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Mama Steph’s Cinnamon-chocolate chip cookie bars

My cinnamon-chocolate chip cookie bars are so simple to make, and they feature ingredients which you likely already have in your kitchen, which everyone appreciates, of course. The lovely result of the easy, no-mixer-needed preparation is a pan of nicely dense, chewy bars with a lovely cinnamon flavor, accented by nuggets of velvety smooth, chocolate… Continue reading Mama Steph’s Cinnamon-chocolate chip cookie bars

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Make your own brown sugar (plus, a chocolate chip cookie recipe!)

We’ve all been there:  you’re in the middle of assembling a recipe, your mouth watering just thinking about the cookies or cake you’re about to make, when it hits you…you are out of brown sugar. Ok, maybe we haven’t ALL been there, but those of us who love baking most likely have. It happened to… Continue reading Make your own brown sugar (plus, a chocolate chip cookie recipe!)

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Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake For Your Sweet Mom

My mother is a poem I’ll never be able to write, though everything I write is a poem to my mother. ~Sharon Doubiago I love the sentiment behind Mother’s Day; a day set aside to tell your mom that you love and appreciate her, or if she’s no longer with you, to reflect on your… Continue reading Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake For Your Sweet Mom

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Comfort

Ina Garten once said “You can be miserable before you eat a cookie; you can be miserable after you eat a cookie. But you can’t be miserable while you are eating a cookie.”    I agree with her, as long as the cookie you’re eating is a really good cookie, not some store-bought, preservative-laden,  hard and… Continue reading Cherry Chocolate Chip Comfort

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Comfort Food: Chicken fettuccine casserole

Comfort: to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to;  to make physically comfortable; encourage. There is a lot of fodder for spiritual, medical, and even fashion discussion when comfort is the topic.  The Bible describes God, in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 as “the God of all comfort.” In the Hippocratic Oath, doctors pledge to comfort and… Continue reading Comfort Food: Chicken fettuccine casserole