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Choosing a pie pan

Alright, this sounds easy doesn’t it, can they really be all that different? YES! I have bought many pie pans over the years and found that some are far better than others.  My least favorite are metal pans, and my … Continue reading

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Stuffing Bread!

That stuff in the box will have nuthin’ on you when you make your own stuffing with an already seasoned, herb filled homemade bread! This bread not only makes great stuffing, but how about an open faced turkey sandwich with … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins!

Pumpkin and spice and everything nice….  Or something like that   Wanna make pretty, tall bakery style muffins?  I’ll show you how and it’s really quite easy. Here’s the Stuff See, no magic, just simple ingredients.  You’ll notice that I’m … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Bread!

Yum!  Yup that just about sums it up! I made this for the first time a few weeks ago to go with soup, it also made really great grilled cheese sandwiches, was it the bread or my mad skillz at … Continue reading

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What a Hoot, Owl cupcakes!

Here is a really easy, cute cupcake that will bring a smile to just about anyone’s face! Here is what you’ll need Cupcakes Buttercream Icing in white, brown and yellow chocolate chips slice almonds Yup, that’s it! Now take a … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Face Cupcakes!

BOO! Scare ya? Didn’t think so. Lets have some fun and make some goofy looking cupcakes! First you will need some naked cupcakes, any flavor you like, you can even try these ones, Apple Spice Cupcakes Next you need some … Continue reading

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Make your own vanilla extract!

OK, so maybe I’m a weirdo, but I often make my own vanilla extract.  I like a nice high quality extract, but it can be very expensive to buy in the store.  Most real vanilla extract goes for $3 and … Continue reading

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Vanilla Extract

  Vanilla, the flavoring that wakes up the flavor in so many baked goods, should you spend an arm and a leg to get the good stuff?  NO! There are lots of choices out there, there are imitation flavorings, pure … Continue reading

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That Weird Buttercream

This is a weird way to make a buttercream, but so tasty all at the same time.  This recipe uses no powdered sugar and it a lot less sweet than a regular American Style buttercream.  This recipe uses FLOUR that … Continue reading

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Apple Spice Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream

Fall, my favorite time of year, things baked with apples just say “comfort food” to me. I made a similar cupcake last year with a cake mix, not something that I usually do.  This year I wanted to make these … Continue reading

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