The Smart Baker Blog

Easy Blondie Sundae Bowls

Blondies are one of our family's most favorite and highly requested desserts.  Whenever there is a get together, there is a pretty good chance you'll find a fresh batch of blondies and an ice cream bar. We've made our fair share of different blondie recipes, and experimented with a long li
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A Sugar Cookie Experiment: Flavored Sugars... Are they worth it?

One of the most beloved things to bake in our house is the plain ol' sugar cookie. We've made all sorts of fancy desserts, but somehow we always come back to the simple pleasure like these. (I've also made enough Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes to have an entire blog devoted to our affection for that
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Easy Way to Roll Cookie Dough Balls in Sugar

How often do you come upon a cookie recipe that says something like: Shape the dough into balls, and roll each ball in sugar.  We make a lot of cookies here, so for us, it's pretty often. Sugar cookies and snickerdoodles both call for this technique so over the years, I have coated
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Raspberry Lemon Corn Muffins

With August already almost halfway over, it feels like fall is right around the corner.  I love the flavors of fall… pumpkin, cinnamon, caramel, apple... so I'm looking forward to all of the baking to come in the fall season.  What flavors are you most looking forward to this fall?Before I
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Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you have an abundance of fresh mint growing in your herb garden like I do right now, this is the perfect recipe to use some of it up while satisfying your cookie craving.  This chocolate chip cookie recipe is perfectly chewy and soft and becomes extra special with the addition of fresh mint.
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How to Save your Fresh Herbs

Here in Florida, summer is beginning to wind down.  No, not according to the temperature (I think Florida might falsely believe that summer is actually 10 out of 12 months per year), but school starts back up in about a week and a half for the students here and that is always the signal for me
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