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Dutch Cocoa Cookies

Dutch Cocoa Cookies

Since I was a kid, I’ve been a fan of “copycat” recipes. My favorite coleslaw is a direct ripoff of a KFC copycat recipe I found 20 years ago in a copycat recipe book, in which you could find a method to recreate a Big […]

Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies

I got married in October. My husband, Vin, is pretty awesome. He edits all of the pictures for this site. He rubs my back and makes me laugh. He gives the best hugs and he does great impressions of various characters. He is my person […]

Cornflake Crunch Cookies

Cornflake Crunch Cookies

These cookies. THESE cookies!!! They are buttery, nutty, crunchy, sweet, salty. The texture just melts in your mouth. These Cornflake Crunch Cookies are surprising, simple, and are a definite addition to my Christmas cookie arsenal. Adding in crushed cornflakes seems odd, but they give it […]

Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

I am a strong believer that good things can be improved by adding other good things to them. Throw some bacon on your mac and cheese. Crunch some potato chips on your sandwich. Put some bananas in your cereal. So, going with that theory, I […]

Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies

Since the moment I met him, I knew that my brother-in-law, Nate, was my sister’s soul mate. He keeps her laughing with endless jokes and puns, he’s a wonderful father, and he’s always supportive of Carin and of me and the rest of our family. […]

Sausage Polenta Pie

Sausage Polenta Pie

I have problems with cooking large quantities of food. I often begin making something and move to a larger pot. And then to an even larger pot. I’ve been trying to rein myself in, but I always like the idea of having leftovers to freeze. […]

Savory Spinach and Cheese Squares

Savory Spinach and Cheese Squares

Nothing is harder when you’re trying to eat healthy than going to a party or barbecue. There are dips and chips and cheese and crackers and everything else you shouldn’t be eating. Sometimes I like to bring something that tastes good to everyone, without them […]

Amazing Tamale Pie

Amazing Tamale Pie

I hate dieting. I try to keep healthy, but the pounds creep up on me and I find myself struggling into my jeans and feeling sluggish. So, in preparation for my wedding, I started Weight Watchers. I have done Weight Watchers in the past. When […]

Perfect Brownies

Perfect Brownies

I’m obviously a serious brownie lover. There is just something about that gooey, cakey, chewy, crispy texture that I love. I used to swear by Ruth Reichl’s Art Park Brownies, but they were actually too rich and fudgy not to mention they were insanely labor intensive. The […]

Finnish Blueberry Pie

Finnish Blueberry Pie

It’s hard to say why you pick a recipe. Sometimes, someone asks you to make a specific thing, because they’re craving it or they had something like it at a restaurant. Sometimes, it’s something you’ve had before and want to find a better way to […]


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Dutch Cocoa Cookies

Dutch Cocoa Cookies

Since I was a kid, I’ve been a fan of “copycat” recipes. My favorite coleslaw is a direct ripoff of a KFC copycat recipe I found 20 years ago in a copycat recipe book, in which you could find a method to recreate a Big […]

Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies

I got married in October. My husband, Vin, is pretty awesome. He edits all of the pictures for this site. He rubs my back and makes me laugh. He gives the best hugs and he does great impressions of various characters. He is my person […]

Cornflake Crunch Cookies

Cornflake Crunch Cookies

These cookies. THESE cookies!!! They are buttery, nutty, crunchy, sweet, salty. The texture just melts in your mouth. These Cornflake Crunch Cookies are surprising, simple, and are a definite addition to my Christmas cookie arsenal. Adding in crushed cornflakes seems odd, but they give it […]