Category Archives: Dessert

Maple Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk waiting to be used up in the fridge?       Check. Maple syrup looking a tad old?                         Check. Easy as pie recipe?                                  Check. Enter Maple Buttermilk Pie from 101 Cookbooks. So simple, so delicious, and if you bought the crust, a … Continue reading

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Strawberry Topped Lemon Cake-Muffins

Let’s play a game. Say there is an ingredient sitting in your refrigerator that needs to be used up or it will be tossed upon the mountain of guiltily-thrown-away-food that lingers in your conscience. For this round of the game … Continue reading

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Almond Cake

Reading other food blogs is so inspiring – it’s often a highlight of my day. It can lead to a dramatic change in plans as with these jalapeno cheese dishes here and here or a complete flight of fancy with … Continue reading

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Chocolate Ricotta Tart

I pride myself on my ability to cook/prepare multiple items at the same time, whether it is making soup and baking bread or rolls or making several different vegetable dishes at the same time. It is the juggling act that … Continue reading

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Homemade Vanilla Extract – Fresh Whipped Cream

Do you know how simple it is to make homemade vanilla extract? It is almost ridiculous, because it takes two ingredients and nearly no effort. Cut three dried but supple vanilla beans in half like a hinge and soak in … Continue reading

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Easy Dark Chocolate and Walnut Fudge

I have been meaning to make this easy dark chocolate fudge recipe since the beginning of December. What was holding me back? While I am not your typical choco-holic, I do like fudge, and I feared for my waistline if … Continue reading

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Raw Chocolate Almond Bar

10 years ago, most people had never heard of a raw food diet; it was new to me when I moved to California two and half years ago. It is a fairly popular diet/lifestyle in Los Angeles and Co-opportunity food … Continue reading

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