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How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract {Super Easy Recipe!}

Homemade Vanilla Extract is about to take your baking up to a whole new level! Plump vanilla beans soaked in a spirit create a rich deep flavor every baker desires.  Your cookies, cakes, and desserts will taste so amazing you will want to bake with it always. You will be shocked by how simple it …

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Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins: The Perfect Summer Treat!

    We are anxiously waiting for summer to arrive in Upstate NY. The gardens have been cautious with their growth for fear of a surprise cold snap, but Mother Nature has been kind and now plants are on overdrive to blossom. It’s also the perfect time to sign up for your local Farm CSA box. If you haven’t tried …

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Strawberry Fruit Pulp Quick Bread Recipe

What do you do with left over fruit pulp from your juicer? Save it and make delicious breads, muffins and other baked goods! Today, I’m going to share how to make strawberry fruit pulp bread and it will be one of your new favorite recipes! Last week, I shared a recipe for a Strawberry Basil Spritzer that …

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Mazola Mochaccino Cupcakes

  If you have cooked or baked anything in your kitchen, chances are you have used some type of cooking oil either in liquid form (canola, olive or peanut), solid (Crisco or lard), or spray (Pam). Have you ever used corn oil? I will confess, I have never cooked or baked with corn oil, so …

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Quick & Easy Chocolate Cake

  Sometimes, one needs chocolate cake. Yes. NEEDS. When that desire for something cakey and chocolaty will not go away,  it becomes priority number one to get a piece of goodness onto your plate and get it there fast. Oh, I know how you feel. Really I do. Last week that NEED for something chocolate …

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Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting

  After a very busy week, a day in the kitchen was needed to relax and create something sweet. As the taste buds were craving chocolate and I had very ripe bananas, I decided to make chocolate banana cupcakes, a taste reminiscent of a February visit to Georgetown Cupcakes in Washington, DC.  It would also allow the opportunity to try …

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