Kumquat Bundt Cake

I typically am not a cake baker because and entire cake really isn’t something I can easily make sure gets eaten at my house. I make cakes for birthdays but otherwise only for events with a large number of people. However, as I mentioned a previous post, I have more kumquats from my neighbor than …

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Lemon Tart

I have a lemon bush in my backyard and it typically produces a lot of lemons. However, this past fall it only had three lemons. I was really sad because I like to make lemon flavored things. Biscotti, tarts and lemon meringue pie are some of my favorite things to make.

So I decided to make …

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Learning how to make bread

Every week I find myself buying bread and/or rolls and not really using them all. Things mold, end up getting thrown out, or tossed into the freezer and lost. It seems kind of a waste. I thought maybe a better solution might be to try to make some bread for the family every other week …

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Thanksgiving week was a big cooking and experimentation week for me. The last night my parents were in town I decided to make chocolate cream pie for dessert. I’d seen a recipe from Smitten Kitchen that I thought looked good. The only issue was it had a pastry crust and I’m terrible at making pie …

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Chocolate Squash Brownies

I was off from work the entire week of Thanksgiving. As a result, I decided to do a bunch of baking and make different treats. I have a bunch of butternut squash from my CSA box that needs to be used. So I thought perhaps chocolate squash brownies might be a good option. After all …

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Sweet potato rolls

This year was not my turn to cook Thanksgiving dinner. So I agreed to bring rolls and an appetizer to the gathering. Initially I was thinking about making yeast rolls because I really like them and have had some success making them in the past. However, I realized that I had a lot of sweet …

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve been doing some type of baking almost every weekend this fall. Many times I’ve made cookies. My son really enjoys making cookies because he is able to help by adding the ingredients, turning on the mixer, and dropping cookies on the pans. I thought a little about making no-bake cookies this weekend so my …

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Almond Butter Cookies

Growing up peanut butter cookies were one of my favorite cookies my grandmother would make. My brother and grandfather liked them too. So it was pretty common for them to be the cookie found in jars on the top shelf in my gram’s kitchen next to the fridge. Besides cookies, I’m not the biggest fan …

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