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Cranberry Lime Upside Down Cake

Upside Down Cakes Made Easy with Nonstick Pans Layer cakes might get all the love for birthdays and coffeecakes have their fans, but ...

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Clementine-Chocolate-Almond Torte with Chocolate Lace, Candied Zest, and Caramelized Fruit

A Winter Showstopper with Chocolate and Clementines This stunning cake is what I call a project cake. There are several components, and it ...

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Gingerbread Cheesecake with Caramelized Apples & Molasses Whipped Cream

Gingerbread in a Cheesecake for a Showstopper Cake Years ago in my first cookbook I made a wedding cake made from a NY-style ...

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Gingerbread Stack Cake with Mascarpone Cream, Caramelized Pears and Pear Caramel Sauce

The spicy flavors of molasses, fresh ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom combine with the roasted barley flavors of Guinness stout in ...

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Spiced Pumpkin Soufflé

One of Our Pumpkin Recipe Finalists When we saw that a Spiced Pumpkin Soufflé had been entered in our contest we were a ...

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Maple Mushroom Pumpkin Rounds

One of Our Pumpkin Recipe Finalists This savory entry in our 2104 Pumpkin Recipe Contest took us by surprise in a good way! ...

Cranberry Lime Upside Down Cake

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Clementine-Chocolate-Almond Torte with Chocolate Lace, Candied Zest, and

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Gingerbread Cheesecake with Caramelized Apples & Molasses Whipped

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Gingerbread Stack Cake with Mascarpone Cream, Caramelized Pears

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Spiced Pumpkin Soufflé

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Maple Mushroom Pumpkin Rounds

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Fall’s Magic Ingredient: Lyle’s Golden Syrup

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Liquid Gold
This fall I am trying to work Lyle’s Golden Syrupinto as many desserts as I can. Why? Because this gorgeous golden liquid sweetener adds so much in terms of flavor and texture to everything from pecan bars to marshmallows to puddings, candies, cakes and more. Any time you…..

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Pumpkin Recipe Contest Winners Announced!

And the winner is

Thank You to All Our Participants!
The votes are in and our winners have been chosen. Congratulations to Dominique Fasano with her Paleo Pumpkin Streusel Muffins who takes home our Grand Prize. 2nd place to Shauna Havey with her  Spiced Pumpkin Soufflé Nicolette Matt will receive our 3rd prize for…..

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Dot Candy from Yesteryear
I used to love this Dot Candy as a child and have to say I never thought about how they might be made. I just liked peeling them off of the paper with my teeth and popping them into my mouth – even when a little…..

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Homemade Old-Fashioned Candy with a Huge Nostalgia Factor

This recipe and the Dot Candy from Sweet Thingsby Annie Rigg caught my eye right away for the nostalgia factor. As I read her description it brings me back to about age 10 when I used to frequent a “penny” candy…..

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Bourbon Balls Step-by-Step

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Easy To Make Bourbon Balls
This post was a last-minute addition. My son, Freeman, went to culinary school but he is not a baker. He needed a recipe for a cookie contest at his place of employment. He wanted something approachable, delicious and festive – I said, make these Bourbon…..

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An Easy Boozy Chocolate Candy
This no-bake confection is particularly easy to make; it is a dump and mix sort of recipe. Versions of chocolate bourbon balls abound, some going back to the 1930’s. They all include cookie crumbs with alcohol to moisten. Older versions often use cocoa as the “chocolate”…..

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A Very Adult, Rum-Laden Bundt Cake
Warning: Adult Content. This recipe contains “A” for alcohol, “B” for butter and booze and “C” for cream. This is a rich, buttery cake, laden with rum both before and after baking. If you don’t like rum, don’t make this cake! This is meant…..

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Have a Merry White Christmas

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Desserts for Your Holiday
Unlike a lot of people I know, I’m a big fan of snow. I would prefer it snow for most of the month of December. And if it doesn’t snow on Christmas? Forget it. There has to be enough snow on the ground to cover the…..

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Vote for Your Favorite Pumpkin Recipe!

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Our three winners have been chosen; read about the bakers and their recipes and then it is time to vote! Finalist Dominique Fasano and her Paleo Pumpkin Streusel Muffins Finalist Nicolette Matt and her Maple Mushroom Pumpkin Rounds Finalist Shauna Havey and her Spiced Pumpkin Soufflé VOTING RULES: 1. You must be registered and…..

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A Tall Yet Rustic Showstopper for Your Dessert Buffet
I fell in love with the idea of an apple stack cake. In my mind’s eye it was tall and dramatic, yet rustic, with several layers of cake, fruit and glaze glistening and dripping off of the sides. The more research…..

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