Light Monkey Bread ~ Larry’s Project


Sniff, sniff. Mmmm! This is Larry’s baking project: Lightened Up Monkey Bread. Gotta love Cooking Light magazine, it doesn’t disappoint. Their column, The Enlightened Cook, publishes “recipe makeovers” that actually, factually work. Friday, the October issue arrived. Sunday, Larry was making their Lightened Up Monkey Bread  from page 160.

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Apple Cinnamon Brunch Braid


What to do with the second half of my dessert dough from the King Arthur Flour baking demo? I did what they said, I froze it. And then I wanted to eat it. They taught us how to do this at the demo, too, so I made an apple filled braid. First, GO HERE for […]

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Scratch-Made Cinnamon Rolls

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Scratch Made Cinnamon Rolls… Look right up close at those tender flakes, the cinnamony swirl, ooey vanilla icing. To get to this point was a sticky, messy Sunday baking project; didn’t shower until 3 PM. But I arm-wrestled my way to success making scratch cinnamon rolls just to prove I wasn’t a loser. “Loser?” you […]

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Blueberry Stuffed Apples in Pastry


Naming this recipe was tricky; besides being stuffed with fresh blueberries and baked in flaky pastry, the apples are sweetened with Red Hot candies and pure maple syrup.  TMI for a recipe name, but Larry thought the Red Hots were a pretty good idea.  I like using up the second pie crust in the box, […]

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Fresh Homemade Applesauce in the Crockpot

Crockpot Applesauce

I recently learned that it’s perfectly OK to re-do a recipe post as long as you keep the original title and the post date. That keeps you from erasing the post’s history, but lets you actually rewrite history! This was one of my very first, and the writing was crappy, at best.  My original photo was also […]

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