White Chocolate Blondies

white chocolate blondies

One of my favorite sweet combinations when I bake is butter and brown sugar. No matter how hard I try, I cannot resist tasting the cookie dough once I’ve creamed those two ingredients.

While learning to bake back in my pre-teens, my cousin, Margie and I used to bake lots of goodies, including a peanut butter bar that used butter and brown sugar as it’s base. I’ll have to hunt for that recipe for Peanut Butter Fingers as I haven’t even thought of it in years. But the point is, we began with butter and brown sugar.

white chocolate blondes

We got the idea (I’m pretty sure it was from my cousin, Margie’s oldest brother, John), to eat toast or a biscuit, if we were lucky enough to have some around, slathered with butter and topped with brown sugar. Yes, you should try this. You could skip making the blondies and just grab a thick slice of good whole wheat bread, mix some soft butter and brown sugar, toast the bread, and spread with the buttery mixture.

Ok, not a totally healthy breakfast, but for a morning touch of sweetness, yes, it works. And now back to the Blondie recipe. …

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red white blue oatmeal cookies

Red, White & Blue Oatmeal Cookies

Since the Fourth of July holiday weekend is approaching, I wanted to bake a homemade treat with an All-American theme. I considered baking sugar cookies and decorating with red, white & blue icing, but decided to wait until next week to try stars and stripes cookies. Today, I was looking for an easy cookie recipe without…

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Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bar recipes have been around awhile. I know because I found one this in my oldest cookbook. Without saying too much about just how “classic” this recipe is, I’ll just tell you it was scribbled on a piece of paper from my junior high school days. Yikes. I made a few adjustments to the recipe….

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This weekend has been so hot and humid, there was just no way I was turning on my oven to bake. I thought it would be a good time to try an old cookie recipe I had in my files that requires no baking at all. I used to make these cookies when I was…

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Peanut Butter Cookies


This recipe version of Peanut Butter Cookies is the one that we used in our bakery, Country Cupboard Cookies. We baked lots of different flavors using the same Peanut Butter dough. Creamy Peanut Butter was the traditional cookie rolled in sugar and then we used a fork to press them down. The sugar gives the cookies some…

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Angel Food Cake

Never Fail Angel Food Cake

Classic Angel Food Cake with a delicious vanilla flavored glaze. I don’t bake a lot of cakes. Somehow when I do, a lot of them fall. Or don’t rise. Or end up with deep wells in the center. I can practically stand in front of my oven and watch my cakes collapse. My sister, Barbara,…

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