Mixed Bag Mondays: Unnecessary

It’s been a couple months, so it is time to share some more recipes that were just “eh.” Happily, like last time, these are mostly okay and we even enjoyed them but I doubt I would make them again for reasons I will share below.

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Sour Cream Pound Cake

I was super excited to try this recipe because I’ve been searching for my ultimate pound cake. But I was more excited because I realized it was a vanilla cake that the Chiplet could have. It has butter and sour cream, but the quantities are small enough that he can have it! I made this (mostly) as directed and plan to try it in a non-loaf pan to see if I could turn it into cupcakes. If I do, I will report back.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Pie Crust by Hand

For some reason, I keep thinking I have this recipe shared on here. It is my current favorite pie crust recipe that has good luck each time I make it. Plus, I can make it without any tools. No fancy pictures today because if desired, you can check out more details at the Serious Eats site. This is just my summary for my reference, but you might like to see it, too.

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Amelia Bedelia Cake, Take 2: Layer Cake Version

So, after posting about the “Emergency Chocolate Cake,” I was wondering about remaking the Amelia Bedelia cake. I thought it would be fun to try it as a layer cake and see if it would work. And, because I was making it with the Fudgelet around, he insisted on adding sprinkles inside.

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Alyssa Milano Cookies (Homemade)

Another month goes by, another dessert to make for my dad. This month I would be flying to see him, so I could pick a dessert that didn’t need to ship well, but hopefully could pack well. When we were picking the desserts for this year, he wanted to try a new kind of cookie. I pulled up my bookmarked recipes, and he was interested in the Homemade Milanos, created by Bravetart. I found the recipe through Serious Eats and had been eager to make them. I figured that cookies were easy to pack, but these might break if shipped, so a May visit was the perfect time!

As for the name,

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