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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 | 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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