Monster Cookies that Aren’t

Today I made cookies and normally I would not blog about that
because I’m not a baker. In fact, I’m rather bad at it. But as I was making the cookies I kept going to the cabinet and finding it bare. I had to keep substituting ingredients. In the past, I would have either stopped or sent my husband to the store.

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Chocolate Toffee Brownie

I am not much of a baker. My love is cooking. That does not mean I do not appreciate bakers and the culinary art of baking. Quite the contrary. In fact, I’m jealous. I just don’t have the patience to bake. It’s a commitment to create such beautiful treats.

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My Oma would make semmelauflauf whenever she collected enough uneaten heels from her home-baked bread, about 12. (I didn’t think anyone ate the heels until I met my husband. He doesn’t anymore because I feed them to the geese.) Loosely translated semmelauflauf means bread roll casserole. You might recognize it as bread pudding.

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