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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Pesto Pasta-A Summer Flavored Pasta Salad

Picnic season is right around the corner! For some people, anyway. My New England picnic would have to include layering up, wearing knee socks, hot chocolate, and a thermos full of soup. Or I can keep making and devouring Granny’s pesto pasta. Despite my love of winter, when it is still cold and windy in…

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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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Stir Fry Salad – The Best Salad ‘Overall’

Who even knew you could stir fry salad? Granny had a binder of recipes in addition to her main recipe box. This recipe was on the very last page of the binder, and I initially thought that was a good place for it. I thought a cooked salad was a last page kind of idea.…

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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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