Monthly Archives October 2012

Nutella Cookies

My dear friend Emily shared this recipe with me and got me a set of the Wilton cookie cutters. She warned me that these would take a little time but after tasting hers, I knew time wouldn’t matter. These are cute and delicious!
1/2 cup whole hazelnuts or chopped hazelnuts
3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure a...
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


1/2 pound margarine or salted butter, softened = 2 sticks (I like Costco butter)

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups Quaker quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked

1 cup raisins


Heat oven to 350 degrees F


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Chicken Piccata

1st Recipe = Chicken Piccata made with Flour
Scroll to the bottom for Recipe #2

We had the best Chicken Piccata at Grazie’s Italian Restaurant in Upland, CA. I decided to come home and attempt it for my Husband. He liked it but he didn’t love it as much as Grazie’s. I’m on a mission to find the best Chicken Piccata recipe possible. My first attempt is this Giada De Laurentiis recipe...

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Mud Pie

Coffee ice cream, a chocolate-cookie crust and chocolate-covered espresso beans add up to a terrific party dessert. Begin making the cake one day before serving. I got this idea from a special restaurant in Santa Barbara that my Mother in Law and I visit frequently, called “Endless Summer Bar Cafe...
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