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These muffins are the bomb. Seriously. If you like apple, like pumpkin, and like having something baked for breakfast these muffins are a dieter’s best friend. I really thought I wouldn’t be allowed baked goods on a diet. I suppose it was so many years of Atkin’s style protein based diets that made me secretly […]

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  So I’ve been on this alli diet plan for a little over a month and one of the things I’ve been most pleased with is all the wonderful baked goods I get to eat. There are muffins (wait until we get to the muffins!) and breads and all sorts of breakfast treats that I […]

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I’ll be honest, I have no idea what a cobbler really is. It seems that there are a whole bunch of similar types of desserts called cobblers, buckles, brown Bettys, crumbles, crisps, and grunts. The common thread seems to be some sort of cake bottom, fruit middle, and crumble topping. I made my own out […]

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I have fallen madly in love. With a blogger. Her name is Allie Brosh from Hyperbole and a Half. I love her. But mine is a tragic kind of love because I’m already happily married and I don’t think I’ll ever even actually meet her. But I love her. A lot.

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To say that this was a project would be something of an understatement. And, I’ll be honest with you, I’m not sure I would do it again… at least not like the way I did this time. See, my kids finished at school this past June and they are moving on to a new school […]

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I’m not sure if people who have never lived in New York City really get coffee cake. Maybe I’m biased, and therefore totally wrong. But there is something really special about the coffee cakes I’ve seen there, especially in the ratio of crumb to cake. Maybe Texas knows how to do this too and I […]

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I have no reasonable or justifiable explanation for why I made these. There was no event or occasion or even forethought. The simple truth is that I bought a huge vat of strawberries and hadn’t used them all up. Time was running out on them and something needed to be done.

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You may be wondering what the point of this post is… I can tell you only one thing…

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Coconut Cake

I was recently in a Cuban restaurant in NYC and there on the counter was a white, tall, fluffy coconut cake. I wanted it bad. Given my aversion to refined sugar I couldn’t order it, but it got me thinking about the bag of unsweetened coconut, cans of coconut milk, bottle of coconut extract, and […]

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Passover is over now so everyone can return to using chametz (the grains forbidden during Passover). Now that everyone can use AP flour again we get to find a fun way of using up that leftover charoset.

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