Category Archives: Dessert

Orange Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread


The holidays are a never-ending source of culinary exasperation and inspiration.  Exasperation as you try vainly to make forty bajillion recipes for holiday parties and holiday dinners.  Inspiration from the recipes everyone else is pinning and new delights at old … Continue reading

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Strawberry Limeade Cake


The last twelve months have been absolutely insane, full of ups and downs and a whole host of new experiences.  Today we celebrated with the Munchkin’s first birthday party, and the joy of seeing him sitting in the grass trying … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Eats


I’m never sure what my favorite part of the Super Bowl is: hanging out with friends, watching the commercials, enjoying the game, mocking the halftime show, or sampling all the food.  This year I’m pretty sure the friends took first … Continue reading

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Adventures in Kolacky-Land


I’ve recently been given two recipes for kolacky by friends of mine.  Kolacky (or kolache or kolace) are Polish/Lithuanian/Czech cookies or pastries filled with fruity jam filling and sprinkled with powdered sugar. I started with the easy recipe, since I … Continue reading

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No Pies Here: Pumpkin Angel Food Cake


I like pumpkin pie as much as the next person, but I don’t really enjoy baking pies all that much.  I’m not sure why, although I think it has to do with pies not being my usual dessert of choice; … Continue reading

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Halloween Treats


For the shop’s first Halloween, I decided to try something new: rice krispie treat characters.  At first I thought, “Oooh, I’ll do spiders and pumpkins!  That’ll be easy!”  Then, as I fought with the licorice to get it to stick … Continue reading

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Almond Joy granola bars


I don’t know what happened to me recently, but I became completely obsessed with Almond Joy bars.  Which is extremely strange given that I don’t really even like almonds all that much — I’d usually rather have a Mounds, since … Continue reading

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Christmas Party Treats


I think this might be my favorite time of year from a cooking perspective.  All the parties and get-togethers, all the new recipes to try, all the cookies to bake. With work, the fun is the annual squad party.  It’s … Continue reading

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Dairy-free chocolate “mousse”


I love the holidays because they give me a chance to experiment with new recipes.  I’ve had more opportunity than normal this year since Southern Honey and I had Turkey Day dinner with just the two of us last Thursday … Continue reading

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PB Rice Crispie Treats


I love summertime.  It’s all sunny and warm and it seems to facilitate groups of people getting together to have a great time. The weekend before Labor Day we went to the lake with friends, seven of us total.  We … Continue reading

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