Holiday

Cookies for the 4th of July

by Sara on June 30, 2011

cookies and coffee

After taking an unplanned vacation from baking when my oven died, I quickly got over my withdrawal when my new oven was delivered. You already saw the first baked good to emerge from the new oven when I made these chocolate shortcakes. That wasn’t enough, so then I made a super-secret dessert (super-secret because I [...]

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Ultimate Ginger Cookie

by Sara on June 13, 2011

Ina

I’m always on the lookout for new cookie recipes. And while my mom’s soft molasses cookies, and my grandma’s molasses roll-out cookies are still my two favorite cookies to pair with an afternoon cup of coffee, I had been eyeing up Ina’s ginger cookies for a few years.

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Memorial Day Recipes

by Sara on May 26, 2011

adorned with berries

After considering a dozen various dessert recipes for my parents’ Memorial Day weekend cookout, it was my three year old niece who inadvertently made the decision for me. When I made my red velvet birthday cake, I sent leftovers throughout the family, so everyone could have some. I’ve never seen K turn down cake before, [...]

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the finished cake!

Happy Mother’s Day! This red velvet layer cake with cream cheese frosting and berries was a combination birthday/Mother’s Day cake. I tend to be more of a cupcake girl, but when it comes to a celebration, this cake is perfect. It’s attractive, but not fussy. It’s sweet, but not overly sweet. And because you can [...]

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