Granny’s Golden Butter Cupcakes – with Candied Edible Flowers

This was the year my daughters would finally have a birthday party. When Jane turned one we had JUST moved into our new house, and when she turned two, we had JUST had another baby. So this had to be her year. Plus I found Granny’s recipe for Golden Butter Cupcakes and that find was a reason…

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Drunken Fruit Salad – Have a Serving and Call an Uber

Remember our Blueberry Cake? What we didn’t tell you before is that when  you top it with whipped cream and this Drunken Fruit Salad, it will be the best thing you have ever eaten. The blueberry cake is delicious, and the cream and the drunken fruit salad are delicious. But when you have them all…

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Classic Blueberry Cake – Go Ahead. Have Some Coffee.

Granny’s summery blueberry cake recipe is short and sweet. Prep time is short. And the cake itself is sweet. It is easy to make and even easier to eat. I would serve it for brunch with coffee, or for dessert topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. Or go crazy and have it with some…

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Coconut Tarts – What’s Not to Love?

I know that coconut is one of those flavors that, for the most part, people either love or hate. I am very much in the love category. So when I came across Granny’s recipe for coconut tarts, I snatched it right up. Which, as it turns out, was a waste of energy, since Maddy is…

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Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

I know, enough with the strawberries already. But when you have possibly the best strawberries on the east coast, and some of the best strawberry recipes, what can you do? I’m basically being held in a strawberry dessert prison. And while I’m on that metaphor, this Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake would probably be my last…

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Aunt Carla’s Frozen Fruit Pops – And a Fruity Summer Cocktail

These Frozen Fruit Pops were a staple in our house growing up. The top shelf of our basement freezer almost always housed a tray of this concoction which we called Frozen Fruit Cups. After playing outside all day, these were all we wanted (well, these and Dunkaroos). Frozen fruit pops  are not actually a creation of Granny, but of…

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies – The Winner of this Week’s Bake-a-Thon

A few weeks ago my intern was in town for several days which was quite the Godsend. Not only did she help me in the early mornings with my early risers but she also helped me whip up some recipes for the blog. Not the least of which are these Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies.…

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Banana Sugar Cookies – A Test of your Generosity

I accidentally invented this recipe for banana sugar cookies and I am so excited to finally share it. One Christmas, I made Granny a few batches of cookies. She said that she loved them and shared them with her friends. But she couldn’t share the beach cookies from www.chefchloe.com because, as she put it “there is…

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Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake – Life’s Little Reward

I’ve never bothered to attempt making a Coffee cake.  One reason is that there are some really great pre-packaged coffee cakes out there already. Also, If I’m going to spend the time to make a cake, I’m not going to waste it on a breakfast. I’m going to make it for dessert as a reward…

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Chocolate Strawberry Tart – Because Guilt is Always in Season

This Chocolate Strawberry Tart is bittersweet for me. Not the actual flavor, mind you – that is pure sweetness. But the memory of this recipe is bittersweet. I have a very vivid memory of visiting Granny one summer and she was so excited to make us Chocolate Chip Pizza. The bratty and ungrateful child in…

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