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Italian Easter Cheese Bread

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It was only after I’d baked this bread that I realized that it’s the *fifth* recipe for cheese bread that we have on this site. I also noted that all the other recipes have come from my brilliant co-blogger, who … Continue reading

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Holiday Cookies – more than just baking!

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This weekend, I helped a friend bake cookies for her work.  The conversation went a little like this about a week ago (after she ate a cookie I made at a party I hosted)… Her – “I need to make … Continue reading

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Boozy Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Glaze

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It’s impossible for me to think of any dessert that screams “fall” more that this quadfecta of autumnal flavors: bourbon, pumpkin, cinnamon, and maple. If this Boozy Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Glaze isn’t a celebration of the season in … 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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Cranberry Walnut Bread

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We’ve had two weeks of amazing weather here in Seattle – cool, sunny and crisp. And no rain for *14* days! (apparently, this is a Thing). This was all very wonderful, and I’m pleased to say that I made good use … 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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Chocolate Walnut Cookies for Passover

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Like last year, Addison and I had the honor of joining Strudel and her family for a wonderful Seder meal last night.  I was charged with bringing dessert and thanks to Smitten Kitchen and the Joy of Kosher my task was … Continue reading

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Flaming Punch

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Bringing in the New Year deserves a special celebration, so why not set some booze on fire to welcome in 2018? We just did it to celebrate the holidays, and I can confirm that Flaming Punch is an excellent way … Continue reading

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Easy Treats Trio

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Even though gift giving for this holiday season is coming to a close there is still plenty of partying to be done between now and New Year’s Day.  Since we are all pressed for time I thought I would share some quick and … Continue reading

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Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows (and hot chocolate mix, too!)

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With the passing of Thanksgiving, I view this time as when we ease up (though not give up!) on squash so that we can focus more on the peppermint and chocolate. As it’s also gift-giving time (and since I’ll use … Continue reading

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