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If you are going to make an apple crisp…

…then make it right, make it rich and eat it. Enjoy it without guilt or remorse for that diminishes the beauty of the treat. It is fall and the time is now for fall foods and treats. Nobody does baking like King Arthur so here in its entirety is the Classic Apple Crisp recipe from our friends at King Arthur: What you need for the filling: 3 pounds whole apples, to yield 2 pounds peeled, cored, and sliced apples; about…

It’s always a good time for homemade cookies!        

I am aware that it is 83 degrees with 85% humidity today in upstate New York. The skies are stormy, and my hair has absorbed about 3 pounds of water. So, what would any sane person do? Turn that oven on to 325 degrees and let’s make some oatmeal dark chocolate chip cookies! Jack is home and Amelia is on the way here for the weekend so I’m ready to bake. Now remember, I am NOT a baker but my…

Guest Blogger- Allison’s Fudge

Tonight's guest blogger may not know she is the guest blogger.  I have a recipe from a friend and coworker from back in my LexisNexis days in Manhattan, circa 1992.  Never being a great baker myself, Allison wrote down her 'Famous Fudge' recipe which I have used and shared so many times over the past 20+ years.  Here it is, and thank you Allison! What you need: 3 cups of chips. you can mix chocolate, peanut butter or any combination…

Guest Blogger-Michelle’s Apple Brownies

Please welcome our guest blogger, Michelle.  Michelle is one of my spin instructors and happens to be a great baker.  She made these brownies for us one Friday morning to bring us back to life after her one-hour spin class. These are perfect to whip up to take with you on a cold afternoon when cutting down your Christmas tree or when wrapping presents by a fire, with coffee, of course! They are dense, and not too sweet. Here is…