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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
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Chocolate Glazed Triple Layer Cheesecake

Happy Holidays! I hope you are enjoying time with friends and maybe having some fun in the kitchen as well. I’ve been a little apprehensive toward holiday meals, but not about dessert thanks to this tried and true cheesecake recipe which can be made ahead and frozen. It’s an old recipe, but I’ve already trotted […]


Published on December 24, 2013
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No-Knead Cream Cheese Braids

by on December 14, 2013 · 6 comments

Cream Cheese Braid

I’m pretty excited about today’s recipe because it’s sure to become a mainstay at our house.  I hope you like it, too!  I found it while looking for a good cream cheese filled yeast bread — something similar to the Entenmann’s Cheese Danish Twists we used to buy in New York. Quite a few copycats […]


Published on December 14, 2013
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New and Improved Earl’s Chocolate Pie

by on December 12, 2013 · 1 comment

Earl's Chocolate Pie

My old photo of Earl’s Chocolate Pie was in desperate need of a makeover, and in some ways so was the recipe even though it’s become one of my favorite pies. I’ve made the filling multiple times and it gets five stars for convenience, texture and affordability. I also appreciate that it calls for evaporated […]

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Published on December 12, 2013
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Key Lime Pie Without Egg Yolks

by on December 11, 2013 · 0 comments

Key Lime Pie

Today’s recipe is a Key lime pie made without egg yolks.  Who knew?! I can’t believe it took me so long to try this version, but I’m glad I did because it was really good.  It’s a basic Key lime pie, but sour cream stands in for the egg yolks making the pie even a […]


Published on December 11, 2013
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rainbow bar

With December in full swing, I thought I’d share some of my favorite and most reliable cookie recipes. Some are old and a few are new additions to the list, but what they all have in common are the good reviews they’ve received from friends. So here we go! First up are Italian Wedding Cookies […]


Published on December 5, 2013