Cannoli Cream Rice Pudding

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Sadly, I got waylayed by a powerful cold last week. There’s no doubt it was worse than it might have been because I bragged about hardly ever catching a cold the day before. Before I was sent undercover with my … Continue reading


Pecan Toffee Shortbread Stars

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The last of my Christmas baking series, 2017 version. These cookies were a big hit at dinner last week, even though I didn’t have a star-shaped cookie cutter. Cowboy boot, Winnie the Pooh, bell, all of the symbols for the … Continue reading


Sheet-Pan Brownie Thins

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So… the thinking here is that you will eat one brownie and because it’s thinner than a brownie usually is, you will feel satisfied with that single brownie and fool yourself into eating less? That is hilarious. We are not … Continue reading


Black and White Banana Loaf

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It doesn’t matter there are two different banana breads on this blog and that I have already declared Dominique Ansel’s version perfect. I haven’t stopped making other banana bread recipes. So why continue to try different recipes? There are so … Continue reading


Decadent Chocolate Cake

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February 7th, 2012 was the day I started publishing this blog. That’s over 5 years ago! I can’t believe it myself. All birthday celebrations should include cake so I spent quite a lot of time flipping through cookbooks to find … Continue reading


Bonkers Bread and Butter Panettone Pudding Tart

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So far, I have never met a bread pudding I didn’t like. This one was no exception. In fact, it’s the best bread and butter pudding I’ve eaten this year. While grocery shopping after the recent holidays, I came across … Continue reading



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Just two ingredients: espresso and gelato (ice cream) and you end up with an easy dessert. Or, in my case, breakfast. Drinking coffee too late in the day keeps me up at night, but having this first thing in the … Continue reading


Cherry Almond Pound Cake

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I volunteered to make some desserts for Christmas dinner. It’s tough to remember to leave some space for afters while eating a lovely meal, but I will be prepared if anyone does. And I’m making food that travels, so if … Continue reading


Yogurt Pot Cake

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In what seems like my never-ending quest to own every shape of baking dish possible, I got a little closer to that goal after reading about this cake. It was necessary to buy a savarin mould to make it. Was … Continue reading


Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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It’s the second anniversary of this blog! The traditional gifts for this anniversary are cotton (in the U.S.) and paper (in the U.K.). To cover both those traditions, I chose a recipe that comes from Barefoot Contessa Parties! by Ina … Continue reading