White Chip Chocolate Brownie Cookies

May 26, 2014
Chewy Chocolate Brownie Cookies

If you’re looking for a fairly easy recipe for dense, chewy, double chocolate chip or white chip cookies, this one always gets good reviews. I can’t pinpoint exactly why people like these cookies so much, but I think it’s the texture.

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Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies

May 23, 2014
Iced Lemon Cookies

I made these as an excuse to try a new brand of organic butter.  Normally I would have used the store brand or Land o’ Lakes, but the cash register spit out a free coupon for the organic kind, and since butter is more expensive than ever these days, I was pretty happy to redeem […]

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Scratch Marble Cake Baked in a 9×13 inch Pan

May 21, 2014
Marble Cake

Let’s see. Chocolate cake or yellow cake or both? That’s an easy decision! And it’s why I love marble cake. You get two flavors in one.

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Dense and Chewy Mexican Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 18, 2014
Chocolate Chip Cookie Molina

I forgot to post this on May 15, which I’m sure all of you know was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, so here it is. Aside from being a good cookie recipe, it’s an excuse to tell you about a brand of vanilla I recently bought called Molina.

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Tin Roof Sundae Pie

May 16, 2014
Tin Roof Pie

Rocky Road ice cream was invented in 1929 by William Dreyer, who is also credited for coining the term “rocky road” –  an allusion to The Great Depression and the tough times ahead. As for Tin Roof ice cream, it may have originated from a popular sundae of vanilla ice cream with caramel and fudge […]

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Chocolate Mallow Malt Pie

May 13, 2014
Chocolate Mallow Malt Pie

A few years ago a friend sent me a vintage copy of Best of the Bake-Off Collection, a book with 1,000 Bake-Off recipes dating back to the fifties. It’s a fun little cookbook, and was the inspiration for this pie.

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New York Bagel Recipe — Cinnamon Raisin Flavor

May 11, 2014
Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and those who have them. My gift was a homemade card, a pile of cookbooks and a bottle of Pinot Gris from Oregon. My mother’s gift was a store-bought card with Snoopy on it (family tradition), coffee for her Keurig and some cinnamon raisin swirl bagels made “New York” […]

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Tried a Second Kentucky Race Day Pie — Review

May 9, 2014
Race Day

I finally got around to asking our neighbor, Judy, which pie recipe she used for her Kentucky Derby party. She said it was “My Kentucky Derby Dessert” from Allrecipes.com, and that she liked it even though it overflowed. Judy is pretty laid back about such things.

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