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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&#...

Fig Tart

I just realized the danger of winging a recipe. Victor declared this tart to be one of the five best things I have ever made – and while I have a pretty good idea of what I did, I didn’t measure or write anything down. Curses, says I. It was a bit ...

Sweet and Savory Tarts

The Queen of Hearts she made some tarts All on a summer’s day.  The Knave of Hearts he stole the ...

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...

Pineapple Dump Cake

I just made 20 cakes for work, tomorrow. Folks who know me know that I very rarely talk about my wor...

Kolaches

We caught an episode of Cooks Country on PBS a couple of weeks ago. It’s a variation of Americ...

Preparing for a Blizzard

The weather forecasting for tonight and tomorrow has run the gamut – from a huge storm to no b...

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, ...

Scallops, Pesto, Homemade Bread, and Blueberry Pound Cake

Nonna wasn’t here for dinner tonight. That means we get to reach back into our creative minds ...

Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake

  I made my favorite “Worlds Greatest Strawberry Cheesecake” except I didn’t...

Coconut Yogurt Cake

I have been wanting to make a certain cake from the latest issue of Fine Cooking magazine since I re...

Chocolate and Sour Cherry Torta

Easter treat that deserved a post of its own! Crust 1¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour plus mor...

Pear Upside Down Cake

I’ve been whining about Bon Appetit for months (years)… I get that I’m not the de...