Category Archives: Cookies & Bars

Butterscotch brownies–candy or cookie?

I’m married to a chocoholic.  He’ll eat anything if its chocolate. I like chocolate, but…I’m a lot pickier than he is, as well as there are times when I want a sweet that is anything but chocolate. For some reason, … Continue reading

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Baking with Grandma

I’m a grandma. Of course, since I am a grandma, that means I have a perfectly adorable and very special grandchild, which means in my case, a beautiful little girl.  She’s almost three, and of course, she’s as special in … Continue reading

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Something delicious-sopapilla cheesecake

Sopapillas (pronounced like “soap-uh-pee-yuh”) are normally a fried pastry, made with the same dough that is used for tortillas or frybread.  It’s rolled thin, cut into rectangles, and deep fried where it puffs up to a hollow ready-to-fill piece of … Continue reading

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Pillsbury Key Lime Premium Cookie Mix–a review

I bought a box of Pillsbury Key Lime Premium Cookie Mix.  It was an accident, really.  I thought it was a lime cake mix.  I made them today finally, mostly to just get it off of the shelf where it … Continue reading

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Chocolate News?

I’m sure you are wondering what kind of news there possibly could be about chocolate.  Maybe a recall?  Some new horrible consequence for eating it?  Maybe some new benefit from eating it? It’s a bit different than that.  None of … Continue reading

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Love chocolate?

Shhhhhh, don’t tell anyone! I’ve been writing this blog for a long time now, and have been writing about food and recipes even longer.  Sooo….it was a  natural evolution to take it up a notch.  So guess what is in … Continue reading

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Oreos versus chocolate refrigerator cookies

I have a confession.  I’m terribly ashamed, but it simply has to come out. I love Oreo cookies, but I absolutely despise the filling. It’s true, I was that weird kid who twisted them open and peeled out the filling. … Continue reading

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Paula Deen’s Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake gets “Gia-fied”!

I am married to a devout chocolaholic.  He loves chocolate.  He will do anything for more chocolate. It’s also spring time, and the honey-do list is very long this time of year too.  There are a lot of things I … Continue reading

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Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey butter cakes are supposed to have originated in St. Louis, which is a long ways up the Mississippi from the Gulf Coast.  That doesn’t mean that coastal dwellers can’t appreciate a good recipe though! Gooey butter cakes are resemble … Continue reading

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No bake Christmas treats

Not everyone has an oven, the time to bake, or even the basic skills to bake.  That doesn’t mean that there is no options available for making a Christmas treat, whether to take or serve at home.  One fun option … Continue reading

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