lives, treasure our blessings and  dedicate more time to helping others in need.  On Ash Wednesday… 

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National Margarita Day

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    National Margarita Day Heads up my tequila loving, margarita making, salt rim dippers…. National Margarita Day is Feb. 22!! “The margarita is a success with a thousand fathers (and a few mothers.) Among those claiming credit for the original drink’s invention are a San Antonio society dame, Mrs. William (Margarita) Sames, who first… 

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Orange Persimmon Margarita

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Orange Persimmon Margarita   Confession: The plan was to make a salad. This salad. I’m not sure when the salad plan went awry and the juicer came out. Funny how that happens. The outcome was gorgeous. I am simply in love with this shade of orange. Like sunshine in a glass..that you drink…mixed with tequila. This… 

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Joy the Baker’s Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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Chocolate Fudge Brownies   I made these brownies twice.  And not once did I have the chance to slather them in luscious chocolate butter cream.  Brownies go fast in my house.  With my two girls, my two nieces, hubby, mom and sister in the kitchen, really did they have a chance. Always the blogger (thinking of the photo I… 

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