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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 Jacques Pepin would be an understatement. I love his cooking, his take on food – and his take on life. The book is something like 6 years old, now, but it’...

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I just love that Victor is retired. Little things like walking into the house after work and having the house smell like fresh-baked cookies just can’t be beat. Seriously can’t be beat. And it works on so many levels… the way the house smells...

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 ...

Ricetta Maiorchino

Since the demise of the English version of La Cucina Italiana, I’ve had to make due with the I...

Lemon Coconut Cake

Nonna’s Birthday Cake. She no longer likes chocolate – go figure – but still reall...

Walnut Cream Cake

Victor has been whining for years to Marie about a Walnut Cream Cake she used to make way back when....

Guinness, Whiskey, and Bailey’s Cupcakes

I went into work this morning just as the snow was beginning to fall. 30 minutes after punching in, ...

Christmas Eggnog Cake

It’s a really quiet Christmas Day around here. Almost too quiet. Both of us are used to loud, ...

Scandinavian Apple Cake

Halloween has certainly changed since the days of my youth. As a little kid, we’d hit the neig...

Oatmeal Cookies

Last night Victor mentioned that we hadn’t had any cookies in a while. Of course he was right....

Kentucky Bourbon Cake

Victor headed off to Chicago on Monday and I headed off to the grocery store. I had noticed we were ...

Chocolate Cookies

It’s a gorgeous day out there. Hermine didn’t pack the punch they were expecting and we ...

Fig Peach Rugelach

If the Apocalypse ever happens, we’re going to have plenty of food in the basement! In just th...