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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

  My eldest daughter loves banana chocolate chip bread. I usually try to make a loaf of it for her a couple of times a year but time doesn’t always allow it. There is a wholesome sweetness to banana muffins and when it is paired with decadent chocolate and a generous scoop of pecans… well, …

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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crowns

  I love cream cheese Danish pastry. I have made laminated dough (the kind of dough that makes the Danish so flaky) a lot over the years but it take a long time and if it is one thing I do not have it is time. 

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Balsamic Glazed Chicken

This Balsamic Glazed Chicken recipe is fast and easy. I mean really fast and easy – like when you walk in the kitchen an hour late and everyone is looking at you like you were sliced brisket. Yeah. I wouldn’t lie to you – this dish is really is easy. The balsamic vinegar helps to …

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Hawaiian Wedding Cake that Even Coconut Haters Will Love

Hawaiian Wedding Cake has a couple of different forms. A lot of the time it starts with a yellow cake mix and ends with Cool Whip and that just isn’t my style. I wanted something with the flavor, a limited amount of the stuff I try to stay away from, and it had to be …

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Swedish Apple Pie

Swedish apple pie – I don’t know if it is Swedish or not, or the recipe just showed up one day in my 1940s cookbook. This is a pie for streusel lovers. Because of the way it is made the streusel about as thick as you handle – more like a crumbly cake… no bread… no cookie… …

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Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Biscotti and Torani Syrups

A few weeks ago SheSpeaks and Torani Syrup offered me the opportunity to try out a couple of syrups in my holiday baking and brewing. I have used the syrups in the past – we love Italian sodas around here – so I was happy to accept.   Torani has been around since the 1920s, …

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How to Make Gingerbread Houses with Graham Crackers

  About 20 years ago, on the first Friday of December I unknowingly created a tradition that was to haunt me for the rest of my life. I made houses out of graham crackers, bought candy, and invited the kids’ friends over to decorate the “gingerbread” houses. Since then I have only missed one party – and …

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Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Have you noticed that there are certain cycles in the popularity of foods and flavors? Red Velvet, Cake Batter, Cookies and Cream – all of these flavors have had their day but my favorite with probably always be cookie dough. There’s just something comforting about that raw cookie dough flavor and texture that makes you …

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