October 2009

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iced pumpkin scones

Happy Halloween Morn! To celebrate, I made some pumpkin scones using a popular recipe that’s said to be similar to the scones served at Starbucks. In the past, I’ve made these with add-ins such as butterscotch chips and pecans and omitted both glazes. This time, I made the scones as directed with both glazes. Well, […]

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Published on October 31, 2009
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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Sugar

by on October 30, 2009 · 7 comments

From Discover Health…Happy Halloween! Make sure you skip (or just ignore) #2. 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Sugar

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Published on October 30, 2009
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peanut butter and banana bread

Yesterday Therese sent me a recipe for Peanut Butter N’ Banana Bread. I must have been hungry because it sounded so good I went straight to the kitchen and made it — and this was after I’d cleaned up all the mess from the fudge. Since the instructions said the banana bread needed to sit […]

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Published on October 30, 2009
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fudge condensed milk

After tossing out a batch of cloyingly sweet fudge this weekend, I decided to devote some time to finding a better recipe. First, there was the old “Foolproof Chocolate Fudge” recipe made with chocolate chips and condensed milk. I’ve made that one for years, which is probably the reason I’m not very good …

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Published on October 29, 2009
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Almond Toffee Revisited

by on October 27, 2009 · 90 comments

Almond Toffee

If you lived close by, we could meet at your house, pull out all the gear, arrange the ingredients and walk through this recipe together. I’d guide you every step of the way and after one try – or maybe two, because after 24 years of making this toffee I still screw it up sometimes, […]

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Published on October 27, 2009
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Zucchini Walnut Bread with Agave

by on October 26, 2009 · 24 comments

zucchini bread ingredients

Last month in San Francisco, I had a great slice of zucchini bread at a restaurant called Tartine. It was dense, thick, moist, and packed with nuts and as I ate it, I made a note to try to find a good zucchini bread recipe when I got home. Making a rich, traditional …

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Published on October 26, 2009
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I can’t believe I never posted this recipe! It won a prize in a local contest a few years back and it’s easy to make. The pumpkin makes it quite holidayish and it’s a great alternative for those who don’t like pumpkin pie. I am having trouble finding a picture of the original, but there’s […]

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Published on October 25, 2009
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White Chocolate Chunk Brownie Wedges

by on October 24, 2009 · 5 comments

white chocolate chunk brownie wedges

Today’s recipe caught my eye for two reasons. After making Nicole’s white chocolate brownies, I wanted to try a different version. Plus, I liked the idea of brownie wedges. On a table full of desserts, triangular things always stand out. In fact, I might do my next batch of regular chocolate brownies this way and […]

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Published on October 24, 2009