Boston Cream Pie

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My mother is from Boston and I grew up eating Boston Cream Pie made by my grandmother. It was one of her signature desserts. Her other signature dessert was vanilla ice cream with her homemade hot chocolate sauce. My mouth is watering just remembering it.

Grandma made her Boston Cream […]

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Alsatian Pizza

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Occasionally on Fridays we have ‘Make Your Own Pizza Night’.   The boys love it.    I either make the pizza dough, or I buy it at Trader Joe’s.   Their pizza dough is actually delicious.    Each of my four boys gets to make his own pizza.  I divide a pound of dough into four pieces, I roll […]

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Cocoa-Banana Muffins

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When I made these muffins, I followed the recipe below with two exceptions. First, I left the nuts out because the boys don’t like nuts in things. I also doubled the vanilla extract because I didn’t have any chocolate extract on hand and didn’t feel like buying any. This is […]

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Quick Chickpea Curry

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This is a really delicious recipe and it has become part of our regular dinner rotation.  My husband and I both really love it.   I love the fact that it’s really easy to make and that I almost always have all of the ingredients on hand.  Most of the cooking is […]

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Coconut Blondies

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Made these for a PTA meeting recently and received rave reviews. I thought they were delicious. The toasted coconut was a really nice addition. These bars are definitely sweet, but if you only eat a small square, they’re perfect.

When I toasted my coconut, I found that it browned unevenly, […]

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

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I made these for a Sunday night dessert recently.   The boys loved them.   I had only ever had a red velvet cupcake once before in my life, and I was always intrigued by them.  I was always surprised that although the cupcakes look red, they’re actually chocolate.   A tangy chocolate, but chocolate.

They’re really easy to […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash

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This is an incredibly easy side dish that I could eat every night of the week. It always amazes me how delicious vegetables are when they are roasted. They don’t need anything other than a little olive oil, salt and pepper to make their flavors really shine. The […]

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