My Favorite Cookie: Congo Bars

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If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I’m a baker at heart. Don’t let this ol’ blog title fool you. I cook; I make dinner every night; but I’m nothing without my beloved butter, sugar, flour, and eggs. Lonely and lost without chocolate. This recipe is the one that…

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Blueberry Crumb Bars

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Sometimes I meet people who say they don’t “live to eat” they “eat to live” Sometimes I envy these people. Because then maybe I wouldn’t think about food in the same infatuated, wish-I-could-breathe-you, way I thought about Daniel when we first fell in love. Sometimes I’m out with people who simply forget to eat, who…

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My Favorite Meatballs

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And trust me, I’ve had many a meatball. The thing about these ones, though? …Sorry, I just need to grab that megaphone of mine. I’ll be juuuust a minute…Ahem. Ahem. Check. Check 1, 1-2, 1-2-3. There we go- THEY’RE OUTSTANDING. They are as tender as tender knows to be. They’re soft centered and spiced with…

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The Very Best: White and Yellow Cakes

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I’m a cake connoisseur. Really, I am. Ask anyone. I can detect the subtlest of differences in flavor, the openness of the crumb, even the order wet and dry ingredients were mixed. When I first got into baking, I approached it as I would any worldly venture: blindly and dangerously. I stayed up late scanning…

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Petite Lasagnas: Take 2

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I’m revisiting my most popular post of all time: Petite Lasagnas. They caught fire in November 2010 and even now, six months later, I still hear from readers who love them. I say we celebrate those lasagna onesies with a throwback post. Shall we? ……………… One morning, years ago, as I was driving my youngest…

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What I miss from 135lbs ago…Part 3

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Read part 1 here and part 2 here What’s the moral here? What’s the matter with missing 135lbs? With letting every one of them go completely and asking, gently, that they never come back? It’s not you, it’s me. The matter is that, fat or thin, big or bitty, I’ll always be both. No, I…

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