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Blueberry Pie Bars Recipe

For someone who loves pretty much all things blueberry, it is surprising that I have never had blueberry pie.  I guess I would have made it by now if the price of blueberries weren’t so prohibitive.  It is one of the most expensive fruits, and now, with its reputation for being a superfood, its price […]

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French Lace Cookies

I’ve mentioned previously how my parents, especially my mom, are adverse to butter.  I think every time the word “butter” is mentioned, my mom envisions narrowing, clogged arteries.  So it was a big surprise to me when I discovered my mom had purchased a tub of Laceys cookies from Costco for the late night munchies. […]

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Apple Pie Recipe

My mom has never been much of a fan of sweets.  Part of the reason is because she does not care for all the fat, in particular, butter, normally used in baking.  But once a year during the holidays, she will allow herself to indulge in pie, especially apple pie, which is her favorite.  I […]

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Peanut Butter Crisp Rice Cereal Treats

One of my favorite flavors when it comes to baked goods is peanut butter, so when I came across a recipe for peanut butter rice cereal treats in a magazine I have had for years, I tried it out, and it has become of my go-to recipes when I want to make a sweet treat […]

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Top Tips to Become a Better Baker

This is the time of year bakers look forward to, especially given all the holiday gatherings and get-togethers.  We like to show our appreciation to those we love and care about us with our baked treats. Even if you don’t consider yourself a baker, you may find there are certain times when you are asked […]

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Gluten-Free Baking: Coconut Mochi

Coconut is one of those things you either love or hate.  My mom is definitely in the coconut lover camp. She loves all sweet things with coconut.  (I say “sweet things” because she doesn’t really like coconut in savory dishes, like Thai curries).  She loves coconut the way many people love chocolate. I, on the […]

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Baking with Coconut Oil: Zucchini Bread

When it comes to sweets, it seems that I got all the sweet genes in my family to make up for everyone else’s lack of a sweet tooth.  I not only love sweets, I love baking and giving baked treats away as gifts.  Now don’t get me wrong; I do get to taste my creations […]

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Gluten-Free Dessert Recipe: Custard Mochi

One of my favorite Asian desserts is dan tat, small egg custard tarts that you can get at any Chinese bakery.  I didn’t always like them when I was little because of the eggy filling, but as I got older, I grew to love them.  I especially love the ones in which the custard is […]

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Peach Filled Mochi

I am a cookbook collector and reader.  I love reading them and cooking from them.  I also have a small collection of cooking magazines, and I also collect recipes off the internet and place them on my Pin board for future reference.  So it goes without saying that over the course of many years, I […]

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Easy Peanut Butter and Jam Cookie Bars

As a home baker, I love to bake from scratch. But every once in awhile, I like to take a short cut. Recently I came across a chocolate, peanut butter and jam cookie recipe while browsing on Pinterest. The original recipe called for the addition of semisweet chocolate chips, but I omitted them because I […]

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