Category Archives: Baking

Soft Pretzels

I love a good soft pretzel, especially with cheese sauce, hey I’m from Wisconsin.  I’ve tried making them at home several times, I think this most recent batch was the best ever!  I have ordered pretzel salt to make these, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spice Granola

I found this recipe for pumpkin spice granola on my flipboard app that aggregates recipe blogs….. I would like to rename the recipe, “The best granola ever” and the best I have made at home by far!  Be careful you … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Every year my office does a Halloween cube decorating contest and trick-or-treat.  Since I love to bake I bring in home made goods, rather than store bought candy.  This year I opted for something easy and made pumpkin chocolate chip … Continue reading

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Low Fat Banana Bread

Well low fat unless you put chocolate chips in it, which I did, but hey we had them lying around. Seriously though, this banana bread is GOOD!  I enjoyed a slice this morning with a pumpkin pie smoothie (delicious), while … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

My amazing co-workers got me and Dan a Vitamix as a wedding present.  Ummm………….AWESOME!  We now own every kitchen appliance known to man, but I’m not complaining. Since I got back from Alaska, I have been in “fall mode” and … Continue reading

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Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Its birthday day at work again today and yet again I volunteered to bring something.  I had the weekend free and I LOVE to bake.  This month there were a lot of requests for chocolate so I decided to make … Continue reading

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Yep, I made Scotcheroos!

A friend from work, who grew up in Wisconsin (Yeah!) is moving to Michigan with his girlfriend and tonight we are throwing a going away party for him.  I promised to bring a traditional midwestern dessert.  Every potluck or party … Continue reading

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Almond Blackberry Cupcakes

Every month my office celebrates birthdays with homemade desserts.  The man in charge emails a quest for bakers and then we gather for celebration and amazing non store bought treats.  I LOVE to bake so I find myself volunteering quite … Continue reading

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I Love the 4th of July!

The 4th of July might be my favorite holiday.  Growing up we would decorate our bikes with streamers and ride in a parade to the neighborhood park for a a party.  Then we would head to the pool for the … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

I had two overripe bananas that I had to use and I’ve been trying to be extra healthy recently so I decided to make banana muffins with whole wheat flower.  They are dense and hearty but surprisingly sweet enough and … Continue reading

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