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Irish Whiskey Oatmeal Cookies

It’s a week before St Patrick’s Day – the Irish-American holiday that has finally become a celebration in Ireland. Time to break out the Guinness and Red Breast. I’m Irish – or, at least, 65% Irish and British from my 23 and Me an...

Thumbprints

Just before our inclement weather, I was a bit under the weather. I spent most of 36 hours sleeping – except when I was bolting across the hall. It’s amazing how fast one can move from  a dead sleep when one has to. As the snow fell, the wicked cu...

Fig and Polenta Cake

Tonight’s dessert is brought to you by a little 118 ml bottle of Grappa we brought back from I...

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

It’s Saturday Night. We need a new dessert! Dessert is a nightly adventure at our house. 7pm. ...

Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cookies

We’re off to watch the Super Bowl at Victor’s brother’s house later, today. I thin...

Butterscotch Chip Cookies

The upside of having a well-stocked larder is the ability to make just about anything you want ̵...

Orange Bars

So… what to do if you have a bag of your favorite Cara Cara oranges hanging about? Well…...

Maple Walnut Cheesecake

You know me… any excuse for a party. And any excuse for making a wicked dessert. This particul...

Almond Torta

A good dinner deserves a good dessert – and Victor made a good dessert! Quite a few years ago ...

Fig Tart

I just realized the danger of winging a recipe. Victor declared this tart to be one of the five best...

Jacques Pepin’s Individual Chocolate Nut Pies

The newest cook book to come into the house is Essential Pepin. To say that I am enamoured of Jacque...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I just love that Victor is retired. Little things like walking into the house after work and having ...

Berry Cake in a Pie Plate

My original plan this weekend was to make a Bourbon Barrel Cake. I have to admit, that for a store-b...

Pumpkin Pie

I mentioned in the post that the Ricetta Maiorchino I made the other night was on the dry side. It ...