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Zucchini Bake with Pesto & Thyme

If you are a summer gardener, you probably have more zucchini than you know what to do with. If you frequent your local farmer’s market, you may have forgotten that you already bought zucchini at the store last week, bought a dozen gorgeous squash specimens from your favorite stand, then realized at home that you […]

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Italian Spaghetti Squash Bake

I wasn’t too thrilled about seeing more and more spaghetti squash recipes all over the internet. I’d tried it before, but was always disappointed in the bland flavor. We’re huge squash and pumpkin fiends in my family; my standards are high because I know how delicious an exquisite kabocha squash is with nothing more than […]

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Graham Cracker Swirl Cheesecake

Every year, my work sends us home with a free turkey for Thanksgiving. We already have plans for Thanksgiving day and the two of us can’t hope to finish twelve pounds of poultry together, so we decided to throw a spur-of-the-moment dinner party.  Okay, it wasn’t just the turkey, we also were given some beautiful […]

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Soft Sorghum Molasses Cookies

Warm cookies are always a treat, but this cookie recipe is something pretty special, if I do say so myself. I tried a few iterations of this cookie before I finally made all of the tweaks necessary to share this recipe. Sometimes this blogging hobby of mine is pretty wonderful.  These cookies taste like autumn, […]

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Twisted S’Mores Cookies

I struggled with what to call this post. S’mores cookies is too bland, but maybe “twisted” sounds too nefarious for sweet little cookies. By “twisted,” all I mean is that I used chocolate brownie flavored marshmallows and Hershey’s Cookies and Cream candy bars (white chocolate with chocolate cookie bits).  Maybe “role reversal” cookies or “Paula […]

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Toffee & Dark Chocolate Oat Cookies

My cookie experiments are sometimes great, sometimes weird, and sometimes kind of awful. I learned how to cook through baking sheet after sheet of abysmal cookies in junior high until I finally could get the right understanding of how the ingredients work together. The good news is that even when the finished product would be […]

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