Monthly Archives: May 2011

RED, WHITE & BLUE Cupcakes

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As much as I am thrilled by the wealth of information available with the press of a button, sometimes I am frustrated.  I often have many “unique” creative ideas floating in my head and before I get the chance to … Continue reading

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My FAVORITE vanilla cake aka “HEAVENLY White Cake”

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I learned a lesson today that I hope finally sinks in~ I keep finding, making, and trying “new” recipes on-line, looking to improve recipes that I already LOVE. I have been disappointed time & time again. Not that the recipes … Continue reading

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Snickerdoodles (fun to say ~ yummy to eat)

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My grandma used to make snickerdoodle cookies, so making them reminds me of her.  Making them also reminds me of when my husband and I were dating once upon a time…..of a young 20-something delivering an irridescent light blue Hallmark … Continue reading

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No-Melt Ice Cream Sundaes

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My 5th grade daughter requested 1 dozen flooded sugar cookies for a lunch recess picnic with her friends TOMORROW – the thing with royal icing flooded cookies is DRYING time. She felt bad because she had told everyone she would … Continue reading

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“Eleanor’s Secret” (recipe)

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My recipe card is dated Dec. 1990… Have I really been making these for over 20 years? Actually, I’ve been making this recipe slightly longer than that. When I was in college, my mom would mail me recipe cards from … Continue reading

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Homemade PopTart*-like snacks (Kelloggs makes the real PopTarts)

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I came across a blog post about making pop-tarts and I’m not sure what intrigued me about it – perhaps it was the “crust” and I was motivated to make it because my 3 younger children, especially the 2 youngest always … Continue reading

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