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Cinco de Mayo Brownies

by on May 5, 2014 · 1 comment

Crunch Crust Brownies

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I have another recipe in mind for today, but I just realized I am out of nuts and have to make a grocery store run.  So until I come back with today’s actual recipe, here’s another good one  — Mexican Chocolate Crunch Brownies. The original version of the recipe was created […]

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Published on May 5, 2014
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Beth’s Cola Banana Bread

by on April 29, 2014 · 1 comment

Coca Cola Banana Bread

My sister-in-law, Beth, and her family stayed with us over the holidays. A good time was had by all, and it was sad to see them go.  However, they did leave a parting gift — some over-ripe bananas and a six pack of regular Coca Cola. I rarely have both of those ingredients in the […]

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Published on April 29, 2014
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Yellow Cake With Chocolate Frosting

by on March 29, 2014 · 9 comments

Yellow Cake

Have you ever made a yellow cake and been disappointed to find it was actually more of an off-white? Or worse, have you ever made an off-white yellow cake that tasted okay, but had the texture of cornbread? If either of these situations sounds familiar, here’s a new recipe for you to try. It’s a […]


Published on March 29, 2014
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Chocolate Cake Roll With Cappuccino Cream

by on February 13, 2014 · 4 comments

Chocolate Cake Roll With Cappuccino Cream

It’s a jelly roll cake, and I’m so excited to share this recipe! Every time I post one I have to mention that I find jelly rolls intimidating, and this cake was no exception. But as always, after gathering the tools and ingredients the process went from daunting to fun, and the end result was […]


Published on February 13, 2014
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Top 10 Pies for National Pie Day

by on January 23, 2014 · 6 comments

Quick Butterscotch Cream Pie

January 23 is National Pie Day!  Not that you need an excuse to make pie, but if you do — here are 10 recipes I recommend.  Enjoy! This Quick Butterscotch Cream Pie is a new favorite, and what’s great about it is you can make it in any flavor by varying the pudding mix.  It […]


Published on January 23, 2014
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

by on January 15, 2014 · 17 comments

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bar Cookies

Here’s a recipe for anyone who likes chocolate chip cookies and cheesecake. That means everyone, right? Well maybe not, but I have a feeling these will disappear quickly at a party. Not that you have to wait until there’s a party to make them. This recipe is based on an old one from Pillsbury which […]


Published on January 15, 2014
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Top Ten Recipes of 2013

by on January 2, 2014 · 10 comments

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Out with the old and in with the new!  I hope your 2014 is off to a good start and that you have a myriad of interesting things in the works. Me, I’m still stuck in 2013 looking back on all the year’s cookies. I thought it would be difficult to pick just ten, but […]


Published on January 2, 2014
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Three Layer Chocolate Cake With Frosting

by on December 28, 2013 · 7 comments

Three Layer Chocolate Cake

It’s been a while since I posted a chocolate layer cake, but I promise you this recipe will make up for lost time. It’s our new favorite. At first I wasn’t sure this cake would be worth the time given the array of ingredients (two kinds of flour, both chocolate and cocoa) and the fact […]


Published on December 28, 2013