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Archive for July, 2010

cinnamon baked french toast

Yum, yum, yum.  I think french toast is my favorite breakfast food.  And that’s saying a lot, because I LOVE breakfast foods.  From Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch to egg white omelet, it’s all good stuff.  With this recipe you get the benefits of french toast, but you can prepare ahead of time and you don’t have to stand over the stove top while everyone else is eating and waiting for more.  That’s good.  Continue reading ‘cinnamon baked french toast’

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strawberry swirl cheesecake bars


You know, I like cheesecake, I really do.  I just never realize how much I like it until I’m eating it.  Therefore I never, ever make it.  Just doesn’t seem worth the effort (or the fat, to be blunt).  But these cheesecake bars looked too easy to pass up.  I felt they included all the good things a traditional cheesecake has to offer, rich and creamy with a buttery graham crust, but none of the hassle or intimidation.  Continue reading ‘strawberry swirl cheesecake bars’

gooey butter toffee cake

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Not in this case.  Just couldn’t capture the allure of these bars with a photo.  The name gives you a better idea of their decadence, but to truly understand these must be eaten.  Probably the most addictive things I’ve posted so far, and that’s saying a whole lot.  I made them on a Tuesday afternoon to share with friends the next day.  Continue reading ‘gooey butter toffee cake’

white chocolate and cranberry oatmeal cookies

Did you know they changed the oatmeal cookie recipe on the Quaker Oats box?  It’s true!  I make them so often that I recognized the difference right away, less butter AND less sugar.  That’s just not right.  I was making these for a Kyoukai no Shokujikai (OK, really it was just our church potluck), but I hadn’t planned to post the recipe.  “It’s always available on the box,” I told myself.  Continue reading ‘white chocolate and cranberry oatmeal cookies’

(sorta) homemade chocolate sandwich cookies

I’m going to keep this simple.  These are good.  Real good.  Easy and oh-so-tasty.  And they’re portable too, so fun to share.

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raspberry vanilla cake with lemon curd filling

I apologize in advance for this long-winded explanation.  I am indecisive by nature, probably my biggest weakness.  This indecision can lead to disproportional amounts of anxiety over such mundane decisions as “paper or plastic?”  Obviously it’s going to cause a lot of problems when I’m baking.  Continue reading ‘raspberry vanilla cake with lemon curd filling’


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