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Wordless Wednesday: Lemon Rainbow Cake

Wordless Wednesday: Lemon Rainbow Cake

| June 24, 2009 | 4 Comments

Nope, I didn’t make this. Virtual Frolic made it as a special surprise for my birthday (which is later this week). The colors were so alluring and vibrant — it’s almost too pretty to eat! Flavored with lemon, it was both refreshing and satisfying. It made for a delish dessert after strawberry picking. Mmm. Good […]

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Best Served Cold: Whipped Strawberry Cream

Best Served Cold: Whipped Strawberry Cream

| May 29, 2009 | 4 Comments

Strawberry season is inching its way closer and closer and I cannot tell you how excited that makes me. I loved heading out to the strawberry patch with my grandmother as a child. We would pick and pick and pick (and eat and eat and eat), red juices flowing down our fingers (okay, maybe it […]

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Creme Brulee French Toast

Creme Brulee French Toast

| April 14, 2009 | 5 Comments

The first time I hosted a holiday meal was about four and a half years ago. It was Thanksgiving and we had it at my house. When I think of that holiday, I think about how frantic I was all day and how it felt like I would never get everything done. I ran and […]

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Light Blueberry Pie in a Jiffy

Light Blueberry Pie in a Jiffy

| February 13, 2009 | 4 Comments

“Hey, I have an idea,” Will said, scrunching up his face the way he does when he is very, very serious about something. “Why not make blueberry pie?” This came after a lengthy discussion about why we wouldn’t be making pancakes for dinner because we’d already eaten them for breakfast. For several days in a […]

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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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Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

| December 28, 2006 | 2 Comments

Mmm, chocolate dipped pretzels. These could quite possibly be the easiest things I have ever, ever made. Seriously. And of all the treats I made to give away this season, they got the biggest wow. Go figure. How did I do it? It all started with a bag of pretzel rods (be sure your bag […]

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Review: Trader Joe’s Brownie Truffle Baking Mix

Review: Trader Joe’s Brownie Truffle Baking Mix

| November 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

I was at Trader Joe’s not too long ago and decided to pick up their Brownie Truffle Baking Mix. I know. Boxed. I don’t do boxed, right? Well generally no, since boxed mixes tend to have more ingredients than I am comfortable feeding my family. Nonetheless, I decided to have an exception since I had […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies

| July 18, 2006 | 1 Comment

I am not a big fan of oatmeal raisin cookies. Really. I rarely touch them. So you can imagine my surprise when that was exactly what I wanted – no craved – last week. It must be the hot weather getting to me…or the medicine for the bronchitis (yes, ladies and gentlemen, I managed to […]

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