baking

Salted Chocolate Caramel Bars – Bake a Difference with OXO for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and Dorie Greenspan

September 20, 2016

Say it with me: salted chocolate caramel bars. With a chocolate shortbread crust.  What is not to like about these? You guys know I am not a very confident baker, so why on earth did I decide to attempt to make chocolate shortbread and salted chocolate caramel?  Especially with a 13 month-old running around like […]

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White Cheddar Herb Blue Cornmeal Biscuits + Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway!

January 14, 2013

  Happy belated New Year! So you can see what a great start I’ve made for my resolution to post more in 2013!  One of my other resolutions was to become more physically active, so I’m still trying to figure out how to fit in blogging and working out in the same week! 🙂 I […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Crack Bars

December 11, 2012

Warning — I take NO responsibility for how addictive you may find these cookie bars, hence the name “Chocolate Chip Cookie CRACK Bars.” Do you need one more thing to add to the holiday dessert line-up or something to make for that holiday cookie exchange?  Look no further!  These chocolate chip cookie crack bars are […]

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Sweet as Cherry Pie Beer Bread

October 30, 2012

**First things first — I hope my East Coast readers are safe and sound! I’ve been stalking Facebook all day for updates from friends and family to make sure everyone’s okay, and that includes you!** I’m going to tell you a secret. I hate beer and wine. Despite recent pictures posted to Facebook from our […]

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Fall fun at Red Apple Barn + Apple Swirl Cake

October 14, 2012

I think fall has officially edged out spring as my favorite season — it was a close race between the two. What’s been especially nice is that I’ve been able to actually enjoy the beautiful fall weather we’ve been having lately.  I’ve got to say, this new job has been one of the best changes […]

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Recipe Review: Saucepan Oatmeal Cookies

February 11, 2012

A simple oatmeal cookie recipe that uses a saucepan as the only bowl and doesn’t require breaking out the hand-mixer. Sounds perfect for me and my lazy tendencies, right? I’ve been having visions of making oatmeal cookies studded with dark chocolate chips and dried blueberries.  However, I’ve never made oatmeal cookies before, so I was […]

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Pistachio and Cardamom Pound Cake with Lemon Icing

November 1, 2011

Fragrant cardamom and toasted pistachios lend an exotic twist to the classic pound cake, which is then topped by a lemony icing.  The ingredients evoke the flavors of the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, reminding me of the desserts served at oh so many dinner parties growing up.  This pound cake tastes as good […]

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Ginger Biscuits, interview with Theresa Romain, and a giveaway!

October 27, 2011

From the moment I read a draft of my best friend Theresa Romain’s novel Season for Temptation, I knew I was in for a treat.  Aside from sharing a warped sense of humor, we also share a love for Regency romance novels.   That’s why I was so excited when she told me that it was […]

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Gingerbread with Pears

October 23, 2011

Sticky, spicy-sweet gingerbread strewn with pieces of chopped pears.  This delicious, low-fat dessert combines several of my favorite fall flavors. I love the juicy perfection of a just-ripe-enough pear — the sweet pear smell, the not too mushiness, the juice that dribbles out with every bite.  Now that fall is here, I see pears a […]

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So Easy Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies

October 31, 2010

I had a couple of my girlfriends over for scary movie night last night.  To get in the Halloween and fall spirit, I decided to make pumpkin chocolate-chip cookies for dessert.  These are so unbelievably easy, there is no excuse  not to try these! So Easy Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies Ingredients 1 box cake mix – […]

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