Tag Archives: Desserts

Honey Cake

I was sitting in my kitchen looking at my first jar of honey and I knew I had to use it to create something amazing. I did an on-line recipe search and found myself at the Smitten-Kitchen website and the pics of her cake looked amazing!  Good enough to honor my jar of honey, why […]

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Lemon Pound Cake

I ordered this adorable Nordic Ware Honeycomb Cake Pan on-line and as soon as I opened the box I had to make a cake to show it off. This recipe can be used in two loaf pans, 10″ round cake pan, or 10″ Bundt pan. Cake: 3 cups flour 1 teaspoons baking powder  1/2 teaspoon baking […]

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Perfect dessert for Easter! This is probably one of my most requested recipes! FAMILY RATING:  Ingredients: Cup cake 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 1/4 teaspoons baking posder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2  teaspoon table salt 3 cups carrots, peeled & […]

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Italian Pine Nut and Apricot Cake

I always make this for my brother-n-law Vince when he visits. Its great to have on the counter when you have house guests.  You can serve this as a dessert or in the morning with coffee or tea. If you are serving as dessert don’t forget to add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. […]

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Chocolate-Chocolate Cookies

These bad boys are a chocolate lovers dream!  You can’t eat more than one….okay maybe two. For the candy bars, I like to use ‘Vosges’ haute chocolat exotic candy bars.  They have several different flavors, yes even bacon. My hubby likes the Red Fire Bar.  Its ingredients, Mexican ancho chipotle chiles and cinnamon with 55% […]

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Berry Crumble

I always try to have berries in the refrigerator because of their health benefits.  Sometimes they start to go bad before we can eat them all. I came up with this recipe as a great way to use them up (instead of feeding them to the chickens) and it makes a delicious and super quick […]

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Mini Snickerdoodle Croissant with a Dark side

These beauties taste different from your regular snickerdoodle. Instead of using granulated sugar for the filling, I use brown sugar and I added Dutch Processed Chocolate to up the flavor factor. Of course the fact that I believe chocolate makes everything taste better, has NOTHING to do with it!  Did I just hear you say […]

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Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies will disappear! I hide them and they still disappear!  Need I say more? Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Ingredients: 1-cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder ¼ teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons (1stick) unsalted butter, softened 2/3-cup sugar 1 large egg, separated, plus 1 egg white 2-tablespoon milk 1-teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cups pecan chips 15 […]

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Oatmeal Dried Cherry Cookies

These cookies are so darn yummy and ADDICTIVE!  Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 cup unsalted butter, (2sticks) at room temperature 1 cup dark brown sugar ½ cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 2 cups dried sour cherries  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. […]

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White Chocolate Coconut Cookies

These are my son Jimmy’s favorite cookie.  They make a great gift to friends and family. FAMILY RATING: Ingredients: 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 2 stick unsalted butter, softened ½ cup packed light brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup quick […]

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