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If you need a little baking therapy, but don’t have the energy to go shopping for ingredients, chances are this recipe will be just the ticket. It was for me. Peanut Butter Bars [click to continue…]

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Published on April 16, 2014

Frozen Chocolate Brownie Mint Ice Cream Pie

April 14, 2014
mint-ice-cream-pie

It’s a rainy, dark morning here in Austin which suits my mood perfectly. There’s a lot going on here right now, so to unwind a bit I made something I’d been craving for a while – a frozen ice cream dessert with a brownie base.

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Carrot Cake Baked in an 8×12 Inch Glass Dish

April 12, 2014
Piece of Carrot Cake

If you need an excuse to bake a carrot cake, this carrot cake needs you! The tasting panel chose it in a side-by-side comparison to another recipe, but I’d like to hear from another baker. The recipe appears similar to other carrot cakes, but the texture is tight crumbed and light and the cake is […]

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Pillsbury Baking Go Bold Giveaway and Polka Dot Bold Funfetti Cake

April 10, 2014
Polka-dot-cake

UPDATE:  This giveaway has ended. For the past week I’ve enjoyed sampling Pillsbury® Bold Funfetti® mixes and frosting. At first I was a little skeptical, but when I started using the products I fell in love with the range of colors and potential for making creative treats like my new favorite — the Polka Dot […]

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Feta and Spinach Stuffed Stromboli

April 8, 2014
feta-spinach-loaf-two

Well, it appears I have a Mediterranean theme going on. Yesterday’s recipe was Olive Brittle and today’s is Feta and Spinach Stuffed Stromboli. This recipe is similar to the Ham & Cheese Stromboli but easier because it calls for thawed frozen bread dough. I’ve never actually used frozen bread dough because I’m too impatient to […]

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Come Early Stay Late Olive Brittle

April 7, 2014
Olive Brittle

Today’s recipe is from Come Early Stay Late by chef Brian Malarkey. You may recognize him from Top Chef Miami, but in San Diego he’s a celebrity chef  and creative force behind restaurants Searsucker, Burlap, Gingham, Gabardine and Herringbone. This book is an account of his journey and a collection of recipes from the restaurants. […]

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Lemon Pound Cake Made With Cake Mix

April 5, 2014
Lemon Pound Cake

Today’s recipe is for an easy lemon pound cake using a pouch of Pillsbury Neon Yellow Funfetti cake mix. The original flavor of the mix is vanilla, but adding some lemon, lemon oil, butter, lemon instant pudding and cream cheese gave it a great lemon flavor and a soft, dense, pound cake texture that improves […]

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Ghirardelli Impressions Easter Brownies

April 4, 2014
Ghirardelli Impressions Brownie

One of my favorite memories is waking up on Easter morning to a basket of treats. Say what you will about The Easter Bunny, but he/she/it did an awesome job.  There would be at least one chocolate bunny, jelly beans, chocolate eggs, malted eggs and a small toy — maybe a paddle ball or something. […]

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