Category Archives: Dessert please

Citrus Cornmeal Shortbread

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When it starts to get warmer outside, I start adding more citrus to my food, including baked goods. There is just something about Spring that draws me to the fresh, bright zing of citrus. Lemon, lime, orange…I love it all. So, my crazy family gets together for every holiday, and this Easter dinner was at my parents house. That usually… Read more »

Mini Mint Filled Brownie Cupcakes

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Sometimes a girl just needs chocolate! Call it a craving, blame it on stress, whatever. It is, at times, needed. Just a bite of dark, velvety, fudgey chocolate, and in this case, with a creamy, melted mint center thanks to the “hidden” York Peppermint Patty. This Martha Stewart recipe called for large cupcakes, but I made mini ones for a… Read more »

One-Bowl Wonderful Chocolate Chip Cookies

Finding a title for this post was difficult. I could have used “Chocolate Chip Cookies”, but that seemed inadequate. “Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies” didn’t fit either. The author, Dede Wilson, calls them “Quick ‘n’ Easy One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies”, exactly what they are, but it seemed rather a long title to me. I am still thinking on it as I… Read more »

Individual Apple Pies with Salted Caramel Sauce

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I’ll bet I had you at apple pie! The fact that these are individual, all your own, no sharing AND drizzled with warm salted caramel sauce – beyond dessert. I’ve had these little glass pie plates for awhile now. I purchased them at Gourmet Garage, a store I loved and frequented for years until it closed permanently, but not before… Read more »

Ginger Chip Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies and a Party

My friend recently updated her kitchen and invited a bunch of friends over last night to celebrate.  Never one to go anywhere empty handed, I brought homemade cookies on a platter she could keep for her new kitchen, which, by the way, was fabulous! This recipe is from A Baker’s Field Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies by Dede Wilson. I… Read more »

White Christmas White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies aka Santa’s Favorite

These are Santa’s favorite cookie. I know because every Christmas Eve we put out a tray of assorted homemade cookies and candies for Santa and company and every Christmas morning without fail all of the White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal cookies are gone. It makes sense that the big guy would love these. First of all they are yum. Second they… Read more »

Gingerbread Caramels

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Yesterday was gingerbread caramel making day, a holiday tradition for me since 2007 when I found the recipe in Martha Stewart Living. I remember the first time I made them…so nerve wracking. I had never used a candy thermometer before let alone made caramels from scratch. How bad could it be, right? And everything was fine despite the part midway… Read more »