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Banana Cake with Browned Buttercream Frosting

I was leaving town for a week so had to use up my 4.5 bananas.  I decided to make my first banana cake and made it with a twist.  I added dark chocolate chips and made a browned butter frosting. … Continue reading

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Magical Times in Monaco

Looking back on my life over the past 10 years I have been very fortunate to travel to some amazing places.  My favorite of these will always be Monaco.  The main reason this place is so dear to my heart … Continue reading

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Dinner and Dessert

Caramel Apple Muffins 10-12 apples 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups chopped … Continue reading

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Browned Butter Banana Bread

Browned butter makes everything better!  I made this as a Labor Day treat, and it turned out deliciously.  I have been wanting to make banana bread and thought why not incorporate my browned butter technique and bake it in a bundt! … Continue reading

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S’mores Cookie Cups and Pumpkin Pop-tarts 

When I think about fall, I think about pumpkins, changing leaves, camping weather…and S’mores!!  I also anticipate autumn festivals: first Tulsa State Fair followed by Oktober Fest.  Last year I went to the fair once but visited 3 different Oktober Fests … Continue reading

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Gelato al Limoncello: Molto Fresco!

Gelato al Limone  1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream 1/2 cup cold milk 1/2 cup sugar (I used my superfine homemade vanilla bean sugar) 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3-4 lemons) 1-2 T Limoncello Italian Lemon Liquor 1/2 t lemon zest 1 … Continue reading

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Pumpscotcholate Cookies

Pumpscotcholate Cookies 1/2 c. butter 1/2 c. light brown sugar 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 can pure pumpkin 1 egg 1/2 t. vanilla 1.5 heaping c. flour 1 t. baking soda 1/2 t. cinnamon 1/4 t. ginger 1/8 t. nutmeg 1/8 t. … Continue reading

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Tapas and movie night in

Tonight we decided to slow it down and take it easy. I prepared a nice tapas spread while someone special brought the surprise bottle of Leese-Fitch Pinot Noir and chic comedy flick–They Came Together. The wine was quite delightful and … Continue reading

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Maple Banana Bread

Maple Banana Bread 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1 egg 2-3 ripe bananas 1/2 teaspoon maple extract/flavoring for optimum maple flavor (probably not necessary though, but I happened to have a teeny bottle I’ve been dying to use) 3 tablespoons milk 2 … Continue reading

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The “Tea Party of the Year” -Amie M.

For tea treats I made Lavendar Scones with rosewater drizzle, Swedish Mazarins (the biggest hit), and Soft-batch Confetti Cookies. Confetti Cookies 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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