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Toasted Coconut, Caramel and Milk Chocolate Madeleines

Toasted Coconut, Caramel and Milk Chocolate Madeleines

| September 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

When it comes to desserts, my sweet tooth knows no bounds. It’s something that Will inherited from me. That little guy loves cookies, cakes … anything sweet. Paige, on the other hand, is less sweet-addicted. Sometimes she wants dessert, other times she simply says “No, thank you.” Now, offer her some fresh mozzarella and she’s […]

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The S’more, The Merrier: Oven S’mores Recipe

The S’more, The Merrier: Oven S’mores Recipe

| July 12, 2011 | 4 Comments

S’mores are summertime. They speak of summer camp, bonfires and roasting marshmallows on actual sticks (you know, the kind from the woods!). And when I think of them, I think about the rustic conditions of the summer camps I went to and loved. Making s’mores was the highlight of every summer camp experience of my […]

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Blueberry White Chocolate Cookies

Blueberry White Chocolate Cookies

| June 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

It seems like forever ago, but once upon a time my ability to cook was a well-kept secret. For that matter, so was this blog. But these days, everyone from my kids’ teachers to college acquaintances know about it. And hey, that’s ok with me. The more the merrier. But when people know you can […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in a Jar

| May 18, 2011 | 15 Comments

A few weeks ago, Will spied a lone very ripe (ahem, brown) banana on our kitchen counter and declared that I should  make banana bread. He adores banana bread. And bananas, for that matter. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to whip up a batch then. Today I finally got around to baking some … in […]

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Popcorn

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Popcorn

| May 14, 2011 | 4 Comments

Popcorn is a Friday tradition on our house. It accompanies a special movie for the kids … our official end of the week ritual. Today, the flick was Curious George 2, which the kids loved as much as the original. Our popcorn is almost always the same: drizzle with melted butter and sprinkled with sea […]

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Bobby Flay’s Banana-Milk Chocolate Crackle Milkshakes (and a Giveaway!)

Bobby Flay’s Banana-Milk Chocolate Crackle Milkshakes (and a Giveaway!)

Who likes milkshakes? This girl! While I have never been a fan of those triple thick, can’t get it up a straw, milkshakes (hello, tummy ache!), I am a huge fan of the slightly thinner, creamy, cold variety. And this year, I finally learned how to make ‘em. Thanks to Bobby Flay. Earlier this year, […]

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Deep, Dark Chocolate Cake in a Jar

Deep, Dark Chocolate Cake in a Jar

| April 28, 2011 | 4 Comments

I am obsessed. Seriously obsessed with desserts in jars. They are just so cute. Oh, and functional too. I mean, you could totally screw a top on a batch of Dark Chocolate Cake in a Jar and take it camping. Or on a picnic. Or to the beach. See? Totally useful and good. After my […]

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Blueberry Teacake in a Jar

Blueberry Teacake in a Jar

| April 12, 2011 | 13 Comments

It’s a cake! In a jar! Desserts served in jars aren’t really something new. They’ve been long used by military families as a easy way to mail desserts to their family members overseas. Chefs in Chicago have done them (and elsewhere too, I’m sure). But I’ve just learned of them … and that you can […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Palmiers (aka Elephant Ears)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Palmiers (aka Elephant Ears)

| March 11, 2011 | 8 Comments

My kids surprise me sometimes. Choosing to eat things I never imagined they’d like (anchovies, for example), and then loving them. Begging for delicious, exotic foods. Polishing off a whole batch of palmier cookies. That last one? It happened last month when I was working on a recipe for palmiers for Tablespoon. Palmiers, which are […]

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Apple Berry Crumble

Apple Berry Crumble

| January 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

You never know when inspiration may strike. Today, it happened when I was checking up on a few blogs. Healthy Eating for Ordinary People had an amazing looking Whole Grain Fruit Crisp that reminded me of my Brown Butter Apple Crumble from this fall. Suddenly it was like a little bell went off in my […]

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