Whole Grain Zucchini Blondies

by Anne Papina on February 24, 2013

While searching for something interesting to make with zucchini, I stumbled across a recipe for zucchini blondies. Hmmm. I do love a good blondie, almost better than brownies (gasp!). I have a thing for butterscotch, what can I say? I know from many years of baking zucchini bread that the mild flavor of zucchini works […]


Spiced Rum Balls #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on December 9, 2012

Yesterday we had our annual holiday shindig, and this week totally escaped me! So I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. This week’s #SundaySupper is all about the Ultimate Holiday Cookie Exchange–with over 50 cookie recipes to tempt your taste buds below. My contribution is these boozy, chocolatey Spiced Rum Balls, which are […]


Ossi di Morti (Bones of the Dead Cookies) #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on October 28, 2012

I only discovered this recently, but Ossi di Morti, or bones of the dead cookies, are one of my mom’s favorite treats. How did I not know this? Apparently, my grandfather would often make the trek to North Beach in San Francisco and return with these cookies from Victoria Pastry for his girls. Sorta like […]


Yummy Bars

by Anne Papina on September 16, 2012

As much as I relish my time in the kitchen–that methodical and soothing rhythm unfolding as you work a masterpiece–sometimes the moment calls for something semi-homemade. This is one of those moments. I wanted to prepare a sweet treat this week, and a quick stroll down memory lane brought me to the “famous” Yummy Bars.


Bing Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

by Anne Papina on May 5, 2008

Bing Cherry Thumbprint Cookies   Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 35 mins   Contributed with permission by California Cherries and ARA Content. Author: California Cherries Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Serves: 12 Ingredients CHERRY JAM 1 pound fresh California Bing cherries, washed and pitted (about 2 cups) ⅛ […]


Ghirardelli’s Wish Star Chocolate Cookie

by Anne Papina on November 4, 2007

(ARA) – The holiday season is a special time for family and friends to gather, and home-baked desserts have always had a place at the table. According to a Baker’s Joy Homemade Holiday survey, more than 75 percent of Americans are planning to bake more this year compared to years past. But before you break […]


Fresh Apricot and Cherry Pavlovas

by Anne Papina on January 5, 2007

Fresh Apricot and Cherry Pavlovas   Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 3 hours Total time 3 hours 20 mins Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients 3 large egg whites (about ½ cup) ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar ⅛ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon almond extract ⅔ cup sugar 1 cup white chocolate baking […]


King’s Hawaiian Island Coconut Bars

by Anne Papina on January 5, 2007

(ARA) – Whether tackling last-minute shopping, trimming the tree, baking sugar cookies for your kid’s classroom, or heading off to a company holiday party, the festive, yet hectic, holiday season is upon us. Cooking homemade meals can certainly be a challenge during these busy times – and it’s tempting to order in pizza or race […]


Chocolate Caramel Bars

by Anne Papina on October 6, 2004

Chocolate Caramel Bars   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins   Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients 1 16-ounce tub Litehouse Original Caramel Apple Dip or Litehouse Low Fat Caramel Apple Dip 1 package white cake mix 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal ½ cup peanut butter 1 egg 2 […]


Sweet Potato Brownies

by Anne Papina on October 4, 2003

Sweet Potato Brownies   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 55 mins   Contributed with permission by Louisiana Sweet Potatoes and ARA Content. Author: Louisiana Sweet Potatoes Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Serves: 24 Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 1½ cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 4 […]