My New Favorite Gluten Free Brownies

gluten free brownies

Thinking I’d expand my gluten free recipe repertoire, I impulsively purchased a box of “multi-purpose” gluten free flour. Since then I’ve used it in only one recipe — these gluten free brownies. If I never make one more thing with the special flour other than these brownies, it will have been worth it. They are…

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Finlandia Butter Blondies

Finlandia Butter Blondies

Finlandia Butter Blondies are (you guessed it!) blondies made with a ridiculously good butter called Finlandia. If the name sounds familiar, you probably recognize it from their cheese, which has in US delis for over 50 years. I don’t know how long they’ve been importing their butter, but I’m starting to Finlandia more often in…

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Katrina’s Grain Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grain Free Chocolate Chip

For the past couple of months I’ve been telling Katrina I’d try her grain free chocolate chip cookie recipe. The recipe calls for coconut sugar, coconut flour, almond meal and a few other things which I’ve purchased in the past, but just never seemed to have on hand at the same time. That all changed…

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Cottage Cheese Dill Bread

Cottage Cheese Bread

Like Beer Bread, Cottage Cheese Dill Bread is the kind of loaf you bake up a few hours before a meal.  It’s a quick bread, so there’s no rising time. And if you have cottage cheese in the refrigerator there’s a good chance you have all the other ingredients as well.

Easy French Bread

Easy French Bread

This is an easy French bread recipe, and since I make it at least once a week I figured it was time to share it. What’s great about this recipe as opposed to others is it makes just one loaf and serves anywhere from one to four humans or three humans, a corgi and a…

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Mango Bread

Mango Bread

I first tried mango bread at a picnic, and while I don’t remember anything else about the event, I do remember this bread. It was brown, tasted like spice cake, had a nice shape and little orange flecks throughout.  At the time, I wasn’t crazy about mangoes, but this recipe won me over. After requesting…

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Herbed Brioche Rolls

Herbed Brioche

Given its richness in butter and eggs, I always considered brioche more of a brunch or breakfast food. But things changed a few months ago when we were served some very light, savory, herbed brioche at The Royal Palace on The Disney Dream. It felt indulgent eating brioche from a before-dinner bread basket, but the…

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Fuzz’s Gingerbread Muffins

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Fuzz’s Gingerbread Muffins are named after my sweet daughter. Her real name isn’t Fuzz, but we’ve been calling her that since since she was a toddler with a big fuzzy head of hair, and she’s still okay with her nickname. She’s also okay with chunks of fruit in muffins and no longer leaves a pile…

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Layered Butterscotch Delight

Butterscotch Delight

I love baking from scratch, but over the years I’ve noticed that when you put both baked goods and creamy desserts in front of a large group, the creamy desserts disappear first.  Not that this is a universal occurrence, and it may just be the people I associate with, but that’s been my experience and…

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Roasted Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Roasted Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

As a follow-up to the Roasted Flour Snickerdoodles, here’s a recipe for Roasted Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are big, fat cookies.  I put the mascara in the photo to show scale. Roasting the flour adds flavor, but it also curbs the spreading so the cookies have a rounder shape. Here’s a picture of the…

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Roasted Flour Snickerdoodles

Roasted Flour Snickerdoodles

Roasting flour is a technique chefs use to add depth of flavor to sauces. In most cases flour is browned over the stove in a skillet. However, flour can also be spread on a sheet pan and baked, then used in cookies and breads. Roasted Flour Snickerdoodles were an experiment to see how it would…

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Fluffy Dinner Rolls

fluffy dinner rolls

Yesterday I shared a yeast bread recipe designed for the food processor, but today I’m back to using a stand mixer and want to share a great recipe for fluffy dinner rolls.

Food Processor Cinnamon Rolls

food processor cinnamon rolls

I usually make yeast breads in a stand mixer, but I recently discovered that the kneading attachment on my food processor does a super quick job of getting dough to the “smooth and elastic” phase. These food processor cinnamon rolls were my latest experiment.

Wheat Free Oat Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wheat Free Oat Nut Chocolate Chip

I found this wheat free oat nut chocolate chip cookie recipe back in 2008, so in some ways it was a little ahead of its time.  Now there are hundreds of recipes for gluten-free cookies, but I still like this one because it’s made with things I usually have around the house — oats, hazelnuts…

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Chocoholic Chile Brownies

chili brownies

I’m a little obsessed with brownies right now and have been using the excuse of “needing to test more chili infused brownies” as a reason to bake them. The truth is I just like making and eating brownies, but to feel like I was actually doing something different, I made Rick Bayless’s Chocoholic Chile Brownies….

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Disney Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake

grapefruit cake

Even if you don’t know much about “Old Hollywood”, you’ve probably heard of “The Brown Derby”, a legendary restaurant famous for its celebrity clientele. An icon to Hollywood’s golden age, it was a perfect fit for Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, and the company opened up what they describe as “an authentic replica” on the…

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Chocolate Cake Madness!

marbled olive oil cake
Portillo's Chocolate Cake
gateu de chocolate
chocolate coconut cake
Chocolate Honey Cake
cow town chocolate cake
Mandarin Marble Loaf
chocolate layer cake
Chocolate Layer Cake
No-Egg Chocolate Cake
Marble Cake
Coca Cola
Marbled Bundt Cake
Three Layer Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Pound Cake
Earthquake Cake
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Marble Cake
Hershey Bar Bundt Cake
'Tato Cake
Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cupcake
Sauerkraut Cake
Double Fudge Fancifill Cake
Marble Cake
Ding Dong Cake
mini chocolate loaf cake
Chocolate Bourbon Cake
Cherry Chocolate Cake
chocolate cranberry cake
Birthday Cake
Irish Cream Cake
Slice of Cake

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