Low Carb Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

These cookies are crazy good and perfect on a low carb diet. Great for diabetics or anyone not wanting to overindulge in processed carbs. Honestly, I’ve been making these for months and only recently realized that I never put them on the blog. Today, that changes. PrintLow Carb Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies Ingredients1-1/2 cups […]

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Moravian Sugar Cake

Happy National Coffee Cake Day! I recently learned about Moravian Sugar Cake and started searching online for a recipe to try. After an extensive search, I saw this recipe on a fellow foodie”s site (Online Pastry Chef) and I knew that it was the one I needed to try. According to Cooks Country, Moravian Sugar […]

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Caramel Cake

Happy National Caramel Day! April 5th is a fun day around our house. Not only is it national caramel day but it’s also my birthday so it’s the perfect occasion for a caramel cake. I chose to make the Easy Caramel Cake from America’s Test Kitchen. Trust me … It did not disappoint. Next time […]

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Whole Wheat Roasted Banana Bread

Happy National Banana Bread Day! As much as I love banana bread, I really don’t make it that often. Bananas are high in carbs and it’s a pretty ubiquitous snack that can be found on almost any street corner. However, I tripped across this recipe with whole roasted bananas and I just had to give […]

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Bittersweet Chocolate Blondies with Walnuts (Lower Carb)

Today is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day & January 22 is National Blonde Brownie Day so I thought I would have a little fun and combine the two. Now that the holidays are over, it’s back to counting carbs and tweaking recipes until the cows come home. I wouldn’t necessarily call this a low carb blondie […]

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Citrus Scented Shortbread

Shortbread is one of my favorite things to bake and eat, so when I saw that National Shortbread Day was coming around I knew that I had to get in the kitchen and get busy. Shortbread origins go back for centuries and the basic recipe is only butter, flour and sugar in a pretty specific […]

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Cranberry Coconut Jumbles (made two ways)

I saw this recipe on The Salt and I was immediately intrigued. Cranberry & coconut together? Sounded awful but I couldn’t get them out of my mind. I just had to make them so that I could see just how bad they would be (weird, I know). The flavor combo was so odd sounding to me […]

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake (Zingerman’s Copycat)

Have you every heard of (or had) a Zingerman’s Sourcream Coffeecake? This legendary coffee cake is one of their best selling products and has been a holiday tradition in our house for many years, always having one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. It’s also a popular gift that I’ve given many times and my […]

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Whole Wheat Apple Raisin Bread

My husband loves raisin bread and I love to bake so with November being National Raisin Bread Month, I knew that I just had to make some. Unfortunately, 2013 has been a tumultuous year for me and my family with lots of crazy, outrageous moments so I’ve not had as much time to bake as […]

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Monday Muster and Blueberry Cobbler

Monday Muster’s are short, sweet and to the point. If you’ve never seen my Monday Muster feature, it’s just like a typical roundup post. In fact, every dictionary and thesaurus has a different word choice for muster but they all are in the same range as assemble, gather, collect, come together, round up, etc. Hence, […]

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Monday Muster and Oatmeal Cookies

Monday Muster’s are short, sweet and to the point. If you’ve never seen my Monday Muster feature, it’s just like a typical roundup post. In fact, every dictionary and thesaurus has a different word choice for muster but they all are in the same range as assemble, gather, collect, come together, round up, etc. Hence, […]

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Monday Muster and Gingersnaps (minus the ginger)

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a proper Monday Muster so I’m happy to get back into a regular blogging schedule. Monday Muster’s are short, sweet and to the point. If you’ve never seen my Monday Muster feature, it’s just like a typical roundup post. In fact, every dictionary and thesaurus has a different word […]

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Effortless Pecan Sandies

Last week was Pecan Sandy Day. I had planned to share these with you at that time; however, life got in the way and I’m running a little late. I suppose I could always wait until the next Pecan Sandy Day but that would be torture for all of us. Since I’m temporarily living in […]

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Espresso Brownie Cookies

In passing, I have mentioned Giada’s Brownie cookies many times and spoken of my attempts to add some nutritional value to these; however, I now must accept defeat. I have made these cookies too many times to count and have tried every flour and low carb trick I know but to no avail. These cookies […]

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Applesauce Cake

June 6 is National Applesauce Cake Day so Happy National Applesauce Cake Day … By the way, I’m also celebrating another great occasion. I’m finally out of the hotel and into an apartment with an oven so baking has resumed!!!  Now granted, it’s a teeny tiny apartment that is way smaller than I need but […]

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Lighter Carrot Cake

With Easter just around the corner, my mind automatically jumps to spring, re-birth, new beginnings, pastels, chocolate & carrot cake. In our house, carrot cake is a favorite and apparently not something to be messed around with. Let me explain … Hubby and I really enjoy carrot cake but I’ve only made it a few […]

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Blarney Stone Cookies

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I’ve got green & Irish on the brain. Okay, okay … green is my favorite color so it’s on my brain all year round but Irish is in full swing for me, right now. I just love how significant holidays and cultural events are to our food […]

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Food Story: Jill & Heavenly Angel Food Cake

Today, I have a great food story & recipe for you from one of my newest foodie friends, Jill from Eating My Words. Jill is a writer, cook, obsessive canner, and novice bread baker. In addition to her own blog, Jill also writes for the Culinary Historians of Piedmont North Carolina & the food section […]

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Hot Chocolate Cookies with Cayenne

Happy National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day & Happy Valentine’s Day … Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries and is usually celebrated on February 14th in the United States. Originally, in honor of St. Valentine in Christian and Roman traditions, it has evolved into a time to celebrate romance and to offer small tokens of affection […]

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Food Story: Brendan & Irish Coffee Cake

Earlier this week, I mentioned that it was great to be able to get back to a regular blogging schedule after my knee surgery. Since today is Friday, we’re back to Food Story Fridays! In honor of National Irish Coffee Day, we have a great Irish food story … Brendan Cronin worked in hotels in Limerick […]

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