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Category Archive: Baking

Easy, Soft and Delicious Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

When I saw this recipe at Averie Cooks, I knew I had to try it.  I doubled it so Joe could bring some to his morning workout group and I could give a plate… Continue reading

Easy & Delicious Christmas Cookies

Happy Holidays to you! These are some of my favorite go-to cookie recipes, click the title for the full recipe.  Happy baking! My Grandma Maxine’s Gingersnaps  My Grandma Sally’s Christmas Cookies (perfect for rolling… Continue reading

Easy Pumpkin Pecan Cake for Thanksgiving

   Thanksgiving is right around the corner so I’ve been trying out some recipes in advance to see what will make the cut for our holiday feasting.  I made a few versions of this cake… Continue reading

Herb Salt

I’ve been trying to take advantage of summer’s bounty before it’s gone, making and freezing roasted tomato sauce and loads of herb salt.  On Sunday I made four kinds of herb salt straight from the pots on… Continue reading

Crazy Feta

One of our favorite restaurant chains in DC and Arlington, VA is Cava.  They have the best grilled cheese, souvlaki, meatballs and crazy feta, an appetizer served with warm pita bread that inspired my recipe today.  It’s… Continue reading

Easy Baked Brie and Cranberry Dip

Who doesn’t love baked brie in all its bubbling glory? This simple way to make it without bothering with a pastry wrapping is my go-to for easy entertaining or a fancy afternoon snack.… Continue reading

Baked Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash and Dried Cranberries

This is a delicious recipe for creamy risotto studded with delicious roasted butternut squash and sweet dried cranberries. Roasting squash is simple; just cube, toss with olive oil, spread evenly on a baking sheet, season with salt… Continue reading

Vanilla Bean Whipped Sweet Potatoes

When I saw this recipe from Food & Wine I knew I had to try it and I was not disappointed! This is my new favorite way to eat sweet potatoes and is as simple… Continue reading

My Favorite Way to Cook Bacon

I tried all kinds of methods for cooking bacon before I settled on this easy way that leaves you with perfectly crispy bacon every time. All you do is preheat the oven to… Continue reading

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Happy Halloween!! Soon we’re heading out to trick or treat in the neighborhood with my cousins and their three year old pirate.  William is going to be snug in the stroller in his koala bear costume.… Continue reading