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soft sugar cookies

Recipe: Soft Sugar Cookies

by TT November 23rd, 2015| Desserts, Recipes
I've been making (or helping make) sugar cookies since I could stir with a spoon. Every Christmas during my childhood we made a batch of sugar cookies, diligently cutting out reindeer, bells, and Santas. Once they were baked and cooled, my brothers and I would top them with a
bear snacks

Recipe: Chocolate Graham Bears

by Jane Wangersky November 12th, 2015| Desserts, Recipes
The thought of creating a snack recipe for Teddy Bear Day made me slightly nervous at first -- I figured the only snacks that would do would be cake pops and other elaborate teatime stuff that I’d be no good at making. I wondered if I could get away
puppy chow snack mix

Puppy Chow Snack Mix

by TT August 17th, 2015| Desserts, Recipes
This week our recipes are tied to the theme of National Dog Day. When I first thought about Dog Day, I was leaning toward some sort of hot dog recipe. However, with only our 17 year old daughter, my husband, and I at home, hot dogs aren't a frequent

Strawberry Soufflé

by TT June 8th, 2015| Desserts, Recipes
The first week of our egg theme was easy; I had been holding onto that recipe for a couple months. The second week required a bit more thinking. Although we have chickens and, as such, cook with eggs often, I tend to make items that we've already covered at Think

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches

by TT April 27th, 2015| Desserts, Recipes
This recipe is one that would seem not all that exciting to me. I'm not a big chocolate person. Pretzels aren't a go-to snack for me. I easily can ignore a bowl of them on the counter. However, when you combine those two ingredients with some sweetened peanut butter, you
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Chocolate-Cranberry Pears

by Jane Wangersky February 26th, 2015| Desserts, Recipes, Simple Solutions
We’re still working our way through a large delivery of pears here, and I’ve made pear crisp more than once. Well, now it’s time for another pear dessert, good in a different way, and even easier to make.

The inspiration for this came from several different sources, including my go-to
strawberry champagne mascarpone trifle

Strawberry, Champagne, & Mascarpone Trifle

by TT February 25th, 2015| Desserts, Recipes
I don't know how it took me so long to create this dessert; it includes several of my favorite ingredients. I have made many strawberry desserts and a couple desserts with mascarpone, but until now I hadn't incorporated champagne into the dessert itself. Add to this my first use
deconstructed ricotta

Deconstructed Cannoli- A Fun Dessert

by TT February 16th, 2015| Desserts, Recipes
As I've written in many posts, I love cheese. This adoration covers almost every type of cheese, from gruyere to parmesan to brie to ricotta. I've always enjoyed ricotta in lasagna, but in the last few years I've begun making my own ricotta and discovered that this
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Orange-Melon Gelatin

by Jane Wangersky February 12th, 2015| Desserts, Recipes, Simple Solutions
I nearly called this Melon Marmalade Gelatin, but after thinking about it I decided that wouldn’t be right, since it doesn’t contain any marmalade. However, if you like the taste of marmalade, you’ll like this dessert. Using undiluted orange juice concentrate gives it a strong flavor similar to what
triple chocolate truffle

Triple Chocolate Truffles- A Decadent Dessert

by TT February 9th, 2015| Desserts, Recipes
I taught myself how to make truffles about a decade ago.  Although that isn't that long ago, it feels like a lifetime away. I learned to make these treats when I used to adore chocolate.  When I became more dedicated to exercise and eating healthfully, chocolate was one of
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Raspberry White Chocolate Pudding

by Jane Wangersky February 5th, 2015| Desserts, Recipes, Simple Solutions
Whenever a recipe or set of directions says to add water, I begin thinking the dish would probably taste better if I used some liquid with actual flavor. Of course, it can be overdone -- you’ll notice, this time, I did actually use half the water the directions recommend
pecan pie bars

Pecan Pie Bars- Little Squares of Delight

by TT February 2nd, 2015| Desserts, Recipes
Pecan pie is a dessert that everyone in our house enjoys.  While I enjoy pecan pie, I do have a couple issues with it. First, I have had occasional problems with getting the filling to set.  Sometimes the crust is on the verge of burning before the filling has
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