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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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Cooking with Kids: Strawberry-Infused Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Cooking with Kids: Strawberry-Infused Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

| January 18, 2010 | 2 Comments

Will has an apron with a rocket ship on it. When it comes time to start cooking, he requests it and orders reminds me to get one of my aprons out too. Then he asks where to go. Sometimes, when whatever we are making requires a lot of measuring and stirring, we set up at […]

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Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe

Cooking With Kids: Chocolate Butterscotch Cookie Bars Recipe

| January 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

In thinking about today’s post, I thought it was a little ironic that I wrote about getting your kids more active on Friday and am writing about sweets today. But irony aside, these things can really coexist. Afterall, raising a healthy family and leading a healthy life is not about deprivation. It’s about moderation, balance, […]

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Make This: Ultimate Chocolate Truffle Pie Recipe

Make This: Ultimate Chocolate Truffle Pie Recipe

| December 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Do you have a sweet tooth? My kids and I do. Seriously. So does Shawn. We could eat cookies and cakes and pies all day long. But, indulging that sweet tooth daily with cakes and pies and cookies and brownies … well, that wouldn’t exactly be good for us, right? So we don’t. Instead, we […]

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Lighter Sweets: Chocolate Cereal Bars

Lighter Sweets: Chocolate Cereal Bars

| December 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

It goes without saying that I love me some dessert. Pie? Yes! Cake? Absolutely! Cookies and brownies? Oh, yes please! But that love does absolutely nothing for my waistline. (Or anyone’s, for that matter.) Frankly, most desserts are filled with calories and fat. Not a good thing. Good news though, there are lighter desserts you […]

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