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Oatmeal Blondies

Oatmeal Blondies by Farrell May Podgorsek

I couldn't decide what to make one day. Did I want Blondies or Oatmeal Cookies. Why not both? The bars came out exactly as I wanted them to. Moist on the inside like a good Blondie should be, with a nice chewy texture from the rolled oats. I made these with chocolate chips and cinnamon, a great combination. Other nice additions would…

4 votes
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Canned Apple Pie Filling/ Apple Crisp

Canned Apple Pie Filling/ Apple Crisp by J. Gino Genovesi

Apples are a very versatile fruit. Apples are used in many pastries, pies and salads. I think apples are used more in pies than in other way. . It save lots of time to have a "done" product for use. This canned recipe is both economical and good. Try this recipe and let me know if you like it.

1 vote
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Pistachio Baklava with Orange-Cardamom Syrup and Dried Lavender

Pistachio Baklava with Orange-Cardamom Syrup and Dried Lavender by Danielle Pallaske

Read more at: http://www.somanyrecipes.com/2010/03/pistachio-baklava-with-orange-cardamom.html

6 votes
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Homemade Fruit Marshmallows

Homemade Fruit Marshmallows by Farrell May Podgorsek

Marshmallows are fun to make. Vanilla marshmallows are great, but then I thought, why not use fruit purée instead of water? Success! Fruity marshmallows are beautiful to look at and taste great. The fruit gives a nice undertone of flavor, and additions such as candied ginger and nuts dress them up. To make a fruit purée place cut…

1 vote
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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce by Farrell May Podgorsek

The photo does not do justice to one of the best desserts I have made. The Pumpkin Bread Pudding melts in your mouth while you inhale the warm spice tones of cinnamon, allspice, ginger and clove. The silky Bourbon Sauce topped the adult's desserts. My husband went for pumpkin overload by adding Pumpkin Ice Cream. This will definitely…

1 vote
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Date & Ginger Couscous Pudding

Date & Ginger Couscous Pudding by Casey Angelova

The time has come for another Top Chef It Yourself challenge, in which participants will need to create a dish using dates, ginger and couscous... my mind immediately went to Moroccan cuisine, but I also figure everyone else would have the same idea. Trying to think outside of the box, my mind went towards... rice pudding, but why…

3 votes
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Spiced Almond Cookie

Spiced Almond Cookie by Hina Gujral

Smart cookies are strategic about holiday baking. These Spiced Almond Cookies are a classic holiday favorites and are great for gifting, it’s quick to make and turn out delicious and distinctive cookies, all sure to hit the sweet spot with family and friends. Their generous size makes them especially festive but they can be made into…

1 vote
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Chocolate Chip Meringue Bars

Chocolate Chip Meringue Bars by Farrell May Podgorsek

A different twist on a chocolate chip bar. The egg yolks are used in the dough, and the whites are beaten with brown sugar to make a meringue topping for the bars. Made by his mother, these bars were a childhood favorite of my husband. It was a race to the mailbox when a shoebox full of these bars would be sent to him at…

2 votes
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Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Teff Flour

Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Teff Flour by Linda Simon

This ethereal gluten free cake melts in your mouth. It tastes like sweet chocolate air. It is dairy free, and great plain for every day. Or add a sauce or two for a spectacular treat. As my daughter says, “This is a thousand times better than store bought”. That’s if you can even find it. Homemade and preservative free, it stays…

1 vote
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Bourbon Pecan Cake

Bourbon Pecan Cake by Farrell May Podgorsek

This versatile cake has a mild bourbon flavor. It is a popular adult birthday cake in my family. Chocolate lovers can add chocolate chips to the topping. Frosting lovers can make a layer cake to fill and frost. Cream cheese or buttercream made with bourbon would be nice. Tip: Make sure that the Bourbon you use is not harsh. For a…

1 vote
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Carmelized Apple Tart with Sherry Crust

Carmelized Apple Tart with Sherry Crust by Farrell May Podgorsek

This crust complements many fillings. The Carmelized Apple in Cider Sauce and tart crust are prepared and cooked separately, then combined and baked for a few minutes. The crust stays flaky and the apples soft and carmelized. It was a perfect ending for Thanksgiving dinner. Be sure to always use a good quality drinking sherry.…

2 votes
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Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies by Piper Seeger

Very rich peanut butter and chocolate brownies with a fluffy peanut butter topping.

4 votes
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Plum Sherry Tart

Plum Sherry Tart by Farrell May Podgorsek

The sherry and lemon zest give this plum tart a unique flavor. Be sure to use ripe, flavorful plums. You can use frozen plums but thaw them or heat gently in a skillet before placing them on the crust. I prefer plum tarts that are not too sweet. Add extra sugar to the filling if you prefer a sweeter filling

1 vote
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Apple cream

Apple cream by Guest of winter

A soft and light apple cream with cider and eggs, delicious on its own but good as a filling too.

1 vote
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Autumn Spice Cake

Autumn Spice Cake by Farrell May Podgorsek

One of my favorite creations. I was going to make my carrot cake which calls for pureed carrots, and realized I had no carrots. It's Fall, and what I did have on hand was canned butternut squash puree. The butternut squash purée and crushed pineapple add a subtle flavor and lots of moisture to this mildly spiced cake. Even the…

2 votes
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