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Caramel Toffee Chiffon Cake April 27, 2015

Sometimes when I write a magazine piece, the recipe concept stays with me and flavor pairings and size or shape variations continue to percolate in my brain. At first, it’s just a lingering question, “Did I take these recipes as far as I could?”  The thought lies quietly in the back of my brain, bubbling […]

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Whole Wheat-Honey English Muffins & Giveaway

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AND THE WINNER IS>>>Dorothea! I’ve emailed you!! I had a very different type of post planned for tomorrow. The recipe is the same but, originally, I had wanted to include a conversation about my Mom’s breakfast ritual of English muffins and my hankering for homemade version of her fave. But.. with Hurricane Sandy barreling towards […]

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Cornmeal Buttermilk Muffins~Sweet or Savory #Baketogether

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Call me crazy but I just couldn’t decide on this month’s recipe. For the past two weeks, I bounced between a sweet and a savory recipe. Both delicious, both beautiful, both fun but I just couldn’t choose between them. And then it dawned on me (at 3 am when most ideas pop into my head) […]

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R’October Coffee Cake ~ YOUR way

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My October Rocked with thanks in no small part to all these fab #baketogether coffee cakes. We had 20 + of us baking away in our virtual kitchen this month and the ovens were cranking out warm, variations of my spiced cake. While fruit themes ruled in this month’s #baketogether , there were many other […]

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R’ock-tober #baketogether ~ Classic Spiced Sour Cream Coffee Cake YOUR way

Thumbnail image for R’ock-tober #baketogether ~ Classic Spiced Sour Cream Coffee Cake YOUR way October 5, 2011

September was a rocky month for me – one filled with too many downs and not enough ups. So, I’m looking towards October for a fresh start and I’m in the mood for some old fashioned, comfort food. For me, that means I dust off my recipe box from yester-year (yes, I really still have […]

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Summer Fruit Cake ~YOUR WAY #baketogether

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#baketogether decision time.. This was an easy one.  Let’s make a single layer cake that highlights summer’s best fruit. This recipe is about as straight-forward as a cake can get – no fancy ingredients (unless YOU want ’em),  a simple preparation and the presentation is as casual or fancy as you want to make it. […]

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Cranberry Upside Downer & Ice Cream

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I’ve been making ice creams for the past 10 days.. and boy, have I been having fun. You see,  I have history with ice cream and it’s a long, long love-affair-kinda-history. And in keeping with the love-affair angle, I have a big, dark secret when it comes to the frozen creamy stuff… When I was […]

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Classic Cherry “Laurie” Buckle

Classic Cherry Laurie Buckle December 5, 2010

What’s with this recipe title? It’s an odd, somewhat quirky Abby story but, thankful, not a long one. Let me explain.. My family has odd habit of substituting names of some of our favorite friends for similar situations or things. Confused? Well, you’re probably not alone.. Here’s an example: Chris’ long-time best buddy is Rich […]

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