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Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

"A great combination of chocolate chips, oatmeal, and peanut butter."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup butter<p>1/2 cup white sugar<p>1/3 cup packed brown sugar<p>1/2 cup …

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JoJo’s Biscuits

<b>Author Notes:</b> From Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Table cookbook: "It took me a year of Saturdays to get these biscuits just right. Almost every weekend for months I worked up another batch for Chip and the kids to taste and then wrote down their feedback. Biscuit after biscuit was judged to be too heavy, …

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This Sheet Pan Shortcake Is Ridiculously Easy to Slice and Serve

I’ve been honing my shortcake recipe for as long as I’ve been baking (so...about 16 years). It was easy enough to try my hand at it when I was first starting, and it continues to be my go-to when I feel like celebrating good spring and summer produce. It’s easy, not-too-sweet, and everyone always …

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Vanilla Jell-O Pudding Soufflés

Soufflés are intimidating to most people. For good reason. All the things you’ve been told about them falling if someone so much as farts in the …

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The Devil made me do it Chocolate Cake

Have you ever had that chocolate cake that was so over the top and chocolaty it was just too rich and indulgent? Yeah, me neither.<p>This cake is one of …

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Ham & Cheese Jalapeño Bread

Unlike most people, I like to make life easy. Apparently so does Pillsbury. With their help, mine and your life just got a whole lot easier.<p>I like …

Breakfast

This Months Giveaway – 6 Pastry Essentials

I have good news, some really bad news and good news about the really bad news.<p>The good news is… It’s time once again for this months giveaway. The …

Home Depot

Why you shouldn’t take the easy way out.

Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe it was <b>Bartles & Jaymes</b> who said, <b>“Those who are looking for the easy way out, usually have the hardest time</b> …

Bread Baking 101

My assistant Gilberto wanted to learn how to bake bread. We all know I have zero patience so I wouldn’t be his best teacher. We needed to find …

This months giveaway – Douwe Egberts Coffee

This month I am giving away three packages of my favorite coffee. <b>Douwe Egberts</b>.<p>I was introduced to Douwe Egbert coffee many years ago by my great …

Blueberry Compote

Blueberries are my favorite fruit of all time. Coming in at a close second is <b>Richard Simmons</b>.<p>Blueberries are a phenomenal fruit that are not only …

Where are they now?

Feeling a little down? Full on depressed? Think you are or have gone nowhere in life? Don’t. You haven’t. You are doing just fine.<p>People feel this …

Lemon Ricotta Scones

Ever notice that ricotta cheese isn’t really anything special until something has ricotta in it, then you go, “Oooh”. Ask someone if they want a …

The Abnormal Beauty Company – This months giveaway.

I was debating what to give away this month to my readers. When I got to thinking. Since I’m just like Oprah. Why don’t I giveaway one of my favorite …

Butterscotch Oatmeal Bars

Cookie Bars are the lazy mans cookie.<p>It’s also a good reminder that people have not changed throughout time. Today you work with someone, I work with …

The one question that kills.

I, like you, probably get asked a lot of questions throughout the day. None bother me really, ask me anything. One question that really pisses me off …

French Fries

People are not a mirror of ourselves.

Regardless of what you’ve been told. People are not a mirror of ourselves. I never could grasp this thinking and until I let go of it and realized …

Positive Thinking

Win a Bed Bath & Beyond Gift Card

<b>Bed Bath & Beyond</b> is my go to store for pretty much everything. It’s such a great store that I have this fear it’s only a matter of time before …

Shopping

Irish Cream Oatmeal Cookies

I use Irish Cream quite often. I try to incorporate Irish Cream into almost everything to see it if works. The interesting thing about Irish Cream, …

Why you and your best friend hate the same people.

You know when people say jokingly, “We’re friends because we hate the same people.” Well, it’s funny because it’s true. And actually, it’s a good …

Brie, Pear and Prosciutto Bread

Yes, this recipe only has 4 ingredients and is superb for entertaining or a night of Netflix and Ambien.<p>This year for my friend Pepper’s Christmas …

Apple Pie a la Mode

This drink has been my go to drink for almost two months now. Isn’t it lovely how a perfectly constructed cocktail can make the simplest moments in …

I ain’t got Thyme for your Shiitake Biscuits

“Dorothy Zbornak eats shiitake mushroom.” – <b>Dorothy Zbornak, The Golden Girls</b><p>This line always sticks with me from that show because I remember my Mom …

The 7 Best Anti-Aging Products of All Time, According to Dermatologists

The Secrets of Russian Honey Cake, Revealed

When Michelle Polzine opened 20th Century Cafe, a tiny pastry shop in San Francisco in 2013, her majestic Russian honey cake enchanted sweet tooths everywhere. Food writers and pastry chefs flew in from across the country to marvel at the gravity-defying stack of airy cake layers slathered with …

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Win a Care Package from Astoria, New York

It’s no secret I live in New York City. I do and I don’t. Everyone thinks if you live in New York City that you actually live in the city in some …

3 Ingredient Cream Cheese Cinnamon Braid

I hate cute couples. They’re not funny. They’re not cute. They’re not romantic. They’re annoying. Am I alone on this?<p>You know you have that cute …

Cheesecake Enchiladas

If you’ve been following my pastry and writing blog then you’re probably a fan of me almost as much as I am of myself. You would also notice that I …

The best and only honest medical advice I have ever received.

When I first moved to New York it was a lot to take in. Not the big city itself, the chaos, the tons of people, the shenanigans, the late nights of …

It’s OK to love someone you hate

That relationship. That friend. That person. That thing you were in that went so wrong but you’ll be damned if you can let it go.<p>When we get into …

Relationships