One-Bowl-Wonders: Rye Brownies with Lavender Whipped Cream

This recipe is part of the One-Bowl-Wonders series.  Recipes is this series are simple, quick, and can be made with just one bowl.  They are designed to be ready to eat in about an hour without wrecking your whole kitchen!  Easy recipes. Easy clean-up. Big reward! Inviting more spontaneity into an already busy schedule is tricky for me.  I live by my i-phone calendar.  If it doesn’t exist on my calendar, it doesn’t exist in my life.  But, this methodology makes my life feel very regimented.  I find myself struggling with “last minute” in a way that I never used to.  I like plans, especially plans that get entered into…

Chewy Maple Pecan Oat Cookies

If you celebrated Easter over the weekend, you survived the preparations and family time that go along with the holiday.  And… in the states, today is also tax day.  Anyone else hate tax preparations?!  I don’t even do our taxes myself and it still stresses me out.  Nonetheless, surviving such Herculean feats should not go unrecognized. So… make these extra chewy, maple-y cookies as a little pat on the back for yourself.  Or if tax season has not been good to you this year, cookies make everything at least a little bit better.  Especially the extra chewy kind;) [amd-yrecipe-recipe:148]

What to Make for Easter – DESSERT Edition!

Hi ya’ll, Easter is just a few days away, so I’m closing out What-to-make-for-Easter Dessert week with a round-up of dessert recipes that are perfect for your Easter celebrations!! Lemon Silk Pie with Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Crust A silky smooth, buttery, fluffy lemon pie on a carrot cake flavored oatmeal cookie crust! Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie Tart lemon filling with a heaping amount of fluffy meringue on a buttery, flaky pie crust. Almond Chiffon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting A light fluffy chiffon cake with almond and raspberry fillings and an indulgent cream cheese frosting. Rhubarb Almond Cake A moist almond cake studded with rhubarb.  Reminiscent of scandinavian…

What to Make for Easter – DESSERT Edition: Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie

Every spring my mother-in-law – who lives in Scottsdale – sends a giant box of lemons from her lemon tree.  I ooh and aaah over them.  And then I make a list of everything I can’t wait to make with them.  I don’t know what it is, but the flavor is ten times better than anything I can buy up here in Washington! Without fail, my husband requests lemon meringue pie.  Sometimes – like this year – we made it twice over the course of our giant box of lemons.  Spring time and this mile-high lemon meringue pie have become synonymous for me. Lemon meringue pie is another make-ahead dessert…
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