Apple Pie with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumb Topping a la mode

SugaryWinzy Apple Pie with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumb Topping a la mode

Delicious, homemade apple pie brings to mind warmth, comfort, happiness, family and wonderful memories— apple pie is home.  Homemade apple pie is love.  I’ve been baking apple pies one after the other lately, both old-fashioned and with crumb topping topped a la mode with a fantastic, easy homemade cinnamon ice cream and drizzled with homemade caramel sauce.  The pies were simply delicious, with crusts that were perfectly flaky.  Apple pie is simply my family’s favorite, something they can never get enough of. Continue reading

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Almond Cream Bundt Cake

SugaryWinzy Almond Cream Bundt Cake

Bundt cakes come out looking pretty good direct from the pan so little else needs to be done in the way of decorating, save for a dusting of powdered sugar or a drizzle of quick glaze.  So I baked this delicious, easy to make almond cream bundt cake; generous enough to feed a crowd. Continue reading

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Chocolate Beehive and Rose Flower Cupcakes

SugaryWinzy Chocolate Beehive and Rose Flower Cupcakes

These luscious chocolate beehive and rose flower cupcakes are definitely the bee’s knees.  If I had to choose one favorite cupcake, it would be these delicious chocolate beehive cupcakes.  They were as much fun to make as they were to eat.  I first planned to make all beehive cupcakes, and then later decided I needed flowers to go with the bees.  So I set aside a few of the cupcakes to pipe flowers on.  The flower cupcakes were pretty good too, topped with a coffee-flavored buttercream. Continue reading

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Blueberry Strawberry Mini Shortcakes

SugaryWinzy Blueberry Strawberry Mini Shortcakes

I cannot rave enough about how scrumptious these blueberry strawberry mini shortcakes are.  They are not too sweet, absolutely delicious and are just the right size for individual portions.  Even better, they are really easy to make.  They were such a hit I made them twice in a row. Continue reading

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

SugaryWinzy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thinking of what to make one day, and happening to have just one very ripe banana to experiment with, I proceeded to test how much butter and sugar I could cut from one recipe of chocolate chip cookies.   I thought the result was just amazing.  So here is one variation of this all-time favorite chocolate chip cookie.  It will likely be followed by a couple more variations in the future.  After all, the pursuit of happiness comes in many forms, this time in the shape of a cookie. Continue reading

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