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Monthly Archives: April 2014

How can one go wrong with a shortbread crust, pastry cream and fresh fruit? In my opinion you can’t. I thoroughly love fruit tarts…..well to be fair, I love anything that contains pastry cream and shortbread. This tart is gloriously delicious, and is fairly easy on the eyes. Feel free to add additional varieties of fruit or more strawberries to…

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Certain recipes get me really excited for spring. One such recipe would have to be my lemon bars. I make these little gems every spring, and even my husband that claims to not like lemon devours these bars. They are very easy, and are perfect for any luncheon or tea party. From the heavenly buttery shortbread base, to the delicate…

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This recipe is delicious! I challenge anyone who thinks they do not like spinach to give this recipe a try. It definitely will not be winning any accolades for being a healthy dish, but as I stated before it is amazingly good. Holidays are not holidays in my household without spinach gratin. The few times I have not made this…

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“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream”…right? Well I have rarely met an ice cream I did not like. But somehow I always find myself drawn back to the classic hot fudge sundae. This recipe is one of the ones I use for a quick and easy hot fudge sauce – it’s rich, smooth, fudgy & gooey….

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Guacamole for me is something that I never tire of, and love dearly. Surprisingly, I was not a huge lover of this dip when I was a child…..but it grew on me and now has become a beloved cherished friend. Maybe I did not care for it much, because as a child we rarely had dinner at home. Subsequently, my…

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   Yesterday was National Coffee Cake Day!  How do I know this?  My sister told me, which had my impressionable self going… “Oooooooooh Coffeeeee cake”.   To me coffee cake is always something not too sweet (but sweet enough to make me happy), with some sort of featured flavor…. whether it be nuts, cinnamon, or fruit. It can be paired…

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  My kid loves Spinach.  When I say love, I mean she’d probably agree to be a paid assassin to score her some spinach.  Like seriously if she see’s spinach is being made she begins to do a tribal dance of happy that threatens to either bring rain or knock over someone if they get too near her display.  Her…

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I have been having a ton of fun going through the 1950’s junior cook book I bought recently. I asked the kids to pick out some recipes that they wanted to make from it, and low and behold they all agreed that we had to make the chocolate shake recipe. So one fine day, after they came home from school…

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My husband, oldest son & daughter really like the flavor combination of mint and chocolate. I have several recipes up my sleeve that combine that particular flavor combination, and this recipe is one of them. I have been making this pie since my kids were toddlers, and have never heard any complaints about it – just the perfect sound of…

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If nothing else I like a challenge.  That is to say, I like to challenge myself… against myself.  So when I was in high-school all I wanted to do was be able to make a what I deemed a perfect Frosted Sugar cookie.  I wanted something buttery, flaky, but substantial enough to hold it’s own against a smooth glossy flavorful…

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