Finally! A Brownie Recipe That I Love!

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I'm 37 years old. I've been baking solo for about 30 years....since I could pull a barstool up to the counter and get permission to use the oven. Baking is my thing. I could bake all the live-long day. Cookies, pies, cakes of all kinds....no problem. But when it came to brownies, I never found a recipe that I loved. They were all dry, crunchy, or bland. I wanted soft, fudgy, chewy, make-your-tummy-hurt-because-you-ate-too-many-with-too-much-milk brownies. So I used storebought … [Read more...]

Nanny’s Brown Sugar Cookies

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Meet Nanny and Daddoo, my great-grandparents. Daddoo had a mind like a steel trap, could tell stories like you wouldn't believe, and was always up for a good laugh. Nanny had a soft, gentle voice and skin like velvet. She always smelled like dusting powder and hugged like nobody's business. (Man, I wish that photo weren't so damaged.) I have a cookbook with a few of her recipes in it. It's one of those small town, fundraising cookbooks. If you know them, you love … [Read more...]

Pecan Tacos with Poblano Sour Cream

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YUM! I mean...uh...hi. I need to share something with you. It's kind of a recipe and kind of just a meal idea. Take it and do with it what you will. It all started at a cute little downtown restaurant when I had a delicious salad that included spicy pecans. The entire salad was amazing, but I was left craving those pecans for weeks and weeks. I contacted the owner of said restaurant and she told me the secret was just taco seasoning! Of course, I made my own batch of these spicy pecans … [Read more...]

Japanese Fried Quinoa — Tastes Just Like Fried Rice

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Hi there! Long time, no post. Just wanted to hop on here long enough to share a yummy recipe that my family loves.  It's basically Japanese fried rice--minus the rice.  In our efforts to eat a little healthier these days, I've been using quinoa in anything I can and this recipe is no exception.  It's nothing groundbreaking, but definitely an easy, yummy meal that suits just about anyone. We (especially my son and I) love the fried rice at our local Hibachi grill.  This comes so close to … [Read more...]