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I bought a new brand of granola the other day and found it to be too loose, not very crunchy and a little bland.  Not wanting to throw it away, I used 3 cups of it in these cookies and was pretty happy with the results.  They’re puffy, not overly sweet, have a soft center and crispy edges.  Plus they don’t get rock hard when frozen so they’d probably be great for ice cream sandwiches.

Granola, Cranberry and Chocolate Chippers

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Published on July 29, 2014

Smucker’s Ice Cream Toppings Giveaway

July 26, 2014
Tin Roof Sundae

I have a fun giveaway from Smucker’s® today. To celebrate National Ice Cream month, they are offering one reader samples of their new ice cream toppings, a $50 gift card, plus an assortment of goodies to help create the best sundae bar in town! There are seven new toppings in total, four of which are […]

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Chocolate Cream Pie

July 25, 2014
Chocolate Cream Pie

Over the past few years I’ve made a lot of chocolate cream pies, and one thing I discovered was that I really like the ones made with evaporated milk. It gives the filling a slick, smooth texture, plus it doesn’t taste overly rich. Not that there’s anything wrong with cream pies made with heavy cream […]

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Fresh Blueberry Bread

July 23, 2014

Yesterday’s blueberry cake got a thumbs up from everyone who tried it.  Or at least that’s what I like to think.  Maybe a couple of people hated it and didn’t say anything, but all I heard was the good feedback, so that’s what I’m going with.  It was, however, more of a cake than a […]

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Blueberry Sour Cream Loaf Cake

July 21, 2014
Blueberry Bread

This cake was a result of my attempt to bake our favorite blueberry muffin recipe in a loaf pan.  I was going for blueberry bread, but the result was more like a Sara Lee pound cake with a lovely crust and big, fat, blueberries.  It was sweet, light textured and didn’t require any sort of icing or […]

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Chocolate Brownies With Icing

July 20, 2014
iced fudge brownie

A good brownie can stand alone and shouldn’t need icing, but I can’t say I’ve ever had a brownie where the icing made it worse!  The trick is getting the brownie base and icing just right, which means going through a lot of different combinations and making multiple fudge brownies. This was my latest creation, […]

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Miniature Key Lime Pies

July 18, 2014
Key Lime Pie Mini

Yesterday’s Key lime pie flavored cheesecakes were good, but as I ate one I realized that what I really wanted was actual Key lime pie and not cheesecake. After all, why make Key lime pie flavored cheesecake when it’s just as easy to make the real thing? So here’s a new recipe, scaled down and […]

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Mini Key Lime Flavored Cheesecakes

July 17, 2014
Key Lime Cheesecake

We’re back from a little vacation to Fort Worth and Chicago — odd combination of destinations which involved picking Fuzz up from camp at TCU, then heading on to Chicago for some family fun. We walked all over the place, tried some new restaurants and saw a show at the Second City.  It was a […]

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