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  • Hazelnut Layer Brownies

    Hazelnut Triple-Decker Brownies

    July 30th, 2016

    The Husband and I were watching a documentary about prison, like we seem to end up doing every three weeks or so, and I was inspired by these triple-decker bunks they stuff convicts into now in order to save space.  Double-decker bunks are apparently old-school, relics of a time before the whole overcrowding problem, when […]

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  • Mayan Mystery Chocolate Cookies

    Spicy Chocolate Mayan Cookies

    July 23rd, 2016

    Fear not the chocolate fire ball; a little spice never hurt any chocoholic (at least not permanently). Mixing savory and weird flavors with chocolate is all the rage these days (remember my Bacon Brownies?  I trepidatiously jumped on that bandwagon, if you even consider bacon a daring choice.).  I’ve tried chocolate-covered gummy bears recently, and I […]

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  • Carrot Pineapple Muffins

    Carrot Pineapple Muffins

    July 16th, 2016

    I have to be honest: I don’t really remember making these muffins, like at all. This picture somehow appeared while downloading photos of desserts I distinctly do remember making (like the Hazelnut Layer Brownies that you’re going to go all apeshit for when I get around to posting the recipe around August-ish).  I know I made these […]

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  • Banana Ganache Sundaes

    Ice Cream Sundaes with Bananas & Ganache

    July 9th, 2016

    This sundae doesn’t look very original but trust me- the addition of ganache blasts it into another stratosphere.  (I firmly believe that ganache makes everything better, including cakes, cookies, dry skin, hurt feelings and other emotions conveniently stuffed down by food.) I didn’t make the ice cream (I’ve never made ice cream- and now that […]

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  • Decapitated Macaroons

    Decapitated Macaroons.

    July 6th, 2016

    I have a rather sordid history with macaroons. I burned them in 2012, then again in 2014– and those are just the times I’ve shared openly with you.  Since I’ve been a baker, I’ve charred the crap out of the bottoms of macaroons every six months like clockwork.  That’s a lot of wasted bags of Angel […]

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  • Gooey Great Stuff Pie

    Gooey Great Stuff Pie

    July 2nd, 2016

    It’s so freaking hot out, so this weather calls for an easy dessert that delivers a powerful insulin spike with ridiculously limited effort.  (You’d think I’d have made a no-bake dessert, or frozen concoction of some sort- but no, I’m not that planful.  I’ll make sundaes soon, I promise.  They’re in the queue.) I’m on […]

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  • Lemon Blueberry Tart

    Lemon Blueberry Tart

    June 25th, 2016

    I need to start taking better pictures of the stuff I’m trying to tempt you with. Take this picture, for example. You can’t tell that the crust is made with a sweet and flaky, lemony-shortbready cookie.  You can’t tell that the lemon curd is buttery and tart and that the blueberry goo on top is […]

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  • Coconut Macaroon Upside Down Cake

    Coconut Macaroon Upside Down Cake

    June 9th, 2016

    Imagine how mysterious and exciting it will be to stab the most boring looking cake ever with a fork, only to feel slight resistance near the bottom of the piece, in that layer between the cake and the plate. “What could that be?” (asks you, the fork, or whomever you deem lucky enough to try […]

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  • Paleo Apricot Muffins

    Paleo Apricot Muffins

    May 21st, 2016

    Because I’m obsessed with food, my digestive system, and more specifically how food affects my (usually pissed-off) digestive system, I’m always fooling around with a new diet.  Could there be a way of eating that doesn’t leave me feeling (or looking) 18 weeks pregnant?  (If being 18 weeks pregnant feels like a bloated stomach and heartburn […]

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  • Green Tea Shortbread with Lemon Curd and Pistachio Brittle

    Green Tea Shortbread with Lemon Curd and Pistachio Brittle

    May 14th, 2016

    I made this dessert last year when I was trying to (unsuccessfully) impress the people from The Food Network.  I wanted (breathlessly) to be on their Spring Baking Challenge and in the process of pretending I was The Baking Shizit, I made a crapload of spring desserts that I’m now ready to share with you- because […]

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  • Mint Chocolate Pudding Pots

    Mint Chocolate Pudding Pots

    May 7th, 2016

    These almost look too cute to eat. But when you think about what they’re made of (mint chocolate pudding covered with crumbles of The World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie- yes, meant to look like dirt), you rip out the mint sprig garnish and go to town on the little pots of cuteness.  You can even eat […]

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  • Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

    Strawberry Rhubarb Cake

    April 30th, 2016

    In the spirit of honesty, this cake actually ended up being a train wreck, but I didn’t have the moral fortitude to write about it and post it in the Disasters section. I know, it’s weird, because usually I’m all about moral fortitude on this blog.  I usually have no shame, and even relish the opportunity to tell […]

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  • Pretzel Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

    Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Cupcakes

    April 24th, 2016

    I never got into the whole pretzel-stuffed-into-or-sprinkled-onto-sweets craze, but because I am an approval-seeker, I’ll put out sometimes to win your love and affection.  (I did make the Pretzel Brownie a few years ago, and actual Pretzels that one time- so I’m hoping you’ll hang out with me until 2018 when I’ll come around and […]

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  • Timer Overboard

    It Was About Time For Another Disaster.

    April 16th, 2016

    YOU:  “What am I even looking at?” ME:  “Oh, that’s the kitchen timer countdown thing.”  (Said with a bit of a dismissive tone.) YOU:  “But it’s in pieces.”  (Said with a bit of a ‘clearly I’m talking to a mentally handicapped person’ tone.) ME:  “Uh huh.”  (Said like everyone does here in the Midwest.)  [Serious ‘uh huh’ culture shock […]

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  • Banana Coconut Muffaroons

    Banana Coconut Muffaroons

    April 9th, 2016

    I was in an elevator on my way up to a really important work meeting last week when the idea for this recipe jolted me.  I thought that maybe the elevator cable had been cut, but it was just the impact of divine inspiration: you need to stuff chocolate macaroons into banana muffins. Fantasizing about Ways […]

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  • Sesame Snap Candy

    Sesame Snap Candy

    April 2nd, 2016

    Who doesn’t like toasted sesame seeds?  (If you don’t, then what’s your problem?  If you have diverticulitis, then you’re allowed to not like sesame seeds, what with the intestinal discomfort and all.  Otherwise, get on board.) As a kid back in the Land of Canada, I’d eat these candy things called Sesame Snaps like they […]

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  • Bacon Brownies

    Bacon Brownies

    March 26th, 2016

    I finally hopped on the bandwagon and I feel like I’ve wasted two to three years of my life by not doing it sooner.  It’s not kale.  It’s not quinoa.  (Both excellent in a salad; not so much in a fudge brownie.)  No, we’re talking about pork here.  Of the bacon variety. It was our […]

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  • Pudding Bundt Cake

    Insane Pudding Bundt Cake

    March 19th, 2016

    Marilyn sent me this recipe, and it got bumped around the queue I keep of Recipes I’ll Probably Maybe Make One Day.  The ingredients didn’t… speak to me.  Like a homeless lady with a diagnosable mental illness, I wait for recipe ingredients to speak to me, and usually out loud. (True non-sequitur homeless lady story: […]

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