Archive for the 'Desserts' Category

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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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Cherry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are simple and sweet and kinda just melt in your dipping cup of tea. It’s the end of January and it’s dark and cold and you just need to put that oven on and bake these. And dip. Go for it, like right now…… Cherry White Chocolate Chip Cookies   Ingredients   1 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar,
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Red Grape Muffins

  We love these muffins!! They are easy to whip up, have a really nice texture, and are just sweet enough but not too sweet. The bonus of course are the grapes. They lend themselves to this muffin in the freshest, best way – they stay crunchy – and who doesn’t love that? This is a one bowl recipe and
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Meyer Lemon Cookies

  So the crazy thing is that it’s the middle of winter and yet I happen to have a potted Meyer Lemon Tree that because of the cold I brought into my sun room and low and behold (!) it is putting out lemons like nothing is stopping it!! I guess it is really appreciating the nice warm sunroom and
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Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

  Christmas is here and you’re feeling it, we know you are and now you need one more desert for that remaining holiday party OR for your Christmas day menu…..Relax, we’ve got you covered This is a good one, seriously is, AND it is quick to make and gluten free to boot. We are calling this a cake but it
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Carmelitas

This is not your average layered pan bar. Carmelita’s are these great little sandwich bars that have this delicious center of chocolate, sticky caramel and pecans – such a win-win…..They’re rich and buttery and would make a fantastic holiday cookie….And don’t forget, these make a big batch so yeah, make a batch and throw a holiday party. You have plenty.
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Polish Babka

Fruitcake and Christmas. Yep, it is definitely an association. So here is just yet another version of a fruitcake that in reality is usually served at Easter time in Poland. “Babka” is a polish word for grandmother, just in case you didn’t know (we didn’t ) I have fond memories of fruit cake at Christmas time. My mom (Rebekkah’s Grandma)
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