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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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Cream Puffs and Eclairs…

Due to Labor Day, I had a lot of time on my hands this past weekend and did a lot of baking. I was inspired by this month’s Daring Bakers challenge and decided to try my hand at making pâte à choux. Some of you may ask…what the hell is pâte à choux? Well basically …

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Awards!!! Two in one week?!?

When I started this blog out of summer boredom, I never thought anyone would ever read it (besides my dad), let alone acknowledge my blog with an award. So I am truly flattered that people take the time to stop by my little place on the internet and actually enjoy what they read and see. …

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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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My New Favorite Thing…

Rarely do I make a purchase that I feel compelled to write about on my blog. However, this gorgeous cake stand from The Bees Knees on Etsy is an exception. I browsed the internet for a few days in search of a modern cake stand that would accommodate square cakes and cupcakes, but came up …

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Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte…

Today’s recipe is a really delicious spin on a traditional cheesecake, called a Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte. This dessert has a wonderful cookie crust topped with a velvety layer of cream cheese and cottage cheese. Once you slice into the torte you discover a lovely layer of berry preserves tucked underneath the cream cheese …

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More Cupcakes…

With fall quickly approaching, I have had the desire to start making things like pumpkin rolls, apple pie and carrot cake. However, I decided to fight the urge a little while longer and make some summer inspired cupcakes. I saw a recipe for Key Lime Cupcakes on the Bon Appétit website and knew I had …

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Chocolate Cupcakes with a White Chocolate Rasberry Cream Cheese Frosting…

I get bored with things VERY quickly and I have found myself getting bored with cupcakes. So, I decided to start branching out…attempting to create delicious cupcakes other than the usual chocolate, vanilla, etc. I used a delicious chocolate cake recipe that I originally posted here, but I topped these cupcakes with a White Chocolate …

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Surf & Turf and a Winner

Yes, I cook too! Tonight for dinner we had King Crab Legs, New York Strip Steaks and Mushroom Risotto. The crab was steamed in a stock pan with one teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning and one tablespoon of salt added to the water. Steaks were rubbed with black pepper, grill seasoning and Thyme and grilled …

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Thanksgiving Favorites

These are some of our Thanksgiving favorites…we hop you enjoy them as much as we do! Stay tuned for more delicious recipes in the coming weeks including fabulous side dishes! Oooey Gooey Pumpkin Cake Pecan Bars Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Roll Turtle Cheesecake

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About

I’m Jamie, I’m thirty years old and currently reside in Northwest Ohio. By day, I teach middle school, but during the evenings and weekends I am in the kitchen cooking and baking delectable dishes and desserts. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my culinary journey and expand my photography skills. I hope …

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Recipe Index

Farmer’s Market Quesadilla Lavash Crackers & Hummus Spicy Salsa Spinach Brownies Irish Soda Bread Almond Joy Banana Bread Banana Bread Black and White Banana Bread Pineapple Banana Coconut BreadPumpkin Bread Spiced Up Banana Bread Zucchini Bread Brownie BitesBrownie CookiesChipster Topped BrowniesDouble Chocolate BrowniesOh My Chocolate Frosted BrowniesOutrageous BrowniesOver the Top BrowniesPeanut Butter Cup BrowniesRocky Road …

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