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Lemon Sponge Pudding

I’m a huge fan of lemon desserts, and this particular recipe has quite a history. This was known as “lemon delicious pudding” and became popular in America in the late 19th century. It was published in a cook book by … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

These are my new favorite chocolate chip cookies, they are soft and oh so good! The secret ingredient is a package of dry pudding mix, who knew? Also, I used mini chocolate chips because it’s all I had on hand, … Continue reading

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Marry Me Cookies

Although I’m already married, I like to remind my husband what a lucky guy he is by baking really good cookies to pack in his lunch! (Actually, I’m the lucky one…) Anyway, these cookies are wonderful – they’re packed with … Continue reading

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Apple Blondies

Our first snowstorm of 2021, and I’ve been making soup, bread, and apple blondies. Because what else are you gonna do besides shovel snow, watch movies, and eat?

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Holiday Cookies

I’ve been stockpiling cookie dough in my freezer to wait for a quiet day to bake. That day was yesterday – rough estimate, I baked about fifteen dozen cookies! One of my favorites are the sprinkle cookies, they’re like the … Continue reading

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Apples to Apples

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I’m beginning to pie plan. One pumpkin and three apples are on this year’s agenda – and I am thankful that I have The Boy to help me carry home, and peel many, … Continue reading

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Fruit Tart w/ Fresh Figs and Mango

Yesterday was our friend Anthony’s birthday. He suggested a fruit tart in lieu of a cake – I was on it! I found gorgeous, green figs in the market, a mango that was perfectly ripe, and strawberries and blueberries – … Continue reading

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Pandemic 90th Birthday Party

Covid-19 be damned – you only turn 90 once, and we were going to celebrate Jeanette’s birthday come hell or high water! The neighbors social distanced in their backyards, and two cakes and ice cream were served. Happy birthday Jeanette!

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Blueberry Crostata

The pint containers of fat blueberries in the market were just too good to pass up. I bought three – one to eat after lunch, and two to make a crostata. Crostata is sort of a lazy man’s pie – … Continue reading

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

It’s always difficult to find rhubarb around these parts, so when I do – I pick up a box of strawberries to make my favorite pie. Growing up, we had a patch of rhubarb that thrived behind our garage. I … Continue reading

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Italian Chocolate Chip Ricotta Cake

I love a good breakfast cake – of course you could eat this after dinner, but it’s nice to have an excuse to have a little something sweet with your morning coffee. This cake is light, moist, studded with chocolate … Continue reading

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Rustic No-Knead Bread

Wednesday may be Prince Spaghetti Day, but around here we do rotini and meatball Thursdays. Of course, what pasta dinner would be complete without some crusty bread fresh out of the oven? This no-knead bread takes about 2 hours to … Continue reading

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Pantry Lemon Cake

This is another pantry recipe – when I was taking inventory of my cupboards last week, I found a box of lemon cake mix and lemon pudding mix. Add some eggs, oil, water, and lemon zest and you have a … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Muffins in Spring

I know, spring isn’t exactly the time to be baking pumpkin muffins – let me explain. While we’re hunkered down, I decided to take an inventory of my pantry. When I’m at the store I ask myself, “Do I have … Continue reading

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