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Courses Archives: Dessert

apple pumpkin cake

Apple Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting

Sometimes your kids have great ideas, without you even realizing. That’s basically the story behind this Apple Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting. Long story short: Kid came up with the idea; described it to me; I told him it didn’t sound like it would work; he wanted to make it anyway… it turned out great. […]

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Three layer mint brownies recipe

Three-Layer Mint Brownies Recipe

There’s a time for eating “healthy” foods (most of the time), and then there’s a time for enjoying holiday cookies like these Three Layer Mint Brownies. These brownies are the perfect match of chewy brownie and melt-in-your-mouth minty goodness. You could certainly make them at any time of year but in our house these are […]

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chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Love, and ‘Atypical’ Kids

You’re going to see a lot of chocolate covered strawberries in this post because a) they’re delicious and super-easy to make; and b) they represent the character Sam’s bumbling effort at courtship in the irresistible new show “Atypical” on Netflix. “Atypical” is a coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an […]

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black and white cookies

Classic Deli-Style Black and White Cookies

Feeling nostalgic? Us too. On a rainy late-winter day, there’s nothing like the comfort of baking cookies…cookies that you’ve known since you were a kid. These classic oversized black and white cookies – found in just about every New York deli – fit the bill with a light, cakey body and creamy frosting on top. […]

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orange cake closeup

California Orange Olive Oil Cake

Can we call these the “dog days” of winter? It’s a little dreary outside and the cold has been dragging on for just a little bit too long. Right about now we need just a little spritz of something bright and cheery. Enter the orange: winter’s cheeriest ball of sunshine, becoming ripe and sweet just […]

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lemon bars

Lemony Lemon Bars for Lemony Snicket

If you are interested in blog posts with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other blog. In this blog post, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things happen in the middle. This is because not many happy things happened in the lives […]

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