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Hot Cocoa Cookies

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As the snow falls outside this morning, what better way to enjoy some hot cocoa than in these warm, buttery hot cocoa cookies!  These might be the easiest (and tastiest) cookies I’ve ever made.  It’s hard to follow Strudel’s amazing … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Chocolate Checkerboard Cake

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For those of us that bake a lot – and even those who dabble – I think many of us find inspiration (or envy!) from what we see others doing in their homes, bakeries, etc. I know that I find … Continue reading

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Classic Jammer Cookies

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Classic Jammer Cookies are not my usual sort of treat – they take more than one quick step and there isn’t any chocolate in them. There is, however, the other glorious ingredient – plenty of butter! – and it’s a recipe … Continue reading

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Sugarplums

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Almost a decade ago I posted about an annual cookie baking tradition in my family that is still going strong in our 23rd year!!  In that post, I briefly went through the recipes we make each year for cookies to … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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Aaaah…October!  The nights are getting cold,  the leaves are changing, and this week here in Denver, we had our first snow fall.  Boooo (and not the spooky ghost kind).  I love fall but I don’t like that it signifies cold … Continue reading

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Apple Betty

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As we wind up our month of defining, testing and tasting our fruit desserts – which Streusel kindly laid out the differences in her last post – I thought I’d go vintage for my final recipe on this topic and … Continue reading

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Pear Cobbler

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  Another fruit grown extensively on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains is pears! The pears are ripe and I decided to take a break from all of the peaches and demonstrate a cobbler with some fresh Colorado pears! … Continue reading

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Berry Buckle

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This week I tried my hand at a baking Berry Buckle. In our ongoing quest to define various summertime desserts, a buckle was next on my list.   “What makes a buckle a buckle?” You may ask (or at least, … Continue reading

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Peach Crumble

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Crisp?  Crumble?  What’s the difference? Well, it’s a little confusing because some would say a crisp has oats and a crumble doesn’t BUT then I easily found recipes where crumbles had oats?!  Strudel’s crisp last week definitely had oats!  The … Continue reading

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Summer Fruit Crisp

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It’s nearing the end of summer (I *refuse* any suggestion that our warm sunny season is over), and I’m working on putting as much summer fruit in my face as possible before the end of season. Streusel and I also … Continue reading

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