Author Archives: chacha

About chacha

I'm a west coast transplant who lives in Brooklyn, NY. I love many outdoor and sporty activities including hiking, biking, running, cycling, walking and exploring New York. We have two dogs, a French Bulldog and a Pug. I enjoy cooking but baking is my passion. I'm no expert but I like to bake for friends and family, and love to try new recipes and bake new things. Thanks for reading!

Philadelphia Marathon

  PHILADELPHIA MARATHON 2011 For anyone interested in long distance running who has their sights on a marathon, the Philadelphia Marathon may be just the ticket.  I can’t think of a better way to see a city than to go … Continue reading

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Easy to Make Pumpkin Bread

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Grease and flour three 7×3 inch loaf pans. INGREDIENTS: 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup water 3 cups white sugar In a … Continue reading

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Ding Dong Cupcakes

  Ding Dong Cupcakes The inspiration came from a Ding Dong Cake recipe from the All Recipes Website.  It’s true.  The recipe calls for a boxed Devil’s Food Cake Mix and a box of instant pudding.  I’ve made this recipe a … Continue reading

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Brownie Cookie Dough Sandwich Cookies

  I love brownies, sandwich cookies AND chocolate chip cookie dough so when I saw this recipe on Tracey’s Culinary Adventures blog, I thought, “Heavenly, I must bake and EAT these cookies!”  Every Thursday night, I wind down from a … Continue reading

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Chewy Frosted Sugar Cookies

    I lived in Seattle for about sixteen years. If you live in Seattle, you know about Uncle Seth’s Pink cookies.   They’re everywhere – grocery stores, gas stations, coffee shops.  And they’re delicious.  If you appreciate a dense, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Fall with Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

  One of my favorite blogs is Sweet Peas Kitchen . I was a little suspicious when I saw her recipe for pumpkin snickerdoodles. I admit, I can be a little bit of a stick-in-the-mud and why wondered to myself, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Scones to Die For

Glazed Pumpkin Scones I love scones and it wasn’t until I actually baked scones that I realized that I had been missing out.  It may go without saying that I love baked goods and do my best to sample as … Continue reading

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Follow your bliss. Coco I miss you like mad.

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Pasta Bolognese

Pasta Bolognese Recipe courtesy Anne Burrell http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/anne-burrell/pasta-bolognese-recipe/index.html Prep Time: 45 min Cook Time: 4 hr 30 min Level: Intermediate Serves: 6 to 8 servings Ingredients 1 large onion or 2 small, cut into 1-inch dice 2 large carrots, cut into … Continue reading

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Boy did I screw that up!

Chocolate MoonPie Fail I’ve always liked eating sandwich cookies and this year I decided to actually make sandwich cookies.  MoonPies have been overshadowed by the ever popular Whoopie Pie.  Whoopie pies come in flavors such as pumpkin, chocolate, banana, and red … Continue reading

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