Blog Archives for category Dessert Recipe

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My First Boyfriend, Phillies’ Mike Schmidt, and Kettle Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I was a kid, Mike Schmidt (as in, Mike Schmidt star 3rd baseman of the Phillies) lived in my bedroom. Well, maybe not the actual Mike Schmidt, but a life-size poster of him. You’d think this might be slightly alarming for a child – waking up every morning to a strange man with a handlebar mustache and borderline mullet staring at you as you blink your sleepy eyes open. Eh, well, what can I say. We were very trusting out on the farm.

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How to Make French Macarons

Macarons are a neat cookie to add to your recipe box because they look tricky, and they come in myraid flavor combination, so it’s fun to experiment and make some really unique cookies. Add in some powder or gel food coloring, and you’ll have cute little cookies lined up on your own kitchen counter.

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Nutella-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

Well kiddos, I wish I had some witty rhetoric for you today. But I don’t. Instead, I have something better. Cookie porn. Or cookie-in-the-shape-of-mini-muffin porn. Because sometimes you can’t decide between completely cooked cookies that are slightly crunchy, and gooey, undercooked cookie dough cookies.

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Valentine’s Day Treats! How to Make Beautiful (and Tasty) Cake Balls

The great thing about cake balls is that they really are quite easy to make, and they’re very hands-on (read: messy) so super fun to make with kiddos. You can use little tiny cookie cutters to make shaped pops, or just roll them in your hands and rekindle your good old play-doh days. The simplest of cake balls use a box of cake mix, a container of frosting, and some chocolate. You don’t even have to bake the cake from scratch! And believe me, they are addictive in this most generic rendition. But any fluffy, light cake recipe will work.

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3G’s and Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

But regardless, I’ve been thinking about resolutions a lot lately. I’m three months into a rough job search, and it’s starting to wear on me a little. It’s also the depths of Seattle gloom, and for me, that makes resolving to do anything besides turning on the fireplace and putting on the fleece sweat pants difficult. I think I’ve found a life resolution I can stick with though – and that’s to get a good dose of my 3G’s every single day: Good Friends, Good Sweat, and Good Food. Today I’m putting it to use.


Niki’s Hummingbird Cake

It was Niki’s birthday last week, so I had to make her a cake. A Real Cake. Not a Safeway crappy cake with tacky neon-colored roses. Not a quick box cake that has been sitting in your pantry for a year, as a backup. A Real Cake. In a special flavor. Because she, of all people, deserves it…


Ice Cream-Filled Jack-o-Lanterns

So I guess I’ve been holding out on you a bit. In response to the overwhelming demand from Seattle Palate readers for more information about SUE!, I never mentioned that she has a sister. Lynn:). She gets a happy face because she is the best. Lynn:) is caring and nurturing and funny and doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. (Though she did recently flat out threaten to boycott Seattle Palate if she didn’t get a mention soon.)…

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Rustic Fig & Raspberry Crostatas

When time came for our August potluck, there was no doubt the theme would be PICNIC. Unfortunately the weather didn’t exactly cooperate so we had to take the picnic inside. But to preserve the integrity of our outdoor evening, we all sat on the floor around the coffee table. Shoes off. Who wears shoes in the lush summer grass at a picnic?…