Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Yes, that should be drool on your keyboard. Don’t worry that is what happened to me at the time when I first saw this recipe. This is one of those recipes where when I saw it, I thought to myself I need that in my life like yesterday. But alas, life got in the way …

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Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

My grandma grew up in the era of the Great Depression, and therefore was always very frugal and loved to save and reuse anything that was worth keeping. She would save pieces of foil to use again, our Sunday dinner leftovers were always send home in old sherbet or Cool-Whip containers, and once she even tried to …

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Neapolitan Layer Cake

In general, I consider myself an indecisive person. Even the most trivial decisions can sometimes take me forever to decide, perhaps because I first need to research everything, then weigh a list of pros and cons. My husband and I have just started house-hunting and you can only imagine how difficult it will be for …

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Oreo Truffle Brownies

These brownies are decadent and fudgy and sweet and full of chocolate.  They will definitely, definitely cure a sweet tooth or a craving for chocolate.  These would be perfect for Christmas treats to give to neighbors or friends because once they firm up in the fridge, they are pretty sturdy for packing (not mailing, just locally). You …

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The Baked Brownie

I’m sorry, but boxed brownies just don’t cut it… they don’t. Not even a little bit. They are just NOT a substitute for homemade brownies. During my youth, all I knew was boxed brownies. Then I made my own when I was older and saw the light! While I was visiting my parents recently I …

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are one of those vegetables that I only recently purchased fresh instead of frozen for us to have with meals. My college roommate, Ursula, introduced me to Brussels sprouts (I don’t remember eating them as a child) by making them with onions and grapes! That was a delicious combination that made me fall …

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Potato Gratin

I searched and searched for a gratin recipe that looked good to me and I finally came across this one. Yum! I know that gratin is mainly a method, but it’s a method I had not yet conquered! 🙂 I liked this recipe because the writer was funny and it was easy to understand. I did pretty much …

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