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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Cinnamon Streusel Baked French Toast Sticks

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I made these French Toast sticks recently on a lazy Saturday morning. The boys LOVED them (well, actually, three out of four did). I found them a little too sweet for my liking. They don’t take too long to make because you bake them on a large rimmed cookie sheet, so you’re able to make […]

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Chocolate Nudges

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Every couple of years I am tempted by a dessert recipe that contains ground pistachio nuts. I LOVE pistachios and I love desserts. The combination is always surprising to me. It’s never quite what I expect. These cookies remind me of chocolate cookies sold at Italian bakeries. I served them to a couple of my […]

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Sugared Pretzel Cookies

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These cookies remind me of the Danish butter cookies that come in round tins around the holidays. You usually see them around Christmas time. Those Danish cookies are delectable (one of my son’s vocabulary words this week), and so are these pretzel cookies. I found that they keep for at least 5 days, which is […]

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Spinach Brownies

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My cousin Erica posted a picture of these spinach brownies on Facebook last week and I thought they looked delicious. I love having something in the refrigerator that’s quick and healthy for lunch and these are just the ticket. They’re good both warm or cold, straight from the fridge.   The boys wouldn’t go near these […]

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Lemonade Cake

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I made this cake for dessert last night. It received a double thumbs-up from everyone. It’s nice and lemony and it reminds me of summer. This cake makes me happy.  The cake itself is quite moist and has a nice crumb.  The frosting is both sweet and tart.

Cakes are so easy to make when you […]

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Cinnamon Roll Bites

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I made several batches of these little bites this summer. My boys LOVE them. I made the first batch as a treat for the boys. I thought that these would be easier to make than traditional cinnamon rolls. I’m not so sure I was right. Although easy, these are a fairly time-consuming little project to […]

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Chocolate Chip Scones

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This is a delicious scone recipe and it’s flexible in that you can add whatever you want to it. If you don’t like chocolate chips, you can substitute raisins or blueberries or almost anything else that sounds good to you. I’d like to try blueberries and white chocolate chips next.

These are a nice breakfast treat, […]

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Marion Cunningham's Raised Waffles

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I often make waffles for the boys for breakfast. We have a Belgian waffle iron, and I have never been able to make a light and crispy waffle. The boys love the waffles that I make but I have never found them to be crispy enough. When I do try hard to make them crispy, […]

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Lemon Yogurt Muffins

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I made these muffins for breakfast recently when we had a house full of guests. They disappeared in no time. Who can turn down a fresh, warm, lemon muffin other than one of my sons? I love anything lemon, and these muffins are no exception. The original recipe calls for poppy seeds, but I knew […]

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