Texas Sheet Cake

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This is a delicious cake that is easy to throw together, and if you like to bake, there’s a good chance that you’ll have all of the ingredients on hand. I made this cake the other night for dessert, and it was very good, warm, out of the oven. The frosting was soft and slightly […]

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Surprise Cookies

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The boys are off for spring break, so we spent some time on Shelter Island where I have a single cookbook, Martha Stewart’s Cookies. I wanted to make the boys a treat to eat during our movie night, so I perused the book. The boys love marshmallows, and so do I, so this cookie was […]

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Sour Cream Corn Bread

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I have made this corn bread several times now. We’ll eat it with dinner, then I’ll serve it again as toast for breakfast. Making cornbread in a loaf pan allows you to easily slice it into toaster-friendly pieces. This recipe is delicious toasted, and spread with butter. This is a very moist cornbread, so you […]

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Gnocchi Verde (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings)

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One of the many reasons I love shopping at Trader Joe’s is because of their frozen food section. They have the most interesting frozen vegetables. Two of my favorites are their sliced peppers and cleaned and sliced leeks. They sell 10 oz. bags of frozen, chopped spinach too, which are perfect for this recipe. For […]

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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I have been making these cookies for a while now and they’re delicious. I found the recipe on the back of a bag of King Arthur flour. I love the addition of oats to a good chocolate chip cookie.

If you cook these according to the instructions, leaving the centers of the cookies looking a little […]

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Mallobars

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My sisters know that I love to bake so they periodically send me recipes to try.   This was one of them.   I noted that the original recipe is from Melissa Clark, a NY Times food columnist whose recipes I have enjoyed in the past, so I figured I’d give it a shot.

My assessment:   this […]

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

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I have made these three times in the last two weeks. I like them because they have a great chocolate flavor, they’re very easy to make, and I always almost have all of the ingredients on hand. I made them for a bake sale at the boys’ school recently and I was told that everyone […]

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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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This is now one of my favorite desserts. These ice cream sandwiches are so much better than the ones that you buy in the store! They’re easy to make too. I hesitated to make them at first, envisioning a very thin brownie layer sticking to my pan, or breaking as I tried to pick it […]

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Rosemary Butter Cookies

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These rosemary butter cookies are delicious. They are delicate, buttery and the rosemary flavor is definitely there, but it’s subtle. They’re not too sweet, but just sweet enough. The cookies crumble in your mouth like a good, buttery shortbread. I tried these cookies for the first time this summer at a neighbor’s house and I […]

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French Chocolate Macarons

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I love looking at macarons in bakeries.  Aren’t they pretty?  They’re typically lined up by color and one looks more perfect than the next.

I have made these numerous times. These cookies are delicious and they impress guests when they’re served. Please don’t confuse macarons with macaroons. Macarons are light cookies made with egg whites and […]

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