Category Archives: baked goods

Cheddar and black pepper skillet focaccia

A mild Pinterest addiction can really come in handy. My current hairstyle, our recently painted beet-red front door, the necklace I made and am wearing right now — all courtesy of ideas found on Pinterest. Mostly I pin recipes.  One-Hour … Continue reading

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Apple-walnut cake

Note: This is a post I started in early November. Now that my breast cancer treatment is done, I’m getting back in the habit of regular blogging. Back to work, back to life, back — finally — to blogging. I … Continue reading

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Biscoff with chocolate drizzle

  We’ve been reading about biscoff — also called speculoos — for a while now. It took me forever to figure out what they were. I was shocked to find out that they were those little cookies you get on … Continue reading

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Broccolini-Bacon Pizza

Broccolini is my favorite vegetable. I am a big fan of vegetables in general, so this is saying a lot. Broccolini is not, in fact, another name for broccoli rabe, nor is it simply baby broccoli. It’s a fairly recent … Continue reading

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Turkey tamale pie for Pi Day

In honor of Pi Day (3/14), I decided to join the masses (including my son’s advanced physics class) and make pie. Since I have not yet succeeded at my goal to achieve perfect piecrust, I went with one of Luke’s … Continue reading

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Fast and easy dark chocolate cake

The old-fashioned name for this dessert is dump cake. In the interests of expediency, you dump the dry ingredients into the baking pan and stir them. You then add the oil, vinegar, and vanilla, give it a stir, and pour … Continue reading

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Cheddar-chive biscuits

Biscuits! Light, flaky, rich, and cheesy (and remarkably speedy to make), they make frequent appearances at our house. They’re decadent, so I usually serve them with something healthy, such as soup or big salads. I hear that you are not considered … Continue reading

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Cookie Swap! Browned butter-pecan bars with chocolate ganache

At this time last year, I took part in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, the brainchild of Lindsay of Love & Olive Oil and Jenny of The Little Kitchen. The premise: anyone with an established food blog could participate. … Continue reading

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Apple-carrot cake

I’m officially endorsing cake for breakfast. Not all cakes, of course. If you’re snarfing down a slice of triple-layer chocolate cake at 9 am, I don’t want to hear about it. This cake is so loaded with carrots and apples … Continue reading

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Peach-cherry-almond crisp

The peach is such a decadent fruit: flagrantly colored as a summer sunset and perfumy-sweet, the perfect peach drips juices as you bite into its tender flesh. The peach is a joy all on its own, but it makes friends … Continue reading

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