Granola Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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It's big. It's granola. It's chocolatey. It's a cookie.And . . . it was actually my breakfast! There's just something about this big, nutty-granola-ey, crispy, chewy treat that makes it seem okay to eat it for breakfast.  Now don't get me wrong: I'm not proposing we have dessert for breakfast -- not all the time … [Read more...]

Grilled Strawberry Basil Kebab Recipe and The Farmers Market

Grilled Strawberry Basil Kebabs with Honey-Balsamic Glaze | Cooking On The Weekends

I love this strawberry dessert because it's super sweet and I add a balsamic glaze which gives it some depth -- perhaps like a chocolate sauce might.  As strawberries enter the peak of their season, they are becoming sweeter and juicier and oh-so-good!  A perfect strawberry is intoxicating!If it's convenient, buy … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Brownie Recipe

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You didn't think I'd leave my gluten-free son out of the brownie extravaganza we've been having over here, did you? Oh no, no, I wouldn't do that!  Gluten-free or not, I promise  that you will love these and -- most importantly -- you won't feel that you're missing anything.  The all-purpose flour, for … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Pink Roses and Brownies

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Pink roses have been peeking through my bedroom window all week. The beautiful hues and the big fluffy petals have been making me think of chocolate.  I know . . . that might not make sense immediately.Could it be because the petals remind me of cotton candy, bringing my mind to sweets?  Or maybe it's because pink … [Read more...]

Dulce De Leche Chocolate Pretzel Cookie Recipe

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YUM!  These cookies are caramel-y, chocolatey, salty, and chewy!  Oh-so-good!  Who doesn't love a good cookie!?  I don't think I even want to know.For me, a good cookie involves a lot of chunks (much like a good ice-cream).  Every bite has to have a chunk!  This is very important.  So please, if  you're ever making … [Read more...]

How To Make Dulce De Leche

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One ingredient is all you need to make this dulce de leche. That's it!  Sweetened Condensed Milk. And yes, it takes a whopping 6 hours or so to turn it into "gold," but you'll only be involved for about 5 minutes.  The rest of the time, it'll just do "its thing" on the stove.  This is the sort of cooking I do when I … [Read more...]

Espresso Ice-Cream Pie Recipe

May6-Espresso Ice-Cream Pie

I have always wondered how an Oreo cookie crust would taste if I added a handful of espresso powder to it. Truthfully, I've actually been wondering this for about a year. Now I know. It's amazing!We had a birthday dinner for my dad this week (my youngest son guessed he was turning 25).  Well, for a bit more than 25 … [Read more...]