My Apple Pie

My Apple Pie

So the weather has cooled and autumn is well underway. The lake out front has chilled and dramatically quieted down with just a sprinkling of boaters trying to squeak out the last remaining days of limited warmth. This time of year marks the beginning of baking season and comfort food to many. One of the [...]

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Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake

When I was having dinner (and a wonderful time) with my oldest son, Andrew, a couple of weeks ago in St. Louis, we were discussing where to have dinner the following night...(see a familial pattern?)...and Andrew started talking about an amazing cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory he had had the other day, which was their [...]

Berry Berry Streusel Bars

Berry Berry Streusel Bars

  You know how sometimes you fool yourself into thinking something's better than it is, simply because you want it to be? Or when you prefer to have "less than," rather than none at all? You know...you settle. This applies of course to many aspects of life, but for the sake of an innocent Mitts [...]

Peanut Butter Heath Bar Blondies

Peanut Butter Heath Bar Blondies

There are Blondies and then there are Bl-ON-dies! Uh... eyes here. Food, people, food! Okay...so these bars happen to be the latter and a very fine example at that. The recipe here is originally from Magnolia Bakery and after trying them a few years ago, they've been on regular rotation at our house anytime we want a decadent, [...]