Simply Caramel and Chocolate Turnovers

A simple, easy to make dessert perfect for a party. Layers of crisp, golden, flaky phyllo surrounding luscious caramel and chocolate.  This month for Progressive Eats, our virtual progressive dinner, instead of dinner we’re having a virtual cocktail party. I signed up to bring dessert of course. When you’re eating dessert at a cocktail party, you… 

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Apple Crisp Sweet Roll Coffee Cakes

When you combine apple crisp with a sweet roll, you get a beautiful, delicious coffee cake that’s loaded with apples topped with a crumbly streusel topping piled high on a tender, buttery sweet roll. For today’s post, I’ve teamed up with Red Star Yeast and Stop Hunger Now and am participating in Baking the World a Better Place…. 

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars are rich and decadent. A fudgy pumpkin chocolate chip base is topped with a creamy cheesecake layer studded with more chocolate chips. When I’m craving a brownie and no one’s home to help me eat them, I go through the drive through at Kneaders Bakery and buy just one… 

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Funeral Potatoes – A Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Funeral potatoes are the perfect comfort food – a hot,  creamy, cheesy, delicious, hash brown casserole with a crispy, salty topping that feeds a crowd.  I was recently asked to bring funeral potatoes to a luncheon for a sweet family in my neighborhood after a beautiful service for their loved one. A few days after the luncheon… 

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Rotini Pasta in a Creamy Butternut Sauce with Chicken Sausage and Baby Spinach

Curly Rotini pasta in a lower-in-fat, higher-in-nutrition creamy pasta sauce made with butternut squash sauce instead of cream. I was messaging with Lori, Recipe Girl, about low calorie recipes and she recommended that I visit Skinnytaste. On Skinnytaste, Gina shares lower calorie, healthy, low fat, family-friendly recipes. Her Pasta with Butternut Squash recipe caught my… 

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$100 Cake – Chocolate Mayonnaise Bundt Cake

A rich, chocolaty, moist, easy-to-make, one bowl chocolate cake made with mayonnaise instead of butter and eggs.  My grandma was a sweet, quiet lady, who loved to collect recipes. She passed away decades ago, but we still have her recipe collection, and tucked in with her other favorite saved recipes was a recipe for a $100 cake…. 

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Fall iPad Mini Giveaway

One of my favorite tools in the kitchen is my iPad. I put my iPad on a stand and use it to pull up my recipes from Barbara Bakes and Pressure Cooking Today to make dinner or dessert for my family. That way, I don’t have to worry about remembering the recipes, and I don’t have to print… 

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Baked Nutella Turnovers

Layers and layers of phyllo dough wrapped around a sweet, creamy, chocolaty Nutella cream cheese filling baked until it’s crispy, flaky, and golden brown then served with sliced strawberries and bananas, drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with powdered sugar.  Last year I attend the Texas State Fair as a guest of the Texas State Tourism… 

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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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