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Pearl Frosted Chocolate Obsession Cookies

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  16 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (divided use) 4 T butter 2/3 c all-purpose flour 1/2 t baking powder 1/2 t salt 2 large eggs 3/4 c packed light brown sugar 1 t Mexican vanilla Preheat oven to 350.  Melt 8 oz of the chocolate chips and the butter in the microwave stirring occasionally, do not overheat.  In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar and vanilla on high speed until fluffy.  Reduce speed and beat in melted chocolate.  Fold in flour mixture until just combined then stir in...

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Blueberry Lavender Spritzer

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  2/3 cup blueberries (divided use) 8 sprigs of lavender (divided use) 1 cup vodka 4 T sugar or Splenda 4 lime wedges Club soda Muddle 1/2 cup blueberries, sugar or Splenda and 4 lavender sprigs in a sealable plastic container.  Cover mixture with vodka and let stand overnight.  Strain.  Divide in to 4 glasses.  Add a few berries and ice, top with club soda.  Garnish with lime wedge and lavender sprig. From the kitchen of Christol, Sales Manager

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Spring Blossom Cupcakes

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For the Cupcakes: 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 large egg 1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla 3/4 cup whole milk 1/4 cup peach jam Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place 12 liners in a cupcake pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter together using an electric mixer until it looks creamy. Beat in the egg, vanilla until the mixture is smooth. Add...

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Thanks Mom!

Posted by Juli Hales on

Welcome to the Julio Designs Blog! I’m Juli Hales.  Owner and designer for Julio Designs.  My customers are always asking how I got started and where I get my inspiration.  I’m going to start out with monthly blog installments, so check back to see what’s on my mind.  Hopefully this blog will shed a little light! I’ll start with a basic introduction.  I was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas.  My Mother was a ballet teacher and ran her own school, so I saw firsthand that being a female business owner was an achievable goal.  She exposed me to the...

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