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Cosmic Brownies

Rich, fudgy Brownies topped with a wonderfully thick, chocoate ganache frosting. These are an amazing homemade copycat version of Little Debbies Cosmic Brownies!   Take a trip down memory lane with me: you are in elementary school, sitting in a big cafeteria. In front of you sits your lunch box, decorated with whatever cartoon character you happened to be in to at the time. As you open the box, you see a sandwich, an apple, maybe a bag of chips, and – yes! – a delicious little treat. You may see a different treat than me in that box,...

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Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Guaranteed to produce sweet dreams, this cake-inspired twist on strawberry shortcake nestles succulent strawberries between layers of a delicate buttermilk-infused cake and perfectly whipped cream. Forget seconds – your guests will want the whole thing! Everyone loves holidays, both for the gatherings of friends and family and for the food (honestly, it’s mostly the food 🙂 ). As a foodie, though, there are so many other special days on the calendar that justify cooking, and baking, and recipe experimenting! There’s practically a national month or day for all your favorite treats: National Chocolate Mousse Day in April, National Hot...

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Kentucky Butter Cake

This unique Kentucky Butter Cake is tender, moist and deliciously unique. The cake is soaked with a wonderful Butter Sauce then topped in an amazing Butter Glaze. I love baking cakes, and I love sharing my cakes with friends and relatives and, sometimes, total strangers. But not everyone feels the same way I do about heating up the oven and whipping up a yummy, homemade cake from scratch. I know lots of folks who cook all the time, but tend to shy away from baking cakes from scratch because they do not feel they can do better than a...

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Chile Relleno Casserole

If you like Chiles Rellenos, this easy to make casserole is for you! This dish has all the flavor of a Chile Relleno without all the mess and fuss.  I grew up in SoCal, which meant that absolutely scrumptious Mexican food—the authentic kind—was always readily available. That was a treat, let me tell you. I was a lucky kid. We ate at some of the greatest little Mexican food joints probablyonce a week. My mom used to make this chile rellenos casserole recipe that was one of my favorite dishes. In fact, this recipe was perhaps the most requested...

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Italian Christmas Cookies

Man, oh man… I love holiday baking. Seriously, November and December are months of pure heavenly bliss. If I could bottle the aroma of kitchens around the country in late fall and early winter, I would be a millionaire. Holiday baking is as good as it gets, and Christmas cookies are darn near the top of the list. As you’re planning your holiday baking festivities, give this recipe for Italian Christmas cookies a try. Traditionally called “anginette,” these cookies are absolutely yummy! (There are several other traditional names as well, like “sciamellis.”) You often find them flavored with anise...

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