Author Archives: Ellen Folkman

Cake Mix Snickerdoodles

My youngest son was recently invited by a friend to a major sporting event so I wanted to bake something for his family. I didn’t have a lot of time so I went poking around my cookbooks and pantry and … Continue reading

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Homemade Chinese Takeout – Beef and Broccoli

I love Chinese food. I’ve never made it at home, though. While shopping at Publix recently, the Apron’s Cooking station was making this beef and broccoli recipe so I stopped for a sample. Immediately I knew this was the recipe … Continue reading

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Honey Bun Cake – A Treat for Breakfast

I have wanted to make a honey bun cake for a very long time. I got my chance recently when a new recipe I tried was a complete fail. I was making a coffee cake and the pan size recommended … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread #SundaySupper

Pumpkin is the quintessential fall flavor. Many people wait, anxiously, for that tinge of coolness in the air to make something with pumpkin. My Mom loved this pumpkin bread recipe. It gave me great pleasure to know how much she … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

I made these on a whim. My kids love chocolate chip muffins and in my quest to make more from scratch and less from boxes, as well as this challenge to try new recipes, I found this recipe on http://www.dishesanddustbunnies.com andContinue reading

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Olive Garden’s Salad Dressing (Copycat Version)

I find it just as easy, more tasty and far more economical to make my own salad dressing. The salad dressing at Olive Garden is probably my husband’s favorite. I actually found this by accident when I went looking for … Continue reading

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Even More Comfort Food – Chicken and Biscuits (Or biscuit topped chicken pot pie)!

Week 21 of the 52 Week New Recipe Challenge brings a recipe that has been in my to try file for some time. It’s from the Barefoot Contessa. By now, you’re probably seeing a  trend here…I have a lot of … Continue reading

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Individual Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies

On a Memorial Day trip to North Carolina we stopped at the Lodge Factory store in Commerce, GA. It was a good thing our car was pretty well packed because these mini skillets were about all I could fit into … Continue reading

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Oreo Cookies and Cream Cups

Kids of all ages will love this recipe. If you’re looking for a way to cool off during the dog days of summer, this cookies and cream cups recipe, the week 19 recipe for the 52 Week New Recipe Challenge, … Continue reading

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Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread is a great accompaniment to many meals. I truly enjoy a really good cornbread, no matter how it’s made…in a loaf, muffins or a cast iron skillet. It’s the Southern girl in me. Recently I had a friend over … Continue reading

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