Archives: Baking

Chocolate Zucchini & Raspberry Muffins

September 29, 2017 by andrea | Comments Off on Chocolate Zucchini & Raspberry Muffins | Filed in Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Cakes, Chocolate, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Muffins, Recipes, Snack, Summer

It’s not every day that you find a recipe that combines fruit, a veggie AND two kinds of chocolate into a delicious breakfast treat. Did I mention two kinds of chocolate? These muffins are super moist, chocolatey, not overly sweet, and pretty as a picture. I made them for a friend for her birthday breakfast gathering. Consequently, one […]

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Cat Head Biscuits

February 26, 2015 by andrea | Comments Off on Cat Head Biscuits | Filed in Baking, Bread, Comfort Food, Quick Cooking, Recipes

I was instantly intrigued by this recipe because of it’s name and because my family loves biscuits. This Cat Head version is super easy to make (no rolling pin required), and they bake up tender, fluffy and delicious! They don’t have the flaky texture that a rolled out biscuit has but they are tasty all the same…and perfect when slathered […]

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Classic Strawberry Shortcake

April 24, 2013 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Baking, Comfort Food, Dessert, Recipes, Spring, Summer

Classic Strawberry Shortcake is one of those recipes you need to know how to make: easy-to-make biscuits layered with juicy strawberries and freshly whipped cream…heaven! It’s the perfect dessert for Spring and Summer! My biscuit cutter is a little smaller than 2 1/2″ so I got a few more biscuits out of the batch. I like to use coarse […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze

March 14, 2013 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes

If you’re looking for a chocolate dessert that that will make you swoon then look no further. This wonderful cake is smooth and rich, and perfect for entertaining (Christmas, Valentines, bridal showers, dinner parties, etc.)! While easy to make, the cake does require time in the fridge (about 7 hours) so plan accordingly. Before serving the cake, drizzle each plate […]

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Caramel Oatmeal Chewies

December 17, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Caramel Oatmeal Chewies | Filed in Baking, Chocolate, Christmas, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes

  I’m a big fan of just about any kind of caramel and chocolate treat. These gooey bar cookies are definitely a winner: chocolate chips, crunchy pecans and a rich caramel drizzle layered between an oatmeal cookie base and crumble topping. They are rich, delicious and easy to make. I always use Mrs. Richardson’s brand Butterscotch […]

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Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

November 20, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | Filed in Autumn, Baking, Cakes, Christmas, Comfort Food, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving

Pumpkin admirers will love this moist pumpkin cake. It’s easy to make, not too sweet, and tastes pumpkin pie-ish (only better)! The cake took longer to bake than the recipe states. I had to turn my oven down a bit so it wouldn’t brown too much. Check the cake at 30 minutes and if it’s […]

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Southern Biscuits

October 13, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Comfort Food, Quick Cooking, Recipes

  Can anyone resist a fresh biscuit still warm from the oven? It’s definitely one of life’s simple pleasures! These light and fluffy Southern Biscuits are easy to make so you’ll never need to buy another can o’ biscuits again! We’ve made this recipe many times and the biscuits always come out perfect. You gotta love Alton […]

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

August 28, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Recipes

I love secret ingredient recipes, and you’d never know there was shredded zucchini hiding inside this moist, chocolatey cake. Even my Picky Eater who normally runs away from zucchini (and many other “green” things) commented that he liked it. The cake is great on it’s own or served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. While […]

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Blueberry Streusel Muffins

April 24, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Blueberry Streusel Muffins | Filed in Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Muffins

Who can resist a homemade blueberry muffin? Not me! Lightly lemony with a tender crumb and a sweet streusel topping, these Blueberry Streusel Muffins rival anything you’ll find at a fancy coffee house or bakery. They make a great breakfast treat or after school snack, and are fabulous with a cup of coffee or tea. YUM! The recipe […]

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Almost-Famous Breadsticks

April 7, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Baking, Bread, Kid-friendly, Recipes

Freshly baked bread — still warm from the oven —  is one of life’s simple pleasures. If you’ve never made your own bread before, this recipe for breadsticks is a good place to start. Fashioned after Olive Garden-style breadsticks, they’re easy to make and very worth the effort! My kids devoured them. I used my […]

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