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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 | 2 Comments

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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Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Almond Summer Squash Cupcakes

Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Almond Summer Squash Cupcakes

| August 10, 2010 | 4 Comments

When I was in New York this past weekend, I was surprised to see that even the famed Junior’s Bakery has gotten in on the cupcake act. But surprisingly, I didn’t eat any cupcakes while I was in the city. Not from Crumbs. Not from Magnolia. None. I just didn’t feel like it. But when […]

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Cooking with Kids: Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

Cooking with Kids: Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

| May 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

Paige, Will and I made cupcakes this afternoon. There was no particular reason … it was just something we could do for a nice dessert. Can I let you in on a little secret? This might come as a surprise — especially due to my fondness for cooking from scratch. Prepare yourself … When I […]

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Freeform Chocolate Walnut Pie Recipe

Freeform Chocolate Walnut Pie Recipe

| May 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

Tonight I was dying for some dessert, but I didn’t want to pack the kids up and take them out for it. In fact, I just wanted something easy, fast and chocolately. This freeform pie totally fit the bill. The flaky crust holds a soft, sweet chocolate and walnut filling that crumbles ever-so-slightly when you […]

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Salted Toffee-Chocolate Squares Recipe

Salted Toffee-Chocolate Squares Recipe

| April 28, 2010 | 7 Comments

Yesterday, I was having one of those days where no matter how much I got done, there seemed infinitely more to do. Work needed to be tended to, the kids needed attention, the dogs wanted lots of petting … and in the middle of all the chaos, I decided to take a cooking break. It […]

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Cooking with Kids: Vanilla Snack Cake

Cooking with Kids: Vanilla Snack Cake

| April 12, 2010 | 6 Comments

From the moment I saw the recipe for Vanilla Snack Cake in Family Circle, I knew we had to make it. Cakes aren’t something that I make often, but they are something that we all enjoy. That was Friday; on Saturday, we bought the ingredients and made it. Of course … as these things go […]

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Marshmallow Fudge Recipe

Marshmallow Fudge Recipe

| January 21, 2010 | 10 Comments

Over the weekend, I was busy testing recipes, photographing and preparing for all the work assignments I have due this week. Among the things I had to make was this marshmallow fudge for a post I wrote for Tablespoon. (Psst! Head over there to find out how I started making this in the first place!) […]

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