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One Bowl Zucchini Bread

One Bowl Zucchini Bread

Zucchini is one of the fastest-growing vegetables you can plant in your garden – or, at least, it certainly seems like it at times! My zucchini plants start producing beautiful zucchinis early in the season and hang in there for months. I appreciate the bounty, but it can be difficult to keep up with the crop. One of my go-to recipes during zucchini season is ... Read More »

How to Make a Single Serving Rice Krispy Treat

Rice Krispy Treat for Two

Packaged rice krispy cereal treats are no where near as delicious as homemade rice krispy treats. They don’t have the same hint of butter to them, and the rice cereal is never quite as crispy. The packaged cereal treats are extremely convenient, however, and the fact that they are packaged in single-serving sizes has made them a great option for cereal bar fans who don’t ... Read More »

Vanilla Bean Cornmeal Slice and Bake Cookies

Vanilla Bean Cornmeal Cookies

I always have a couple of logs of slice and bake cookie dough in my freezer. They keep well for months (as long as you wrap them tightly and store them in an airtight bag or other container) and they are ready to bake at a moment’s notice. Since the cookies are so uniform in size, they can be used to make ice cream sandwiches ... Read More »

Chocolate Cinnamon Chess Pie

Chocolate Cinnamon Chess Pie

Chess pie is a classic Southern custard pie. The filling is made with a mixture of eggs, butter and sugar, usually with a bit of cornmeal added to it. The ingredients in the filling vary from pie to pie, but chess pies are usually a bit denser and richer than some other custard pies that use a lot more dairy in the base. Chess pies ... Read More »

Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes

Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes

Salty, smoky bacon can add a lot of savory flavor to a dish, whether you are tossing a few crispy bacon bits into your salad or wrapping a whole pork tenderloin in thick pieces. Bacon can even be added to sweet dishes and baked goods to add some salty-sweet contrast. These Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes are a delicious way to bring a little bit of bacon ... Read More »

Mocha Coconut Bread

Mocha Coconut Bread

My local Starbucks has a Mocha Coconut Frappuccino on the menu as one of their summer blended drinks. The frappuccino is a combination of coffee, chocolate and coconut and – for a coconut-lover like me – it is a very good combination. I don’t want an icy frozen coffee drink every day, however, so I played around with these flavors myself to create a Mocha ... Read More »

How to Make Homemade Ketchup

How to Make Homemade Ketchup

You probably have a variety of condiments in your refrigerator right now. At the very least, there are probably a few jars of mustard, a few bottles of sriracha or other hot sauces and some ketchup. Condiments like these are not items that we usually think of making from scratch, but it is possible to make each and every one of them – and the ... Read More »

No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint chocolate chip has been one of my favorite ice cream flavors since I was a child. I will admit that I have many more favorite flavors than I did back then, but mint chocolate chip is still in the top ten. I like the way that the mint flavor adds a refreshing not to the ice cream, making it seem even more cooling as ... Read More »

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