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bourbon Ice cream

In honor of the Kentucky Derby, here’s a round-up of recipes containing bourbon. One of these days I’ll add the famous pie to the list, but it’s my friend Judy’s specialty and I’m waiting for her to share her recipe. For now, here are some of my other favorite ways to add bourbon to dessert. […]


Published on May 3, 2014
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Irish Cream Topped Chocolate Cream Pie

by on March 17, 2014 · 3 comments

Chocolate Irish Cream Pie

Thanks to Pinterest, picking a St. Patrick’s Day dessert is completely overwhelming! It used to be you could Google up something cute, tasty and green and then head to the kitchen. Now there are about a gazillion different variations on Irish Cream, green colored thingies, MINT, Guinness, etc. etc. etc. I finally got tired of […]


Published on March 17, 2014
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Small Batch Guinness Brownies

by on March 16, 2014 · 4 comments

Guinness Stout Brownies

We took a little vacation over Spring Break, so I’m just now getting around to posting something for St. Patrick’s Day — Brownies made with Guinness Stout. Along with a slight flavor of beer, the brownies have a really interesting dense, chocolaty, non-greasy texture. You can really taste the chocolate, and the beer just enhances […]


Published on March 16, 2014
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Cookies For Presidents Day

by on February 17, 2014 · 1 comment

Cindy McCain Cookies

Happy President’s Day, Everyone! To celebrate, here are a few cookie recommendations. First, a cookie attributed to Cindy McCain. It’s adapted from one of the old First Lady cookie showdowns and it is terrific. Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies If you’re in the mood for something without oats, I recommend Michelle Obama’s White and Dark Chocolate Cookies. […]

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Published on February 17, 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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Heart Shaped Breakfast Cake

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here’s a recipe for a breakfast-worthy chocolate cake. It’s super simple and can be made in one bowl. The idea came from an old chocolate bran muffin recipe. I’ve been on a heart shape kick and thought baking the muffins as cake and cutting them out would be kind of […]


Published on February 9, 2014
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Chocolate Pink and Whites

by on February 6, 2014 · 7 comments

Pink and Whites

We had another two hour school delay this morning, so Fuzz was on hand to help me with this variation on Black & White Cookies. My plan was to do pink and black since I like chocolate, but she insisted pink and white would look better. As a compromise, I made the cookies on a […]


Published on February 6, 2014
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Frosted Cupcake Top Cookies

by on January 31, 2014 · 8 comments

Cupcake Top Cookies

The tops are the best part of a muffin, and in my opinion the same goes for cupcakes.  Of course a good “stalk” is the mark of a great baker, but let’s face it — the top still wins. And it was that line of thinking that that led me to this cookie. It’s a […]


Published on January 31, 2014