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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

  I’ve learned in the past year or so that I am Sugar Addict. Not something I’m proud of. I tried once before to give up sugar and failed, but one of my goals this year was to try again. I want to at least cut down the amount of sugar ingested, because let’s face it – cutting it out completely is nearly impossible because sugar is incorporated into to so many foods these days. Cooking from scratch often helps. Baking for birthdays does not. Not that I can blame  ...

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Homemade Twix bars

  Remember the old adage “What do you do when life gives you lemons? You make lemonade!”  Well, that happened this last week.  I started my annual Christmas homemade caramels baking only to have them come out super-soft.  So soft that they were sticking to the parchment paper and difficult to get off.  I just didn’t get it.  I’ve made them for years and never had a problem. When I was making a second batch later, Papa realized it was his mistake.  In the middle  ...

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Soft Buttery Dinner Rolls

If any of you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen my bread-making baking spree results from last weekend. Somehow I thought it was a good idea to take a bread recipe which I was pretty sure already made two loaves – and double it. There was so much bread that I ended up getting a workout kneading it by hand. It was too much dough for our stand mixer!     We love bread in our household so I knew it would disappear, although I thought I detected some spots forming on  ...

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Sweet Cornbread

  Finally! You can stop drooling over the cornbread shown in last week’s chili recipe and make your own! This is our favorite cornbread recipe. It has enough honey added to the mixture that you really don’t need to add anything to it after it’s baked. But why would you do THAT?! Butter melting on fresh, warm cornbread with honey dripping off the sides… yummmmmm!     So simple a recipe too: just add all the ingredients into a single bowl and bake in  ...

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