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Sugar Cookie Bars

On March 2, 2020 By admin

These delightful creatures taste like one of my favorite Provo bakery’s cookies. I won’t say which bakery.

1 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
5 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp coconut extract

Mix everything together in a bowl. Dough will [...]

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1 box vanilla cake
½ cup oil
½ cup rum
4 eggs

Combine ingredients and bake cake at 325◦ for 50 minutes.
1/8 cup water
½ cup sugar
1/8 cup rum
¼ cup butter
Boil water, sugar, butter for one minute, add rum and continue [...]

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Dessert: Brown Bread Ice Cream

On March 14, 2013 By admin

Weird, huh? Brown bread and ice cream? The truth is, I’m sharing one of my most beloved recipes with you. This is a dessert I pull out when I want to either impress someone or comfort someone. It is supposedly an Irish recipe and if I’m really on top of my game, I serve it [...]

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Happy Halloween and let the cider drinking begin! Seriously, I may hand this out next week instead of candy. As my daughter Annabelle says, I am totally not kidding.

Originally published October 22, 2009

It’s a shame how long I’ve gone without posting anything. Life has taken over. Last summer, as we drifted about enjoying [...]

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Dessert: Fresh Peaches with Syrup

On September 18, 2012 By admin

What can I say? It’s this simple:

Make buttermilk syrup and let it cool in the fridge (can be done even a few days in advance). Recipe below.

Buy peaches at your local farmers’ market.

Wash, peel, and slice peaches.

Drizzle peaches with buttermilk syrup.


Email me because you can’t believe [...]

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Baked Good: Mint Brownies

On July 17, 2012 By admin

There is a famous pastry at my alma mater. The mint brownie. Most students love it, a few hate it. You judge for yourself.

Mint Brownies
This confection consists of three different layers: A brownie-like base, a mint filling, and a chocolate frosting. The recipe below makes a large batch (2 9×13 lasagna pans [...]

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Well, I’ve told you about J.R. before. She’s great at finding amazing recipes, even greater at making great food. Great. Here is J.R.’s great “fooled ‘em” cake. I swear this will not taste like a box cake when you are finished. And don’t tell anyone you used a box. Just smile and say, [...]

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My birthday was last weekend. I had a blast. A few days before my birthday Danny and I were driving in the car and he sweetly asked what cake I’d like. Here’s how the conversation went, script style:

Danny: What kind of cake do you want?
Me: Chocolate would be lovely.
Danny: Great. [...]

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The big game is coming up (we’ll miss you Tebow). I have the perfect Super Bowl appetizer for you. Why not show up at your party with a healthy party food and negate those horrible rumors about Super Bowl Fare.

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa:
2 apples (1 red, [...]

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Are you stuck in doors during this most awful time of the year? I am. But here’s a little goodness that you can munch while you watch the snow gather. ugh. And you can even have your kiddies do the work. They’ll love it! and you will too.

Do you remember these babies? Boy I [...]

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