Category Archives: Dessert

Pink Grapefruit Meringue Pie

Here is a  little twist on lemon meringue using those gorgeous pink grapefruits that are at the height of their season right now. One frustration I have with meringue pies is that the meringue tends to weep and causes the … Continue reading

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Salted Coconutty Bars

This is my take on the Magic Cookie Bar.  These could also be called Clean Our Your Cupboard Bars.  You could experiment with different cracker, nut, chocolate combinations with whatever you have in  the cupboard. 6 oz. Wheat Thins or … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Bon Bons for Kids, Rum Pecan Bon Bons for Grown Ups

  Here are two easy, quick, no-bake candies that make a bunch and please a crowd.  You can also make both of these vegan just by using a margarine like Earth Balance instead of butter. Peanut Butter Bon Bons have been … Continue reading

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Almond Apricot Amaretti

Amaretti are traditional Italian cookies made with almonds, sugar, and egg whites.  If you buy amaretti they are usually quite crispy and crunchy.  These amaretti are soft and chewy on the inside and a bit crisp around the edges.  In … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts Roundup

Here are my favorite gift ideas for the season.  The chewy chocolate ginger cookies I make every year without fail, and they freeze beautifully, so you could make them today. Just click on the links below the pictures for the … Continue reading

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Skillet Apple Cake

A quick and easy cake that’s perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.  Dress it up for dessert with a little vanilla ice cream. 10 T. butter, divided 2 large apples, such as granny smith, cored and … Continue reading

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Rose Water Marshmallows

I have been wanting to try my hand at making marshmallows for a long time.  I love marshmallows of any kind and making them from scratch sounded intriguing.  It also sounded daunting.  I mean, what are marshmallows even made of? … Continue reading

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A Kidcentric Halloween Party

  One of the best things for me about having kids is being able to make my own childhood fantasies come true.  As a child, it was always very important to me that things in my life were the “way … Continue reading

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Candied Apples

You just bought way more apples than you needed at the farmer’s market this weekend.  You need to make these! cooking spray 2 C. sugar 3/4 C. water 1/2 C. light corn syrup 1 cinnamon stick 10 drops red food … Continue reading

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Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes

I love mini, single-serve desserts for entertaining.  It’s so nice to have a tray of cupcakes or pots of chocolate mousse to quickly pass around the table.  No cutting, no scooping, no mess.  These key lime cheesecakes are the latest … Continue reading

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