Cashew Shortbread Cookies

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I’m not sure about you, but everyone around me (even strangers in the elevator) keeps saying, “I can’t believe the holidays are here” or some variation of “I can’t believe” dealing with the end of the year. But, it happens every year, no? Why is it we can’t better prioritize ourselves to expect these things that happen regularly? Well, I’m part of that everyone, and it always amazes me how quickly the year passes.

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Cheryl’s Bridal Shower

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Blogging philosophical question of the day: if something happened over a year ago, am I still allowed to post it?

I’m not sure about you, but if it’s still relevant, why not? So what Cheryl and Joe were married last September, and so what her bridal shower happened last summer. It was still a great shower (and a great wedding, which will be another post), and I still want to share it with you. And working with a bunch of creative folk like Cheryl and her friends always makes these events super fun.

As much as Cheryl would have wanted to plan her own shower, her bridesmaids gave her one task only: choosing the theme. She chose the horse race scene from My Fair Lady as a design cue for the bridal shower, which was loosely translated as a “black and white” theme. The bridal party did a great job decorating the space, and I was tasked with baking some black and white items. How did we do? See the rest of the pictures after the jump.

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Kurogoma (Black Sesame) Shortbread Cookies

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Guess what, y’all? Last Saturday, NYC raised $4644 for Peace Winds America/Japan in our Bake Sale for Japan! And the Bake Sales across the nation have raised over $120,000! I wasn’t as involved as I wish I could have been, but I hope my shortbread cookies helped raise a tiny sum towards this awesome amount. Another BIG thank you goes out to Lillian from Sweets by Sillianah and Celia from Cookbook Archaeology for coordinating a wonderfully run bake sale.

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Azuki Shortbread

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I’m so happy to be celebrating Mother’s Day this year with both my mothers in Fort Wayne, IN. My in-laws live in Fort Wayne, and my own parents flew in from Texas to join us for the weekend. On Friday, the huge storm system in the Midwest challenged our intended celebration, but when two out of three flights from Chicago to Fort Wayne were canceled, we decided to rent a car and road trip the rest of our journey. Tim drove through the storm and got us in town in time for dinner on Friday night.

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Ovaltine Shortbread Cookies

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Today’s post is my 100th post on Talida Bakes! That means in the past three years, I’ve baked nearly 100 new recipes. I know that may not be a lot to some of you, but it’s an accomplishment to me, to know that my hobby and passion has only grown stronger since I started this blog.

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