Salute to Summer S’more Brownies

September 14, 2008
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I’ve updated this recipe and improved it (in my opinion, anyway!).  Click HERE for the updated version! We went to the coast over labor day weekend and randomly decided to by a chimenea at a pottery shack on the side

Eclairs Redux

August 31, 2008
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As soon as I get my Daring Bakers challenges, I immediately start thinking of ways I can play with the recipe to make it different and still delicious. The recipe we were given specifically stated that you could freeze the

Not-So-Authentic Swedish Meat Pies

August 27, 2008
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You’re probably thinking right off the bat, “Hey, that’s the Norwegian flag. What gives?” Well, here’s the whole story. First, one of the most popular foods at the annual Junction City Scandinavian Festival is the Swedish Meat Pie. If you

Blackberry Oatmeal Muffins

August 23, 2008
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**Our camera broke before I could upload the pictures of these. So, you’ll just have to take my word for it: they were delicious. If you need further proof, just ask my husband; he hasn’t stopped talking about them since

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

August 17, 2008
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Blueberries are not my favorite berry, but I can’t resist the u-pick farms all around our house, and this is blueberry season. I dragged my darling children to a little fruit farm on the hottest day of the year and

Caramel Brownies

August 16, 2008
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Caramel BrowniesThese are soooo good and soooo easy. I found Kraft caramel bits on the baking aisle at Walmart. They are basically little caramel balls that you don’t have to unwrap, which makes these even easier. 50 Kraft caramels1 can

The Evolution of a Baby Shower Dessert

August 16, 2008
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As I’ve already stated, I love any excuse to make food, and I especially love occasions that give me an excuse to try something new. And I’m fortunate to have a husband that thinks most things taste good and doesn’t

Tapas Anyone?

August 16, 2008
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The series of events that get us to a certain point can be really wacky sometimes. Take the following for example: My friend Margaret decided a long time ago to–at some point in the then future–throw a party themed around

Zucchini Bread, 2 ways

August 10, 2008
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I used to see the massive, 10-pound zucchinis people harvested from their garden and wonder how on earth they let them get that big! Now I know all you have to do is blink, and your tiny zucchini has morphed