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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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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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Favorite Thanksgiving Pies

by on November 18, 2011 · 11 comments

Marbled Pumpkin Pie

I don’t have a new recipe to post today because I’ve been obsessively baking a certain chocolate muffin over and over with variations; but since Thanksgiving is coming up, here are a few pie recipes I’ve been meaning to recommend.  Hope you like the nifty table.   Of all the pies listed, my favorites are […]


Published on November 18, 2011
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Orange Cranberry Swirl Muffins

by on November 27, 2010 · 4 comments

Orange Cranberry Swirl Muffins

Every Thanksgiving I make too much cranberry sauce. Usually it goes home with my mom, but this year she didn’t take a to-go box and we were left with almost 2 cups. Rather than use it in a sweet/savory dish, I took the easy route and baked some of it into muffins. These have big crowns and swirls of cranberry throughout. I like muffins with big rims, so I piled the muffin batter into the cups. For shorter muffins, fill just to the top and make 9.


Published on November 27, 2010
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by on November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m in the midst of cooking the family meal – turkey, gravy, stuffing, corn, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls, pecan pie and my mom’s birthday cake, since her birthday falls right around Thanksgiving. It’s been a fun day and I just wanted to say I’m thankful for all of you who leave comments, share recipes, review recipes or email me with bakery and recipe recommendations. I’m also thankful for those days when I can help someone out in a small way even if it’s just by recommending or sharing a good recipe.

On a totally separate subject, we’ve been out of town for the past 3 days which is why a few comments have gone unanswered. Todd and I took a quick trip pre-Thanksgiving trip Vegas. We tried the Vdara Hotel, Todd English’s Pub, Cut Steakhouse, Shibuya and best of all, some macarons from Bouchon. Until I make it to Paris, those have to be the holy grail of macarons. I’ll be posting some Las Vegas reviews on Yelp and Trip Advisor and may just link to those in the future.

Okay, back to the kitchen. Here’s what it looked like an hour ago. I’ve tidied up a little and am about to start the turkey (we eat late).

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Published on November 25, 2010
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Austin Texas Jalapeno Cranberry Bread

by on November 23, 2010 · 10 comments

cranberry jalapeno bread cut

If you’re looking for that perfect last minute quick bread — something to serve along with the meal or to set out with the leftovers, here’s a fun quick bread that’s sure to be a conversation starter. Jalapeno jelly gives it a little heat, cumin adds some Tex Mex flair (though trust me, this is the ONLY quick bread recipe where I ever use cumin) and cranberries make it familiar. Plus, this one’s easy to bake. I got the recipe from my stepmother who is a big fan of jalapeno flavor.


Published on November 23, 2010
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Some New Recipes for You

by on November 14, 2010 · 18 comments

coconut cupcake

Desserts from the I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter Holiday Event


Published on November 14, 2010
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Candied Yam Biscuits with Chocolate Chips

by on November 12, 2010 · 12 comments

Candied Yam Biscuits with Chocolate Chips

Yesterday I posted a recipe for an excellent pumpkin pie. The ingredients list was interesting because along with the pumpkin, it included maple syrup, fresh ginger and candied yams. Not being a sweet potato or yam fan, but knowing I do like them in various bread recipes, I picked up an extra can …


Published on November 12, 2010