Chew This! Make Ahead Streusel Coffee Cakes

Happy “Chew This!” Sunday! As many of you know, I write a food column for “The Courier-Times” on the first and third Sundays of each month called “Chew This!” I absolutely love it and love sharing my family recipes, stories and memories. If you are in the Henry County, Indiana area – pick up a copy of the newspaper today and let me know what you think! If you are not, but would still like to take a look, sign up for an online subscription at http://thecouriertimes.com Need help with the online signing up!? Write to me and I’ll be happy to help! blaisethebaker@gmail.com

My newest recipe is a make ahead wonder! Make my “Make Ahead Streusel Coffee Cakes” TODAY and have them all week for a quick grab and go breakfast or snack! They are deliciously easy to whip up and store beautifully in an air tight container at room temperature. These are portable, flavorful and lets be honest – fun to make! I love making streusel and how bad could it be really – sugar and butter!? 

Also my “Ask and Answer” feature is about the use of coffee with chocolate and how it brings out all the flavors of the chocolate without any flavor of the coffee! 

Pick up a copy of “The Courier-Times” TODAY and let me know what you think!


Make Ahead Streusel Coffee Cakes

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Chew This! Slow Cooker Chicken and Dressing

Happy “Chew This!” Sunday! As many of you know, I write a food column for “The Courier-Times” on the first and third Sundays of each month called “Chew This!” I absolutely love it and love sharing my family recipes, stories and memories. If you are in the Henry County, Indiana area – pick up a copy of the newspaper today and let me know what you think! If you are not, but would still like to take a look, sign up for an online subscription at http://thecouriertimes.com Need help with the online signing up!? Write to me and I’ll be happy to help! blaisethebaker@gmail.com

My newest recipe is a slow cooker favorite around here! It is so easy – so delicious – and so flavorful that you will not believe it! When I developed this recipe I wanted to take your traditional turkey and dressing and up the flavor – ease – and I wanted to use chicken instead. All in all – fabulous results the first try! I tweaked the type of cheese – cook time – amount of cream soup and it was a hit! So many of my taste testers asked for this recipe – here you go! 

I am also sharing my recipe for the perfect go-to sides with this meal – honey corn and cooked to death green beans – I mean how bad could that be!? 

Also my “Ask and Answer” feature is all about how to make your own version of the popular canned cream soups! Phyllis Riggs shared with me her recipe and I am passing that along to you! 


Slow Cooker Chicken and Dressing

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Here are the ingredients / brands that I use for this recipe that I thought I would share. 

Chew This! Lunch Lady Brownies 

Happy “Chew This!” Sunday! Just to catch up those who may not already know – I write a food column in “The Courier-Times” that appears on the first and third Sundays of each month. You can pick up a copy of the paper if you are in the Henry County, Indiana area OR view it online (with a paid subscription) at http://thecouriertimes.com. I love doing this and it gives me such an incredible opportunity to share with everyone my love for family, food, memories and recipes. 

Today’s column is for “Lunch Lady Brownies”. Food trends come and go and most recently the food trend of “Cafeteria Classics” has started – and does not look to be going anywhere anytime soon – thankfully! I love memories of school cafeteria food, cafeteria classics – all so nostalgic. These brownies are delicious – and so easy! They are the perfect mix of cake and fudge and the frosting has to be put on while the brownies are still warm! Trust me on this. Highly recommend you try this! 

ALSO – in my “Ask and Answer” section – I talk about riced cauliflower and give a recipe for cauliflower pizza crust! 

What’s your favorite “Cafeteria Classic”? Have a favorite food or favorite food memory (or recipe) to share with me? Email me! blaisethebaker@gmail.com 


Lunch Lady Brownies

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Chew This! Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Happy “Chew This!” Sunday!!! As many of you know, I write a food column for “The Courier-Times” on the first and third Sundays of each month called “Chew This!” I absolutely love it and love sharing my family recipes, stories and memories. If you are in the Henry County, Indiana area – pick up a copy of the newspaper today and let me know what you think! If you are not, but would still like to take a look, sign up for an online subscription at http://thecouriertimes.com Need help with the online signing up!? Write to me and I’ll be happy to help! blaisethebaker@gmail.com 

I am so excited to share this recipe with everyone. Well recipes – there are two here that I’m sharing. The pie crust is from a friend of mine, Dorothy Boulanger and could not be any more simple! The pie crust does not have to be rolled out, prebaked, proofed – trust me – it is amazing! And the filling? It is basically a huge, soft chocolate chip cookie! The crust is crisp, the inside warm and gooey. My mouth is watering… 

This pie can be made in advance, wrapped and chilled and baked off whenever you are ready! Just be sure not to keep it unbaked for longer than 3 days. After baking, leftovers can be kept covered for 7 days. It is simply an amazing pie and one of my current favorites! 


Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

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Chew This – Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Happy “Chew This!” Sunday! As many of you already know, I write a twice monthly column that appears in “The Courier-Times” on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month. I LOVE it and it is such a great opportunity for me to share my love of food, recipes, family and memories with all of you! If you live in the Henry County, Indiana area – pick up a copy! If you don’t – you can subscribe online! Visit http://thecouriertimes.com for more information or email me at blaisethebaker@gmail.com and I would be happy to help you set up an account! 

Today’s column is all about taking a classic cookie and giving it a “twist”! My “Chocolate Snickerdoodles” were born out of an idea I had to add chocolate to your traditional Snickerdoodle cookie recipe. After many trials and errors I found the perfect combination of chocolate, texture and familiar “Snickerdoodle” flavor. My taste testers and I found these to be incredible! 

Also in today’s column, my “Ask and Answer” feature answers your questions on the “perfect pie crust”! I have some tips and tricks that you’ll need to read and follow for that “foolproof” pastry! 


Chew This! – Chocolate Snickerdoodles

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Chew This – Celebration Party Mix

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Sending love and prayers to ALL that this coming New Year will bring with it health and happiness! Make this year the year of celebrating everything – big or small! Enjoy life and celebrate moments with the ones you love. Celebrate by going out with friends, celebrate by getting together with your family, celebrate by yourself and staying in with your favorite drink and current reading selection, celebrate by making my fabulous “Celebration Party Mix”! Celebrate – life! 

My “Chew This!” column is all about “Celebration Party Mix” and I’m so excited to be sharing it with all of you! It is delicious, easy to make and beyond versatile! Add (or subtract) anything you want! Make it to fit your taste buds – and then experiment with different herbs and seasonings. 

My Grandma Barbra and I have been making this for awhile now and the recipe originated from a children’s cookbook that she bought at “Grandparent’s Day” when I was in Elementary School. There’s different ways of making “Party Mix” but we neither one had ever run across a method quite like this one. We experimented over the years with different flavor (and texture) combinations and what we finally narrowed it down to, is perfect!

If you’re in the Henry County, Indiana area – please pick up a copy of “The Courier-Times” today – and let me know what you think! You can view this column – as well as all of my other columns – by subscribing to “The Courier-Times” online! Visit http://thecouriertimes.com for more information – or write to me and I’ll help you out! Email me at blaisethebaker@gmail.com 

My column today also features an “Ask and Answer” feature about my foolproof method in melting chocolate chips. 


Chew This! – Celebration Party Mix

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Chew This – Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles 

I LOVE slow cooker chicken and noodles and this recipe is the only recipe I use. It comes to me straight from my Mom, Darla and she’s been making it for years! You can add whatever spice you want, even lemon or fennel, and it turns out fabulous every single time! 

 Pick up a copy of “The Courier-Times” TODAY and let me know what you think! It’s also posted on their website – link below – to those who are online subscribers. 


Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles

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Chew This – Chocolate Fudge Whoopie Pies 

Happy “Chew This” Sunday! As many of you already know, I write a food column in “The Courier-Tims” called “Chew This” that appears on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of each month. I LOVE it! It never gets old to me seeing my work, photos and column in actual print! It gives me a thrill each and every time. If you live in the Henry County area, please pick up a copy! If not, you can subscribe ONLINE! Check out http://thecouriertimes.com for more details! If you ou are wanting to subscribe, and are having trouble, please let me know and I will help you!

Today’s column is all about the “Chocolate Fudge Whoopie Pie”! I LOVE a good, classic, Amish style Whoopie Pie. I have been tinkering with developing a recipe for quite some time, and I think I really nailed it with this one! The addition of the instant coffee granules, really makes a difference! As does my recipe for the perfect Whoopie Pie filling! I really hope you will try this recipe, because I just know that you will be delighted! 


Chew This – Chocolate Fudge Whoopie Pies

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Chew This – Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Hello! Happy “Chew This” Tuesday – !? My column came out, last Sunday, as usual, but the links on their site wasn’t working correctly. Everything is working, fixed and posted now – so I’m sharing it here with all of you! Chocolate for breakfast is never a bad idea, and neither are these delicious chocolate chip pancakes!


Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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