The Baker and the Chef

Cindy & Greg's home cooking


Cindy’s Sweets

Best Brownies Ever

You'll never want brownies from a mix ever again.   These are easy to make (not much harder than a store bought mix) and they taste much much better. Nothing worse that making something complicated from scratch, only to have it taste no... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Chunk Muffins

The batter for these muffins is amazing -- best muffin base I've ever tasted, so you can change up the "mix-ins" and the "toppings." But be forewarned if you are making THESE muffins with the chocolate chunks, they are very... Continue Reading →

Viennese Walnut Crescent Cookies

These light nutty cookies are delicious and surprisingly easy to make (as long as you have a food processor).

French Apple Tart

An elegant apple tart that is not too hard (much easier than American-style apple pie)--just keep your eye on any leftovers as slices disappear fast

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins that are light and sweet, but not very filling so try not to eat the whole batch.

Chocolate PB Smoothie

This smoothie is one of my go-to snacks. It's great for protein and a perfect sweet fix without any added sugar...and it tastes like a chocolate milkshake. Serves 1-2 but easily doubled. Lessons Learned/Advice: This is very similar to my Cinnamon... Continue Reading →

Almond-Coconut Protein Bars

These are great after a workout -- or with a cup of tea in the morning.  I discovered these protein-rich bars in my brief stint as a vegan when I was desperately seeking new vegan-friendly sources of protein.  And it... Continue Reading →

Apple spice muffins

These muffins are great favorite in the fall - especially with chunky home made applesauce.

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