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Checking in on Becoming Homegrown

October 24, 2011 – 3:19 pm

How did she know I was wondering about this?
Just this weekend, as I looked at our soon-to-be carved pumpkins, I thought, “So how do you use real pumpkins to cook and not just buy the …

Holiday baking: It’s a wrap

December 27, 2010 – 3:28 pm

My daughter and I wrapped up our holiday baking over the weekend with a gingerbread house. I’ll say “baking” loosely since we didn’t actually bake the house. We just decorated it. We giggled and smiled …

Holiday baking: Decorating cookies

December 19, 2010 – 9:42 pm

My sister in law held her annual cookie day this weekend! I’ll post a few of the recipes we used (as soon as I find them!) but in the meantime, I’ll share her decorating tips.
I love …

Holiday baking: Fudge recipe gone soupy

December 17, 2010 – 11:14 am

During a college speech class, I once presented a talk on my history of cooking disasters. It wasn’t hard. Earlier that year I started a small fire in the dorm kitchen. It resulted in more …

Holiday baking: Fudge in a box

December 16, 2010 – 4:50 pm

This week is CRAZY (ok, so are the next few weeks). So when I bought baking supplies from the store, I picked up a few easy, put together kits (that bakes up goodies I don’t …

Holiday baking: Turtle bars

December 13, 2010 – 11:36 am

YUM! There are a two downtown Mesa locations that sell a treat called “magic bars.” If I go there for lunch, I often buy one.
Now, I can make them at home! (They look better in …

Holiday baking: Chocolate bliss cheesecake

December 10, 2010 – 4:47 pm
Chocolate bliss cheesecake

We took a few days off baking because I was sick. Maybe I’ll make up for it this weekend.
Maybe I won’t.
I made my first cheesecake last night. As usual, I’ve discovered a few things. First, …

Holiday baking: Grandma Big Cookie’s Ice box cookies

December 7, 2010 – 4:23 pm

I confess: We didn’t bake last night. My mom offered to fill in this post.
She made a batch of ice box cookies from a recipe passed down from my great-grandmother. We called her “Grandma Big …

Holiday baking: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

December 6, 2010 – 2:38 pm
holidaybaking.pumpkin cupcakes

I found this recipe in a House Beautiful magazine and adjusted it for my use. It sounded so yummy in November, but I didn’t get around to making it. When preparing to bake daily in …

Holiday baking: Peanut Butter blossoms (my favorite!)

December 5, 2010 – 7:06 pm
Peanut butter blossoms

My daughter and I tackled my favorite cookie: Peanut Butter blossoms. I love how they taste. They’re fun to make. My daughter really liked putting the Hershey Kisses on! My only wonder with this cookie: …