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Colossal Ginger Cookies

Colossal Ginger Cookies

Posted on Oct 13th, 2005 - By Anna - 5 Comments

If you want a huge, thick ginger cookies that are soft in the middle but have crispy edges, this is the recipe for you! I've been making these for…

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Apricot Orange Bar

Apricot Orange Bars

Posted on Nov 26th, 2005 - By Anna - 19 Comments

Apricot Orange Bars from Julia Hasson is a recipe adapted from an old issue of Bon Appetit. On a scale of 1-10, these bars are a 15. I've pasted the…

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Cracker Candy

Cracker Candy

Posted on Jun 16th, 2006 - By Anna - 17 Comments

I didn't feel like baking yesterday, but wanted something homemade. Remembering the Saltines we'd bought last weekend, I decided to make Cracker…

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Razz-Ma-Tazz Bars

Razz-Ma-Tazz Bars

Posted on Aug 5th, 2006 - By Anna - 23 Comments

For some reason, the only time I think about making Razz-Ma-Tazz bars is when I have white chips that need to get used up. This is sad, because…

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Hearty, Crunchy Oatmeal Cookie

Crunchy, Hearty Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2006 - By Anna - 16 Comments

A hidden gem! The shortening is key for the great texture, but you can substitute butter for a slightly less flaky, crispy,…

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Deep, Dark, Fudge Brownies

Best Fudge Brownies Ever

Posted on Nov 14th, 2006 - By Anna - 40 Comments

The Best Fudge Brownies ever (okay, maybe not "ever" but close) are from the back of a bag of King Arthur brand flour, these brownies are…

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King Cake

Easy King Cake

Posted on Jan 29th, 2007 - By Anna - 29 Comments

I'd never heard of  King Cake until well into my twenties when a co-worker from New Orleans brought one to work.  As per tradition, her…

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Caramel Filled Brownie

Caramel Filled Brownies

Posted on Apr 21st, 2007 - By Anna - 23 Comments

Caramel filled brownies are an all-time favorite, and this is probably my most requested recipe. The original version of the recipe is in The…

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Hershey Bar Pie

Hershey Bar Pie

Posted on May 21st, 2007 - By Anna - 12 Comments

I collect recipes. Some are typical, others are crazy, and there are some that I hold on to because they were given to me by my grandmother or mother…

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Vegan Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on May 22nd, 2007 - By Anna - 34 Comments

Spelt is an ancient grain with many health benefits. It's used in this cookie from Viva le Vegan! a wonderful and very informative cookbook by…

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Junior League of Palo Alto Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Posted on Jun 10th, 2007 - By Anna - 1 Comment

Today I made a very good sour cream coffee cake using a recipe from the second private collection (dated 1984) of the ladies of the Palo Alto Junior…

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Butterscotch Oat Bars with Toasted Pecans

Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 - By Anna - 16 Comments

Did you know today was National Butterscotch Day? It's not. I just made that up, but if it were, these Butterscotch Oat Bars would be a good cookie…

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Triple Espresso Brownies

Posted on Sep 19th, 2007 - By Anna - 9 Comments

Yo Ho! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day, so I’ve pillaged and plundered Pillsbury’s website for a recipe. "X" Marks the Spot! This one’s a…

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Cookie Packaging

Posted on Sep 26th, 2007 - By Anna - 7 Comments

It's time to think start thinking about how to pack holiday cookies.  In my case, that means putting an order in with Paper Mart.  They don't…

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apple bars

Apple Crumb Bars — Small Pan

Posted on Oct 21st, 2007 - By Anna - 16 Comments

This is a small batch, 8 inch pan size recipe for apple bars.  If you cool them and chill them as directed, they cut easily and stay together very…

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Pumpkin Muffins

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2007 - By Anna - 35 Comments

I made these pumpkin cheesecake muffins last night with the intention of wrapping them individually, freezing them, and sending them to school as my…

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Big Fat Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie

Big Fat Maple Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Oct 24th, 2007 - By Anna - 24 Comments

This cookie is based on a recipe from Elinor Klivan’s book “Big Fat Cookies” and as you'd guess, the cookies are quite large. Fat? Not really,…

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Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cake

Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cake

Posted on Nov 13th, 2007 - By Anna - 9 Comments

This cake is so good.  It has a full 2 cups of applesauce, but you don’t taste the apples so much as the cinnamon, cardamom and chocolate. …

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Pie Crust

Good Pie Crust Recipe

Posted on Nov 17th, 2007 - By Anna - 9 Comments

I like experimenting with new pie crust recipes and have been hesitant to post a favorite. However, it’s pie season and I’ve found myself turning…

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Pumpkin Carrot Cake

Posted on Nov 19th, 2007 - By Anna - 7 Comments

An easy carrot cake adapted from Nestle's Very Best Baking site. Pumpkin adds a little flavor and moisture. Pumpkin Carrot Cake Recipe…

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Chai Meringue

Chewy Chai Meringue Cookies

Posted on Dec 3rd, 2007 - By Anna - 16 Comments

If you like meringue-type cookies, here’s a recipe to add to your collection. It was created by Alison Campbell of Austin. The full recipe makes…

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Brown Sugar Bourbon Pound Cake

It’s 5:00 Somewhere — Brown Sugar Bourbon Pound Cake

Posted on Dec 30th, 2007 - By Anna - 16 Comments

This cake had been on my "Make Soon!" list for the past 5 years. I’m not sure why it took me so long, but I finally got around to trying it today.…

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peanut butter marshmallow

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Krispie Topped Brownies

Posted on Jan 10th, 2008 - By Anna - 46 Comments

Marshmallow Krispie Topped Brownies -- A Hit With Everyone Update: When I first made the Marshmallow Krispie Topped Brownie back in 2008, I had no…

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marble brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Marbled Brownies

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2008 - By Anna - 11 Comments

It’s been a great day. The housekeepers came, I finished some chores I’d been avoiding, and I got an email asking if I'd bake something for…

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pan cookies

No-Fail Pan Cookies

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2008 - By Anna - 20 Comments

I have a cake recipe to post today, but for all of you searching for a quick super bowl snack, here’s a good one. This is a simple pan/bar…

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Valentine's Cookie

A Lazy Mom’s Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Posted on Feb 8th, 2008 - By Anna - 26 Comments

Update: This is an old recipe which I'd completely forgotten about until I updated my index. I put an "A" in front of the title so it would show up…

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Troy Chocolate Cake

Troy Chocolate Cake

Posted on Feb 29th, 2008 - By Anna - 15 Comments

I don’t usually serve chocolate cake as an after school snack, but it’s Friday and Fuzz has had a rough week so I decided to bake her a little…

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Cat Eye Droop

Red Wine Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Posted on Mar 20th, 2008 - By Anna - 15 Comments

Something’s wrong with my cat’s eye, so I’m taking him to the vet to get it checked out. I’ll let you know the diagnosis when we get back,…

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Pineapple Cheesecake Squares

Pineapple Cheesecake Squares

Posted on Apr 7th, 2008 - By Anna - 15 Comments

This recipe is adapted from The Wellesley Cookie Exchange. The original recipe does not call for a food processor, but if you have one, I highly…

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Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies — Small Batch

Posted on Apr 8th, 2008 - By Anna - 22 Comments

If you like your chocolate chip cookies crunchy, here's an excellent recipe adapted from The King Arthur Cookie Companion. For best results, weigh…

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Lemon Supreme Pie

Lemon Supreme Pie

Posted on Apr 19th, 2008 - By Anna - 8 Comments

This recipe is originally from Taste of Home, where its creator says she modeled it after her favorite pie from a “local coffee shop” which based…

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Copy Cat Brownie

Zingerman’s Brownie Clone (Magic Brownies)

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2008 - By Anna - 10 Comments

This recipe was recommended to me (over and over and over again) by Randi. Randi put dulce de leche in them and called them Buenos Aires brownies,…

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Cinco de Mayo Brownies

Brownies for Cinco de Mayo

Posted on May 2nd, 2008 - By Anna - 6 Comments

"Ay Caramba!" Only 3 more shopping days until Cinco de Mayo. Maracas. Check Pinata. Check Tequila. Check Mariachi Band. Check Brownie Mix.…

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salty oatmeal cookies

The Best Oatmeal Cookies!

Posted on May 12th, 2008 - By Anna - 31 Comments

The recipe is actually from Cook’s Illustrated, but you can find the adapted version plus a few more pictures here. I didn’t make any changes,…

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Rocky Road Fudge Brownie Muffin

Rocky Road Fudge Brownie Muffins

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2008 - By Anna - 14 Comments

Back in April, our school had a bake sale, and one of the best selling items was a brownie baked in a muffin tin. I didn’t get to try one, but the…

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Chewy Fudgy Brownies

Posted on Jun 9th, 2008 - By Anna - 45 Comments

In honor of Fuzz’s first day at Brownie Day Camp, I made a quick batch of brownies – but not just any brownies. I used an America’s Test…

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Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Cookies With Raisins

Posted on Jun 10th, 2008 - By Anna - 101 Comments

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies -- a Cookie Madness Favorite Vegan oatmeal cookies are are one of my most requested treats.  I hope you like them! …

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Creamy Lemon Blueberry Bars

Creamy Lemon Blueberry Bars

Posted on Jun 25th, 2008 - By Anna - 57 Comments

Today’s recipe was inspired by The Leavening Agent who posted a great photo of a blueberry bar. She didn’t include the recipe, so I checked a few…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Made With Oil

Posted on Jun 28th, 2008 - By Anna - 51 Comments

This morning I spent almost 2 hours trying to figure out some “simple” things in Photoshop. I am terrible not the greatest nor the worst with…

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New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie

(The Latest) New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Jul 10th, 2008 - By Anna - 35 Comments

Update: I've been making these a lot lately for bake sales. Their size and shape make them really impressive, but they don't stay fresh very long so…

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oatmeal cookies

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Jul 21st, 2008 - By Anna - 29 Comments

The mixing technique for these cookies is a little different. First, you soak the raisins in a mixture of eggs and vanilla for one hour. Next, you…

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Mary Jo-Bowen Best Ever Pound Cake

Best Pound Cake Ever

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2008 - By Anna - 15 Comments

This was posted in the comment section a few weeks ago by Katy, who says it’s the best pound cake ever. Another reader, Jill from Salado, tried it…

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Creamy Cheesecake

Ultra Creamy Deluxe Cheesecake

Posted on Jul 26th, 2008 - By Anna - 20 Comments

The cheesecake was a success and 100% free of cracks. Todd liked it and Emma seemed to, but after trying it, I knew why it had been so long since…

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One Pan Brownies

One Pan Brownies (Triple-Chocolate Fudge Brownies)

Posted on Jul 27th, 2008 - By Anna - 22 Comments

Update: I'm adding this recipe to the all-time favorites list because it is so easy and good. Lately, I've been making these with a mix of Trader…

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Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch Bars

Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch Bars

Posted on Aug 19th, 2008 - By Anna - 33 Comments

Happy Tuesday! It’s an exciting day for us because at 4:00, we find out who Fuzz’s teacher is and who will be in her class. Fun! But…

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giant chocolate chip cookie cake

M&M Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Posted on Aug 21st, 2008 - By Anna - 68 Comments

Why bake a regular cake when you can make a chocolate chip cookie cake? Chocolate chip cookie cake recipes are easy to find, but this is my all-time…

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Oreo Brownies

Outrageous Oreo Brownies

Posted on Sep 10th, 2008 - By Anna - 26 Comments

This recipe used to be my go-to brownie recipe. It’s a scaled-down and fiddled-with recipe from Barefoot Contessa, who based her recipe on one from…

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Lemon Squares

Quite Possibly The Best Lemon Squares Ever

Posted on Sep 15th, 2008 - By Anna - 35 Comments

I was hoping to go to Central Market this morning, but got bogged down with Monday chores and couldn’t leave the house. Luckily, I had all the…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oil

Posted on Oct 9th, 2008 - By Anna - 36 Comments

This recipe, which is loosely based on one from alt.cookies.yum.yum.yum was pretty good! It’s also on the wholesome side given the pumpkin, good…

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espresso cookies

Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Posted on Oct 21st, 2008 - By Anna - 12 Comments

I didn’t have the energy to go to the grocery store today, so luckily I had just enough ingredients to make a small batch of Chocolate Espresso…

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Chocolate Chip Bars

Pat’s Chocolate Chip Bars

Posted on Oct 26th, 2008 - By Anna - 14 Comments

Today’s recipe was given to me by a really good cook named Pat. She bakes her chocolate chip bars in a 15x10 inch pan, but you can also make half…

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pumpkin bread

Fuzz’s Pumpkin Bread

Posted on Oct 27th, 2008 - By Anna - 27 Comments

This is some pumpkin bread from yesterday, and I'm going to take a better picture of it later. For now, here's a photo of the…

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Cindy McCain Cookies

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Nov 6th, 2008 - By Anna - 15 Comments

For the past 16 years Family Circle has challenged prospective first ladies to a cookie bake-off, and up until this year, every winning cookie has…

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Get Well Soon! Cookies

Posted on Dec 4th, 2008 - By Anna - 31 Comments

Top 5 Update: The dough is perfect for packing with candy and these taste really good. Plus, a reader entered these in a contest and won a…

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Red Velvet Cake

B. Smith’s Red Velvet Cake

Posted on Dec 16th, 2008 - By Anna - 21 Comments

This cake is adapted from one attributed to B. Smith, a fashion model who parlayed her career into that of a restaurateur.   In my teens, I had the…

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Sugar Cookies

Cut-Out Cookies with No-Fail Icing

Posted on Dec 21st, 2008 - By Anna - 28 Comments

Pulling a sheet of cut-out  cookies from the oven and having to tell a couple of seven year old girls “Sorry ladies, your cookies did not turn…

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Flourless Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2008 - By Anna - 14 Comments

Top 5 Update: A no-brainer peanut butter cookie recipe that actually tastes good. Today’s recipe comes from Taste of Home via a blog called…

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shiny chocolate cookies

Shiny Happy Chocolate Cookies

Posted on Jan 7th, 2009 - By Anna - 44 Comments

Today’s cookie is another example of how beating the eggs can make a shiny cookie; and it’s also representative of just how much chocolate you…

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cranberry cookie

Cranberry-Pecan Cookies

Posted on Jan 12th, 2009 - By Anna - 1 Comment

I tested a lot of cranberry oatmeal cookies but kept coming back to this one. It’s from Greg, aka “Oatmeal Cookie Guy” who devoted his whole…

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oatmeal cookies

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Jan 12th, 2009 - By Anna - 0 Comments

Some people attribute this cookie’s deliciousness to the first step – soaking the eggs, raisins and vanilla together for an hour before…

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Mexican Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Mexican Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Ibarra

Posted on Jan 12th, 2009 - By Anna - 3 Comments

The texture and cinnamon flavor of real Mexican chocolate is what makes these cookies special. I use Ibarra brand, which you can usually find in the…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies Chewy

Gourmet Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Jan 12th, 2009 - By Anna - 0 Comments

Update: This may be my all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie. I make a ton of different cookies, but when it's time for a bake sale or I have to…

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Agave Honey Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Agave Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Jan 12th, 2009 - By Anna - 18 Comments

If you happen to have some agave nectar and are looking for ways to use it, here’s a recipe you might like. I made a batch a few days ago and think…

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Thin and Crispy Cookies

More Thin & Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Feb 5th, 2009 - By Anna - 47 Comments

Today I made Alexis Stewart’s chocolate chip cookies and they were great! In the past, the recipe didn’t work for me. The cookies were so thin I…

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crunchy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Crunchy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Feb 14th, 2009 - By Anna - 18 Comments

Today’s recipe is from Cindy, who answered my request for a cookie made with a lot of shortening. I wanted to test-drive the fancy new $6.00…

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Loaded Oatmeal Cookie

BHG Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Feb 18th, 2009 - By Anna - 23 Comments

I wasn’t sure how the brownies would turn out, so I decided to make a quick batch of the Loaded Oatmeal Cookies from BHG. I had some doubts. With…

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Malted Milk Blondies

Malted Milk Blondies

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2009 - By Anna - 20 Comments

Hey Ho! Cookie Madness is starting the week with some malty deliciousness from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking. For those of you not familiar with the…

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chocolate chip cookies

More Amazing Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Apr 10th, 2009 - By Anna - 15 Comments

Until I settle on an Easter recipe, here's one that might come in handy. The original version made two cookies and used half a hard boiled egg.…

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s'mores cookies

S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Apr 21st, 2009 - By Anna - 20 Comments

The recipe for S'mores Chocolate Chip Cookies is from an old post here on Cookie Madness, but I cleaned it up and took a new picture. What made this…

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Julia’s Best-Ever Brownies

Posted on May 4th, 2009 - By Anna - 29 Comments

The Julie/Julia movie is coming out in August. Have you seen the trailer? I made myself watch it this morning, and wow -- does it look good. In fact,…

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Key Lime Bundt Cake with Margarita Icing

Posted on May 7th, 2009 - By Anna - 24 Comments

This cake was inspired by a recipe on Barbara’s blog, Traveling Aprons. Barbara had posted a key lime pound cake recipe which she credited to a…

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Sadie’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on May 12th, 2009 - By Anna - 7 Comments

This recipe was given to me by Val who got it from her friend Sadie in Canada. Over the years we’ve made adjustments. For instance, Sadie's…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Top 5 Cookie List

Posted on May 12th, 2009 - By Anna - 37 Comments

These are just my current favorites and the list could change at any time. But these are the recipes I fall back on or recommend to…

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Katy's Blondies

Katy’s Favorite Blondies (Pretty Much the Best Ever)

Posted on May 16th, 2009 - By Anna - 29 Comments

I hope everyone is having a nice Saturday. It’s dark and rainy here, which is okay by me since it’s a perfect excuse for baking more blondies.…

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Lemon Squares with European Style Butter

Posted on Jun 4th, 2009 - By Anna - 12 Comments

After a fairly disastrous attempt to make wheat free, dairy free, egg free, banana muffins, I decided to make something less frustrating.  I made…

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Photo of Deep Dish Brownies

Deep Dish Brownies

Posted on Jun 8th, 2009 - By Anna - 24 Comments

Last night’s conversation about the Chex contest led to another discussion about favorite recipes – specifically, ones you consider your own. My…

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My Favorite Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Posted on Jul 11th, 2009 - By Anna - 25 Comments

These are crowd-pleasing muffins. They don’t have big crowns, but they’re sweet, have a cake-like texture, and most people seem to like them.…

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Chef Kate’s Goop Blondies

Posted on Jul 26th, 2009 - By Anna - 15 Comments

This morning I finally tried Chef Kate’s Blondies – a popular recipe from Goop. They were terrific, but I did scale the recipe down a bit because…

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A Really Good Chocolate Bundt Cake

Posted on Aug 10th, 2009 - By Anna - 33 Comments

The September issue of Food & Wine arrived Saturday, and flipping through the pages I found a Cookie Madness must-try recipe, another chocolate…

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Meringue High Class of 2009

Posted on Aug 26th, 2009 - By Anna - 21 Comments

What a long crazy trip it’s been.   Seniors Forever! This is the Meringue Class of 2009. Let’s look back on all the Cookie Madness meringues…

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shiny top brownie recipe

Minnesota State Fair Winning Brownies! — Chocolate/Banana

Posted on Sep 1st, 2009 - By Anna - 37 Comments

A few weeks ago I got an email from Gloria who’d been tinkering around with a brownie recipe for the Minnesota state fair. Since about a third of…

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S'mores Bars

S’mores Bars

Posted on Sep 20th, 2009 - By Anna - 18 Comments

Speaking of S'mores Bars, this is my all-time favorite version of the  recipe -- almost as good as real S'mores and much easier to cut and…

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Dawn's Apple Pie

Prize Winning Apple Pie and Best Crust Ever

Posted on Oct 1st, 2009 - By Anna - 61 Comments

Prize Winning Apple Pie is Definitely Worthy Every once in awhile, and for me almost never, a recipe comes along that's so good you can close the…

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chocolate pumpkin bundt cake magazines

Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Posted on Oct 20th, 2009 - By Anna - 20 Comments

I came home from vacation ready to bake, but there were piles of laundry and personal matters to attend to. Experimenting in the kitchen wasn’t an…

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Almond Toffee

Best Ever Almond Toffee Revisited

Posted on Oct 27th, 2009 - By Anna - 92 Comments

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…

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Fine Cooking Creamy Fudge

Fine Cooking Creamy Fudge

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2009 - By Anna - 27 Comments

Results are in! The fudge recipe from December's Fine Cooking is a winner! I had a few issues when I tried to halve the recipe, but once I got…

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Best Apple Pie Ever

Pie Crust Recipe

Posted on Nov 20th, 2009 - By Anna - 13 Comments

This week I’ve been practicing my pie crust making technique. Even though I know the basic rules of tender crust (use cold ingredients and don’t…

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Pretty Peppermint Brownies from Sunset

Posted on Dec 15th, 2009 - By Anna - 21 Comments

I'm not particularly crafty, but these ganache & peppermint brownies from Sunset were so cute I figured I'd give them a try. You start by…

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Rugelach Recipe Reviews

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2009 - By Anna - 20 Comments

Italian wine cookies weren’t the only great cookie at the Austin food blogger cookie swap. The Cosmic Cowgirl made some amazing rugelach – the…

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Jumbo Chocolate Banana Muffins

Posted on Dec 29th, 2009 - By Anna - 11 Comments

If you like the banana chocolate combo, here's another muffin recipe for you. I made half a batch of these this afternoon and Fuzz’s friends gave…

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Chocolate Pumpkin Muffin

Jumbo Chocolate Muffins with Pumpkin

Posted on Jan 1st, 2010 - By Anna - 10 Comments

I promise to put away the jumbo muffin pan and move on, but here’s one more really good variation on KA’s chocolate muffin. This one includes a…

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Baked Potato Chips

Posted on Feb 7th, 2010 - By Anna - 25 Comments

I took a day off from baking sweets yesterday, so today' I'm going to share something a little different. This is a recipe for one of our favorite…

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Lake Travis Mud

Posted on Feb 10th, 2010 - By Anna - 23 Comments

I’d planned on taking a break from making Rocky Road type candy, then Monday my friend Amy sent me a recipe with a note saying “When I was…

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Secret Ingredient Sugar Cookies

Posted on Feb 27th, 2010 - By Anna - 48 Comments

A friend sent me this recipe in the mail. She got it from a friend who mailed it to her along with this note. What’s not to love about a…

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10 Peanut Butter Treats for National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

Posted on Mar 1st, 2010 - By Anna - 11 Comments

One of Todd’s co-workers has a peanut allergy and can’t eat a lot of the goodies I send to work. Over the weekend, I started feeling bad about…

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Latest Top 5 Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2010 - By Anna - 25 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about chocolate chip cookies with pudding and said they were a little cakey for my tastes and not quite chewy enough. They were…

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The Ultimate Black Bottom Cupcake Recipe

Posted on Mar 10th, 2010 - By Anna - 31 Comments

The Ultimate Black Bottom Cupcake Recipe? I think this is it. Or at least, it's a pretty decent hybrid. It's a combination of Magnolia…

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Cheerio Cookies

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cheerio Cookies

Posted on Apr 5th, 2010 - By Anna - 17 Comments

Apartment life is going well. Our neighbors are college students, retirees and families with kids. Judging from all the barking dogs and cats in…

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Cook’s Illustrated Fluffy Yellow Cake — Best Yet!

Posted on Apr 13th, 2010 - By Anna - 13 Comments

Over the weekend I baked three different yellow cakes. All were variations on basic 1-2-3-4 cake and of the three, my favorite was Magnolia’s. But…

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Favorite Frosting

Favorite Chocolate Frosting

Posted on Apr 15th, 2010 - By Anna - 2 Comments

This is my Go-To Favorite Chocolate Frosting Updated!  I have a NEW favorite chocolate frosting.  The old version (below) is good, but requires…

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