May18

Fudge Brownie Salted Caramel Cheesecake Pie

Oh, hello there! It has been a while! Since last we spoke I have traveled to Ireland for my Kerrygold adventure, lost my sweet little beagle Zuzu, and spent the last seven months (and counting) in and out of hospitals and rehab facilities with my father who has been given two death sentences only to recover and go back to rehab. He is stubborn! I have also written another cookbook (The Everything Dutch Oven Cookbook out in August and...

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Feb27

Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I just finished writing my 5th cookbook. It has nothing to do with the recipe I am posting today. The book is all about Asian cuisine, and I have included recipes and information about Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese cuisine. I am telling you this because all I have been cooking for the last few weeks is Asian food, and this little blogger needed something sweet as quickly as possible. It also happens that this craving for...

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Coconut Butterscotch Toffee Blondies
Aug07

Coconut Butterscotch Toffee Blondies

Someone told me today, “Wow, you look happy!” I AM happy, and evidently it shows! It has been a while since someone told me I looked happy. Frankly, outside of my home life, I have been terribly unhappy. What’s worse: I allowed it. How sad is that? I opted for the ‘safe’ path – the secure job at a place that I now see was bad for me. Why did I sit on my laurels? Because it was easy not to change....

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Butterscotch Cheesecake Topped Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Nov07

Butterscotch Cheesecake Topped Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I am kind of over pumpkin. ‘Tis the season for the pumpkin latte, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin mac and cheese, pumpkin oatmeal, and pumpkin EVERYTHING. I swear if I see another pumpkin recipe I may start punching things. It isn’t that I dislike pumpkin – in fact I really like it – but SO many people have jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon this year I fear we have reached critical pumpkin mass! I have never been...

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Chocolate Chip Cardamom Oat Blondies
Mar29

Chocolate Chip Cardamom Oat Blondies

I have been something of a baby lately. As you may know, I have been on a medical scavenger hunt for almost two months now.  I have already endured numerous tests, trips to the emergency room, and visits to doctors and specialists.  For as long as I can remember I have hated doctors.  I may in fact have a slight ‘white coat’ phobia, despite all my doctors being lovely people who make me feel as comfortable as possible. ...

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Apple Cherry Oat Bars
Jan09

Apple Cherry Oat Bars

So, the New Year is well underway and so many people I know are keen to eat healthy. I have nothing against eating a well balanced diet that incorporates healthy ingredients and cooking techniques with occasional indulgences thrown in to keep cravings in check.  In fact, that is how I try to live my life everyday (with various levels of success … damn you bacon!).  What I don’t like are those who think they can start a new...

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