Mini Baklava Cups

We all know bite size desserts are irresistibly good and I believe you are going to love these crispy little two bite Mini Baklava Cups. With their crisp, tissue thin layers of pastry topped with chopped mixed nuts coated in a lemony honey syrup, it will be hard for you to eat just one of these […]

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Mini Cheesecakes, A Decadent Bite Of Deliciousness

Mini Cheesecakes, A Decadent Bite Of Deliciousness are the perfect way to end a meal or the year, in fact. With New Year’s Eve in a matter of days, I thought it might be nice to share a recipe for something sweet for your holiday celebrations. These single serving versions of a classic creamy and rich cheesecake with […]

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Strawberry Shortcake, Gluten Free

Strawberry Shortcake, the classic summertime dessert, made with sun ripened strawberries piled on top of a buttery shortcake and finished with a large dollop of freshly whipped cream is a taste of heaven and this one is gluten free. When I had strawberry shortcake growing up, it certainly wasn’t like the one I’m sharing with […]

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Coffee Panna Cotta

Coffee Panna Cotta is a softly set, almost delicate Italian dessert of lightly sweetened cream flavored with coffee and a little vanilla. Each spoonful of this cool, silky smooth dessert seems to melt in your mouth almost instantly making it the perfect ending to even the biggest meal. This elegant little dessert can be prepared in a […]

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Peach Streusel Pie With Ginger

Peach Streusel Pie With Ginger combines the crunchy brown sugar crumble topping of a fruit crisp with the flakey crust of a pie. The filling of sliced sweet, fresh peaches, their caramelized juices mixing with brown sugar and the spice of fresh grated ginger is delicious. You can taste the sweet goodness of summer in each […]

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Tiramisu…A Special Occasion Dessert

Tiramisu…A Special Occasion Dessert. Tiramisu translates to pick me up, pull me up, or make me happy and that it does. Italy’s best known dessert seems to make everyone happy. This delectable creamy and indulgent dessert with a slight taste of coffee can be found not only in Italian restaurants but restaurants around the world. But […]

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Candied Flowers…Perfect For A Special Occasion

Hundreds of tiny inconspicuous wild strawberries and violets can be found at the edge of our apple orchard next to the surrounding woodlands. Their tiny blossoms are edible and make wonderful decorative Candied Flowers…Perfect For A Special Occasion. While not as showy or flamboyant as the apple and pear blossoms are during spring, these tiny flowers […]

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Panna Cotta With Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce is an elegant looking dessert that is almost effortless to prepare. With a few simple ingredients, you can make this popular northern Italian dolce at home. It is a perfect ending to a meal when entertaining guests as it can be prepared early in the day or even a […]

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Let’s Celebrate

Let’s celebrate the passing of the old year and ring in the new. Whether you are staying home for a quiet evening watching the televised celebrations around the world or you go out on the town with a group of friends, enjoy all that has been good about the past year and let’s look forward […]

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Simpler Times And A Cookie That Tastes Like Christmas

In this fast paced contemporary world of glass and steel, of iPhones and laptop computers, it is sometimes nice to reflect back on simpler times. If you were able to visit my home during this holiday period and step into the parlor (which would be referred to today as a living room), perhaps you could […]

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