Peanut Butter Cup Bars

Makes 48 2-bite pieces Tip: If you like a clean edge when cutting these bars or any cake or dessert, run your knife blade under warm water after each cut and wipe it with a paper towel to remove any water droplets. Ingredients 1-2 tsp butter for pan preparation 6 oz (3/4 cup) unsalted butter,... Continue Reading →

Luxardo Cherry Bars w/Chocolate Drizzle

24 servings Tip: Use your curiosity in the kitchen. This excessive and decadent dessert bar came from curiosity. I had never tried or even known about a maraschino cherry that wasn't artificially bright red, waxy, sugary, somewhat medicinal in flavor. And then I had a Manhattan cocktail, accompanied by a single speared cherry...and I needed... Continue Reading →

Nut Butter-Espresso Brownies

12-16 servings Tip: Variations in ovens, baking pan size and material, baking ingredients or preparation techniques can all affect the outcome of baked goods. When a recipe states (for example) a recommended baking time of 17-20 minutes, be aware that the product result you want may require only 14 minutes, or up to 25 minutes... Continue Reading →

RECIPE LOG by category (click on link to go directly to that recipe)

Appetizers Italian Stuffed Zucchini Cups 27-Nov-2018 Smooth & Creamy Garlic Hummus with S&P Pita Chips 17-Oct-2018 Frico Crisps 15-Sep-2018 Soups/Salads Panzanella for Two (non-traditional) 22-May-2020 Brussels Sprouts Salad w/Caesar Dressing 1-May-2020 French Green Bean & Fennel Salad w Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette 22-Jan-2019 Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios 11-Jan-2019 Winter Slaw with Cilantro-Lime Dressing 28-Oct-2018... Continue Reading →

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Makes about 18 cookies Recipe credit: Modern Israeli Cooking - Danielle Oron Tip: I've probably mentioned I don't usually cook from recipes; I read many for inspiration and ideas. However, I frequently bake from published recipes. And I almost always follow them strictly the first time through. I recommend this practice in baking. Observe... Continue Reading →

Frightful Fingers Shortbread Cookies

Quantity will vary depending on how large you make the fingers, but you should get 4-5 dozen cookies from this recipe. Tip: I've seen people get squeamish at these Halloween cookies sitting on a buffet table, but anyone who was brave enough to bite into one was pleasantly surprised by the yummy flavor. Kids and... Continue Reading →

Homemade “LÄRABARS”

Makes about 80 bite-sized pieces Tip: Now that you have that homemade granola (yesterday's recipe), use some of it to make these simple (assuming you have access to a food processor) chewy power bites. One taste will satisfy your sweet tooth or a couple of pieces will make a great cookie substitute in your child's... Continue Reading →

Big Batch Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

   Makes about 4 dozen large cookies Tip: There is chemistry in baking that (fortunately) isn't required in most of my other cooking. However, after I follow a baking recipe a couple of times - ok, once 😀 - I may experiment a bit with ingredients. Sometimes it fails and sometimes it's a no-brainer. The... Continue Reading →

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