Category Archives: Dessert

Magical chocolate malt cookies

You know I love all things sweet.  And I am not going to share something with you that does not taste wonderful.  But these cookies are truly special. Ice cream is not my first dessert choice (don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading

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Nectarine berry galette after a fresh catch

My dad recently returned from a fishing trip in Alaska.   Last weekend we were at the family lake cabin again and got to indulge in his fresh catches.  While dinner was being made, I was thinking about dessert (you know … Continue reading

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“Mom, can you ask her for that recipe please?”

I have mentioned before that my mom was always baking when I was younger.  There was always a cookie jar or freezer full of yummy treats.  As a result of this I didn’t have many processed snacks (thanks mom 🙂 … Continue reading

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Mint Brownies for the Big 3-0

I attended a 30th birthday party for a good friend last weekend.  Although the invitation said “no gifts” I couldn’t resist making my friend one of his favorite baked treats.  Gifts of food are always acceptable, right? These brownies start … Continue reading

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Magnolia Bakery, NYC

When did cupcakes become so popular?  You know what I mean.  I’m referring to the fact that until the past several years, cupcakes were for children’s birthday parties and maybe baby showers.  Today, there are bakeries that ONLY sell cupcakes, … Continue reading

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S’mores bars and Peter Pan Syndrome

I just returned from a weekend at my family’s lake cabin.  One of my favorite things to do at the lake is bake with my sister.  Of course I love all of the more traditional lake activities such as boating, … Continue reading

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Rhubarb torte means summer has finally arrived

With summer finally here, one of the ingredients I cannot wait to bake with is rhubarb. You know summer has arrived when rhubarb is plentiful in the neighborhood gardens and farmers’ markets.  I love the beautiful pink stalks and find … Continue reading

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