Shortbread

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This is some of the best shortbread I have ever eaten. One of my sons has started to enjoy baking and makes a batch every now and then. He doesn’t enjoy cooking. Just baking. I am hoping that I can convince him to do some cooking with me, in the hopes that he’ll widen his […]

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The Simplest Lemon Sauce

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I receive a bunch of daily recipe emails from cooking websites and blogs. This recipe caught my eye the other day. The sauce looked so luscious, yet so simple. I’ve said this before, but sometimes the best recipes are the most basic and uncomplicated.

The main ingredient in this sauce is Meyer lemons. If you want […]

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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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Mini Churros

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Yesterday was the first day of spring, and it snowed almost all day! We have had quite a winter here in NYC. I thought for sure our snowstorms were over for the year, but Mother Nature had other ideas. We probably got a good 4″ when all was said and done. The city looked beautiful […]

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Gail's Rolled Sugar Cookies with Piped Icing

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Two of our sons had their year-end piano recital yesterday and there was a reception afterwards. I volunteered to bake. I had been looking for an excuse to try a sugar cookie recipe that my sister Gail uses for all her family celebrations and this was my opportunity. The cookies are delicious, and my sister’s […]

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Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

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It’s almost Easter, and one of our boys’ favorite treats at this time of year is Marshmallow Peeps. The boys like to eat them, and they also like to have Peep wars in the microwave. The other day we decided to try to make some peeps from scratch. There are lots of recipes out there, […]

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Sugar Saucers

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I am late posting this recipe. I made these sugar cookies for the boys last month for Valentine’s Day. I was inspired to make them by a post I saw by Heather at HT Baking. I fell in love with her photo of the cookies.

This is another one of those recipes where you don’t get […]

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Quick Cinnamon Buns with Buttermilk Icing

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I’m a sweets person at heart. I try so hard to cook healthy meals, but I’m perpetually drawn to sweet baked treats like these. I made these the other day for the boys’ breakfast and each boy gave them a double thumbs up.

These cinnamon rolls are very easy to make. Unlike most cinnamon roll recipes, […]

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Salted Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

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These little squares are quite delicious, but they’re devilish to make. The first time I made them, I was trying to make the chocolate caramel by following the instructions in the recipe and the whole batch siezed. It crystallized and became hard like rock candy before it ever turned amber. It was a disaster. I […]

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Honey Roasted Almonds

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These nuts are a great snack to have around the house during the holidays.   They’re great to serve if friends drop by. They’re also perfect as a hostess gift. Everyone likes spiced nuts! These are both sweet and salty, which is one of my favorite combinations of flavors. Enjoy!

Oh, I […]

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