No Bake Eclair Cake

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This is a dessert that one of my sons has made several times recently.  It’s certainly not fancy, nor is it particularly gourmet, but what it is, is delicious! It’s hard to go wrong with graham crackers, vanilla pudding and chocolate. I can do without the artificial Cool Whip, but it does make the pudding […]

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Cigarettes Russes

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Want to be the hit of your next cookie exchange? Make these cookies.

I usually post recipes that I find to be fairly easy to make. It’s not that these cookies aren’t easy to make, but be warned, they take a little time because you can only make a couple at a time. Each one has […]

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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My husband loved these chocolate crinkle cookies. Because they’re made with chopped chocolate, cocoa powder and espresso powder, they have a really rich, chocolaty flavor. I have made cookies like these before, and have noticed that as time passes, the powdered sugar hasn’t stayed a bright white. It has faded into the cookies. With these […]

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Apple Crisp

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I have made a number of different apple crisps over the years, and this is by far my favorite. It’s simple, with no funny additions like Ina Garten’s lemon and orange zest or Al Roker’s Chinese 5-spice powder. It’s basically apples with cinnamon, sugar, nuts and butter. So simple, yet so delicious.

I don’t think you […]

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Soft Snickerdoodles

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Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies at this time of year.   Not sure why I associate them with the fall, but I do. Maybe it’s the cinnamon.

If you don’t know what a snickerdoodle is, it’s like a soft sugar cookie rolled in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. So simple, but so good. The […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Meringues

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Meringues are one of my favorite cookies. I can eat them by the fistful. I love that they’re light and airy and are perfect if you want just a little something to satisfy a sweet-tooth.

This is a recipe that you need to start well in advance of when you need them. It doesn’t take long […]

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Nutella Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups

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One of my sons LOVES cheesecake and he’s always asking me to make one. I hesitate to make an entire cheesecake unless we’re having a dinner party, because only 4 of the 6 of us like it, and it would take a while for us to consume a whole cake. That problem was solved when […]

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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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Secretly Healthy Fudge Balls

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My friend Kathleen sent me a link to this recipe last weekend. She was trying to replicate fudge balls that she had eaten at a dinner party. She asked me what I thought of the recipe, and I took one look and told her that she shouldn’t waste her time; the resulting fudge balls would […]

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Magic Granola Bars

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I’m always on the lookout for healthy snacks for the boys to eat. As snack foods go, these bars aren’t terrible. They’re still a sweet snack, but they’re preservative free, unlike many of the granola bars that you buy at the supermarket. Three out of the four boys liked these. My husband and I liked […]

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