Cinco de Mayo Brownies

May 5, 2014
Crunch Crust Brownies

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I have another recipe in mind for today, but I just realized I am out of nuts and have to make a grocery store run.  So until I come back with today’s actual recipe, here’s another good one  — Mexican Chocolate Crunch Brownies. The original version of the recipe was created […]

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Bourbon Desserts for Kentucky Derby Day

May 3, 2014
bourbon Ice cream

In honor of the Kentucky Derby, here’s a round-up of recipes containing bourbon. One of these days I’ll add the famous pie to the list, but it’s my friend Judy’s specialty and I’m waiting for her to share her recipe. For now, here are some of my other favorite ways to add bourbon to dessert. […]

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Potluck Cola Cake

May 2, 2014
Coca Cola

I’m still working my way through the Coca Cola my sister-in-law left behind. Too bad she’s not here, because this was a big cake and we’re having to eat it all by ourselves.  Luckily cola cakes freeze well, so after the cake cooled I cut it into big squares, wrapped it tightly in plastic and […]

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Whole Wheat Apple Pecan Bread

April 30, 2014
Apple Bread

I seem to be on a quick bread kick this week, so here’s another recipe for you — an apple bread which calls for a mixture of half AP flour and half whole wheat. The apples are grated rather than chopped, so they kind of dissolve into the bread without leaving big chunks of cooked […]

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Beth’s Cola Banana Bread

April 29, 2014
Coca Cola Banana Bread

My sister-in-law, Beth, and her family stayed with us over the holidays. A good time was had by all, and it was sad to see them go.  However, they did leave a parting gift — some over-ripe bananas and a six pack of regular Coca Cola. I rarely have both of those ingredients in the […]

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More Black and White Cookies

April 27, 2014
Black and White Cookies

I’ve always been kind of a traditionalist with Black and White Cookies. To get that tiny hint of lemon flavor, I use a bit of lemon zest; and for the topping, I tend to stick with the smooth, shiny-setting fondant even though it never tastes as good as buttercream. I thought I was being “authentic”, […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

April 26, 2014
rhubarb pie

My grandfather loved rhubarb pie, but I never knew that until one day he requested it and mentioned his mother, my late great grandmother who I like to think passed on the “enthusiastic baking gene” made good rhubarb pie. I was a teenager at the time and the only pies I had made were pecan […]

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Sweet William’s Spirited Chocolate Chip cookies

April 23, 2014
Spirited Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today’s recipe comes courtesy of two good friends: Maris, who posted it on In Good Taste;and Lisa, who created “Sweet William’s Spirited Chocolate Chip Cookies” in honor of her son, William. His birthday was yesterday and he would have been 26.  Lisa made him a carrot cake with “warm spices and no nuts”, which makes […]

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