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Favorite Christmas Cookies

My mother made these every year and now I make them every year. I’ve taken to doubling the recipe and it’s still not enough. I don’t know what it is about these cookies, but I always just want to sit … Continue reading

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yummiest birthday cake: a recipe

I’ve been using the same recipe for birthday cake for a few years now. The kids both prefer vanilla cakes, and this vanilla cake, although, you know, is just vanilla…is SO SO good. And this recipe is a workhorse for … Continue reading

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let’s call them cheerio bars

I used a recipe for Rice Krispies Treats, but I used honey nut cheerios instead of Rice Kripies. And I found a variation where you add coconut and coconut extract, so I did that too. When the kids got home … Continue reading

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gradual uptake

Like Ruth, I’m not really in the holiday spirit yet. We’ve started our advent activities. I’ve pulled out the Christmas books and kitchen linens (I have the BEST Christmas kitchen linens!)…but that’s about it. And thinking back, this happens every … Continue reading

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upside down cake

apples and walnuts on the bottom of the pan cake batter on top baked and flipped. It was delicious with vanilla ice cream. Here’s the recipe (adapted from Passion for Baking) Fruit Topping: 2 cups peeled, cored and diced apple … Continue reading

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Well-Seeded Bread

I’ve been making this bread a lot lately. It has flax, sesame and sunflower seeds in it and it is light and wonderful. Last week I made this bread into loaves, but this week I decided to use the same … Continue reading

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pinwheel cookies

Yesterday I made pinwheel cookies. I made a batch of vanilla dough, a batch of chocolate dough and rolled them up together. They are really good! Here’s the recipe (adapted from the King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion): Vanilla Dough 1/2 … Continue reading

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Bran Corn Muffins

and today….a recipe Bran Corn Muffins 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup white sugar 1 T honey 1 egg 2 t baking powder 1/4 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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blueberry muffins

This morning my apartment is warm and sunny. The kids went through their morning routines without complaint and are off for another day at school. The weekend is a few hours away and I discovered that when I type in … Continue reading

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and now

And now we’re serious. Christmas isn’t in full swing until we make and eat these cookies. So…I can now officially announce that Christmas has begun. Want the recipe? It’s here! Email this post Like!2

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