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Chocolate Mint Creme Sandwich Cookies

 Chocolate Mint Creme Sandwich Cookies   Last Saturday, my pal Bailey and I got together to do a little baking. Bailey is one of my cupcake sidekicks and it was super fun to do something a little more laid back than cranking out hundreds of cupcakes. We made a few dozen of these very special …

Gingerbread

I made a pan of gingerbread on our first snow day at home and we ate it so fast that I decided to make another one the next day. It was gone even quicker than the first one. It is crazy delicious.  Lots of ginger and super comforting molasses flavor. Gingerbread Ingredients: 1 stick butter …

Gingered Carrot Cookies

Gingered Carrot Cookies I made these gingered carrot cookies a few weeks ago, and I think they just look like autumn.  Plus they remind me of carrot cake, which I like a lot.  They are from Dorie Greenspan’s monstrous cookbook on baking, which has proved to be a very delectable purchase.  My love for ginger …

Let Them Eat Cake: Three Cake Recipes

Three Cake Recipes for Three Birthday Cakes My husband is feeling mighty loved right about now.  Mighty loved and maybe a weensy bit sick.  As he eats his sixteenth piece of birthday cake. That’s because I made him not just one but THREE BIRTHDAY CAKES this year. The spread for Taido’s birthday, greatly enhanced by …

Asian Salad Trio + Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Asian Salad Trio + Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches I feel like I am finally back in my cooking groove and I have sooo been wanting to share with you the delicioso bites coming from the Chino House kitchen.  I have special people at my house every night, but on Wednesdays, we have extra special people …

strawberry rhubarb crisp

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Things I Love About Canada: Rhubarb Ok, I’m pretty sure Canada didn’t like invent rhubarb. In fact it isn’t even indigenous to North America, strangely enough, but Canada is where I have been lovingly introduced to this enticing vegetable, so I’m counting it as one of the things I love about Canada. Taido and I …