Happy Sugar Cookie Day — Amish Sugar Cookies

July 9, 2014
Amish Sugar Cookies

In honor of National Sugar Cookie Day, here’s an old recipe that I’ve really grown to appreciate over the years. It was given to me by a reader named John, whose version was actually double this.  These are crumbly and light and kind of fall apart when you eat them; but they’re not like shortbread […]

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Cranberry, White Chip and Pecan Biscotti Thins

July 7, 2014
Biscotti Thins

This is one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes, though I can’t say I’ve ever made it the same way twice. These thinly sliced biscotti can be made with almost any kind of chopped dried fruit, nut, candy and flavorings. This version is pretty basic and calls for pecans, white chips and dried cranberries – […]

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Layered Strawberry Dessert

July 5, 2014
Strawberry Layered Dessert

I did not consciously set out to make a red, white and blue dessert yesterday.  My focus was using fresh strawberries (which are cheap right now) and using up a box of red Jell-O I’d purchased for no apparent reason. This was the result.

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Mocha Latte Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

July 3, 2014
Mocha Fudge Brownie Ice Cream

Happy Day Before Fourth of July! To celebrate, here’s a dessert you can make tomorrow morning and serve before fireworks start. Or forget about July 4 and serve it whenever you want! It might become your new favorite coffee ice cream recipe.

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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies — Small Batch

July 2, 2014
Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

The Fourth of July is around the corner, and I feel bad about not posting something red, white and blue. I guess I piqued with the flag cake. Maybe I’ll make something with red, white and blue sprinkles just to get in the spirit, but for now here’s a good cookie.  These are dense and […]

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Zucchini, Apple and Carrot Bread

July 1, 2014
Apple Carrot and Zucchini Bread

I was very impressed with the shape and texture of yesterday’s Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese Filling and decided to try a variation.  Instead of 3 cups of shredded zucchini, I used 1 cup each apple, zucchini and carrots and nixed the cream cheese filling in favor of a simple drizzle of icing. This one’s even […]

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Zucchini Bread with a Cream Cheese Filling

June 29, 2014
Zucchini Bread Loaf

If your garden is bursting with zucchini or if you’re just in the mood for a good quick bread, here’s our family’s latest, greatest favorite. It bakes up with a nice dome, is moist without being mushy, and has a “surprise” ribbon of cream cheese running through it.

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New White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie Taste Off

June 27, 2014
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Some friends requested a batch of cookies made with white chocolate and macadamia nuts, but I have a lot of recipes and couldn’t decide which version to make. There’s my old favorite version which calls for one egg and 1 3/4 cups flour, and this one one, which is similar but has a second egg […]

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