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I’m calling these “version 2” since they are not Nini’s version, which is my standby.  Wanted to try a different recipe, which was labeled “crispy, chewy choclate chip cookies”.   I actually think Nini’s recipe is chewier – these were definitely very very good, but were a bit cakier.  They did not taste good straight out of the freezer, unlike Nini’s cookies, so should be kept at room temp.

Chocolate chip cookies


I used this cookie recipe base with the holiday themed / colored Nestle Toll House chocolate chips.  I liked them better with those than with M&Ms. 

Cookie recipe

These were amazing – Carl thought they were the best cupcakes that he has ever had!  Found them on a recipe blog that I love but note that they are adapted from Barefoot Contessa.  We of course had to add pink and purple food coloring to our frosting.  Picture to come….


Black Bottom Cookie Bars

These are incredibly simple and use ingredients I usually have on hand.  Great for when you want something quick, easy and delicious.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Made for Thanksgiving 2011 with the Haneys.  Amazing.  Will definitely be making again!

Classic Cheesecake

I have made this a handful of times (often for Carl’s birthday).  I can’t ever manage to NOT get the top to crack but it’s delicious all the same.   I usually just do berries (that have soaked in some sugar) and whipped cream on the side.

Nectarine, Mascarpone and Gingersnap Tart

I made this for Carl last weekend and he claimed it was one of his favorite things I have ever made.  It is from one of my favorite blogs (although my stuff never looks half as pretty as hers).