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Cranberry Chocolate Cake is the answer to your last minute holiday baking issues. Issues is putting it mildly around here. Prior to making this cake last night, I’d done NO baking. None. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Not a Christmas cookie in sight. Completely pathetic. So when my friend Roz gave me this recipe and I saw […]

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So, I’m having a little trouble getting into the autumnal spirit. Maybe it’s because we had 2 glorious days of what could be called fall weather down here only to have to turn the AC back on today. Or maybe it’s because there is Pumpkin Madness going on everywhere! Is it just me or has […]

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Peach Blueberry Crumble – Now with Gluten Free Options! I’m confused by this one a bit… Crumble or Crisp? What would YOU call this delectable concoction of butter, oats, and sugar? It’s a little like the argument Soda or Pop? (Psst…the answer, if you are from Missouri/Kansas is “Coke.” Everything is a coke. Rootbeer is […]

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  Caramelized Peaches!!!! These were a happy accident and so good that even though there is no formal recipe, I had to share them with you right away. I was thinking of making this pork with grilled peaches recipe from the NY Times last night but I didn’t have the right cut of pork. So I made […]

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Baked Stuffed Peaches! Get ready for a big blast of summer. You must, MUST make these while fresh peaches are in season. The peaches at my store were so perfectly ripe that you could smell them across the produce section. That’s when you know you need to put some in your bag and bring them […]

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Chocolate Pots de Créme is one of my favorite fancy desserts. It doesn’t take very advanced French skills to recognize the goodness that would come in a little pot of cream. Add chocolate to that pot and you are speaking my language! I always order pots de créme at restaurants but had never made it […]

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Nutty Chocolate Cookies. I described these as having an abundance of chocolate. They also have an abundance of goodness. These are some of the best cookies I’ve ever baked. Coming from a cookie-aholic like myself, that’s really saying something. The beauty of these cookies is that they have very simple ingredients – mostly chocolate & […]

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Okay, Valentines…you’ve only got a couple of days to pull yourselves together. I have the perfect little cake to save the day! Tiny Flourless Chocolate Cake! I know, I know…flourless chocolate cake is sometimes better known as flavorless chocolate cake but that is definitely not the case here. Don’t let the size fool you. This […]

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Soft M&M Cookies – the Valentine’s Day version! I have to admit something weird. During Halloween or almost any other candy-centric holiday, I can have little packages of M&Ms around the house with no real problem. They hang out in a dish and eventually Jim eats them. But when the Valentine’s Day specialty M&Ms arrive […]

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Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies! Gingerbread Men, Cats, Bears, and even….well, you’ll see. It’s already Christmas Eve so I have to sneak this recipe in right under the wire. But it’s never too late for gingerbread. I make two kinds of gingerbread – soft, Gingerbread Date Cookies and these crispier, cut out, traditional Gingerbread cookies from my mom’s recipe. These […]

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