Chocolate Sundae Cups

March 23, 2017 Candy/Confections


Transform any party or family dessert into something special with these easy to make (and even easier to eat!) Chocolate Sundae Cups. Oh, and they only require two ingredients — plus some balloons! Once completed, fill them with all your favorite ice cream sundae fixings.   Ingredients: 1 bag chocolate chips – milk, semi-sweet, dark […]

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

February 26, 2017 Breakfast


  We’re not much a sour cream family, so when we have it in the house — for taco night, for example – there is usually a tub of leftover sour cream sitting untouched in the fridge. That’s when I pull out this recipe. The sour cream gives it a moist and creamy texture, and […]

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Tofu Molten Lava Cake

February 8, 2017 Cakes & Cupcakes

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 House Foods recently partnered with season one winner of FOX’s hit cooking competition series for kids, “MasterChef Junior,” Alexander Weiss, and he’s been busy in the kitchen creating a sweet dessert that incorporates House Foods’ tofu – perfect for Valentine’s Day. 4 tbsp unsalted butter, plus extra for the molds at room temperature Unsweetened cocoa powder, as […]

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Peppermint Pinwheels

December 16, 2016 Christmas


These festive holiday cookies are made even more tasty with the addition of peppermint. Perfect for giving to Santa, or just eating yourself! 1 large egg 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Red food coloring paste or gel Beat butter […]

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Peanut Butter Fudge

December 5, 2016 Candy/Confections


My grandfather used to make batch after batch of different types of fudge for the holidays, and keep them cold in the breezeway of his home. We’d enter the house, and be welcomed by trays of fudge awaiting delivery to family and friends. Our favorite was always the peanut butter variety. 1/4 cup roasted unsalted […]

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Chocolate Mousse with Olive Oil

September 19, 2016 Desserts


A delightful dinner with Chef Teresa Barrenechea discussing her then recently released cookbook, The Basque Table, netted me her secret ingredient for a delicious chocolate mousse. (The secret ingredient is olive oil!) It is amazing how creamy and delicious this recipe is. Oh, and it is easy to make as well. 6 ounces dark chocolate, […]

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Life and Laughter at 100

August 30, 2016 Blog


Lately I’ve been contemplating life at 100. I’m only a bit more than halfway there, but a recent visit with my Great Aunt Millie got me thinking about what it would be like when I turn 100. I don’t get to see her often, but when I head back to Cleveland every summer to visit […]

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Chocolate Birthday Cake

January 3, 2016 Cakes & Cupcakes


This chocolate cake is from Fran Bigelow’s Pure Chocolate cookbook, and is her son Dylan’s favorite cake. The creme fraiche hits just the right note to offset the extravagant richness. For a smaller cake, you can make one 9-inch layer and half the filling. 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chipped 3/4 pound ( 3 sticks) […]

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Golden Butter Cake

January 1, 2016 Cakes & Cupcakes


In our house, every day is an occasion for a cake — and this Golden Butter Cake is the perfect choice. By changing up the frosting, we transform this buttery cake from the every day to special occasion! 3 cups cake flour (not self rising) 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup butter […]

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Basic Vanilla Cookie Dough

July 19, 2015 Cookies & Bars


  If you are looking for a delicious, basic, all-around recipe, this one does the trick. Use as is, or tweak the recipe by adding ginger, cinnamon or cocoa powder, this is ideal for everything from thumbprint cookies to cutouts. 3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking powder (omit if making thumbprints, ball cookies, or […]

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