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Mom’s Best Ever Chewy Crispy Ginger Snaps

Mom’s Best Ever Chewy Crispy Ginger Snaps

Trust me on this chewy crispy ginger snap for a long lasting ginger flavor. Perfect on a cold day with a warm cup of tea. What makes these cookies over the top…flavored with rich spices of cloves, ginger, cinnamon, rich dark molasses, and plus crystallized ginger chips then rolled in sparkling sugar. On the first bite…the texture is crisp and sweet from the sparkling sugar…then you dive deep into rich chewy ginger nirvana. Makes about 2 dozen Ingredients: Dry… 2 1/4 C AP Flour (King Arthurs) 1/2 t Cloves, ground 1 t Cinnamon, Saigon 1 t Ginger 2 t Baking...

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The Only Foolproof Pie Crust Recipe

The Only Foolproof Pie Crust Recipe

  Here it is, The One and Only Foolproof Pie Crust Recipe you need to have in your pie making arsenal…Boom, drop the mike! I am letting you in on a couple of sweet tips and tricks on adjusting the flavor profile for sweet and savory pie crusts using one recipe. The pie crust ingredients are simple and the quality matters! Cold Unsalted European Butter and Pastry Flour is the big secret to the puzzle.  Salt and/or Sugar determine the kind of pie, sweet or savory.   Cold liquid is important to combine the flour and butter rather it be just water, or a...

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Slimy Red Devil Cake…

Slimy Red Devil Cake…

or Red Velvet Cake with Icing I just love red velvet cake, and baby, this recipe is so moist and yummy! Buttermilk is the secret ingredient, but the leaf green gel food coloring really makes this cake pop in the wow-department.   I used a Heritage bundt pan to make this devilish beauty and all I can say is, “hail to the bundt cake!” With so many different bundt cake designs you can easily express yourself while coinciding with the seasons and holidays. One pan and one icing – how user-friendly is that! And it has a hole in the...

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Sinfully-Bad Baked Alaska

Sinfully-Bad Baked Alaska

Back in the 1970’s and 80’s, the rich and visually impressive dessert, baked Alaska was all the rage at fancy dinner parties and luxurious cruise ship voyages. Disco, shoulder pads, and baked Alaska…ah, I can almost hear Barry White playing over the blue eye shadow and flashy colors.   But I digress… Like many things in pop culture, baked Alaska had its day in the sun and for whatever reason, it went out of style. The trend may have come to an end, but if you’re like me, the craving for layers of texture and the warm toasting of the...

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