Desserts

Carrot Cake Yogurt Parfaits…and the Morals of the Story

April 2, 2013
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The moral of this story is…when life gives you a carrot cake that clings to the pan despite an ample coat of baking spray, make Carrot Cake  Yogurt Parfaits! A second moral might be…when you change a cake recipe – even slightly – there may be repercussions. And we may as well go for a […]

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Easter Bird’s Nest Cookies

March 28, 2013
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Believe it or not, these Easter Bird’s Nest Cookies actually appeal more to grown-ups than to kids…at least according to my non-scientific research earlier this week at our annual playgroup Easter egg hunt. While the kids mainly honed in on the little candy-coated chocolate eggs, my friends found themselves grabbing for seconds of the not-too-sweet […]

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9-Layer No-Bake Matzo Cake

March 24, 2013
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I couldn’t resist – a recipe like this begs to be tried, don’t you think? This 9-Layer No-Bake Matzo Cake is only half as tall as it was supposed to be. The original recipe, from the back of a box of Manischewitz matzo, called for a whopping 18 layers of chocolate covered matzo, sandwiched with […]

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Sweetheart Brownies

February 7, 2013
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I’ll admit that the idea for these Sweetheart Brownies came during a gym workout. My mind should have been in the moment, focused on following the Zumba teacher’s tricky dance moves, but all I could think about was can you coat brownies in candy melts? We all have our own way of focusing! I instagrammed […]

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Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies

January 7, 2013
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Greek yogurt never ceases to amaze me. As you know, I sort of fell in love with it last year (I’m now daydreaming about the Key Lime Greek Yogurt Pie and Yogurt Mixed Berry Pie…). My kids and I also enjoy Greek yogurt parfaits every morning for breakfast, with a little honey, lowfat granola and […]

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Gingerbread House — Part 2

December 20, 2012
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So here it is…the Gingerbread House I was working on in my last post. These things are truly a labor of love! While I don’t expect Martha Stewart’s people will be calling me anytime soon to build any for them, I’m still proud to have completed it. Better yet, my kids had a fun time […]

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There Is Still Good in This World

December 16, 2012
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Broken pieces. I didn’t realize it until I just looked at these photos now, but the images are kind of fitting for how many of us feel right now. I don’t want this to be a sad or depressing post – Lord knows we’ve had enough of those feelings over the past few days – […]

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Holiday Spritz Cookies

December 12, 2012
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I have clear memories of my mom baking Spritz Cookies when my sisters and I were little. We’d help with the sprinkles, which I always thought was the best part of the process until I finally tried my hand at squirting out dough through the press last week. Now that’s fun! If you’re not familiar […]

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Panettone Bread Pudding

December 4, 2012

I’m not sure what made me believe this Panettone Bread Pudding qualified as breakfast this past weekend, as I fired up the oven to bake it at 7:45 AM. Maybe it was that it used slices of bread (well, cake really) rather than chunks so it seemed more like baked French toast. Perhaps because I […]

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Mint Chip Cookies…and Blogging for Happiness

October 16, 2012
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I know we’re just coming off of a major cookie blitz with the last post and, yes, there are a million and one things on my to-do list that I probably need to take care of before posting another cookie recipe. But the thing is – I want to post these Mint Chip Cookies. You might even […]

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