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Sweet Indulgence: Soft Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Sweet Indulgence: Soft Vanilla Sugar Cookies

| November 21, 2008 | 9 Comments

When I discovered the recipe for these cookies, they seemed simple enough to try on a busy night. I did, and they were the softest, most wonderfully vanilla-y and butter-y cookie I’d ever had. I loved them. So, the tender, sweet goodness that is these cookies has become a fixture in my cookie jar. Speaking […]

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Delicious Black Bottom Cupcakes

Delicious Black Bottom Cupcakes

| November 9, 2008 | 1 Comment

Mmm. It’s like a sea of cupcakes. I have fantasies of making beautiful layer cakes with perfectly scalloped edges made from smooth, creamy poofs of buttercream frosting. In my head, they are the most exquisite cakes you’ve ever witnessed, rivaling the creations of professional bakers on Food Network’s Challenge shows. And my cakes have perfectly […]

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Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

| October 14, 2008 | 1 Comment

Mmm, what’s better than a cool, refreshing and fruity dessert? One that costs next to nothing to make! Get the watermelon on sale and whip up a batch of this. (This recipe is part of The $7 Dinner Challenge.) Watermelon Granita serves 8 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 3 lbs watermelon, cut into chunks […]

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A Healthy Treat: Strawberry Kiwi Fool

A Healthy Treat: Strawberry Kiwi Fool

| January 8, 2008 | 3 Comments

Kiwis are on sale for $0.25 each here this week at the good old Big Y supermarket, so I picked up a few. Then I ate one and I remembered how much I love the tangy sweet-sour taste. I first had kiwi – get this – when I was in kindergarten. My teacher, Miss Lynn, […]

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Homemade Gifts: White Chocolate Ginger Biscotti

Homemade Gifts: White Chocolate Ginger Biscotti

| December 21, 2007 | 1 Comment

Today, I made peppermint bark, dozens and dozens of vanilla bean cookies, a roast, roasted potatoes, and other things that elude me. And now, I can barely keep my eyes open. Scratch that. I can’t keep my eyes open. It’s been a long day. Back to the biscotti – this is the second year that […]

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Homemade Gifts: Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Homemade Gifts: Chocolate Chip Biscotti

| December 19, 2007 | 1 Comment

I spent Tuesday morning doing something I despise. Ironing. A sheet. It seems that despite the expensive price of this sheet set, the manufacturer couldn’t quite make something that would come out of the dryer without deeply embedded wrinkle lines. Ugh. So, section by section, I ironed, starched and ironed again until it was all […]

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Apple Primer and French Apple Pie

Apple Primer and French Apple Pie

| October 7, 2007 | 2 Comments

Apples, apples, apples. My apple supply from my recent picking binge is finally dwindling. PHEW! I am hoping to get a bit more out of it this week and then all the apple cooking in my house will be over for the winter. Ever wonder what apples are good for specific purposes? Here’s a primer: […]

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RECIPE: Scrumptious Apple Cake

RECIPE: Scrumptious Apple Cake

| October 3, 2007 | 4 Comments

I made two apple cakes last night and totally forgot to take a picture, with the exception of this one. These are the cake remnants (didn’t grease the pan well enough … oops) and ice cream. Mmmm. So good. And the scent that it fills the house with? Pure heaven. Fall has descended on us […]

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Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies Revisited

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies Revisited

| June 1, 2007 | 10 Comments

Back in April, Kalyn posted a question to me here. I tactfully (or perhaps not so tactfully) ignored it because it wasn’t one I was ready to answer in public. But I think I have waited a sufficient amount of time now. So, the answer is yes, Kalyn, I am pregnant. Will, my sweet little […]

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Cheesecake, Just the Way Will Likes it

Cheesecake, Just the Way Will Likes it

| March 28, 2007 | 3 Comments

I was amazed when Will stood by himself the first time – he was barely 5 months old. But others were more impressed with the amount of food he can put down . . . he is quite the eater and has been since he was a wee babe. The first confection Will ate as […]

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