Yellow Cupcakes

August 14, 2014
Yellow Cupcake

This is my current favorite yellow cupcake, but today I tried a recipe that gave it a run for its money.

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Sea Salt Caramel & Oat Bars

August 12, 2014
Salted Caramel Bar Cookies

This is my updated version of an old classic called “Carmelitas”, oatmeal bar cookies with a creamy caramel filling made with caramel ice cream syrup.  The old version calls for caramel syrup mixed with a little flour to thicken it up a bit.   This new version uses a thicker, less-sweet caramel sauce called Smucker’s […]

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Fruit and Cream Tunnel Cake

August 8, 2014
Fruit and Cream Cake

When my adventures in Basque cake making were over, I had some pastry cream left and felt like experimenting.  Just for fun, I spooned a line of pastry cream down the center of some blueberry loaf cake batter, covered it with more batter and baked it.  The results weren’t impressive at first. The tunnel of […]

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Impossible Cheesecake Pie

August 7, 2014
Impossible Cheesecake Pie

One of the first things I learned to make as a child was “Impossible Pie”, a dish named for the transformation that occurs as it bakes: Ingredients are spread in a pie plate, a mixture of biscuit mix, eggs and milk is poured over the top, then it goes in the oven where the mixture […]

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A Review of Basque Cake Recipes aka Basque Cake Madness

August 4, 2014
Basque Cake

Up until last week I’d never heard of Basque cake, but someone brought it to my attention and I have become a little obsessed. For those of you unfamiliar with “gateau Basque”, it is a Basque pastry comprised of a round, thick, dense cake encasing a filling that is usually made with fresh preserves, pastry […]

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Chocolate Chip Biscuits

July 31, 2014
Chocolate Chip Biscuits

Breakfast or dessert? That’s a decision only you can make, but I can attest that these buttery, chocolate-studded biscuits are good any time of the day.

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Granola, Cranberry & Chocolate Chippers

July 29, 2014
Granola, Cranberry and Chocolate Chippers

I bought a new brand of granola the other day and found it to be too loose, not very crunchy and a little bland.  Not wanting to throw it away, I used 3 cups of it in these cookies and was pretty happy with the results.  They’re puffy, not overly sweet, have a soft center […]

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Smucker’s Ice Cream Toppings Giveaway

July 26, 2014
Tin Roof Sundae

I have a fun giveaway from Smucker’s® today. To celebrate National Ice Cream month, they are offering one reader samples of their new ice cream toppings, a $50 gift card, plus an assortment of goodies to help create the best sundae bar in town! There are seven new toppings in total, four of which are […]

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