S’mores Cookies

s'mores cookies with marshmallows and chocolate chips

The original concept for these s’mores cookies was something Chef Baby came up with called “vanilla explosion cookies”, which involved lots of vanilla extract plus vanilla chips. But then I told him vanilla chips do not exist (although white chocolate chips are kind of like vanilla chips, but white chocolate chips are terrible in my…

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Sweet Peach Cornbread Cake

Sweet peach cornbread cake. For lovers of cake and lovers of sweet cornbread, this cornbread cake is a hit

This sweet peach cornbread cake recipe started out as a peach upside down cake recipe but as I was eating that cake, it occurred to me that a sweet cornbread cake was something I had never had and wanted to try very badly. So before my first cake had even cooled, I was on to…

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Salty Cashew-Coconut Cookies

I wanted a cookie that reminded me of a PayDay bar because those are one of the best candy bars ever invented. And in fact you could probably use roasted salted peanuts here in this recipe just fine but I haven’t tried it because I’m a FANCY GIRL NOW and my peanuts are cashews. (Actually,…

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Homemade Crackers Recipe

Simple, easy cracker recipe made with whole wheat flour, sesame seeds. This cracker recipe has only 5 ingredients and tastes very similar to ak-mak brand sesame crackers! Add fennel seed, caraway seed, cumin or celery seeds to customize your healthy homemade crackers

The first time I made my own crackers, my friend Chase came over and saw that I had made my own crackers and he said, “Don’t you know you can just buy crackers?” and every one laughed like it was funny but inside, it really stung and I never got over that. I’m joking. I…

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Fresh Cranberry Cookies

Fresh cranberry cookies with oats, pecans, chocolate chips and fresh cranberries kind of remind me of the best muesli cereal, but in a cookie form

I made this recipe up to use some leftover fresh cranberries after baking some cranberry nut bread. A total experiment, I was kind of expecting these to be . . . not very good? For some reason, although fresh cranberries work great in bread, I wasn’t sure they’d work in cookies. But with the combination…

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Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet potato waffles with orange and vanilla = Creamsicle Waffles

Sweet potato waffles that also taste like orange-vanilla Creamsicle? Line starts at the left. But seriously, have you ever seen a naked waffle picture like this? I admit. Waffles look a little sad in a photo when they aren’t covered in whipped cream and syrup and melted butter pooling in all the pockets. But  .…

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Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread

Whole Wheat English muffin bread - all the crispy crust of English muffin bread, made with 100% whole wheat flour. Make a great slicing and sandwich bread

I remember when my mom started making English muffin bread — I was definitely under age 10, probably around eight. It wasn’t memorable because my mom didn’t bake much. She did, I think. She’d bake banana bread or cookies or brownies with my brother and me every other weekend or so. Though, it was mostly…

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Dill Bread

An easy white sandwich bread with dill - keeps well, slices beautifully, and super simple

A recipe from my great-grandmother’s files; I think this one was actually in her husband’s handwriting. I’ve had it — and considered making it — for five years or so. Something about it put me off, but lord knows that was the dumbest thing I ever did because this bread is dope as hell, y’all.…

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Cardamom and Persimmon Cobbler

Persimmon cobbler with fresh ground cardamom is a perfect fall dessert. Use Fuyu persimmons in this recipe

Y’all, this is my new favorite dessert. I love cardamom — peppery, citrusy, bergamoty — and Fuyu persimmons — floral and sweet and crisp — and together they have made the most wonderful prize: cardamom persimmon cobbler. I started with my mom’s peach cobbler recipe and made it a little fancy. Upped the fruit content,…

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