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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie


Originally posted on Martha Stewart this recipe for the giant chocolate chip cookie is now a weekly item in our house. Why? IT”S A GIANT COOKIE! Need we say more? In all seriousness, this cookie is really good and it’s fun. Get a carton of your favorite ice cream and enjoy it a few minutes […]

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Zucchini Recipe Round Up


Being away for a few weeks gave our zucchini time to proliferate which reminded me that now is the time to post the best things to do with the plethora of zucchini and yellow squash! My new favorite savory recipe was inspired by a post on food52. I made it recently and served it on […]

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Ice Cream Sandwiches 101 – Quick and Slow


Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream (and cookies)! Ice cream sandwiches are one of my favorite treats. The newest, fastest way for me to get my fix is buying a bag of Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies and a pint of Haagen Dazs Gelato¬†(the Stracciatella worked well but next time I will […]

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Cool Sips for Hot Days

Rhubard Spritz

My family loves bubbles in drinks. We have grown extremely fond of our Soda Stream and as a result I’ve been making loads of concoctions. Before the advent of the Soda Stream we used the old faithful seltzer maker – and while it’s a bit more attractive, it’s not as convenient. Here are a few […]

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Rhubarb Recipe Round Up


We inherited our rhubarb from my mother-in-law’s property. Lucky for us the bulbous root is prolific. Alongside my monthly pot of fresh strawberry rhubarb preserves, I’ve made a few wonderful desserts with it so far -most from Pinterest, natch. Here are a few more things I recommend you try: From A Run Away Spoon on […]

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Amanda Hesser’s Chocolate Dump it Cake


If it is your job to bring dessert to the next neighborhood party, make this cake! I have been making it for years, ever since Amanda Hesser published Cooking for Mr. Latte in 2004. The recipe actaully belongs to Amanda's mother who often baked at night which is one of my habits as well. The […]

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Coconut Thumbprint Cookies with Salted Caramel


These Martha Stewart dandies were Mimi’s Mother’s day present this year and oh my were they ever good. Part cookie, part candy and full of coconut – what’s not to love? Did I mention, 3, yes 3, sticks of butter? As with most Martha recipes, these came together exactly as the recipe stated. I made […]

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Rhubarb Polenta Cake


About two weeks ago, I arrived home to a large bunch of gorgeous, fuschia rhubarb delivered by a dear friend who knows of and shares in my love of rhubarb. Three cheers for door to door rhubarb deliveries. And as the cooking gods would have it, the lovely Alana over at Eating from the Ground […]

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Ring Ding Cake


If you are from the east coast then you might know about Ring Dings. I think west of the Mississippi they are called Ho Ho's, either way this cake was inspired by my favorite treat when I was a kid. This is a super easy cake to make and you don't even need an electric […]

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