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Chocolate Chip & Walnut Banana Muffins

On Friday, there was a sign next to a plate of overripe bananas that said, “For Banana Bread” on it. I wasn’t sure if it was a suggestion, or a claim, so I added my own post-it saying if someone was looking for offers that I could take care of it, and the original writer found […]

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Trix Bars

The fact that I never posted these back when I was doing my whole cereal bar experiment shouldn’t surprise me, because my brain is on another planet these days, so here’s another (fantastic-tasting) cereal you should give a go with some melted marshmallow and butter. Like I said, I made these last summer back when […]

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S’more Pudding Pie, please

So this was supposed to post on Presidents Day, but I guess it didn’t! Per usual these days, here in southern California anyway, it is February and the temperature is a crisp 80 degrees. That being said, I didn’t want to turn on my oven last week to make dessert! Fortunately, I have a solid, […]

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Candied Pecans

I was hoping to squeeze in some more holiday recipes before, you know, the holidays… So here’s another one! I’ve always wanted to try these, and today seemed to be the day. I’m having dinner with some friends and I offered to bring a salad, and I got it in my mind to do a […]

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Swirly Twirly Sugar Cookies

A friend sent me this recipe and, as she’s responsible for a number of the killer sweets you’ll find on this site, of course I was going to try it. And how pretty are these cookies? Who can resist? They reminded me immediately of the movie Elf. All I kept thinking when looking at them […]

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Peach Pie

My friends and I were doing dinner and a movie one night, Parenthood, back during stone fruit season so I’m sorry this is super late, and I wanted to make a dessert that went with meatloaf. The hostess suggested a peach pie, so here we are. I decided to use the basic recipe I used […]

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Reese’s Puffs Bars

I made another cereal bar, I know you’re shocked! This particular experiment involved Reese’s Puffs Cereal. I wanted to enhance them, a la the s’more bars, so I added a drizzle of peanut butter and chocolate over the top. Yummers. Now, I will admit, these weren’t my favorite because the cereal didn’t have as much crunch […]

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bars

So in my never-ending quest to see how different cereals work within the parameters of a Rice Krispie Treat recipe, I decided to try out some Cinnamon Toast Crunch. (Previously I’ve experimented with Fruity Pebbles and Golden Grahams.) These were pretty bombtastic, as some people say. I wanted to enhance the cinnamon and french-toasty flavors, […]

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Vanilla Pastry Cream

I don’t know when or how I got into my head that I wanted to make pastry cream, but I did. Probably because it’s summer, and a fruit tart sounds so nice this time of year. Of course, I didn’t actually have the patience to bake a tart crust, but that’s neither here nor there. There’s […]

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S’more Bars

As I promised in my post about Fruity Pebble Treats, I wanted to play around with different cereals to make different kinds of bars. One day, the idea for a S’more bar hit me, so I experimented. I used the basic recipe you’d use for the other treats, but added a little bit extra for […]

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