Frosted Coconut Cupcakes Made With Coconut Spread

June 12, 2014
Coconut Cupcakes

In my never-ending quest to find tasty and interesting fats for baking, I bought a carton of Earth Balance Coconut Spread and used it in coconut cupcakes. Not that there’s anything healthy about these guys, but I’m trying to find alternatives to shortening and until I remember to go pick up some leaf lard at […]

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Fudge Brownies With a Shiny Top

June 10, 2014
Shiny Top Brownies

I made a batch of brownies this week and got the coveted shiny, crackly, top.

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Strawberry Bread Recipe

June 8, 2014
Strawberry Bread

It may take a backseat to banana and zucchini bread, but strawberry quick bread deserves some love!  It’s much better than it sounds.  Then again, it actually sounds kind of good — for me, it was the idea of cooked strawberries that was a turnoff.  They’re not exactly pretty.  But something happens when you combine […]

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Carrot Sheet Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

June 6, 2014
Carrot Cake

I don’t know which was more fun — making this carrot cake from Allrecipes or reading the reviews. Out of hundreds of reviewers, I think only a handful of people made the cake as directed, while other bakers modified it, with the most popular modification being to substitute a cup of the granulated sugar with […]

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Buttery Snickerdoodles with Totonac’s Mexican Vanilla

June 4, 2014
Totonac's Vanilla

The Buttery Snickerdoodle Recipe from the back of the King Arthur Bread Flour bag has been calling my name ever since I pulled it out to make pizza dough. I love how bread flour improves the texture of certain baked goods. Alton Brown uses it in his famous chocolate chip cookies, Cook’s Illustrated recommends it […]

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Chocolate Hazelnut Chewies

June 2, 2014
Hazelnut Chewies

I’ve been making these cookies for years, but in the past couple of months they’ve become a family favorite. Similar to meringues, but a lot quicker to make since you don’t have to dry them out for a long period in the oven, these chocolaty, nut and egg white cookies can be made with your […]

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Megan’s Favorite Oatmeal Cookies and Marble Cake Review

May 30, 2014
Giant Oatmeal Cookies

Today’s recipe is from my friend Megan at Megan’s Sweet Life. Megan, who recently moved to Texas, was kind enough to try my marble cake. I was so grateful she took the time to make it that I baked a batch of her family’s favorite oatmeal cookies. Thanks to Megan, I think my family has […]

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Double Fudge Brownie Cookies

May 28, 2014
Double Fudge Brownie Cookies

If you liked the chewy brownie cookies I posted earlier this week, here’s another version. These are somewhat fudgier and definitely thicker. Corn syrup helps with the texture, so they’re fudgy, but not overly rich.

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