Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies — Small Batch

by 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

by 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

by 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

by 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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Egg Free Chocolate Snack Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

by June 24, 2014
No-Egg Chocolate Cake

Today we tried a new chocolate cake recipe. Like the Depression era Wacky Cake, this one is made without eggs or butter.  But unlike Wacky Cake, this recipe calls for buttermilk plus a lot more cocoa powder, which gives the cake a deeper chocolate flavor.

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White Chocolate Chunk Lemon Pudding Cookies

by June 21, 2014
lemon cookies

Today’s cookies resulted from an attempt to use up half a box of lemon flavored instant pudding mix. I made a half batch using the 1.7 oz of remaining pudding mix and liked the cookies so much I went to the store for more lemon pudding mix!  I can’t wait to serve these to my […]

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Thick Fudge Brownies Made In One Saucepan

by June 20, 2014
Fudge Brownies

Last week I posted a recipe for brownies that are delicious, but a little on the thin side. As an experiment, I decided to try decreasing the pan size to make them thicker. It sounds simple, but sometimes changing the pan size throws off the baking time and I wasn’t sure it would work. One […]

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Caramel Frosted Cookies

by June 18, 2014
Caramel Drops

These cookies were inspired by some I saw in a little coffee shop on the North Shore of Chicago. I have no idea what recipe they used, but the cookies were puffy, covered with caramel frosting, and had a drizzle of chocolate.    I created my own version yesterday morning, and the family gave them […]

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