Melissa McCarthy’s Bridesmaids Monologue Is The Reminder We All Need

Melissa McCarthy’s pep talk monologue with Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids was what I needed to both see and hear. 

Before I taint the pool with my aha moments, watch the clip or read the transcript below and take note of what stands out to you. Did you need reminding of something, too?

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D.C.’s Pecan Sticks

This pecan recipe is 10x better than Arizona’s Chewy Pecan bars, in my opinion. It’s got a roasty-toasty flavor that they chewy pecan bars didn’t. Continue reading if you want the recipe, more information about who got this week’s #CookieKindness box, and any tips or reminders for those baking this recipe fore the first time.

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Delaware’s Applesauce Cookie

If you want your entire house to smell like Fall, bake this cookie. It’s amazing. The cookie itself taste like a mild gingerbread cookie without the snap due to the applesauce which makes them super soft and delicate. Continue reading if you want the recipe and behind the scenes info about what to expect when making this cookie.

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Connecticut’s Raspberry Thimbles

*Spoiler Alert. Connecticut’s Raspberry Thimbles are the bomb-dot-com. Be my guest to still watch this week’s First Taste episode to see my initial reaction but spoiler alert, there is no denying the jammy goodness. Continue reading for the recipe and some behind the scenes information.

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Colorado’s Daddy’s Dunkers

What’s a Daddy Dunker? I’ll tell you…it’s a crispy on the outside, crumbly and soft on the inside, shortbread cookie. Continue reading for Colorado’s “official” state cookie recipe and who received this week’s #CookieKindness project.

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California’s Golf Balls

This week’s #CookieKindness box was filled with Golf Balls and went to Gerry R., my father-in-law who lives out in Palm Desert. These sweet and salty treats were dunked in chocolate which made traveling through postage in the middle of summer, questionable.

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Arkansas’ Cheese Cookie

This week’s #CookieKindness box was filled with Cheese Cookies and went to Glenda in Morrilton, Arkansas. She was nominated by Hannah G. an old waitressing buddy of mine who you may remember from Alabama’s post.

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Arizona’s Pecan Pie Bars

This week’s #CookieKindness box was filled with Pecan Pie Bars and went to Clarissa R. in Gilbert, Arizona. She was nominated by my sister-in-law Kelsey V. who lives in Reno, Nevada.

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Alaska’s Fruit Cookie

This week’s #CookieKindness box got stuffed with Fruit Cookies and went to a fella named Joshua S. who was nominated by his sister-in-law, Tara. Her and I actually went to band camp together. Yes, we had four summers of “this one time, at band camp.”

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Alabama’s Orange Slice Cookie

This week’s #CookieKindness box was filled with Orange Slice Cookies and went to a Shelby M. in Saraland, Alabama. She was nominated by Hannah G. an old waitressing buddy of mine. Has anyone been to or have someone also living in Saraland?

Scroll to watch my First Taste After Bake video to see me take my first bite of Alabama’s Orange Slice Cookie. Check it out to see if I end up spitting it out or actually enjoy.

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