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Decadent Chocolate Pudding

 “Christmas Christmas time is here, and Christmas songs you love to hear. Thoughts of joy and hope and cheer, but mostly shopping! Shopping! SHOPPING!” – Straight No Chaser So true. The holidays are stressful. Or, I should say, we make it stressful with all the obligations we put on our ‘to-do’ list to ensure that  ...

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Beer Bread

Sometimes I get this ridiculously overwhelming urge to eat fresh homemade bread. More often than not, when that urge hits I have absolutely no desire to break out those yeast packets and go through all the rising intervals and kneading workouts that is required for most yeast-rising bread. That is, until I found this absolutely ground-breaking  ...

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Lemon Upside-Down Cakes

I am thrilled when asked to bring dessert to a dinner party. But, like many of us, sometimes I’m so exhausted from a long day that I don’t have the energy or desire to spend hours making a theatrical dessert. In tough times like this, I turn to recipes that require as little effort as possible, such as this self-icing cake. This  ...

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