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Harvest Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

Harvest Carrot and Zucchini Muffins

I made these Harvest Carrot and Zucchini Muffins to use up the last of the zucchini that was lurking in my fridge. Zucchini is one of those vegetables that grows quickly and easily during the warm summer months and, if you happen to put one plant in your garden, you’ll soon have more zucchini than you know what to do with. I usually make a ... Read More »

Chai Spice Apple Crisp

Chai Spice Apple Crumble

I find that I use a lot more spice in my baking during the fall and winter months. This is partly because spices are so warming, and partly because you don’t quite get that same variety of fresh fruits that you do during the summer and spices are a good alternative when it comes to mixing up the flavors in a recipe. I like to ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Blondies

Halloween Snickerdoodle Blondies

I strongly associate flavors like cinnamon, ginger and cloves with the fall because they are the main ingredients in pumpkin pie spice, which features in a lot of my recipes around this time of year. And I’m not the only one who uses those flavors more in the fall than other times of the year. Starbucks makes a Pumpkin Spice Latte and Mars even makes ... Read More »

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

Oatmeal Lace Cookies

These Oatmeal Lace Cookies are one of my favorite cookies to bake when I want to snack on a cookie that is very light and not too filling. They get their name from the fact that they are very delicate and thin, with small holes appearing on the surface of the cookie that you can just about see through – just like lace. Despite their ... Read More »

Spiced Chocolate Biscotti

Mexican Spice Biscotti

I love having biscotti with my coffee. The hard, crunchy cookies are perfect for dipping in a hot cup of coffee or a latte, and they usually come in flavors that are very complimentary to coffee, as well. I like to make my own biscotti, of course, but I also pick them up when I am out having coffee at a coffee shop. I have ... Read More »

Cinnamon Layer Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Fresh Cinnamon Cake

Cinnamon is a delicious spice that, like vanilla, is often used in conjunction with other flavors and rarely gets the spotlight all to itself. It is paired with ginger, cloves and spices to make flavorful spice blends, and combined with oatmeal and nuts to enhance their nutty qualities. In this Cinnamon Layer Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting, cinnamon really takes center stage on its ... Read More »

Microwave Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten Chocolate Microwave Cake

It was more than 5 years ago when I tried my first Microwave Chocolate Cake. That cake was slightly spongy, but it was easy to make and delivered a warm chocolate cake for one in just about 3 minutes. Microwave cakes that are “baked” in mugs have remained popular, as the lure of a very fast chocolate cake is hard to resist. I mostly gave ... Read More »

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Espresso Chocolate Cookies

Coffee and chocolate are a great combination, and small amounts of coffee appear in recipes for all kinds of chocolate desserts. Coffee is used to bring out some of the darker, roastier notes in chocolate and make chocolate desserts taste even richer. As a coffee fan, sometimes I want coffee to share the spotlight a little bit. These Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies have a good ... Read More »

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