Are you Ready for Easter?

Posted on Apr 14th, 2014

It is Spring! Once again I am wondering where the time went? Wasn't it just Christmas? Oh well, spring is my favorite season, because the flowers…

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Baked Cinnamon Pecan French Toast

Posted on Dec 6th, 2014

  "Don't you want me baby? Don't you want me now-ow-ow-ow?" Those song lyrics have become an earworm for me. As I edited my photos of…

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Breakfast Sausage and Home Fries Casserole

Posted on Dec 14th, 2015

This is the kind of meal I like to order when I go out to breakfast. I used to make this kind of breakfast at home, but when you have a hungry kid…

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Candy Cane Cookies

Posted on Dec 19th, 2012

Cookie #2 in the 2012 series using the Master Cookie Dough is a chocolaty, crunchy delight. Crushed candy canes add a hint of minty freshness, while…

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Chocolate Ale Layer Cake

Posted on Apr 28th, 2011

Two of my favorite things in the world recently collided in the most delicious way. Beer and chocolate. As a Featured Publisher for Foodbuzz I got…

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Christmas Cookie Masterpieces!

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2012

Yes, they are masterpieces! Created by five and six year old artists in my daughter's kindergarten class with nothing more than food coloring pens…

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Dessert Hack Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups

Posted on Sep 7th, 2015

Who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies? Who doesn't like peanut butter cups? Put them together and you have these heavenly Dessert Hack Chocolate…

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Grown Folks’ Pigs in a Blanket

Posted on Dec 6th, 2013

  Would you nibble on these Chicken Sausage Pigs (or chicks) in a Blanket?     What about these Chinese Lap Cheong…

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Lemon Glazed Pound Cake

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2013

I cannot find any words to express who my mother was better than my "Brother from Another Mother" Kevin used at my mom's memorial service. His…

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Life Happens… and the Recipe for the Best Pound Cake Ever

Posted on Feb 26th, 2010

Life Happens...and it has been happening to me with a vengeance! In the past few weeks I threw my baby girl a 3rd birthday party, nursed her back to…

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Meyer Lemon-Rosemary Bars

Posted on Dec 20th, 2013

    I think of these as adult cookies. Not that children will not like them, but the flavor is one to have with a cup of coffee or…

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Mom’s Old School Bread Pudding

Posted on Feb 19th, 2013

  As I continue to process the loss of my mother, I decided to re-post this recipe for one of her favorite desserts. Mom loved bread pudding,…

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Need a brunch idea? Make french toast casserole

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2009

One of my favorite things about the weekend is having more time to make a nice breakfast for the family.  During the week I am usually rushing to…

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Nutella Bites

Posted on Dec 18th, 2013

    Master Cookie Dough is so fun to play with. Add a pinch of this, a dollop of that, roll the dough in this, fill it with that! One…

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Olive Oil Cake with Pine Nuts and Currants

Posted on Jun 10th, 2016

I've been teaching cooking classes at the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, and recently we did a series on Italian regional cooking. One of the…

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Organic Meyer Lemon Curd Puff Pastry Tarts

Posted on Jan 24th, 2013

Little bites of sunshine. That's what these tasty mini gems are. Little bites of sunshine in your mouth. Sweet/tart organic Meyer lemon curd, buttery…

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Peach Pie Cookie Bars

Posted on Jul 12th, 2013

Rich and gooey, crunchy and sweet.  That is how I describe this Peach Pie Cookie Bar. My blogging buddy and friend Kelly over at Evil Shenanigans…

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Pineapple Coconut Rainbow Bread Pudding

Posted on Jan 13th, 2015

  The first time I laid eyes on this bread I was drawn to it. The psychedelic swirl of color got my attention, my mind filling with fun…

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Power Greens Pizza with Pine Nuts

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

  Power Greens Pizza with Pine Nuts. Say that three times fast! I love this recipe because it is an easy weeknight meal, made with some…

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Recipe for the Best Pound Cake Ever

Posted on Aug 4th, 2009

Some may disagree with my rather opinionated title, but this really is a special pound cake.  I grew up eating this cake (and have the hips to prove…

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Smoky Date Pulled Pork Packets

Posted on Feb 19th, 2015

  Pulled pork is generally thought of as something you put into a soft bun, sometimes topped with coleslaw. You get it from a BBQ joint.…

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Strawberry Nachos

Posted on Mar 27th, 2013

This is one of those posts when I know you all are thinking I have had a break with sanity. Those who know me usually say "Pack light! It's a short…

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Sweet Potato Pie Gooey Bars Recipe

Posted on Dec 8th, 2009

I'm a cereal fan.  I can eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Although Captain Crunch will always hold a place deep in my heart, I have tried to…

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Tea Time with Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Tea Cakes

Posted on Mar 10th, 2015

This post is sponsored by Nestle Toll House   Before the technological world took over, kids often played in an imaginary world. A…

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The Dairy Good Cookbook

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2015

People who have know me for a long time know that I have a love for cows. In my home you will find cow bowls with little pink udders for the feet, a…

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The Heirloom Pumpkin Pie Pan

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2013

  Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and as always I am trying to figure out how we got to the holiday season so quickly!  One would…

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The Master Cookie Dough Chronicles

Posted on Dec 11th, 2013

    That rather monotone, drab looking bowl of dough is somewhat like Clark Kent.  Boring and nice Clark, suddenly transformed…

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The Richest and Best Macaroni and Cheese I Ever Made

Posted on Apr 15th, 2010

Is this really the best macaroni and cheese I ever made? YES and I have made a lot of macaroni and cheese in my lifetime! I've eaten a lot of…

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