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Maple Walnut Cheesecake

You know me… any excuse for a party. And any excuse for making a wicked dessert. This particular excuse was my friend and coworker, Fran’s, birthday. With so many employees, our basic rule-of-thumb at work is we’ll celebrate your day if you&#...

Almond Torta

A good dinner deserves a good dessert – and Victor made a good dessert! Quite a few years ago we saw Lidia bake this cake on one of her shows. We thought it looked great, we were intrigued – and then promptly forgot about it. We saw it, again. Star...

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 ...

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....