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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

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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Close up of spoonful of crunch square dessert above serving dish.

Butterscotch Crunch Squares

Butterscotch Crunch Squares, a delicious ice cream dessert made with layers of buttery crumbles, butterscotch topping and ice cream. 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 …

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Cherry Pie

The best, and my personal favorite, cherry pie ~ tart cherries, in season or canned, tossed simply with sugar and tapioca and baked in a perfectly flaky crust. 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 …

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Chocolate Mint Cake

Chocolate Mint Cake, chocolate mint batter baked in a sheet pan, cut in half, then layered with mint cream cheese frosting. The perfect dessert for St. Patrick’s Day! 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 …

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Éclair Cake

Éclair Cake

Éclair Cake, a simple refrigerator cake made with layers of vanilla whipped cream and graham crackers, topped with a decadent chocolate glaze.  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 …

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Kolachkes,on serving platter


Kolachkes, traditional Czech pastries/cookies filled with jam, cheese or nuts and dusted with powdered sugar. 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 …

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