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Vanilla & Brown Sugar Breakfast Polenta

Growing up in an Italian family, it goes without saying that this was not the first time I had polenta. This was, however, the first time that I had...

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Better-than-Brownies Chocolate Cookies

The title essentially says it all. Having trouble deciding between making cookies or making brownies? Your problem is now solved – bake these beauties up and you get the...

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Anise-Almond Biscotti

Biscotti are as familiar to me as chocolate chip cookies are to most children. Growing up in an Italian family and spending a lot of time at my grandma’s...

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Tin Roof Ice Cream

Imagine the most perfect vanilla ice cream. Now layer it with a rich fudge sauce. Then mix in chocolate covered peanuts. Now stop imagining and go make this Tin...

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Volume vs. Weight in Baking: Why you should weigh your ingredients

I grew up learning how to measure dry ingredients the way I’m sure just about everyone else did – scoop and level. Scoop the measuring cup into the flour,...

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Chunky Pecan Pie Bars

Although I haven’t made these bars in a long time, they hold a special place in my heart. They were the very first thing I ever baked on my...

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

These cookies are my weekly installment of baking up the cookies you said were your favorites in my cookie cookbook giveaway. I’m still baking my way through the top...

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