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Apple Crisp with Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

I love apples, especially Granny Smith apples! I had a bunch of them in the fridge, so I decided to make apple crisp. However, I did not stop there, I also made a homemade vanilla bean ice cream in my beloved Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment. I have made ice cream several times since …

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Chocolate Pudding with a Kahlua Kick

I had leftover bittersweet chocolate from the Caramel-Peanut Topped Brownie Cake that I made last week. I turned to Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. I decided to try her chocolate pudding, which was just featured as the Tuesdays With Dorie recipe a couple of weeks ago. I followed the recipe exactly …

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Tollhouse Cookies 2 Ways!

There is nothing better than a warm, gooey cookie. Yesterday I decided to make some good ol’ Tollhouse cookies. I made two varieties; White Chocolate Macadamia Nut (these are one of my dad’s faves) and Milk Chocolate Chip. I followed the basic Tollhouse recipe except for switching out half the butter for butter flavored Crisco. …

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Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake

I ordered Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. This book is actually what compelled me to create this blog, well, that and my mild photography obsession. This recipe involves a brownie cake base topped with a caramel peanut sauce. In one word, I would describe this as rich… really, really rich! I …

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