Desserts and Sweets

Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips, Cranberries, and Pecans

October 8, 2012 Cookies

  Today my husband and I are celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We have the day off thanks to Columbus and we’re trying to decide how we want to spend the afternoon. I’m also trying to decide whether I want to venture out for almond croissants (so addicted to those things) or whether I should [...]

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World’s BEST Banana Pudding

September 24, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

This is, without a doubt, the best banana pudding recipe I’ve tried. It’s my mother-in-law’s recipe and my father-in-law’s favorite. In fact, when he sent along the recipe, he titled it “world’s best.” I cannot disagree. The meringue on top makes it truly special. Ingredients: (makes up to 8 servings) ¾ cup granulated sugar 3 [...]

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Pear Spice Skillet Cake

September 17, 2012 Breakfast

Since we’re heading into fall, I thought I’d post another pear recipe. This one turned out beautifully. In fact, it may be one of my best skillet concoctions yet. When the weather gets cooler, apples will made a nice substitute for the pears. Ingredients: 2 to 3 pears, cored, peeled and sliced 1 cup packed [...]

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How to Can Pears

September 13, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

One of my favorite things about visiting the farm is spending time in the kitchen alongside my mother-in-law. She’s a terrific cook, wise with knowledge about how to make just about every southern recipe that exists. She also knows the traditional ways of doing things, the methods that are generally lost on my generation. Last [...]

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Whole Wheat, Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Squares

August 30, 2012 Breakfast

I probably shouldn’t call these breakfast squares. It somehow seems wrong to eat chocolate chips for breakfast. But they were vegan chips, so maybe that helps? Probably not. I guess I’ll have to take solace in the fact that the ingredients contain mostly whole wheat, peanut butter and banana. Mmm. Ingredients: Adapted from Peanut Butter, [...]

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Butter Almond Skillet Cake

August 27, 2012 Breakfast

This recipe is borrowed from one of my favorite food bloggers, Bella Eats. It was introduced as part of her new creative project, Beyond the Flavor, which features the stories behind the meals we eat. It’s an amazing project that I encourage you to check out. As for this cake, it is perfection. Deliciously simple. [...]

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Frozen Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Pie

August 6, 2012 Cakes and Pies

I spent a good bit of time the other day looking for a rich, creamy peanut butter pie recipe that appealed. I chose this one because the ingredients are simple and it was one of the few that didn’t call for whipped topping. Plus, I love the idea of adding cream for a pie that [...]

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Baked Pineapple Cups

July 30, 2012 Breakfast

As a rule, I don’t like to turn the oven on in summertime, but when it comes to baked pineapple, I’ll make an exception. These playful baked pineapple cups are a fun way to dress up breakfast. They’re even sweet enough for dessert. Top with yogurt or whipped cream accordingly. Ingredients: (makes 4 cups) 2 [...]

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Vegan Fudge Pops

July 26, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

I don’t remember the first time I ever tried a fudge pop, but they’ve always been a classic favorite. Same with pudding pops. I would trade a thousand licks for a box of icy, chocolate popsicles. And I’d still want more. And then you grow up and look at the ingredients on the package and [...]

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Vino Cola Granita

July 12, 2012 Beverages

Remember that time I mixed red wine with Coke and made a crazy delicious cocktail? I’ve been at it again, this time in frozen form. I know it sounds kooky, but it was a big hit with friends and family last week on vacation. A couple of these on the shaded porch was the perfect [...]

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