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a little sweet cream for a birthday

I made cappuccino squares a couple of weeks ago: a thin chocolate cake base, a chocolate – espresso mousse, topped off with a sweetened whipped cream sprinkled with cinnamon. I took them over to our usual Friday night hang out, our … Continue reading

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Cinnamon and brown sugar and everything nice

“Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of.” I love this little rhyme, it is so darling. I probably extra love it because I am a girl and like to think about all the nice things I … Continue reading

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I heart goop and crumble

“Gwyneth Paltrow needs to get over herself.” This was the MSN headline the other day. I have two things to say about this: one, don’t the writers over at MSN have better things to be writing about and two, I heartily do not … Continue reading

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Trees in protest and apples in the oven

I live on a street lined with old trees and these old trees turned a beautiful burnt orange last week. And this week, with the resigned knowledge that comes with many seasons passed, these trees have thrown their gorgeous ornaments all over my lawn as though they are stamping … Continue reading

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A Sweet Marie Bar from a woman of white streak flavor

My Nana, she knew how to bring the house down with simple desserts. She was a woman from a time when pre-dinner drinks were the norm and marshmallow salad was a great accompaniment to any summer meal. She looked the … Continue reading

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a cake for the people: the ‘duff’

I love chocolate. I love it a lot. My favorite indulgence is to simply eat a handful of chocolate chips right out of the bag. Any time a dessert menu comes my way, my eyes immediately latch onto the chocolate creation and … Continue reading

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rhubarb resists the hold that pie has on it

Rhubarb is my brother-in-law’s favorite fruit, well rhubarb and raspberries together. I made him a rhubarb financier and while he liked it, he though that a raspberry or two would really have upped the wow factor. All summer he has … Continue reading

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