April 2012

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Oreo Stack Brownies

by on April 30, 2012 · 22 comments

Oreo Stack Brownie

This is a copycat version of a bar cookie I saw at Starbucks. Having had a fun day hanging out with Fuzz, shopping for camp stuff and perusing the shelves at Barnes and Noble, we stopped into Starbucks for a smoothie. I didn’t intend on buying a pastry and was able to resist the urge, […]


Published on April 30, 2012
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Walnut, Chocolate, White Chip Bars

by on April 29, 2012 · 5 comments

chocolate chip blondie

In contrast to the M&Ms bars from earlier this week, here’s a bar with a little more nutrition.  Made with whole wheat flour, a touch of honey, light olive oil, toasted walnuts and two flavors of chips, they’re good for dessert, a snack or even breakfast. In fact, as I write this Fuzz is reading […]


Published on April 29, 2012
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Top Recipes

by on April 27, 2012 · 6 comments

Best Ever Vanilla Cupcakes

It’s been a while since I posted a Top 10 list, so to make up for lost time, I’ve increased the count to 15. Here are 15 of my favorites from the past year.  Speaking of which, can you believe it’s almost May?  We are already a third of the way through 2012. Best Yellow […]


Published on April 27, 2012
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Favorite M&M Bars

by on April 26, 2012 · 14 comments

M&M Bars

Graduation is around the corner. And if you’re looking for recipes that use school colors, here’s the perfect bar cookie. Unfortunately, I didn’t consider these for graduation until after I’d baked a batch and discovered the colored M&Ms really did stand out. So unless I can find someone graduating from clown school, this batch will […]


Published on April 26, 2012
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Spice cupcakes

Still in crazy cupcake mode, I’ve been baking cupcakes, putting them in little containers from Plastic Container City, and passing them out to friends. The latest victims (Fuzz’s teachers) received a batch of these spice cupcakes. These are similar to the vanilla cupcakes from a few days ago, but with a spicy flavor and darker […]


Published on April 25, 2012
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Dark Rye Bread

by on April 24, 2012 · 5 comments

rye bread

This recipe was inspired by Mary’s quick bread, but rather than go the quick route, I decided to make the bread with yeast. I hadn’t made rye bread in ages, but based on how well this went over, I’ll definitely make it again. It slices neatly, would be great for sandwiches (though I made two […]


Published on April 24, 2012
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A few people have requested smaller batch, scaled down recipes, so with that in mind (and because I needed an excuse to try this), I made a loaf pan version of the Chocolate Chip Oreo Brownie Bars using two different flavors of Oreos — the surprisingly tasty Berry Burst Ice Cream flavor and the chocolate […]


Published on April 23, 2012
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Mela’s Strawberry Frosting

by on April 21, 2012 · 7 comments

strawberry frosting

Inspiration for yesterday’s scratch best yellow cupcake recipe was Mela, who emailed me saying she was having a hard time finding a good yellow cake. I told her about this one, and after trying the recipe she emailed to say she loved it.  Plus, she shared her strawberry frosting recipe! For those of you interested […]


Published on April 21, 2012