Desserts

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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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 of the chocolate chip bag.  I think I recently found my cookie, though.  Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies.  And they are truly old-fashioned. This recipe …

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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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White Chocolate Cranberry Bars

White Chocolate Cranberry Bars

Posted on Dec 27, 2015
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I did a little holiday baking this year, an old favorite, kolachkes, and something new, white chocolate cranberry bars.  These bars are rich and gooey and festive and nutty. Perfect combination in my book. Say what? Do your favorite grocery stores have cooking magazines each month?  Mine do, and I usually look but don’t make anything. …

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Kolachkes

Kolachkes

Posted on Dec 14, 2015
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Everyone gets their cookies baked well before Christmas but me.  Oh well, when you’re not a big baker, this happens.  These kolachkes are a must in my house at Christmastime.  Luckily, I’ve been making these forever and I have them down pat, even with my substandard baking skills. When I was a kid growing up …

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