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Creating sauce from fruit is so delicious and perfectly simple. It’s the perfect way to welcome summer into our kitchens. You can add it to ice cream, shortcake, pancakes, french toast, angel food cake, biscuits, oatmeal or just lick it directly off the spoon. It’s so simple, I’m not even going to make a recipe […]

my own recipes, sweets

April 24, 2019

strawberry sauce

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First of all, the filling for French Silk Pie is gluten free, isn’t that wonderful news? But crust, that usually has gluten in it. I decided to alter this recipe to make it gluten free and let me tell you something…it’s not just gluten free, it’s AMAZING, delicious, full of flavor and a fine holder […]

gluten free, gold star recipes, sweets

April 19, 2019

Gluten Free French Silk Pie

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My Dad’s favorite cake in the world is carrot cake. He doesn’t feel strongly about a lot of things but good carrot cake, he feels strongly about carrot cake. Last year, we attended the Madrigal Dinner at the high school. The whole environment, the entertainment and the food was spectacular. They served carrot cake. My […]

gold star recipes, sweets

April 16, 2019

Carrot Cake Roll

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This recipe…THIS RECIPE…it delights me in so many ways… First, these muffins are scrumptious. No other word could describe them better. The kids? They adore them. They beg for them. They cry for them. They clean their rooms for them. Secondly, these are so easy to make. No mixer! Quick prep time. Easy clean up. […]

muffins, my own recipes, sweets

April 12, 2019

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Guys, I named this recipe “Potluck Brownies” because if you are going to a Potluck, this recipe will win. Is Potluck capitalized? Let me know. Not like “I WON THE WHOLE POTLUCK!” and you get a trophy for the win, although, I kinda think you would win that trophy with this recipe, but I chose […]

gold star recipes, home life, sweets

March 22, 2019

Potluck Brownies

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I’ve decided to share a bonus recipe with you this week, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. So, drop everything that you’re doing right now and run to the store. Don’t forget to wear shoes. Oh and grab your driver’s license, too. Because this cake is made with dark beer. This recipe is one of those […]

gold star recipes, sweets

March 16, 2019

Chocolate Stout Cake

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Once upon a time, cake and shortbread had a child and named her scone. She was not too sweet, but not bland, a little crumbly but perfectly perfect with a cup of coffee. Eventually, her family grew. Orange scones, lemon scones, chocolate chip scones, pecan scones, they were a happy bunch. And then last week, […]

home life, my own recipes, sweets

March 15, 2019

Simple Maple Walnut Scones

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This is a recipe I created that is loved by everyone in this house. Maybe…too much. (glares at myself in a mirror.) It’s created with brown butter. If you aren’t sure what brown butter is or how to make it, well, click here. This cookie is tricky because it’s darker in color, so don’t under […]

cookies, my own recipes, sweets

March 9, 2019

Dark and Moody Chocolate Chip Cookies