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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Key Lime Pound Cake

A sweet, moist, dense key lime pound cake drizzled with a tart key lime glaze. A delicious Southern twist to a traditional pound cake. Today’s post is my first post as part of a virtual progressive dinner. Every month on the last Tuesday of the month, I’ll join with a eleven other great food bloggers and participate… 

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Chocolate Covered Key Lime Cheesecake Bites

Tart, smooth and creamy lime cheesecake squares with a sweet, crumbly graham cracker crust covered in silky smooth dark chocolate. Perfect to serve at your next summer get-together with family & friends. There’s a little Key Lime Shoppe in Key West, Florida that sells Chocolate-Dipped Key Lime Pie on a stick. It’s a heavenly treat,… 

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Cherry Almond Streusel Coffee Cake

Tender, moist almond coffee cake loaded with fresh cherries crowned with a crunchy, sweet crumb topping and drizzled with a sweet almond glaze. A delicious way to enjoy those gorgeous cherries that are only at the market for a short time. I bought a bag of dark, red, juicy Utah cherries at the supermarket, but my family was… 

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Easy Brownie Cake Pops

Summer is a time for get-togethers with family & friends – barbeques, picnics, festivals & camping. This year, put a twist on your summertime classic with Silky Smooth DOVE® Dark Chocolate. I’ve teamed up with DOVE Chocolate again this summer to create three fun summertime treats using DOVE Silky Smooth Dark Chocolates. For this first… 

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The Best Whole Wheat Waffles Ever

A better-for-you whole wheat waffle that is crisp, light and airy, and it’s also almost as easy to make as using a mix. Today’s recipe comes from a wonderful new cookbook that just hit shelves last week Eat Fresh: Quick and Easy Meals from Chef Tom Woodbury. Many of you may know Chef Tom from his segments… 

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Easy Grilled Lemon Pepper Pork Chops

A perfectly grilled boneless pork chop seasoned simply with lemon pepper, lemon juice and olive oil. A quick and easy to make summer barbecue recipe that you’ll want to make all year round. Often in the summer life is so busy that it’s nice to have an easy, go-to recipe that you know every one will love. One… 

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Oregon RV Trip

I want to give another big thank you to Carol and Wendy for guest posting for me while I was on vacation the last couple of weeks. I hope you’ll check out the recipes they shared if you haven’t had a chance yet. My husband and I bought a new-to-us motorhome this year, and decided for our… 

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101 Gourmet Ice Cream Creations

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream From 101 Gourmet Ice Cream Creations

Today’s post is a guest post  by Wendy Paul. Wendy is the author of the 101 Gourmet Series and has a new book in the series 101 Gourmet Ice Cream Creations. She can usually be found baking something in her kitchen, or spending time with her family. Take it away Wendy: ~~  ♥ ~~  I scream,… 

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