Chopped Chocolate Chip Cookies

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One of my sons LOVES to bake and one of my sisters gave him the best Christmas gift, a copy of Bravetart by Stella Parks. It is the most well-used cookbook in our house. Since the pandemic started and we have been spent more time at home, our oven has been working overtime. I […]

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Peanut Butter Brownies

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These brownies were a big hit in our house. If you decide to try them, I have a few tips. First, make sure you have marshmallows available, and not rock-hard ones. I tried to use some from a bag that had been opened a couple of months ago, and it was a disaster. Definitely […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

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Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter cookie? During this pandemic I have been doing lots of cooking and lots of reading. I love to borrow e-books from the library, and I have found that lots of cookbooks are available to borrow. This cookie recipe comes from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. Magnolia Bakery is a […]

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Chia Pudding

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Ch-ch-ch-chia!

One of our sons is a runner, and after I read Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (great book, by the way), I suggested that he, like the runners in the book, start to make chia seeds part of his regular diet. I […]

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Banana Oat Energy Bites

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We go through a lot of protein bars in our house, Rx bars being one of our favorites. I love their simple list of ingredients. Similarly, this is a recipe for a healthy snack that uses a simple list of ingredients and as a bonus, doesn’t involve any baking. It’s mix and go. We keep […]

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Chocolate-Cherry Heart Smart Cookies

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These are currently my favorite cookie. The dark chocolate, cherry, oatmeal combination is wonderful. One of my boys, who doesn’t like fruit, asked for one to be put in his lunchbox every day last week. Three out of four boys loved these cookies, as did my husband. I’m making another batch this afternoon.NB: The […]

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Ultranutty Pecan Bars

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I made these for Thanksgiving this year and they were a big hit. They are like pecan pie without all of the gooey, sweet filling. They’re heavy on the pecans and light on the filling, baked on a shortbread crust. If you’re a pecan lover, this recipe is for you.Just before I started […]

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No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites

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I’m always on the hunt for healthy snacks for myself and for the boys. I’ve been making a variety of different no-bake energy bites recently, with various healthy ingredients, but these are one of my favorites. My husband describes them as being virtuous, which means he doesn’t really like them, but he’ll eat them […]

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Star Crunch

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These cookies are a cross between a homemade piece of caramel and a Rice Krispies treat. If you’ve never made homemade caramel before, this recipe is a perfect place to start. Although there’s some stovetop cooking involved, this is a no-bake cookie, so no need to turn your oven on. When I […]

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Excellent Blondies

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There’s not much to say about these other than I think they’re the best blondies I’ve ever made. Hands down. The combination of the toasted pecans and white chocolate (and lots of vanilla) make these excellent. If you’re a blondie fan, try these. This is now my go-to blondie recipe.Although I think these are […]

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