Desserts

Marshmallows

December 4, 2017 Candy/Confections

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It didn’t take long for this to be a family favorite around here! Once made, I decided to roll the marshmallows in crushed peppermint sticks to capture a bit of holiday flavor. But, don’t file this recipe under ‘Holiday’ because it is one you’ll want to make all year round. 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1-1/2 […]

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Grandma Gorman’s Date Bars

November 15, 2017 Cookies & Bars

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Grandma used to make these when we were young — mainly for Dad. But, I always found a way to sneak a few. Today, I still have to sneak a few . . . only this time, I’m trying to steal them from out of my kids’ hands. They love these with breakfast, for a […]

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Homemade Candy Corn

October 30, 2017 Candy/Confections

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This is an Alton Brown recipe that is surprisingly easy to make. Keep in mind, work relatively quickly, otherwise the ‘dough’ may become too hard to shape or cut. I also remind you NOT to cut on your silicone mat, as it may damage the mat. I transferred the dough to a cutting board before […]

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Cream-Filled Chocolate Sandwiches (Oreos)

October 24, 2017 Cookies & Bars

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Grab a glass of milk and sit down with a friend and enjoy this classic American favorite. This recipe lets you make it yourself, and know from what ingredients these delicious cookies are made. Makes about 30.  1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. baking powder […]

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Owl Cookies

October 11, 2017 Cookies & Bars

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These cute little cookies are a delight for any age. Perfect for making throughout the Fall season, but also ideal for making an appearance at any time of the year. 2 cups all purpose flour 3 tsp baking powder ½ tsp sea salt 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter (room temp) 1 ½ cups sugar 2 […]

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Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

October 5, 2017 Cakes & Cupcakes

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In one form or another the doughnut has been around for some time. Most often fried, we opt for baked donuts, which are easier and faster to make (AND, they’re easier on our waistline than fried versions). This recipe pairs warm spices and autumn inspired ingredients for a delicious take on this baked doughnut. 10 […]

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Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

September 28, 2017 Cookies & Bars

A deliciously decadent dessert

A refrigerated bar that is a step above Rice Krispie Treats. You make the choice on whether or not you’ll share this one with the kids! For the crispy crust 1-3/4 cups crisped rice cereal 1/4 cup sugar 3 Tbsp light corn syrup 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted For the milk chocolate/peanut butter layer 5 […]

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Popsicle Frenzy

August 11, 2017 Blog

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A little recent research revealed to me that the popsicle was ‘invented’ here in the Bay Area in 1905 by a young boy named Frank Epperson, who lived in San Francisco. He left his powdered soda mixed with water and a stirring stick out on the front stoop overnight. Anyone who knows San Francisco summers, […]

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Maraschino Chewy Cherry Bars

August 6, 2017 Cookies & Bars

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Mom’s readying her entries in the Cuyahoga County Fair today. Lucky me, because there are extras. This tasty oatmeal bar is made even more delicious with the addition of one of my childhood favorites — maraschino cherries. Clearly, this easy oatmeal bars satisfy any large crowd. Crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup quick-cooking or […]

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Cracker Jack Ice Cream Cake

July 23, 2017 Desserts

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This recipe from Cook’s Country arrived in my inbox just as I was looking for a refreshing summer dessert for a dinner party. Surprisingly easy to make, I omitted the Cracker Jack, but no one noticed, as it was as fun to look at as it was to eat! (I also made my own caramel […]

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