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Multigrain Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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These cookies screamed, “Ready for my close up!” so I had to oblige.  Did you ever think you’d see multigrain and chocolate chunk in the same name for a cookie?! Me neither!  These cookies are a perfect chunky, sweet and … 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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Quick Garlic Cheese Bread

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  Everyone loves a fresh loaf of bread, right?  Especially one that has pockets of garlic and cheese baked in!   Sometimes I just don’t have the energy (or time) to make a yeast bread and wait for it to rise.  … Continue reading

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Browned Butter Bourbon Banana Bread

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Say this bread’s name five times…go!  Yeah, it’s a lot of “B” but let’s add a few more like bursting with buttery flavor inside and a slightly crunchy brown sugar bottom!  This banana bread is not like any banana bread … Continue reading

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Healthy Buckeye Balls

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We’ve got one more holiday gift recipe for you before we launch into December!  We apologize for the brief hiatus from posting.  Strudel and I have been enjoying this blog for 8 years and it was time to do a … Continue reading

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Espresso Cocoa Nib Peanut Butter Cups

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The holidays are speeding their way to us – I know this because Halloween came upon us so fiercely that I never had time to put together the Inigo Montoya costume that I so very much wanted to wear. Knowing this, … Continue reading

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Lavender Honey Butter

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To round out September with the final honey recipe, I wanted to share with you a simple infused honey butter.  Easy to make, this infused honey butter also makes a great gift or fancy accompaniment at your next breakfast or … Continue reading

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Brigadeiros

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Who can resist a sweet ball of dark chocolate candy covered in sprinkles or nuts?  Not me.  This month we are bringing you candy!  We’ve made candy before, this is nothing new.  We even like to give it as gifts … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cherry Espresso Cookies

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   This month’s theme – foods we bake for the people we love – was originally inspired by Valentine’s Day. Though as the end of the month rolls around, I’m finding a different meaning and am feeling feeling particularly mushy … Continue reading

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2017 Holiday Gift Ideas

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It’s winter holiday time which means that (as the good bloggers we are), we start compiling the 2017 Holiday Gift Ideas list!   I made this list for two reasons:   I love a good recommendation from a real person. … Continue reading

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