Desserts

Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

Posted on Mar 7, 2017
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Spring is in the air very early this year.  I think that’s what triggered my recent lemon bar craving.  I have a recipe a friend gave me years ago that I made a few times and then kind of forgot about.  I remember Picky Eater loving these lemon squares but I just don’t think to …

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Gingerbread

Posted on Dec 8, 2016
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I made gingerbread yesterday, with a lemon glaze and ginger whipped cream.  Say Christmassy. Quintessential dessert this time of year.  Years and years ago, back when I had holiday dinner parties, I served gingerbread for dessert.  It was the perfect ending to the meal. Does anyone have dinner parties any more?  While I’ve cut back, I …

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Chocolate Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on Dec 3, 2016
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It’s that time of year for baking cookies, and while I’m not a big baker, I have a few tricks up my sleeve ~ Kolachkes and these Chocolate Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies.  Over the years, as my girls were growing up, we’d make decorated sugar cookies and gingerbread men.  What a mess with all the royal …

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Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Posted on Oct 24, 2016
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Fall is finally here, although I keep having to turn the A/C on here in St. Louis.  What is the deal??  Anyway, I have managed to make an apple pie with the beautiful apples from the orchard down the street.  They had Jonagold and that’s what I used. I like my apple pie simple, and …

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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Oct 20, 2016
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Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, the kind grandma baked.  Slightly crispy and chewy, these oatmeal cookies are easy to make and a great snack anytime! I love a good homemade cookie.  Too bad I don’t bake very good ones.  Picky Eater is the star cookie baker in our house ~ her specialty?  Chocolate chip cookies, recipe courtesy …

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Butterscotch Crunch Squares

Butterscotch Crunch Squares

Posted on Sep 16, 2016
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I made dessert last week, not something I do very often.  I’m just not the best baker in the world.  But I couldn’t pass on these Butterscotch Crunch Squares made with ice cream.  Ice cream is Meathead’s favorite, he pretty much has a bowl nightly, since childhood.  He loved these ice cream crunch squares and …

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Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

Posted on Jun 8, 2016
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Here I go again with one of my stories from “long ago”.  When we lived in Chicago, near Wrigley Field, I would get up early on Saturday mornings and go to the farmers market in Lincoln Park.  This really was before farmers markets became plentiful and popular.  I knew most of the vendors and often …

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Chocolate Mint Cake

Chocolate Mint Cake

Posted on Mar 11, 2016
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I may not be known for my baking, but I am kind of famous for my chocolate mint cake.  Two layers of chocolate mint cake with mint cream cheese frosting, yes!  It’s easy peasy and I make it every year for St. Patrick’s Day. I clipped this recipe out of a magazine almost 20 years …

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Triple Chocolate Cake

Triple Chocolate Cake

Posted on Feb 12, 2016
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Triple Chocolate Cake is the easiest cake I’ve ever made, and it’s loaded with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.  And since it’s a baked item, it’s from my friend Beth, naturally. It is so simple, uses some boxed mixes and other stuff, and into a Bundt pan it goes.  About 45 minutes later you have a beautiful, rich chocolate cake.  I dusted my …

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Éclair Cake

Éclair Cake

Posted on Feb 8, 2016
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Éclair cake, layers of vanilla whipped cream, graham crackers and topped with a decadent chocolate glaze.  If you’re a regular reader of this blog then you know I don’t bake a lot.  But since it’s Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I’d make a couple desserts for the special day.  I also noticed that these …

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