April 2011

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Anna Will Be Back Soon

by on April 29, 2011 · 48 comments

Lizzie sleeping on her back

Hi everybody! This is Todd, Anna’s husband, filling in for a quick guest post. Unfortunately, Anna isn’t feeling so great and hasn’t been able to bake anything for the last couple of days.  Hopefully, she’ll be back to her old self soon.  I sure hope so, I can’t cook and I’m going to starve without […]

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Published on April 29, 2011
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biscotti

I’ve been under the weather and craving the foods I like when I’m sick: fruit, yogurt and biscotti. The fruit and yogurt are easy to come by, but the biscotti has to be baked. And I don’t know about you, but baking biscotti is not the first thing I think of doing when I have […]

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Published on April 27, 2011
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Milk Chocolate Caramel Oat Bars

by on April 26, 2011 · 14 comments

caramel bars with oats

This is an old recipe from Kraft, but I updated it by using their new caramel bits instead of the caramel candies that have to be unwrapped. I also added some chocolate chips and some forgotten chocolate bunny to the filling, where it did indeed melt as I put the hot caramel on, but baked […]

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Published on April 26, 2011
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Zucchini, Apple and Carrot Bread

by on April 23, 2011 · 8 comments

zucchini bread

Happy Easter to all of you out there who are celebrating. We’re having a relaxing weekend at home, but as usual I’ve been baking and wanted to share a new recipe. It’s a quick bread I came up with for my mom, who likes having healthy (ish) breads for breakfast. This recipe has less fat […]

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Published on April 23, 2011
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Oatmeal & Fudge Brownies

by on April 22, 2011 · 16 comments

oatmeal fudge brownies

The people on our street are rather sociable, and tonight they have organized an Easter Egg Hunt. My contribution is 16 filled plastic eggs and a batch of these oatmeal crusted brownies. This recipe, which is a lot like Revel Bars or the old Fudge Jumble Bars that Pillsbury used to sell.  It has a […]

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Published on April 22, 2011
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Lemon Chocolate Cupcake

Using the slogan “Bake On and Give Back!”, Duncan Hines has joined forces with Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale and are asking readers to join them in the 1 MILLION Cupcake Challenge. Photo Courtesy of Duncan Hines If you like hosting bake sales or want to try it for the first time, this is […]

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Published on April 21, 2011
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Hard Boiled Egg Cookies

by on April 21, 2011 · 20 comments

chocolate chip cookies

If you’re new to Cookie Madness, here’s a cookie you might have missed: The Hard Boiled Egg Cookie! I pulled it out of the archives today since Easter is afoot and chances are you have some hard boiled eggs lying around. Plus, is it me or are there more features than ever right now on […]

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Published on April 21, 2011
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Make-Ahead Lemon Bread

by on April 20, 2011 · 16 comments

lemon bread loaf

I wish I wasn’t such an impulsive baker, because as much as I appreciate the rule “read the recipe before making”, I very often do not; especially when a recipe is for something I make all the time. In this case, it was a lemon bread which I made yesterday morning to go with …

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Published on April 20, 2011