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Dear Spark Recipes...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dear Spark Recipes,

Each morning I log into my email and am greeted with a message from you. Typically these messages have yummy ideas for salads, chicken or healthy makeovers. However the majority of the recipes I've been greeted with this month are cookies.
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The first few were lower calorie makeover cookies and I thought "Thanks for the alternatives.". But here we are a few days later and today's recipe for the 911 Emergency Cookie is well....too much! You are starting to rival the Food Network's 12 Cookies of Christmas. And I don't think that is a good thing.

If you would, please consider featuring other winter recipes such as soups, stews, crock pot meals and the like through the holiday season. As it is now, I'm starting each day with an insane craving for cookies that seems to be triggered by these emails. And with cookies, candy and treats being at every desk, party and function, I could use a little less temptation.

Thanks so much for listening. I truly appreciate the recipes and tips I've learned from you over the years. But please, back off the cookies!

Respectfully yours,

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AMY-MIMI77 12/17/2013 12:40PM

    Agreed, & I love your blogs

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SASSYLJB 12/17/2013 7:04AM

    You are so right diamond girl! I struggle enough this time of the year, I do not need the additional temptation! Thank goodness I have my Diamonds to help me through this holiday battle with food!

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BRADMILL2922 12/16/2013 3:28AM

    I totally agree! Break out the crock pot recipes!

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NDKARIKARI 12/15/2013 12:02AM


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1CRAZYDOG 12/12/2013 9:04PM

  It is all so tempting.

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WORLDSERIES11 12/12/2013 6:17PM

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 12/12/2013 6:17PM

    I vote to have more soup recipes too!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/12/2013 5:45PM

    my kids are enjoying the cookies recipes,lol.but i know what you mean.maybe if i didnīt have cookie eating small kids i might have wrote this self same blog,lol. emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 12/12/2013 3:57PM

    cookies and candies some how got tied the season . i have to agree but since its just me its easy to pass up the cookies and stick the those and send them off to family members
since so many recipes appear at this time i of year i did a search to find out why baking is important part if the Christmas season. here is what i learned .
The term cookies first appeared in print in 1703.

The History of the Christmas Cookies goes back to 10,000 years ago when the Neolithic farmers used to bake food comprising of grain, water paste on hot stones and the cookies are believed to be the descendants of this food. Cookies are said to be the result of a devised plan associated with practicality.

i have a little elf called
good Buddie that is watching over my baked goods.

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FINCHFEEDER80 12/12/2013 3:56PM

    I'm reading a book series, and the people in it eat cookies and pasta ALL THE TIME! I'm both living vicariously through them and being tortured by them!


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NICOLETTEJJ 12/12/2013 1:21PM

    tis the cookie season. totally get what you're saying. Hope they see your post.

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TINA8605 12/12/2013 12:18PM

  I agree....some of the recipes are way out of bounds for weight lose. I just looked at the raspberry coffee cake...29 grams of fat? For real???? I'm trying to reduce my fat intake. I do look at these recipes to see how it can be trimmed but sometimes its just not possible.

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MARUKI52 12/12/2013 11:46AM

    I was beginning to wonder what was going on with the cookies. Perhaps the recipes are there so we make them as gifts? I agree, some of them are tooooo tempting though.

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RUNNER4LIFE08 12/12/2013 10:27AM

    Great letter!

I had to stop the emails from spark to lose some of that temptation. I try to ignore it when I am on line as well. It has helped some. Wouldn't it be nice if it would all go away.

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TKOVACH1 12/12/2013 8:48AM

    I love your letter because I was thinking the same thing about seeing cookies every morning in my email inbox showing the pictures as well of course. I just looked at the 911 cookie and they are over 100 calories a piece! I wouldn't even dream of making these with that many calories.
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VALYNN26 12/12/2013 8:46AM

    emoticon I totally agree with you emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 12/12/2013 8:07AM

  I was thinking the same thing!! Thanks for sending this!! (one or 2 cookie recipes would have been enough, if you ask me)

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