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Healthy New Year’s Day Desserts

Healthy New Year’s Day Desserts

| January 2, 2007 | 4 Comments

I love dessert. But I am working on the healthier lifestyle thing, so dessert means healthier alternatives. That’s why I turned to Low-Fat Vegetarian Cooking by Jenny Stacy for our New Year’s Day dessert. It’s a handy book with quite a few excellent recipes. I definitely recommend checking it out. I wanted the desserts to […]

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Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

| December 28, 2006 | 2 Comments

Mmm, chocolate dipped pretzels. These could quite possibly be the easiest things I have ever, ever made. Seriously. And of all the treats I made to give away this season, they got the biggest wow. Go figure. How did I do it? It all started with a bag of pretzel rods (be sure your bag […]

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Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

| December 10, 2006 | 1 Comment

I received The Good Home Cookbook in the mail a few days ago after Andy of Spittoon Extra fame alerted me to these babies being given away to good homes so long as they got honestly written about. Honesty? That’s my specialty! First off, I was totally shocked by the size of this cookbook. It’s […]

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Review: Trader Joe’s Brownie Truffle Baking Mix

Review: Trader Joe’s Brownie Truffle Baking Mix

| November 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

I was at Trader Joe’s not too long ago and decided to pick up their Brownie Truffle Baking Mix. I know. Boxed. I don’t do boxed, right? Well generally no, since boxed mixes tend to have more ingredients than I am comfortable feeding my family. Nonetheless, I decided to have an exception since I had […]

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Fall Feast-ival: Oh pie, oh my!

Fall Feast-ival: Oh pie, oh my!

| October 21, 2006 | 1 Comment

I promised this recipe over a week ago, and wanted to come through. This is a tender, sweet, crumb-topped apple pie. Always a hit in our house. See also Easy Apple Turnovers. French Apple Pie yields one pie 1 good quality pie crust (I like Oronoque Farms) 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 […]

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The Secret of the Palmier

The Secret of the Palmier

| October 13, 2006 | 2 Comments

There was a mad rush at my desk yesterday as word spread through the office that there were cookies. Gotta love it. There is nothing better than hearing the mmm’s of people enjoying something you’ve made. That’s enough to get me cooking even more frequently to share. In truth, the cookies were for my husband’s […]

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Fall Feast-ival: Apple Cake Recipe

Fall Feast-ival: Apple Cake Recipe

| October 5, 2006 | 3 Comments

So when I was trying to decide what to make first in honor of FitFare’s Fall Feast-ival, two thoughts came to mind: pumpkin and apples. These are the two fall produce items that I most associate with fall. Now I L-O-V-E pumpkin, but I haven’t worked much with apples. That, to me, sounded like a […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

| July 18, 2006 | 1 Comment

I am not a big fan of oatmeal raisin cookies. Really. I rarely touch them. So you can imagine my surprise when that was exactly what I wanted – no craved – last week. It must be the hot weather getting to me…or the medicine for the bronchitis (yes, ladies and gentlemen, I managed to […]

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Recipe: Vanilla Frosting

Recipe: Vanilla Frosting

| June 7, 2006 | 1 Comment

Vanilla Frosting adapted from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook yields about 1 3/4 cups 3 cups confectioner’s sugar 1/3 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp skim milk  Combine the confectioner’s sugar, butter and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer (or other medium sized bowl). Blend on low for 2-3 minutes. Turn mixer […]

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Recipe: Chocolate Ganache

Recipe: Chocolate Ganache

| June 7, 2006 | 0 Comments

Chocolate Ganache adapted from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook yields about 1 1/4 cups 2/3 cup heavy cream 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces Place the heavy cream in a small saucepan on a burner over medium heat. Cook until just shy of boiling. Remove the pan from the burner and stir in chocolate. Continue […]

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