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Apple Fritters

    It’s apple season again. Makes me think of returning to school with the ubiquitous apple in my lunch box. How about you?  

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Fresh Berry Shortcakes

Several years ago I had a terrific recipe for shortcake biscuits. Naturally, I lost it. I didn’t know this, of course, when I decided that

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Chocolate Souffle

Courtesy of David Lebovitz from l’appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home About the following recipe, David says, “Chocolate souffle remains one

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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Although I’m not vegan, I have dear friends who are. I’m also always looking for recipes that can accommodate family and friends with food allergies

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Lamingtons

While there seems to be some debate regarding the origin of their name, which you can read more about here, there is no debate that

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Italian Custard Cake

  Courtesy of Weezie Mott Weezie Mott ran a cooking school in Alameda.  She and her husband, lived in Italy for several years and later led

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Eggnog Doughnut Muffins

If you’re looking for a holiday breakfast treat or wondering what to do with that leftover eggnog, here’s the solution. Or, if you’re an eggnog

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Molten Chocolate Cakes

  These cakes are my latest downfall.  I discovered that you don’t have to use them right away to enjoy the smooth exterior and melted

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Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert that originated in Limousin. The name comes from clafotis, which means “to fill up,” in Occitan, an old French

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Vanilla-Scented Madeleines

Madeleines are the quintessential French tea cake, with a mouth-pleasing crisp exterior, and a dense cake-like interior. If you enjoy serving beautiful desserts, it’s worth

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Chocolate Mousse Cake

The uniqueness of this cake is that it is both cake and mousse in one.  Dense and killer-rich, it delivers an intense chocolate flavor that

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Butterscotch Cake

This decadent rich cake can be served throughout the year but is perfect for welcoming Spring. You can enjoy it with or without the frosting

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