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Maple Coconut Granola

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 Here’s a thing about me: generally speaking, I’m wildly uncreative. I realize I’ve covered this topic in the past, but it’s worth repeating again this holiday season. Time and time again, I find myself attempting (and failing) to find my … Continue reading

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Strawberry Hand Pies

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This wonderful and easy recipe came out of one of the recent King Arthur Flour Catalogs that I get in the mail.  Do you get these catalogs?  They have some really great stuff in them so if you are not familiar with … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Fudge

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I went to a Kentucky Derby party yesterday and wanted to bring something sweet and something southern.  What better cookbook to find something that fits both of these categories than “The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook”.  Maybe you all … Continue reading

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Palmiers

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Feel like a little Palm Tree or Elephant Ear?  Who doesn’t!  Did you think I would share Cheese Straws with you and not the quintessential puff pastry creation?  Of course not, you are my friends. So come on over.  Sit.  Eat … Continue reading

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Spring Pansy Cookies

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Although it may be Spring, you wouldn’t know it in Colorado, we keep getting snow!  In all fairness, March is our snowiest month and considering the serious drought we have been in I am grateful for the moisture.  BUT – … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Cheese Scones

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I woke up this weekend craving a savory scone.  I have posted scones before (from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook) but this time I altered them to satisfy my savory craving.  

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Li’l Italian Butter Knots

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Yippee!  In 4 days I will be boarding a plane for my dream vacation – Italy.  Florence, Rome, Naples… Here I Come!!! You may remember from this post that I have always wanted to go to Italy.  Even better I … Continue reading

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Spiced Date Balls

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These little treats are so easy, healthy and addictive!  I bought 5 pounds of dates and walnuts at Costco recently.  Why you ask?  Why not! I can eat dates and walnuts by the handful.  

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Energy Candy from a Queen of the Kitchen

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  Meet my friend Bonnie!   She enters recipes like Energy Candy into the State Fair.

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Caramel Brownies

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  I get these cravings, random cravings.   Sitting around watching TV on a hot Sunday afternoon (note, my house has no air-conditioning so inside it was about 85 degrees) and suddenly I must have something freshly baked and chocolatey.  … Continue reading

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