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Perfect Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

A perfect oatmeal cookie with a soft, chewy middle and a crisp golden brown bottom and edges. For the raisin haters out there, I added chocolate chips, but feel free to substitute raisins if you think a perfect oatmeal cookie should have raisins. I recently attended a wonderful tasting dinner at the new Brass Tag restaurant… 

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The Science Behind Baking

I’ve always been fascinated by the science behind baking. So when Shari’s Berries sent me a link to their Science of Baking Infographic, I couldn’t resist checking it out, and decided it would be fun to share it with you. The graphic is a little bit long, but be sure and make it all the way down… 

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Three Cheese Garlic Bread

A restaurant style cheesy garlic bread that’s ooey, gooey, rich and creamy, and crisp and crunchy. A fabulous side dish for whatever you’re grilling or your next Italian meal. This month’s theme for Progressive Eats, our virtual progressive dinner, is a Summer Barbecue hosted by Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake. It’s a delicious end… 

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Quick Black Bean and Green Chili Tostadas

These black bean and green chili tostadas are quick, and easy to make at home, which will give you more time to spend with those you love.  Kroger, Smith’s in my neck of the woods, sent me a fun Movie Night package with Redbox rentals, movie candy, and their new PeakFection™ guacamole and salsa. Their… 

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Bar Cookies with Dried Cherries and M&Ms

Thick, rich, chewy bar cookies bursting with delicious add-ins — oatmeal, dried cherries, chocolate chips, coconut, and plain M&Ms.  Recently, we went out to dinner with our wonderful backdoor neighbors. While we were waiting for our meals to arrive, they asked about my blog, what I was baking, and told me how much they enjoy the treats I… 

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Pasta Carbonara

Spaghetti in a rich, creamy sauce made from beaten eggs, freshly grated cheese, and chopped bacon. It’s a simple, quick, easy-to-make meal, but luscious and sophisticated all at the same time. In downtown Salt Lake City there’s a restaurant, The Copper Onion, that makes the best Pasta Carbonara I’ve ever eaten. Since I don’t make… 

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread Bites

Zucchini bread made with silky smooth Dove dark chocolate, baked in little bite size servings and glaze with more luscious dark chocolate. A rich, decadent way to eat your veggies.  This is the last of three recipes that I created for DOVE Chocolate this summer using Dove Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate.  If you missed the first two recipes, Easy Brownie Cake Pops and Chocolate… 

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From Freezer to Crock to Table ebook Giveaway

If you love cooking in your slow cooker, this post is for you. My friend and fellow Utah food blogger, Karen from 365 Days of Slow Cooking, is selling a new eBook that will help you get dinner on the table in a flash. There are 10 slow cooker recipes and each one is made twice,… 

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Bananas La Maison

Sweet sliced bananas bathed in heavy cream and dressed up with brown sugar and toasted hazelnuts.  When I wrote my Oregon RV Trip post a couple weeks ago, I mentioned a little restaurant in Newport, Oregon where we ate breakfast one morning, La Maison. Before they bring you your breakfast order, they serve you a custard cup filled with bananas and… 

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Strawberry Cheesecake Pots

Rich, creamy no-bake cheesecake that comes together in a flash in your blender or food processor. The cheesecake is blended with juicy strawberries then layered on toasted graham cracker crumbs, topped with more juicy strawberries, and a dollop of whipped cream with a strawberry on top.  Today is National Cheesecake Day! I’ve joined together with… 

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