Cake In A Mug

“5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake” (CC BY 2.0) by Dave Haygarth

“Cake in a mug? Yuck!”

This was my first, visceral reaction when Jenna told me she’d found a new dessert. I thought, “It’s a gimmick. It can’t possibly be any good, and certainly the cake will be soup-like gloppy, or so dry and hard we’ll have to throw away the cup and all.” But she Jenna persisted, gently urging me to try something which just didn’t sound good. Begrudgingly, I agreed to sampel this “cake in a mug” concoction. Soon afterward, Jen brought me the fresh-from-the-microwave mug warning me it was hot (this was an understatement, it was near surface-of-the-sun temperatures) I waited, then stuck a bite in my mouth sure I wouldn’t like. But I did like it. I really liked it!

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Grandma Jones’ Pancakes (The Best Homemade Pancakes, Ever!)


I thought a really good recipe in time for Christmas and out of town guests was in order. The recipe I am sharing with you is the one I grew up with, forgot (oh the humanity!), and then rediscovered.

The story of these pancakes…

My wife and I were newly married. We wanted pancakes one morning so we hopped in the car, drove the the store, bought some pancake mix, and syrup. We didn’t have a griddle then so we used the large nonstick skillet on medium heat.

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


Yes, I know saying “the best” is a big boast. But, after the first time I tasted these chocolate chip cookies, there was no turning back. After you have them, I think you’ll agree—they are the best. I worked in a kitchen for 10 years and ate a lot of cookies during that time. I know a good cookie when I taste it. As far as homemade chocolate chip cookies go, this one is simply the best.

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