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Banana Cookies

We had an abundance of ripe bananas in the freezer and a lack of cookies in the cabinet.

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Peaches in Red Wine

In Portuguese, Pessago com vinho. This is from my Portuguese Cooking cookbook which has great pictures. I made these many years ago and they were yummy. I think making with pears would be good too. I just saw a wine … Continue reading

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Holiday Stout Cookies

From Elysian Brewery, Seattle.  There link is here: But in case they take it down later, here’s the recipe.  Looks good.  Sort of reminds me of Whoopie Pies made with stout!

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Portuguese Home Cooking This popular drink was adapted by the Portuguese from their Spanish neighbors.

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Glazed Lemon-Blueberry Loaf

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Lemon Whoopie

Made a delicious cake.  Filled with Blueberry Cream filling, which is just the normal filling with two or three tablespoons of blueberry syrup added.  Of course, hand mixer worked fine on these.

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Southern Living’s Pumpkin Pecan Bread

My sister made this over the Thanksgiving week.  It was great to have for breakfast each morning with coffee.  It was moist and yummy.  

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Stained Glass Cookies

My roommate’s mom cut this out of a Bloomington-Normal IL paper (maybe the Pantagraph?) and sent it to him to try.  I came home from errands today to find  him midway through the recipe.   He thought it was too … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Whoopie

I would definitely follow the recommendation at the end to use less cocoa.  I used the recipe’s amount and found it too dense.  I don’t have a stand mixer; hand mixer worked fine.  

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Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies This is the classic, time-tested, family-favorite whoopie pie recipe.

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