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Chocolate Espresso Chip Cookies

Some people stress eat.  I stress bake. So last night, after a stressful day at work, I calmed down while baking a batch of cookies.  Most baking nights include some form of cinnamon roll or scone for breakfast the next morning or a batch of big cookies for watching TV.  Last night’s baking took cookies …

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Fireball Cupcakes #BakingWithBooze

Love Fireball Whisky? Fireball Whisky cupcakes with Fireball buttercream and Fireball glaze. Perfect dessert for adults!

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Baking with Cape Cod Select Premium Frozen Cranberries

For so many people, autumn is pumpkin-spice-everything season.  Not me.   I’m more of a cranberry girl.  I love them any way I can get them, which is odd, because as a kid, the only thing “cranberry”  I knew was the jellied cranberry sauce my mother served at Thanksgiving and the cranberry juice my granny …

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Craft Beer…an under-rated, unused, unsuspecting, ingredient

First and foremost, I love beer. And, for many like-minded people, that statement doesn’t hold a bit of negativity.  However, for too many people, a statement at simple as “I love beer” incites ideas of alcoholism and addiction.  A few weeks ago, while I was sick, my mother asked, “Does your doctor know how much you …

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Cuban Espresso Dark Chocolate Cake with Salted Dulce De Leche Frosting

A couple of years ago, my (then) 10 year old decided that he wanted to bake a cake for our local 4-H/FFA Youth Fair.  I agreed to teach him, but he had to decide what kind/flavor he wanted to bake.  He decided on a chocolate & peanut butter cake, which shouldn’t surprise me since I’m …

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2013 National Pie Championship Sittin’ on a Sandbar Key Lime Pie

In the summer, we spend quite a bit of time on a stretch of sandbar between Boca Grande & Little Gasparilla Island, just off the coast of southwest Florida.  As a kid, we spent summers on the island.  As an adult, I’ve gotten married on the island, taken our kids to the island for vacation, …

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