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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {Kids Cook Monday}

November 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I know, here we are on the cusp of holiday baking season — the arrival of Gourmet’s annual cookie issue was better than Christmas to many a food blogger — and here I am with plain old chocolate chip cookies. But before the hustle and bustle of the holidays, why not enjoy a simple pleasure. [...]

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Tags: baking · cooking with kids · dessert · kids cook monday · recipe

Preserving Summer: Peach Gelato

August 21st, 2009 · 8 Comments

It’s peach season and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they hold out long enough for me to can some for winter. In the meantime, here’s the peach gelato that made me swoon, if I do say so myself. Ever wonder what the difference is between ice cream and gelato? Sherbet and sorbet? As far [...]

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Tags: at market · dairy · dessert · fruit · recipes

Banana Mini Cupcakes with Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting

February 6th, 2009 · 5 Comments

We were invited to a toddler pre-game playdate on Super Bowl Sunday and brought these mini cupcakes. The bananas added enough sweetness that I was able to reduce the sugar in the recipe by half; the frosting of course more than compensates for the not-too-sweet cake. I called it Nutella frosting, but I actually used [...]

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Tags: cooking with toddlers · dessert · recipes · sweets

Treats: Egg Nog Pancakes

January 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

On the eleventh day of Christmas … Woke up still feeling sick today and saw this recipe in my Twitter feed, from Sandy of Eat Real (follow her @eat_real) – perfect treat to brighten our morning. The toddler helped me mix the batter and then devoured quite a few of these wonderfully tasty and fluffy [...]

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Treats: Grandmom’s Snowball Cookies

January 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

On the ninth day of Christmas … … Grandmom D.’s Snowball Cookies. These are hardly unique, but it’s the only recipe I have passed down from my English grandmother, and it just wouldn’t be Christmas without them. The toddler was quite happy to help by sprinkling “sugar snow” on them.

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Tags: holiday