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Doughnut Muffins

Jamie’s mom, Laura, recently gave me a few cookbooks (I know, like I need more cookbooks!).  Anyway, these were the kind that you get from your local church or Women’s Auxiliary Club.  What I love about these types of cookbooks, is that the recipes are always tried and true, and it is all about sharing a passion of cooking with other people who are just as passionate.

While I was flipping through this small spiral bound book, a recipe jumped off the page at me – Muffins that Taste like Doughnuts!  What?!?  I knew immediately that I had to make this recipe. 🙂

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Posted by on November 12, 2012 in Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Memories

 

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Coconut Macaroons

Jamie and I are in the middle of getting ready to move.  In preparing our kitchen, and my precious cookbook collection, I left out only a few cookbooks and packed away the rest.  What that means, is in the next few weeks be prepared for a spike in recipes from Make it Paleo appearing on Ruby Reduction 🙂

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Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Baking, Candy, Cookies, Desserts, Paleo

 

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Oatmeal Chocolate Covered Raisin Cookies

These past few weeks, I have found myself craving oatmeal raisin cookies.  It must be a signal that my body wants to go into hibernation mode and stock up on hearty foods (I said hearty, not necessarily healthy! 😉 ) It is a common site for my 3pm coffee break to see me happily eating an oatmeal raisin cookie with my delicious concoction of half coffee/half hot chocolate with double milk.

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Posted by on October 26, 2012 in Baking, Candy, Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts

 

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Lemon Coconut Loaf

Anyone who knows me, knows that I absolutely love lemon!  I mentioned my obsession with this fruit when I shared with you my first attempt at Lemon Meringue Pie.  Now I am back with another lemon inspired recipe – Lemon Coconut Loaf.

I had seen many recipes for lemon loafs, and I wanted to give one a try.  What I like about a loaf or a quick bread, is that you don’t have to play around with yeast or kneeding.  You just add all your ingredients together, put them in a loaf pan and pop it in the oven.  Done and done! 😉

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Posted by on September 21, 2012 in Baking, Breads, Breakfast, Desserts, Lemons

 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackle Cookies

I don’t think that there is a more perfect flavour combination that chocolate and peanut butter. 🙂

I tasted my first crackle cookie last Christmas.  My friend, Kerri had brought them in as her contribution to our office cookie exchange.  I was hooked on my first bite, they are absolutely delicious.  They taste like a brownie – perfect!

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Blueberry Raspberry Crumble

I just love it when summer berries are in season. There is nothing better than going to the Farmers Market and seeing baskets of bright, colourful berries. Since this is the berry* last weekend of summer, I thought I would share with you the ultimate summer berry crumble. *I know – that was pretty bad, wasn’t it?!? 🙂

I usually make an apple crumble (or Apple Betty as my Grandma used to call it). It is a very satisfying fall harvest dessert. Fresh apples topped with a delicious topping of rolled oats, cinnamon and brown sugar. Yummy! Earlier this year, we were at our friends Kim and Ryan’s for dinner, and Kim made a gorgeous Triple Berry Crumble with blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. I wanted to attempt to make something similar, so off to my cookbook cupboard I went!

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Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Baking, Desserts

 

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Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies

Today the role of guest foodie will be played by Connie’s sister, Cherie.

When I read Connie’s post for ‘Chocolate Brownies’, I felt the need to answer her question of “is there any other kind?”

Well of course there are other types of brownies out there and this is, by far the best Black Bean Brownie recipe that I have come across – and trust me, I have tried a few.  Some are too dry, some are too wet and some are just too, well, beany.  But this was the perfect consistency for a delicious guilt-free brownie treat.

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Posted by on August 24, 2012 in Baking, Chocolate, Desserts, Guest Foodie

 

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