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  • Marshmallow Chocolate Cookie Bars

    Marshmallow Chocolate Cookie Bars

    March 12th, 2016

    You have two options here, my baking friend, and I won’t judge you either way you take this kitchen crossroads: From Scratch: bake your little heart out, champ.  Make the chocolate chip cookies like the industrious worker bee that you are (or is it the ants who are industrious?).  Get flour on your apron.  Get […]

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  • Irish Cream Cake

    Irish Cream Cake

    March 5th, 2016

    Every now and then I get my act in gear when it comes to baking with the season.  Usually my timing is off by a month- so it’s highly unusual and impressive that I’m getting this St. Patrick’s Day dessert to you in time for you to bake it, eat all of it by yourself, […]

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  • Tart Disaster

    The Tart With No Heart.

    March 2nd, 2016

    You can’t tell, despite my stunningly advanced photography skills, that the tart shell (the thing on the right) was actually permanently bent out of shape as a result of prying the brownie (the mauled chocolatey thing on the left) out of it. Have you ever had to throw out a baking pan because you couldn’t get what was inside of it out? […]

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  • Rum Butter Chewy Bars

    Rum Butter Pecan Chewy Bars

    February 27th, 2016

    Rum- you either love it or you hate it.  If you hate it, click here or here, or go have a nap.  If you love it, stick with me, drinking buddy.  We’re going to have a good time. (Full disclosure: rum and I are still unsure of our relationship.  I have a scarring memory from 1994 […]

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  • Peppermint Brownie Sandwiches

    Peppermint Brownie Sandwich Bars

    February 20th, 2016

    I know, I know.  This dessert looks like I missed the December holiday train, and I’ve gotta be honest, I kind of did. I technically made the candy-cane-littered dessert in time for the whole Christmas rush thing, and I even parsed a few off to my 101 year-old Grandma who eats chocolate for breakfast (I […]

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  • The Minty Mistake.

    The Breathtaking Mistake.

    February 20th, 2016

    I can usually salvage things on the brink of disaster. I’ve even salvaged full-blown disasters- like when I served The Husband the Chocolate Shortbread Heart Pops that broke all to hell all over the inside of the oven and all over the floor in front of the oven, too.  (He might not have been fully aware that some […]

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  • Brownie Caramel Nut Tart

    Brownie Caramel Nut Tarts

    February 13th, 2016

    What have I been thinking? I looked back on the recipes I’ve been making lately and they’re as white as the Oscars. It’s time to bring back the chocolate, folks, because- wait.  I don’t even need to explain the rationale on this.  Chocolate speaks for itself. I commit that I will never go more than five […]

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  • Apple Fritter Pie Sandwiches

    Apple Fritter Pie Sandwiches

    February 6th, 2016

    I’m going to start doing smart things more often, like reading the “100 New Health Discoveries” book The Husband got me for Christmas instead of binge-watching the Holiday Baking Challenge for five straight episodes On Demand (only getting up off the couch once, to pee).  Smart things like doing 5,000-piece puzzles to create smart things called synapses […]

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  • Healthy Peach Cake

    Peach Caramel Cake

    January 30th, 2016

    I’m starting to lose my mind. (If The Husband weren’t away for work in London right now, he’d question my decision to use the word ‘starting’.  I’d laugh, pretend to be wounded, and then absolutely agree with him.  I have conversations with people all the time when they’re not in the room [or continent].  The Husband […]

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  • Berry Granola Bars

    Berry Granola Bars

    January 23rd, 2016

    Oh, January.  It’s the time of year for good intentions to be born and fizzled by the 31st, like your resolution to eat better or move your body more or detox or quit drinking (gasp! I just read about this thing- it’s an actual thing- called Dry January, and then promptly made another White Russian.  If […]

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  • PB Oatmeal Cookies

    Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

    January 16th, 2016

    Sometimes I surprise myself, and not in a good, surprise-party sort of way. Sometimes I do stupid things, which isn’t news to you (like almost burning down our condo, or regularly burning everything I put in the bottom rack of our devil’s-spawn-of-an-oven, or forgetting the date of my Grandmother’s 101st birthday last month because I can’t […]

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  • Pepper Jack Biscuits

    Pepper Jack Biscuits

    January 9th, 2016

    Don’t let the anemic-looking biscuits in the picture above deter you from making these, because they are unreasonably easy and and at least seven times better tasting than they look.  (I have been down this biscuit-busting road before, I know.  For some reason our oven decided not to like me, from the day we moved […]

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  • White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

    White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

    January 2nd, 2016

    It’s been too long since I’ve put white chocolate and pistachio together (one year, five months, and fourteen days, but who’s obsessing about it or anything?).  For this inexplicably long amount of inexcusable time, I am sorry.  But I know I’ll redeem myself with this reunion-party-in-a-cookie. I’m a people-pleaser so I’ll do what it takes to […]

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  • Raspberry Creme Brûlée

    Raspberry Creme Brûlée

    December 26th, 2015

      Please don’t be disappointed with me because I didn’t caramelize a crispy layer of sugar on top of this creme brûlée.  I know it’s blasphemous to even call it creme brûlée if the aforementioned layer of sugared shellac isn’t present, so let’s just resolve this issue and I’ll rename the dessert if you can […]

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  • Oatmeal Date Cookies

    Oatmeal Date Cookies

    December 19th, 2015

    Dates, huh? Oh yes. If you, like me, love stuffing a good handful of raisins in your mouth- because they’re really just candy dressed as heathy, dried up fruit- then hold on tight.  Dates are even better. Remember when I made the Date Squares?  (If not, drop everything, go the the store and get the ingredients, […]

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  • Burned Palmiers

    Burned, Again.

    December 6th, 2015

    The irony isn’t lost on me that I was just saying how fancy I think come across when I bake French pastries. Is it okay if we don’t talk about what happened to this whole batch- all 18 of these fancy-pants Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers? Merci.          

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  • Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers

    Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers

    December 6th, 2015

      I love baking things with French names because they make me sound like a better baker than I really am or ever will be.  We all know that French = Fancy, and you can’t deny it.  Doesn’t the Apple Gateau Breton with Salted Caramel Sauce sound so much better than Apple Cake with Salted […]

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  • PB Caramel Bar

    Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

    November 21st, 2015

    Does caramel go with peanut butter? That was the question I asked myself, then stopped and slapped myself in the face. Caramel goes with everything. So now that we have that out of the way, here’s the scoop:  imagine a peanut butter cookie baked into a pan so you can cut it into bars (we’re having […]

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