Monthly Archives: May 2009

Homemade Oreos

Oreos are one of my favorite store-bought cookies. But I know that they are really unhealthy, filled with preservatives and additives, and heavily processed. I still eat them from time to time, but I wanted to try to make a homemade alternative. I found this recipe on Smitten Kitchen, though it originated from Wayne Brachman’s […]

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Snickerdoodles

I love everything having to do with cinnamon. Cinnamon candies, cinnamon rolls, and of course, snickerdoodles. I decided to make these as I dip my feet back into my baking hobby, figuratively speaking of course. ;) The recipe was taken from my grandma’s stash. Snickerdoodles 1-1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup softened butter […]

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Our Unplanned Hiatus

The blog has been DEAD for a while, hasn’t it? Well, not to make excuses… eh… whatever, I’m going to make excuses. I’ve been consumed with moving from Illinois to Wisconsin (but hurrrrrrah for being back in my home state!) & Val has been consumed with problems/issues/annoyances at work. These issues have caused our baking […]

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Lemon Rosemary Shortbread

I LOVE anything with butter and shortbread is one of my secret shames. I would probably cut off my left hand to get the recipe for that Scottish Walker’s shortbread, which in my mind, is the quintessentially perfect cookie. In spite of this, I am not a shortbread purist, per se, so I am open […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, I decided to make some flower cupcakes. As you may or may not know, I’m in the middle of moving from Chicago to Madison. So most of my baking stuff is packed in a box. Sniff. However, I made the best of it and decided to make these pretty cupcakes […]

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