Tag Archives: Dessert

Apple Bars–a handheld alternative to Apple Pie


“As American as apple pie”  One out of five Americans surveyed picked apple pie as their favorite.  “For Mom and apple pie” was the reason why Americans went to war in World War II.  But is apple pie American?  The … Continue reading

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A Cake that is way over the top


Tonight is my cousin Steve’s annual “Death by Chocolate” party.  Now, for those who are new to the blog, I will tell you that I sometimes win this informal competition, and I have a reputation (and my previous successes) to … Continue reading

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Another series of thoughts on that perennial favorite, the classic chocolate chip cookie


Ok, so I haven’t posted anything about chocolate chip cookies for at least 6 months.  After all, I thought I had written the quintessential article on the subject with my post The without a doubt absolutely very best chocolate chip cookie! … Continue reading

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The without a doubt absolutely very best chocolate chip cookie!


Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies. Whether it is the original creation of Ruth Wakefield at her Toll House Inn in Whitman, Mass or the infinite numbers of attempts by commercial bakeries and home cooks to make variations on the primal … Continue reading

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The summer baking spree


It seems like I’ve been doing a lot of baking this summer for a number of reasons.  We get together with my cousins for a Ravinia outing every year, and this year, while the musical group was nothing to write … Continue reading

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