A Review of Basque Cake Recipes aka Basque Cake Madness

by 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

by 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

by 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

by 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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Chocolate Cream Pie

by July 25, 2014
Chocolate Cream Pie

Over the past few years I’ve made a lot of chocolate cream pies, and one thing I discovered was that I really like the ones made with evaporated milk. It gives the filling a slick, smooth texture, plus it doesn’t taste overly rich. Not that there’s anything wrong with cream pies made with heavy cream […]

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Fresh Blueberry Bread

by July 23, 2014

Yesterday’s blueberry cake got a thumbs up from everyone who tried it.  Or at least that’s what I like to think.  Maybe a couple of people hated it and didn’t say anything, but all I heard was the good feedback, so that’s what I’m going with.  It was, however, more of a cake than a […]

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Blueberry Sour Cream Loaf Cake

by July 21, 2014
Blueberry Bread

This cake was a result of my attempt to bake our favorite blueberry muffin recipe in a loaf pan.  I was going for blueberry bread, but the result was more like a Sara Lee pound cake with a lovely crust and big, fat, blueberries.  It was sweet, light textured and didn’t require any sort of icing or […]

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Chocolate Brownies With Icing

by July 20, 2014
iced fudge brownie

A good brownie can stand alone and shouldn’t need icing, but I can’t say I’ve ever had a brownie where the icing made it worse!  The trick is getting the brownie base and icing just right, which means going through a lot of different combinations and making multiple fudge brownies. This was my latest creation, […]

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