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Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies…

After a long cookie hiatus, it seems as though that is all I am making these days. In recent weeks I have made made Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops, Chocolate Chunkers, Chunky Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters and now Spiced Oatmeal Raisin. I found this recipe on allrecipes and adapted it slightly…in my opinion …

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The Perfect Party Cake

One of my great friends celebrated her birthday this past Saturday and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for me to tackle my fear of cakes. I have no idea why cakes intimidate me so much, but they do…big time! I keep meaning to take the Wilton cake decorating classes at Michael’s, but …

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It’s Tuesday…

It’s Tuesday and if you frequent my blog, you know that means it is time for another recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. The recipe for Chocolate Chunkers was chosen by Claudia of Fool for Food. This recipe has a lot of chocolate, in fact it calls for four types, …

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Mocha Cupcakes…

I was sent a cake recipe via email from a friend. She proclaimed this to be better than Dorie Greenspan’s Perfect Party Cake, which was my current fave. This is a basic yellow cake from the cookbook, Baking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America. Since this friend is such a tough critic, I …

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Banana Bread…

I had four really brown (disgusting) bananas hanging out on my counter which left me with two options a.) throw them in the trash or b.) make something banana-y. I decided to go with the latter and make some bread. I love banana bread especially when it is smeared with some butter. I have tried …

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It’s Tuesday…

This week’s Tuesday’s with Dorie recipe is for Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters chosen by, Stefany, of the blog, Proceed with Caution. I have not made a lot of cookies in recent months, but was happy to try this recipe because I have a thing for peanut butter! After reading the P&Q on …

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Red Velvet Cupcakes…

Cupcakes…you all know I have a thing for them! For some reason they are my go to baking item and they are my favorite thing to decorate! I have been trying to step outside the box and experiment with different flavors, textures, colors, etc. Although I have made this red velvet recipe once before, I …

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