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Ice Cream Sandwiches

Nothing says Happy 4th of July like an ice cream sandwich. Mitch says I could drive these around in the truck, blast some music, and sell them around the neighborhood. We’ll see about that–depends on how desperate the girls and I get for entertainment this summer. Actually an ice cream truck came by our house … Continue reading »

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Almond Cake

Our 7th anniversary was on Monday…so our anniversary came and went without me baking our almond cake. It was supposed to be our new anniversary tradition. Can it be a tradition if we’ve never done it? Hmmm. That’s a real tough one. So I made it a couple of days late, but this almond cake … Continue reading »

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High Altitude Angel Food Cake

Today is a good day for High Altitude Angel Food Cake. These days I need a high altitude version so this is it, mountain people. It’s a modified version of my old favorite angel food cake (posted two years ago) using King Arthur’s high altitude baking guide. High Altitude Angel Food Cake ¾ cup plus … Continue reading »

Categories: Cake, Dessert | 3 Comments

Nutella Truffles

For our Downton Abbey date tonight, I need tea and something fancy enough to be worthy of the British accents we will be using and the finery we will be wearing to watch the show. Luckily the Real Simple website not only taught me the top ten things to never put in the refrigerator (wow, … Continue reading »

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Anniversary Week

It’s our anniversary week! Mitch and I have been married six years! So, to celebrate our anniversary, I’m making foods this week that have been very popular at one time or another during our past 8+ years together. And then I’m putting Mitch on the hot seat by giving him a hint and making him … Continue reading »

Categories: Cookies, Dessert | Tags: , | 9 Comments

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

It’s looking like Christmas around here. Our tree is up. Our stockings are up. Our advent calendar is up and running. Christmas cards are coming (and I love them!). And the Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are ready. Sometimes we call these Buckeyes though I’m sure the folks from Ohio would throw a fit and explain … Continue reading »

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Peppermint Bark

Oh, yes! Peppermint Bark is in the house. This recipe is oh so easy and oh so delicious. As always, just have someone handy to do dishes for you. Today’s holiday excitement involved making this peppermint bark and firing up the pellet stove for the first time this winter (little known fact: yes, it does … Continue reading »

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Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

The crock pot is earning a permanent place on our counter these days. After venturing into the wold of apple butter, it was time to step it up to pumpkins. Watch out now. It’s Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter! I did roast the pumpkin first so that does add an additional work step before throwing everything … Continue reading »

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Happy Birthday, October Babies

Mitch, our friend Matt, and I all had October birthdays so we had a get together to celebrate. I’d been wanting to make Boston Cream Cupcakes because, well, how could you not want to make them? It turned out to be a bit of a cupcake disaster because I couldn’t get the cupcakes out of … Continue reading »

Categories: Dessert, Fairly Random | 2 Comments

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter is a bit intoxicating while it is cooking. All I did was put apples, water, brown sugar, cinnamon, and allspice in the slow cooker, and then I let it cook away all day, smelling up our house with good smells of warm apples, sugar, and cinnamon. Rough. The next day we … Continue reading »

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