Blueberry Teacake in a Jar

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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Apple Berry Crumble

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

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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Halloween Treat: Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

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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