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A pretty delectable chocolate brownie

I love chocolate… Like, really, really love chocolate. I probably weigh 5 (harumphh… er perhaps 10) pounds more than I should because of chocolate. But that’s OK. My love is true, my love is pure. I also love a little magazine called Cooks Illustrated. Every recipe I’ve tried from them has been top notch, and […]

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Becca’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

When my friend Becca was pregnant she got on a kick to make the best chocolate chip cookie in the world. She tried many different incarnations, and this is the final one, the perfect, the divine, the best cookie she came up with. It’s good, very good. I’ve tried to make many a chocolate chip […]

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Mara’s Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

My mom is an amazing baker and cook. I’ve pretty well learned all I know from her. Heck I’m almost 42 and I still call her with technical questions on a monthly basis, so lets just say she’s my baking mentor. This, however, is not one of her recipes… it’s my dad’s former secretary Mara’s. […]

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Auntie Sophie’s Sugar Cookies

My mom comes from a large Ukrainian family in Alberta, Canada. They were true pioneers who were given free land by the government (free meaning it was stumpy, rocky, crappy land that no one else wanted.) The pioneers had the last laugh though, because little did the government know then that the land they gave […]

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Dried Cranberry and White Chocolate Biscotti

Biscotti. I’m not a huge fan in general. Unless I’m in Italy, of course. Everything tastes better in Italy, but I digress. I find that North American biscotti is either hard, crumbly and tasteless or too soft like a traditional cookie. I’m also not the hugest fan of white chocolate, but there’s something about the […]

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I must confess, I didn’t make these muffins, my mom did. She’s not only my number one blog reader, she’s also an amazing baker and cook. I’ve learned everything I know from her! Thanks MA! I popped by for a visit earlier today and the house was filled with the smell of pumpkin pie. “Pumpkin […]

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Blackberry crisp made EXTRA crispy

It’s FOODIE Friday! Only it’s actually Saturday… I couldn’t post this until today because I HAD to get a photo of the crisp, the way it SHOULD look, so here it is! I didn’t have enough blackberries for the replacement crisp so I had to raid my freezer for some blueberries and strawberries that I […]

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Chai Carrot Cake

I’ve never really been into carrot cake. Or zucchini bread. Or anything that involves vegetables in my cake really. But this recipe for carrot cake is truly divine! It comes from Cooks Illustrated magazine, and after trying a few of their recipes, I can vouch for their thoroughness in finding the very best combination of […]

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