Lemon Meltaways

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My parents have been quarantining with us during the pandemic. We have loved every minute of the time we’ve spent together. The other day I asked my dad what his favorite cookie was and his simple response: lemon.

These cookies were a bit hit in our house and they didn’t last long. You don’t have […]

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Vanilla Custard Squares

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Our family LOVES puff pastry. We also LOVE custard, so this dessert is right up our alley. It’s somewhat time consuming to make, and you have to plan ahead because it needs to chill for four hours before you serve it, but it’s well worth the planning. Our family inhaled it.Buying Pepperidge Farm puff […]

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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

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I was looking for a recipe for soft peanut butter cookies because my Aunt Sylvia is sick and peanut butter cookies are her favorite. I stumbled across this recipe and I’m glad I did. The cookies were soft and delicious. They’re probably now one of my favorite peanut butter cookies. My boys inhaled them (the […]

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Pumpkin Streusel Coffee cake

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It’s fall here in NY, and as the weather starts to gets nippy, I’m inspired to to bake with seasonal spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. This cake is a sweet, seasonal breakfast treat that everyone in our house enjoyed. We are currently a group of six. Two of our boys are away at […]

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Must-Try Zucchini Bread

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This is the BEST zucchini bread I have EVER made, and during zucchini season, I make it often. It also happens to be the easiest. It takes no more than 15 minutes from the moment you take the mixing bowl out until it’s in the oven baking. It’s also a one-bowl recipe, and the best […]

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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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