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Camp Cheesecake and So Much More…

This is my favorite time of the year, and it is not just because school is out and the days are ...
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Looking at the Dark Side of Baking Pans

Did you ever wonder why dark clothing makes you feel warmer than lighter clothing? Dark colors do not radiate energy ...
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Grilled Pizza- A Summer Twist on an Old Fav

I get that summer is all about grilling hotdogs, hamburgers, steaks, and chops, but grilling takes on a whole new twist when ...
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Flaky and Loving It

In my opinion the best part of a pie is the crust. The crunchy, buttery, flakes just falling apart as my fork ...
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Highlighting the Summer Bounty

I am going to offer some sound advice now. Be sure to take advantage of all that summer has to offer! If ...
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S’More en Flambe

I was recently invited to the house of good friends for dinner, and as always, I volunteered to bring the dessert ...
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Individual Baked Alaskas

Individual Baked Alaskas Makes 6 Mini Baked Alaskas Ingredients: 6 brownie circles (homemade or store bought) cut out with a ...
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Summer Memories Baking with my Grandma Etta Makes a Wonderful Throwback Thursday

In the summer time, as a little girl, I would stay with my grandma Etta and my grandpa Jack in their ...
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Confessions of a Baker

I am going to make a confession to you and I am not even Catholic! Some years ago I entered a ...
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The T-Rex Cake and the Lessons I Learned From that Dinosaur

When my daughter was quite young she was obsessed with dinosaurs. So I wanted to make her a dinosaur birthday cake, ...
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To Paddle or Whip: that is the question

Ok. So you have a recipe and it says to "cream some butter with sugar" or "whip the cream with ...
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Cream Puff Swans

Cream Puff Swans Makes approximately 16-18 swans Cream Puff Dough 1 cup water ½ cup unsalted butter 1 cup all-purpose ...
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Hardware store or a baker’s paradise?

Did you ever wander through a hardware store, and see so many items that could be used in the kitchen? ...
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Teaching egg whites how to relax…

In any meringue recipe, the recipe always calls for room temperature egg whites. Why, you might ask? Good question. This ...
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Chocolate Éclairs Recipe

Chocolate Eclairs Makes approximately 24 éclairs Cream Puff Batter 1 cup water ½ cup unsalted butter 1 cup all-purpose flour ...
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart Recipe

Makes 1 10-inch tart Crumb Crust: 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (any crème filled chocolate sandwich cookie will do, finely ...
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Raspberry Linzer Torte Recipe

Raspberry Linzer Torte Makes 1 10 inch torte Linzer Dough 2 cups walnuts 1 cup cake scraps or other firm ...
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