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Take and Bake Cookie Doughs: Move Over Pillsbury!


From the basic to the grown up, there are new companies jumping into the prepared cookie dough game, and it’s about time! The Ice Box Bakery out of Boulder has some wonderful flavors of all natural cookie dough: Cherry Pie, Ginger Spice in addition to Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and Sugar Cookie. Another company out […]

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Amish Friendship Bread


With the holidays coming and our economy such as it is, this recipe makes a great inexpensive gift, which can literally keep on giving. It takes about 10 days for the starter to ferment, so you have to plan accordingly. But outside of remembering to follow the recipe each day, this is makes for an […]

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Applesauce Cake


‘Tis the season for apples; I have been seeing several references to applesauce cake and wondered about its origins. A quick review at my cookbook shelf, and it seems that applesauce cake has its origins in the Southern states and it is usually made around the holidays. Most recipes I saw were studded with dried fruits and nuts which made […]

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Instant Chocolate Mousse from Nigella Express


I had heard a review of this book when it came out (November 2007) and had to buy it not only because I think the world of Nigella Lawson, but also because she featured a recipe for "instant" chocolate mousse made with mini marshmallows! I had to try it and it was incredibly easy, if not […]

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Lunchbox Chronicles: “Grown Up Brownies”


We tried a new brownie recipe this week.  They were a big hit with grown ups.  My children thought they were "just OK."  What’s a mother to do?  Well, I’ll tell you what this mother did.  I packed apples and corn chips into the lunch boxes, then I sat down with a good cup of coffee […]

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Fall Bread Basket Addition


My sister in law, Jenny, brought these Apple Cheddar Muffins to a recent family dinner.  These savory apple muffins studded with cheddar cheese are perfect for Fall and super easy to make.  Jenny received lots of wonderful baking equipment at her wedding shower and she is proving to be quite an excellent baker. Apple Cheddar […]

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The Best Brown Sugars


With the baking season upon us, we will be bringing you lots of home baking ideas.  Brown sugar is a key ingredient in many baked goods, so I wanted to highlight two of the best brown sugars in the marketplace:  Wholesome Sweeteners and India Tree. For my own baking, I can no longer bring myself […]

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Recipe Round Up – Apple Desserts


Now that you’ve been to the orchard and picked bags and bushels of apples, what are you going to do with all of them?  Here’s a sampling of web, TV and print recipes featuring apples for dessert: From Cooking Light:  Apple Cranberry Crisp   From fresh Magazine:  Lanni Orchards Caramel Apple Pie Cups      From the Food […]

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Happy October Pumpkin Muffins


October is definitely my favorite month of the year.  “Back to School Chaos” settles a bit and “Holiday Craziness” has yet to begin.  The weather is usually tremendous.  Here in Maine, the leaves are just so gorgeous.  Last weekend, we headed down to the Seashore Trolley Museum for their annual Pumpkin Patch Trolley ride.  Several trolley […]

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Easy Apples


This is another of my favorite gizmo’s: I got this apple peeling gadget from L.L. Bean many years ago when I was first married.  I get so many comments from people, especially kids, who come into my kitchen to visit.  While it may seem ridiculous to have something that just peels apples, it is really useful for […]

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