Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Triple chocolate chip cookies

The last few months, I’ve been happily baking with peaches, apples, lemons, oranges, blueberries, raspberries and tomatoes. I love the wholesome cookies I’ve baked all summer, especially since the ingredients are plentiful and fresh. It’s hard to find fault with fresh raspberries and chocolate! Or blueberries and oatmeal. Looking back, I see that I’ve gone a little garden crazy with my baking.

But with the cooler weather during the evenings, I began thinking more of chocolate. Triple chocolate. It’s time for me to return to my baking roots. Hello, chocolate chip cookies. …

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tomato cheese pie

Rustic Tomato Cheese Pie

It’s the time of year for tomatoes to be picked. I love having a small backyard garden. We plant tomatoes in the spring, watering and staking, looking forward to the lovely varieties of tomatoes we’ll happily harvest in August and September. I imagine fresh mozzarella cheese with tomato slices, salt and pepper on Italian white bread….

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Apple Pie Recipe

I just want a piece of Pie!

Nana’s Apple Pie Recipe There is something about baking pies that makes me feel like a true baker. The craft of baking pie is a lot like baking bread, but sweeter. That’s one reason why I wanted to include a special section for pies on my blog. The other reasons are the pies that I’ll bake…

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apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

I was all set to bake an apple pie this past weekend but then we stopped at the Ligonier Farmer’s Market and bought a berry pie. This is an amazing market to visit and for anyone in the southwestern Pennsylvania area, it’s worth a trip to Ligonier. In addition to the raspberry cherry pie, we tasted smoked…

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salted pecan chocolate chip cookies-3

Salted Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip cookies are my favorite cookie. No matter what cookie recipe I dream up or bake, chocolate chip cookies remain #1 on my homemade cookie list. And I’m not alone. During the years I operated an online cookie bakery, our customer’s number one choice was Chocolate Chip. Oh, I’ve wandered over the years and…

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chocolate zucchini cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

Zucchini recipes are everywhere I look. Savory and sweet, dessert and appetizers. At first I wasn’t going to post a recipe because, well, the recipes are everywhere! But then I remembered baking a chocolate zucchini bread years ago and decided to give it a go. I started out with my old zucchini bread recipe baked…

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Peach and blueberry muffins

Peach and Blueberry Muffins

A wholesome breakfast muffin recipe filled with fresh blueberries and chunks of peaches, flavored with cinnamon & nutmeg, and baked to perfection with butter, brown sugar, eggs and flour. I’ve been waiting all summer for fresh peaches. Pennsylvania grocery stores offer peaches year round, but they do not compare to local fresh fruits in the summer that…

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