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Molly Turns 5 Surprise Birthday Cake

Our Molly turned 5. I know, hard to believe. But….she did. So in order to celebrate this remarkable girl in the proper way we had to come up with something that would SURPRISE her!! And….we did This is a fun fun cake that is SO easy to make. Yeah, I know we say that a lot but trust us this
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Belgian Brownie Cakelets

I am not sure what we can say about these other than you will not be disappointed. These little gems are fudgy in a decadent, exquisite way. There are only a few ingredients so making them is a complete breeze. If you are longing for that chocolate fix well, then these are for you. Oh and they freeze great –
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Fougasse

This is a flat bread very popular all over France and is a cousin to focaccia. It is brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with sesame seeds and coarse sea salt before baking and is the perfect bread for dipping…. into anything. Period. ┬áIt’s easy too, no kneading involved so you should make it. You just should. Fougasse   Makes
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Bacon Pecan Meringues

One of us LOVES bacon because every thing is better with bacon, or so ONE of us thinks so anyway. So the idea of combining bacon in a meringue with a favorite nut of ours just seemed like a good idea. And maybe it still does to some of you. But here is what the one of us who loves
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Almond and Goat Cheese Candy Bars

Yes, goat cheese candy bars. That’s really what it says. OK in all fairness, you can’t even tell. The goat cheese adds the salt and the texture – this candy has a creamy, smooth texture – and then this nice crunch finish from the toasted almonds. These really are easy to make, and no baking involved!   Almond and Goat
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Lime Shortbread with Dried Cherries

So what’s the deal with these cookies? Well, we’ll tell you…..even though they might appear as your every day run of the mill shortbread recipe, and they kinda are, the fresh lime for tartness and dried cherries also for tartness and texture, really turn these into something a bit special. A nice summer cookie for sure. The other bonus in
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Mini S’mores Cookie Cups

These really are good, addictive actually. Yep, addictive – and one of us doesn’t even really like marshmallows so….go figure. It’s a S’more all tidy and yummy with no sharp sticks or actual fire involved. Make these and go camping or eat them straight off your kitchen counter. You won’t be sorry. This is a BIG batch if you make
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Molly’s Birthday Cake (Chocolate Dump Cake)

Molly’s daddy is having a birthday soon so we did what every almost 5 year would do – we baked a birthday cake!! An extra moist, extra chocolately, extra sprinkle daddy birthday cake!! And it’s good and easy and just plain delicious. Did we mention chocolate messy? As in the best kind of messy. Molly’s birthday cake is just the
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Old Glory Berry Pie

First, Happy 4th of July!! Here is a pie you need to make – it’s easy, it’s delicious and it’s patriotic. Yep, a real 4th of July Pie !! Seriously, this is one of the easiest pies you’ll ever make! Do it. Impress your people…….   Old Glory Berry Pie   Ingredients   Pie dough, enough for 2 crusts 4
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Quinoa Brittle with Toasted Black Sesame Seeds

Well we do love quinoa, but “UH-OH”, as Zoe and Pippa would say. They are 19 months old and they know, oh they know. We do think that this recipe has potential however. Our sugar was heated a bit too long so what we got was one really crunchy candy. Like REALLY break-your-teeth-if-you’re-not- careful-crunchy. We’ll make this again, cook the
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