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it’s a cinch: oatmeal coconut pecan squares with chocolate chips

Summer seems to be fading here in the ol’ Northwest. Grey skies, constant rain and cooler temperatures set up shop this morning and things don’t seem to be letting up. I’m not impressed. At least I’ve got some heirloom tomatoes…

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2 kinds of pre-birthday cupcakes!

Yesterday I had a little pre-birthday celebration with friends. Since I was going to be out of town on my actual birthday, I held a little fake birthday party last night that involved some yummy Jamaican food (and a whole…

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put the crack in cracker: chocolate-covered caramel crunch

What more can be said about this super addictive snack (crack)? It’s been written in about a hundred different places and it all started here. It’s seriously good. Insanely addictive. Shall I go on? The crazy thing about this candy…

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balls! balls! balls! buckeyes and snowballs for all!

My friend just had her birthday a little while ago and because I got sick and then she got sick, I haven’t gotten around to passing along her gifts yet. Tonight the hand-off will take place, barring any unforseen sicknesses!…

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be a better person: really easy chocolate fudge with toasted walnuts

I know, what am I doing posting another sugar-fueled recipe shortly after posting about this cake? Well, I tried to stay away from candy-making in January, I mean, this is the time for a bit of dietary restraint, whole grains…

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life is better with cake & beer: red ale & chocolate cake

When I first spotted Nigella’s recipe for Guinness cake I was excited. Surely this would be the cake to rival all cakes. But I kept putting it aside since I’m an IPA drinker and my husband will drink whatever is…

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christmas cake: icebox peppermint yule log

My mother-in-law had asked me to make a dessert for our Christmas dinner and with so many things to do over the holidays, I wanted something without much fuss. I also wanted something kind of spectacular and festive looking. While…

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jingle bells and chocolate shortbread cookies

I think I’m all ready for Christmas. Phew! The only thing I have left to do is our dessert for tomorrow’s family dinner and making tonight’s cozy supper for two. Every Christmas Eve, Cornelius and I relax, drink boozy cocktails,…

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