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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
I love cheesecake, but I always thought it was too complicated and fussy to make at home often. Who wants to mess around with water baths and the stress of cake with cracked tops? Not me! So when my friend Robyn insisted she had an “easy” cheesecake recipe....

Ponderosa Cake
My mother insists she spent her university years cutting class to eat French fries and gravy with a Pepsi in the cafeteria. I find that hard to believe, given how focused she is, but she does have some proof of her devotion to the UBC cafeteria – a wrinkled, grease-stained, hand-written recipe for her favorite cake....

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Homemade Granola Bars
Growing up my mom didn’t buy many store bought treats and we didn’t eat a lot of store bought candy or desserts. I have tried to follow that with my kids. My kids have asked me to buy store bought granola bars to take to school or sports practices....

Rise & Shine Muffins
Muffins for breakfast, snacks and just about anytime, these muffins have lots of great fresh ingredients. Make a double batch and freeze these muffins to just pull out a few at a time....

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Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake
​I am not a pumpkin spice person. Often, I find pumpkin spice branded food to be too sweet and generally lacking in flavor. But fall is pumpkin spice season, especially in New England, so I often make pumpkin desserts for events or get-togethers....

Cinnamon Buns
​​These cinnamon buns are an annual Christmas morning tradition. I developed the recipe for a school event when my children were young, and it became such a family favorite that I began making them Christmas mornings...

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Orange and Almond Cake
This summer, my mom and I went out for dinner at Lyra, new middle eastern restaurant in Nashville. The food was terrific, and by the end of the meal we were both stuffed. When the waitress asked if we wanted dessert we almost told her no thank you...


Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
​Cookies from scratch in 30 minutes. A classic flavor combo peanut butter and chocolate makes for one awesome cookie.  Soft and chewy with hefty chunks of chocolate..... 

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