Desserts

Top 10 On-the-Side Cookie Recipes

October 10, 2012

Maybe it’s because I happen to love cookies, but I have found more terrific cookie recipes printed on the side of food packages than any other type of recipe. My very first post on this blog featured a cookie recipe (the classic Toll House chocolate chip recipe) – since then I’ve posted almost 20 more […]

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Pear Crisp…and One Busy Summer

August 8, 2012
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Whew! Where has this summer gone? This has to have been the busiest summer ever on record for me. Here it is, the middle of August, and I’m just now starting to slow things down and relax a little. Like, slightly. So what have I been up to? I’ve been working pretty hard. For starters, […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

June 26, 2012
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I got a great text from one of my best friends over the weekend: Hahaha…xoxo! Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches have got to be one of my top 3 all-time favorite summer treats. For better or for worse, they don’t take very long at all to make (and are devoured almost as quickly) and they’re always […]

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Key Lime Greek Yogurt Pie

June 19, 2012
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The Means: I own a pie plate and my fridge is perpetually stocked with Greek yogurt. The Motive: I’ve been wanting to post a Key Lime Pie recipe on this blog forever and finally found a terrific on-the-side recipe from Chobani. The Opportunity: It’s Pie Day! I am guilty of pie! Honestly, it doesn’t take […]

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Rocky Road Brownie Pudding Pie

April 12, 2012
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This Rocky Road Brownie Pudding PieĀ is one of those recipes that separates the serious rich chocolate dessert fans from the rest. To take it on, you have to be willing to bake a pan of brownies ahead of time so that you have one bar to crumble into the pie. It requires you to crush […]

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Yogurt Mixed Berry Pie

March 14, 2012
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“It dee-WISH-us!!” That’s the highest level of culinary praise from my two-year-old son. That and plate licking…both his own plate and that of his big sister. This Yogurt Mixed Berry Pie, from a recipe on the Chobani Greek Yogurt package, beat out even chocolate chip cookies among my kids this weekend. It’s got to be […]

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Clementine Orange Snickerdoodles

February 14, 2012
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Over the past few years there’s been a little sleeper of a cookie trend among the food blogs. It hasn’t come through in huge waves, like macarons or hasselback potatoes. Just an isolated post here and there…but over time it’s nearly evolved into a movement. Food bloggers have been tinkering with snickerdoodles. Snickerdoodles – the […]

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Valentine’s Dipped Rice Krispies Treats

February 8, 2012
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I was leafing through the Dean & DeLuca Valentine’s Day catalog that arrived in the mail last week when my eyes stopped on a lovely set of heart-shaped rice krispies treats. They were decorated beautifully in royal icing…and the box of six was priced at $42. Six treats for $42. That’s $7 per treat. If […]

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Heart-Shaped Whoopie Pies…plus a Wilton Valentine’s Giveaway!

February 6, 2012
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I can already hear the creak of the step stool hinge unfolding the second I tell my 4-year old daughter that I’m about to bake something that involves sprinkles. That’s her cue to drop what she’s doing and get herself propped up next to me at the kitchen island to get involved in the action. […]

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Creamy Lemon-Lime Bars

January 4, 2012
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From now on whenever I think of lemon bars I’ll be reminded of the time that I first met a group of cousins I never knew I had. We all convened at my parents’ house (it turns out they don’t live that far away) for dinner the day after Christmas, just ten days ago. Their […]

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