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Peanut Butter Filled Cupcake

If you want to find us on a Sunday afternoon, check Trader Joe’s. We’re there on a pretty regular basis, stocking up on a few of our favorite items (wine!) and checking out what’s new. I could make you a list of all the reasons we like the store, but this post is about cupcakes […]


Published on January 28, 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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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
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Chippy Peanut Butter Cookies

by on November 24, 2013 · 13 comments

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

I needed an excuse to try out my new bag of Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Chips, and Katrina gave it to me in the form of this cookie! The original recipe is from Taste of Home and was submitted by a teen cook named IAN who said he liked to modify recipes. I am not […]


Published on November 24, 2013
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Iced Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by on October 9, 2013 · 7 comments

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I bought a canister of powdered buttermilk this week, and it occurred to me that SACO Foods might have a recipe collection. They do, and it’s a pretty good one. Some of the recipes are even contest winners.  For instance,this pumpkin cookie won first place in the Wyoming State Fair. I figured if they were […]


Published on October 9, 2013
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Date Nut Chocolate Chip Meringues

by on September 26, 2013 · 5 comments

Date Nut Meringue Cookies

I probably should have held off until December to post this because it’s the perfect “cookie exchange” cookie, but I’m not that patient and life is short. Plus, this recipe is perfect for fall when my favorite nuts are in season. Of course if you live somewhere where different nuts are in season, use those. […]


Published on September 26, 2013
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Coconut Tres Leches Cake

I found this coconut cake recipe yesterday while organizing my big box of recipe clippings. The recipe was clipped from Taste of Home, where it had been submitted by a fellow Texan who found it in an old cookbook. She said she made it once and has since been asked to serve it every Christmas. […]


Published on April 30, 2013
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  And Happy “End of Spring Break” for others. I think St. Patrick’s Day is more worthy of a celebration in this case, so here are a few recipe for cakes you can whip up in a hurry. The one I always make (and an excellent excuse to buy a bottle of […]


Published on March 17, 2013