Archive for the 'Desserts' Category

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Easter Sacher Torte

Happy Easter! This cake is a most delicious “fancy” cake OK, so there are a few steps to making it but …. it is so worth it! This cake is a classic Austrian cake with two dense chocolate cake layers filled with rum apricot jam and then topped with a fudgy chocolate glaze. And don’t forget the whip cream! Wonderful
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Orange-Almond Mandelbrot

Passover is just around the corner and this is a wonderful cookie to have on hand. Mandelbrot (almond bread) is an Eastern European Jewish cookie, a kind of biscotti. The dough is baked twice, first in a log, and then sliced and baked again. And because it is almost Passover, the flour in this recipe can easily be substituted with
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Whiskey-Soaked Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake

We are all about the bundt cake these days. This happens to be yet another one of those cakes that even the die-hard-haters of anything flavored with alcohol LOVE. Yes, we said love.  These people will totally surprise you, as they did us. Well, not really. We know what this cake is all about. It’s smooth with this deep chocolate
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Flourless 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

In a hurry? Feeling like a good peanut butter cookie? Make these. Just do it. And if it is not obvious they are gluten free…. well, they are. NO FLOUR.  Add some chocolate chips for the ultimate in goodness. Now go make these already……   Flourless 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies   Ingredients:   1 cup peanut butter 1 cup
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Meyer Lemon Bliss Cake

Happy first day of Spring!! This perfect first day of Spring cake is a classic bundt cake and is one of our favorite cakes. It’s lovely and lemony and dense and so so good! The glaze soaks in to make this really wonderful tangy and extra-moist crumb plus we love the added icing, also tangy. This also freezes well. Just
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Guinness Devil’s Food White-Out Cake

  So….St. Patrick’s Day. Again. Here is your excuse to buy a six pack of Guinness, use 1 cup in this cake and then drink the rest. It’s ok, it’s St. Patrick’s Day. Everybody does it Seriously, this cake is very good. It’s dense and moist with 1 layer of the cake pressed into the frosting and oh man, oh
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Canadian Butter Tarts

My brother in law loves Canadian Butter Tarts. His family is Canadian and he grew up with his mom making these butter tarts. It created many fond memories for him. So on my last visit to see them my sister and I took to the kitchen to give him a new Butter Tart memory and oh yeah, the tart itself.
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Chocolate Almond Galette

  If you love nuts, if you love chocolate, if you love simple and elegant then this is a recipe you will want to try. Add a dollop of vanilla bean whipped cream as a finish and it’s heaven. Use a quality dark chocolate in this recipe, it really does make difference this time. Enjoy!!     Chocolate Almond Galette
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Ricotta Tart With Lemon Poppy Crust

  Yay!! It is almost Springtime – flowers popping up, birds singing, warmer days!! This is a delightful spring time tart that is not too sweet, yet very subtle in flavor. It has a wonderful creamy textured filling that is much lighter than a cheesecake. We think the bonus to this tart is its lovely crust – and a higher
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Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

  Happy Valentines Day!! Yes, crazy enough it is that time a year again and maybe, just maybe, you’d like to bake something special (for your special ) to celebrate.  We’ve got you covered !! Believe it or not this cake is easy and fancy and elegant and will surely impress. It is deep and rich and smooth and chocolately
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