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Murray’s Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Nuts

Blondies by Esimpraim
Need a fabulous homemade treat for friends to nosh or dinner guests? Blondies take minutes to prepare.
Makes 16 2-inch squares for bite sized or 1 dozen bars


  • 3/4 cup light or dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 ounces…

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Blondie is Far More Than a Musical Rock Group

Most people have never heard of Murray Jaffe. But if you shop at stores that stock mainstream natural foods like Whole Foods, you are familiar with products from a company called Barbara’s. From the best instant mashed potatoes (yes, there is such a thing–I use them in bread machine recipes all the time) to dry cereals with no refined sugar, the man who conceived, created, and promoted the products is Murray Jaffe. The moniker Barbara is the name of his daughter.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie-Cake Heart

This chocolate chip cookie-cake heart is the handiwork of my friend and incredibly versatile cook Jacquie McMahan. Jacquie’s daughter-in-law fell in love with a cookie-cake with her name written on it available by mail order from a bakery in San…

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Large Batch Chocolate Nut Brownies

Brownies are a perennial favorite and being able to whip up a large batch for parties is a boon to the baker. You can certainly mix these by hand in a large bowl with a dough whisk, but you can also make them in your 6 quart stand mixer.

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The Microwave: Real and Easy Butterscotch Sauce

Butterscotch sauce is something you make when you want to impress guests. Authentic (not artificially flavored) butterscotch sauce isn’t like the thick stuff you buy in the jar; it is silky and pourable, not cloyingly sweet. And positively addicting as far as a sweet attack goes. Part of the nostalgic soda fountain ice cream sundaes, the retro sauce is now the rage. Since it is one of my favorite flavors, I couldn’t be more pleased.

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Gluten-free Blondies with White Chocolate Chips

Just in case you love Blondies but can’t eat wheat, here is a recipe based on Murray’s Blondies. You can substitute an equal amount of a gluten-free flour mixture for the rice flours and cornstarch if you like. Makes 9 bars.

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