Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Salted Peanut Butter Filling

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Do you remember Funny Bones? I’m probably dating myself here because I never see them in stores anymore, but they were one of my favorite treats growing up. They’re a chocolate cake, filled with a sweet peanut butter cream and dipped in chocolate. If I had one today, I’d probably think it tasted terribly artificial, […]

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Chocolate Freckle Ice Cream

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I made this ice cream because I had an extra container of mascarpone cheese in the refrigerator.  I bought some mascarpone when I attempted to make these Blueberry and Mascarpone Turnovers last week and they were a total disaster.  As a result, I had an extra container.

I’ve never made ice cream using cheese […]

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Blueberry Crumb Bars

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I love fresh berries in the summer.  Recently I had a big box of blueberries from Costco that I needed to use up as our family wasn’t eating them fast enough.   I searched my “to make” folder to see if I had anything bookmarked and lo and behold I found this recipe.   It’s from a […]

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Frozen Grapes

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Frozen grapes are one of my favorite summertime treats.   Actually, I love them year round, but they’re particularly refreshing on a hot summer afternoon.

I love a good bowl of ice cream for dessert after dinner, but believe it or not, my sweet tooth can be satisfied by eating a pile of these grapes instead.   If […]

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Lemon Muffins

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This recipe comes from the Williams Sonoma website. Their recipe is for lemon bread, but I’m on Shelter Island without a loaf pan, so I made the batter, poured it into greased mini-muffin pans and voila… lemon muffins. These really pack a lemony punch. I found them to be […]

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Peanut Butter Cup Bars

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My cousin Greg from DC stayed with us last night.  It was great to see him.   When we have company, what’s one of the first things that I think of?   Dessert!   I must have enough dessert to feed the guests!   He arrived last night and finished up the Cookie Dough Brownies that I […]

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Lemon Bars

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We had a bunch of friends and their children over for an informal dinner last night, so I made a big tray of lemon squares and a tray of blondies.   I grew up eating lemon squares.  My mom used to make them every now and then, and I loved them.   I haven’t made lemon squares […]

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Peppermint Brownies

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Just before Christmas, I love chocolate things made with peppermint.    One night I felt like having peppermint brownies, so I searched for a recipe.  There are many out there, but this one looked particularly good (because it contained York Peppermint Patties!) so I decided to give it a try.  It was well worth it. […]

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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At this time of year, there’s a lot of zucchini around.  Last week I sliced it thinly lengthwise (1/4 inch wide), tossed it with a little olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper and grilled it.  Delicious!   If you’re looking for something sweet, this chocolate zucchini cake is a great recipe to try.   […]

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Decadent Brownie Tart

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I love Ina Garten’s recipes. I especially love her recipe for Outrageous Brownies, but I only make them when I’m feeding a huge crowd. I recently found this equally decadent brownie recipe whose size is much more manageable. You actually make it in a tart pan.

We had a lovely Italian student stay […]

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