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Funfetti Bars. Easy Sopapilla Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars. There’s a banner that hangs above the whiteboard at the front of my classroom.

Easy Sopapilla Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

It’s about six feet long and so high that you can see it from anywhere in the room — unless you’re hiding under my desk, I guess, but why would you be doing that? You’re just asking for a behavior tally. I made the banner by hand, writing its message (which comes from a book I read before I started teaching) in huge blue block letters: THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS. For most of my students, middle school is just the right time to be confronted with this reality. New 6th graders walk into my classroom fresh from the cottony, comforting cocoon of elementary school. Sometimes it happens the hard way. They don’t quite know what hit them, but if they asked, I could tell them: it’s responsibility. Savoiardi, or Ladyfingers Italian Style. I have had a bear of a time with ladyfingers.

Savoiardi, or Ladyfingers Italian Style

I'm sure it's been my fault each time, but they have just never worked out for me before now. The first recipe I tried, from a trusted, trusted source, was a complete disaster. But before we get all doomsday, let me reiterate that the recipe below works, and that I'm pretty sure the failures before were failures on my part. So ladyfingers. Jasmine + pandan macarons. About a year ago I was transformed into a macaron making machine.

jasmine + pandan macarons

Blog Archive » Recipe: Chewy Ginger Chocolate Chip Cookies. As we now know, it’s fall and I love it.

Blog Archive » Recipe: Chewy Ginger Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know, I just waxed poetic about this, but I mean, how could I not? It’s sweater weather, the beginning of the holiday season, and it just begs for me to bake. I can turn my oven on all day and not even care. Apple and pumpkin are sure to make repeat appearances. Caramel and chocolate have never been more appropriate. Pick Your Own Apples at Kuipers Family Farm (and a Recipe for Apple Butter Bars) “Do you know what your problem is?

Pick Your Own Apples at Kuipers Family Farm (and a Recipe for Apple Butter Bars)

” Steve Martin’s Ohioan character in the 1999 remake of The Out-of-Towners asks a group of advertising executives in New York City struggling to come up with a slogan for tourism. Then he answers his own question, “You live here – you’re jaded.” Yes, jadedness happens. After years of living in the United States, I can attest to that kind of apathy. Russian Tea Biscuits. I am sitting here looking at this plate of deliciousness… Flaky little biscuits filled with (my favorite) raspberry jam, walnuts and golden raisins.

Russian Tea Biscuits

Topped with cinnamon sugar…. Pecan Lace Sandwich Cookies with Orange Buttercream: Recipe. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars. Leaves paint the ground.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

Vivid orange, red, and yellow swirl through the sky, stirred by a cool Fall breeze. Monet’s paintbrush. Blueberry ‘Pop’ Cookies. The taste of blueberry–and the desire for it–still lingers since we got back from Ogunquit, Maine.

Blueberry ‘Pop’ Cookies

There, the purplish globes sat happily suspended in a fruity martini. Recipes — Cooking Ideas — Lime Meltaways— SFGate Food & Wine. Recipes — Cooking Ideas — Classic Unsweetened-Chocolate Brownies— SFGate Food & Wine. Mustache Cookie Pops. My FAVORITE Chocolate Chip Cookie. I have experimented with countless recipes searching for that perfect chocolate chip cookie.

The characteristics of the perfect cookie are a very personal matter, and here are my preferences: texture: chewy w. medium thickness --- everyone has their preference, and this is mine! Chocolate to cookie ratio: 50/50 --- I really enjoy having a lot of chocolate in every bite chips vs. chunks: chunks --- I like sizeable pieces of chocolate in my cookie. Good Thymes and Good Food: Blueberry Cheesecake Bars. With blueberry season quickly coming to an end I had the strong urge to baking with blueberries one last time.

Good Thymes and Good Food: Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

As soon as I saw these on Jen's blog a few weeks ago I knew that they would be a hit. I love baking with oatmeal because I love the texture that it brings to baked goods and with blueberries and cheesecake, how can you go wrong? The flavors all come together to create one of the best desserts that I've had in a long, long time. The flavors are all just so perfect together with the chewy oatmeal base, the smooth and sweet cheesecake middle, and the slightly tart and juicy blueberry layer.

“Gastronomy is and always has been connected with its sister… …art of love.”

M.F.K. Fisher 14th morning is always an action replay of the days gone by. He will come and announce {without fail} that we first met on the 13th of Feb many years ago. 21 years!! Can’t believe it’s been that long. Red is the colour of passion or so they say. I am far from a mushy V Day person, yet there’s something magnetic about all the red one sees around this time of the year. Holiday Biscotti with Cranberries and Pistachios Recipe at Epicurious. Photo by Pornchai Mittongtare yield Makes about 3 1/2 dozen The pleasingly chewy biscotti are coated on one end with white chocolate. In our test kitchen, imported white chocolate, such as Perugina or Lindt, yielded the best results. Preparation Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake logs until almost firm to touch but still pale, about 28 minutes. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bars. Recently I was searching for a dessert which would be saying ‘Good-Bye!’ To summer, while – at the same time – it would be welcoming the upcoming fall season.

I was searching and now I am searching no more because I’ve found all that I was looking for in this delicious treat. In case you wondered, I will describe all the lovely levels of this dessert for you: it all starts with a lovely cookie-like layer on the bottom, then it continues with a creamy and delicious cream cheese filling with chunks of delicious cinnamony apple scattered here and there, then there’s a crumbly and crunchy topping, and finally – a good portion of luscious caramel on top. Sounds quite good, right? Dried Cherry and Pistachio Biscotti. ~ Dried Cherry and Pistachio Biscotti ~ In my never-ending quest to create new recipes to please my family and my readers, I rarely follow a published recipe to a “t”. Instead I create, tweak and spin recipes to my taste, reading cookbooks and magazines for inspiration then casting them aside while I let my thoughts simmer and stew until a wisp of the season, a sudden craving or an irresistable market item presents itself as motivation.

Except for these biscotti. This recipe is nearly a direct re-production of a recipe from Bon Appetit. It follows the recipe almost to the “t”, and then a change I made was not my idea at all, but the idea of my friend, Pam, who brought these cookies to our annual Summer Solstice beach barbecue this summer. Raspberry Lemonade Bars » Annie's Eats.

Brown Rice Snack Bars. {dErnièRe cUeiLLeTtE ...} - Leplaisirdesmets. De l'année, probablement, car par moment on sent bien que l'été semble vouloir toucher a sa fin ... C'est alors avec ces petits moelleux à la mûre sauvage et au citron, que nous nous régalerons aujourd'hui. * pour une dizaine de mini moelleux * une dizaine de mûres sauvages 1 blanc d'oeuf 30g de sucre 15g de farine. BEST-EVER Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Readers, whatever you're doing, stop. Right now. Make these cookies NOW. I promise you won't be sorry. Well, you might be because it'll be near impossible to not eat the entire batch of these incredible cookies. Lemon Anise Snowflakes.

As with the lemon that studs them, these loaves are one of those breads I thought would be one thing, but of its own accord (with maybe a little bit of gentle and experimental nudging from me) it turned out to be another thing. Sometimes it’s fun to just let things unfold and see where you end up. The thing I thought it would be was gibassier, a French olive oil brioche traditional during the Advent season, scented with oranges and anise seed, shaped in flat round loaves.

Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies. It's been cold here in Pittsburgh, but we're still waiting for that big snow. It seems that we've had a constant flurry of snow coming down, but no accumulation to speak of. Homemade Oreos. Pizzelles.