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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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Strawberry Shortcake … in January

Strawberry Shortcake … in January

| January 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

It’s a known fact in my family that strawberries are, and have always been, my favorite fruit. When I was little, I would dip them in powdered sugar, savoring every extra sweet bite. And my adventures in strawberry picking were always painted with sticky juice — all over me. Some things never change. My kids […]

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And, To All, A Good Night (And Reindeer Feed Chex Mix)

And, To All, A Good Night (And Reindeer Feed Chex Mix)

| December 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

Merry Christmas! It’s been a whirlwind few weeks of assignments, shopping and wrapping. I hit the mall late at night, and shopped early in the morning too. Several times. But somehow, I managed to get it all done. Now, all that’s left is to enjoy … and I can’t wait. For the first time in […]

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Holiday Party Hit: Peppermint Truffles

Holiday Party Hit: Peppermint Truffles

| December 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Every December, my family gets together for a holiday celebration. We eat and talk and laugh and watch our children enjoy each others company. Christmas is a magical time, and this holiday gathering is so special. It used to be held on Christmas Eve, but then it was moved to the weekend before Christmas to […]

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Brown Butter Apple Crumble Recipe

Brown Butter Apple Crumble Recipe

| October 6, 2010 | 2 Comments

It always starts with an idea … and this time, I wanted to do something simple and easy, bursting with fall flavors. And it had to have a crumble topping. That was a must. I looked through cookbooks, but ended up just winging my way through it. I am so happy with the results — […]

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Halloween Treat: Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Halloween Treat: Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

| October 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

These bars are just dreamy. Creamy pumpkin cheesecake sits on top of a sweet-salty chocolate crust. Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream and it’s just amazing. Sprinkles optional. The good folks at Betty Crocker recently asked me to think up a sweet treat for Halloween using one of General Mills’ Big G cereals […]

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The Art of Cake Baking and Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

The Art of Cake Baking and Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

| September 14, 2010 | 4 Comments

For the last five years or so, I have been a full-fledged, card-carrying member of the Cupcakes-Are-Easier club. Obviously, the small size — perfect for portion control (unless, of course, you eat several of them instead of just one), perfect for little hands, etc, etc … But you know what? After making a cake for […]

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Cookie Cup Sundaes

Cookie Cup Sundaes

| August 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

Earlier this summer, I sat down and wrote a list of all the things I wanted to do this summer. Some years, it’s felt like summer just passed me by, leaving me yearning for that feeling you have when you are young and summer feels like it lasts forever. This year, I wanted to reclaim […]

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