Baked Goods

Perfect Pumpkin Cookies

October 14, 2010
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It’s pumpkin time again! A few weekends ago CK and I traveled to Connecticut for a joint October Kelly family birthday celebration. CK’s dad requested that I bring something pumpkin flavored to the shindig so my mind instantly turned towards cookies. There was only one problem. Pumpkin cookies are notoriously fluffy, misshapen, and much too […]

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Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling

June 3, 2010
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Imagine it. An entire book packed from cover to cover with glorious duos of decadent cake sandwiched together with frothy icing. Whether or not you’re a fan of sweet or savory your every dessert based whim can be fulfilled with the new Whoopie Pies cookbook. Sarah Billingsley and Amy Treadwell have clearly outdone themselves in […]

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Jumbo Molasses Cookies

February 12, 2010
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Homemade molasses cookies make me think of my grandmother. When I was growing up she had a talent for making thick, soft, round cookies that were incredibly lovely and all that I wanted when I saw them in a cookie jar on her kitchen table was to slather them in icing. You see, these were […]

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Sticky Gingerbread

December 22, 2009
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I’ve been less than enthused about Christmas in general over the past few weeks and frankly my overall feelings toward this holiday of holidays are still rather up-in-the air mere hours away from the big event. There’s something not quite right this year. Perhaps it’s the fact that I wasn’t able to put our adorable […]

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Happy Turkey Day!

November 26, 2009
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I saw this festive Turkey Cake on Craft earlier this week (thank you Cathy Callahan) and because I’m a glutton for punishment I decided to try to whip one up. Well the finishing touches were just sprinkled on mere moments ago and I think this bright bird came out remarkably well. I made a few […]

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

November 12, 2009
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One of the things I always enjoy when I visit my mother is looking for new recipes in the big stack of magazines that she subscribes to. I used to receive all sorts of magazines but then I found that they just sat around my apartment collecting dust and looking very slick, pretty, and unread. […]

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My Mom’s Amazing Pumpkin Muffins

October 13, 2009
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This is the pumpkin muffin recipe that I grew up on. When a batch of these super moist breakfast treats came out of the oven on a cold fall morning they were eaten with a relish that would frighten mere mortals. Thankfully the recipe makes approximately one million muffins, or more muffins than a small […]

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Lemon-Poppyseed Sugar Cookies

September 17, 2009
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Inevitably when I go to the grocery store I buy both lemons and limes. They’re a staple (at least in my head) along with parsley, potatoes, and onions. Unfortunately the poor lemons seem to always get the short-end of the stick. While the limes find frequent homes in a sparkly glass of Hendricks Gin, lately […]

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