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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Classic Buttermilk Waffles

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I know I’ve said this before, but these are REALLY my sons’ favorite waffles. It was a unanimous vote. This will now be my go-to waffle recipe for the boys.The recipe calls for pastry flour OR all-purpose flour. I have only ever used all-purpose. Pastry flour is supposed to make them a bit lighter. The […]

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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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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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Macaroni Pie

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I have an aunt who moved to South Carolina a couple of years ago. She is a voracious reader and she knows that I love to cook, so every month or so I receive a bulging padded envelope full of recipes that she has torn out of newspapers and magazines. I love receiveing them! This […]

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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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Burger Buns

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Yeast and I have had a rocky relationship over the years. It’s only recently that we’ve become good friends. Our relationship was solidified after I took a bread making class at Sur Le Table with one of my sons. We made several kinds of bread during a three-hour class, and they were all easy to […]

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