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About Created by Carlene

I live in Southern California with my husband and two black cats, Sadie and Samantha. Update...Thor the Standard Poodle mix pup joined our family in September. Life is not the same for us and especially not for Sadie and Samantha. Thor is a beautiful bundle of fluff and energy.

Rustic Potato Loaves

This recipe is a keeper.  I love potato bread.  My standby recipe came from an old Sunset magazine.  This recipe won’t take that one out of first place, but it comes in a close second.  It’s much quicker to make … Continue reading

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Mocha Chocolate Chips

These cookies had mixed reactions from the people that I shared them with.  I had to assure my husband that those orange bits in them were not carrots before he would eat them.  The ones I left in the staff … Continue reading

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Boca Negra

This almost flour-less cake (1 1/2 tablespoons of flour)  could easily be called “death by chocolate”.  Looking at the recipe ingredients and reading the early comments by other bakers, I knew this was going to be rich.  It was absolutely … Continue reading

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Focaccia

My Focaccia turned out “ok”.  This recipe takes quite a bit of advance preparation.  After mixing and two rises then the dough spends 24-36 hours in the refrigerator.  Then an hour and a half before you want to bake it … Continue reading

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French Apple Tart

The description in Baking with Julia for this tart reads “easier to reproduce at home than you’d think at first glance”.   I agree.  This tart tastes wonderful, looks impressive and was easy to make.  What more could you want! … Continue reading

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Pizza with Onion Confit

My husband took one look at this pizza and said he was headed to the store for pepperoni.  Since it was ready to bake and would be done in 15 minutes I convinced him to wait and try it.  He … Continue reading

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Finnish Pulla

When I looked at the photo of this beautiful bread wreath in the book, I was worried! Could I possibly reproduce this?  Well I did!  I must say I would need a bit more practice to get a really nice … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Baby Cakes

This has been quite a week!  I have been at the vets twice with the pup!  First, he ate my sock.  Then a couple of days later I was looking for my microfiber cleaning cloth that the ophthalmologist gave me … Continue reading

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Best-Ever Brownies

I hardly ever bake brownies. Not because I don’t like them, quite the opposite. It’s really hard not to eat the entire pan by myself! I could have eaten all of these myself, but to save myself I took them … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Crumb Muffins

I’m sitting in my hotel room in San Francisco listening to the mournful sounds of a lone trumpeter in Union Square and the clang of the cable car bells as they climb the hill as I write this post.  I’ve … Continue reading

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