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Jalapeno and Walnut Brownies

by on December 26, 2012 · 3 comments

jalapeno walnut brownies

If you were lucky enough to get a bottle of  jalapeno oil in your stocking (and I’m sure everyone did, right?), here’s a recipe for you.  It’s a dark chocolate brownie with a bit of heat.  I got the idea from, well, I don’t know.  I’ve been putting chile in brownies forever, but not jalapeno […]


Published on December 26, 2012
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Favorite Pies for Thanksgiving

by on November 10, 2012 · 12 comments

Dawn's Apple Pie

We’re still finishing up the Peppermint Cheesecake, so rather than make something new, I’ve put together a list of our favorite Thanksgiving pies.  Hope this is helpful! 1.  Best Ever Apple Pie  This award winning pie has an outstanding buttery crust. We loved it, and it’s received a lot of positive comments over the years. […]


Published on November 10, 2012
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Happy Halloween and Candy Recipes

by on October 31, 2012 · 5 comments


The hardest part of Halloween is getting through the day. Evening is when all the fun starts, but first I have to clean the house, take the dog to the vet, supervise the tree trimming guys, figure out what to make for dinner, and take care of the other usual chores. It must be a […]


Published on October 31, 2012
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Halloween Decorated Oatmeal Cream Pies

by on October 21, 2012 · 8 comments

white chocolate covered oatmeal cream pies

Here’s a crazy edible craft inspired by something I saw at Big Top Candy a few weeks ago — oatmeal cream pies dipped in white chocolate and decorated with melted colored candies. The idea is a little weird, but since Halloween is coming, I thought what the heck. All you do is take Little Debbie […]


Published on October 21, 2012
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Candy Corn Oreos Halloween Cookie Bark

by on September 13, 2012 · 14 comments


If there’s one thing I can count on this world, it’s that the Target near my house will always have the latest, greatest, limited edition Oreos. Unlike those who’ve had to travel all over the city in search of them, I found the Candy Corn Oreos while picking up a prescription. They were front and […]


Published on September 13, 2012
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Sparkling Chocolate Cookies

by on July 10, 2012 · 7 comments

Chocolate Sparkle Cookies

After trying a recipe for gluten free coconut flour cookies, I decided to revisit another cookie I’ve been making on and off for the past 7 years – a very fudgy, easy, (and pretty) little chocolate cookie covered with sparkling sugar. Based on an a famous recipe from Vancouver’s Thomas Haas Chocolates, I’ve made changes […]


Published on July 10, 2012
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Big Batch Triple Chip Cookies

by on July 4, 2012 · 15 comments

Cookies for the Fourth of Juyly

Happy Fourth of July! Our holiday got off to a good start last night when we discovered the upstairs balcony was a prime viewing spot for the annual neighborhood fireworks display.  We would have noticed this last year had there been a fireworks show, but it had been canceled due to the drought. As for […]


Published on July 4, 2012
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Hidden Flag Cake

The last time Fuzz returned from camp, I welcomed her home with red, white and blue sugar cookies. This time I got a little fancy! Or tried to, at least. I didn’t think my attempt at the famous hidden flag cake would amount to much, but I’m feeling so proud of this cake that I […]


Published on June 30, 2012