Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Last year I saw a post from Brown Eyed Baker for these Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake bars.  I printed out the recipe and added to my "to-bake" and "to-make" pile of recipes.  It has surfaced several times in the past 18 months but something else always caught my eye. But...

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TWD Baked Yogurt Tart

This month our Tuesdays With Dorie baking group decided to bake two tarts, one sweet and one savory, from the cookbook Baking With Julia.  Starting with this sweet Baked Yogurt Tart, most of the group baked and posted their results on July 2.  You can find links to...

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Blueberry Waffles and Homemade Blueberry Sauce

Can anyone tell me why 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, and a piece of bacon typically cost $3.99 or $4.99 at a restaurant and ONE WAFFLE will set you back $5.99? Recently we were at our favorite breakfast place and my sweet-lovin' husband said, "I think I'll have a blueberry...

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Healthified Frosted Banana Bars

Do you ever have bananas that look like these? I over-shot bananas on my shopping list and ended up with 3 1/2 rather ripe ones I couldn't get the Chief nor my Sous-Chef Dish-Washing mom interested in eating! 🙂 I ran through the gambit of banana nut bread, or crunchy...

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You Might Be A Redneck … Savarin

"Hey honey ... this strawberry shortcake is delicious! " called the Chief Culinary Consultant from his easy chair in the family room, as the Golf Channel blared in the background. Strawberry shortcake?  You've got to be kidding ... this "shortcake" is a fancy-schmancy...

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Mixed Fruit with Cream Cheese-Pecan Topping

When my brother Mike and his wife Kay were coming for the weekend I had two main meals to plan.  The first night of their arrival a steak dinner seemed just right.  Knowing anything apple is one of my brother's favorites, my sous-chef dish-washing mom decided to make...

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Blackberry Dumplings Healthified

I don't remember eating anything "blackberry" when I was a kid.  I asked my sous-chef dish washing mom if my memory serves me right.  She agreed that in western Nebraska we just didn't have blackberries available to us fresh and she rarely bought them canned. ...

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Fresh Strawberry Cake for Easter Dinner

Going to the hair dresser's is an event for us.  My sous-chef dish-washing mom has hair that grows at an alarming rate. Many people envy her beautiful thick silver hair.  To her it just means getting it cut every three weeks!  We have two friends that live in nearby...

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Healthified Key Lime Strawberry Parfaits

Going south in the winter just took on a new meaning for me. I mean, we live in the south so when the temperatures dip into the 20's and freezing rain comes, where do we go? Further south. I didn't plan to blog while technically on vacation.  But I miss you.  I miss...

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