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Apple Tea Cake with Maple Glaze

A Simple Apple Cake to Make Now We love the rustic nature of this apple tea cake: the look, the ease of preparation, ...

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Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake

Cookies ‘n Cream is Now One of America’s Most Popular Flavors   Over the top? Yes, in all of the ways that I love. ...

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Fudge Ripple Monster Bars

Huge Bar Cookies with a Fudge Ripple in the Center   I typically think of fudge ripple making an appearance in ice cream, but ...

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Chocolate Gravy

That’s Right: CHOCOLATE GRAVY! I got an advanced copy of Francine Bryson’s new book Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen and ...

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Turtle Cake Roll

All The Turtle Candy Flavors in a Cake Roll Rolled cakes are fun to make and always impress; the swirl of filling always ...

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Apple Tea Cake with Maple Glaze

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Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake

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Fudge Ripple Monster Bars

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Chocolate Gravy

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Turtle Cake Roll

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Fruit Spreads

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When is a Jam not a Jam, Jelly or Preserve? Think of all the recipes that call for either a jam, jelly, preserve or marmalade: jelly-roll, rugelach, sandwich cookies, used as a filling between cake layers such as in the classic Sacher torte, thumbprint cookies. This list goes on and on. There is something they…..

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A Rugelach Variation Featuring Cognac Plumped Apricots If you are a classic rugelach fan, this adult version might intrigue. You don’t have to use the cognac – you could just use water or even orange juice – but the apricot and cognac combination is fabulous. Note that I suggest a 100% fruit spread as opposed…..

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A Rugelach Variation Featuring Chocolate I love a classic rugelach with cinnamon and raisins but the rich, flaky dough is so delectable I was inspired to create other versions. My mind always goes to chocolate, and I love it paired with cherry. Then I realized that there are so many jam flavors that the rest…..

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Kitchen Sink carrot

Carrot Cake with Everything In It Carrot cake enthusiasts will beg you to make this cake year round, not just on their birthdays. What makes it so special is the combination of pineapple, nuts, raisins, poppy seeds and a double dose of coconut from flaked coconut and cream of coconut, all enhanced with cinnamon and…..

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coconut cream cheese frosting

Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting with a Tropical Kick This coconut cream cheese frosting is extra sweet and rich with the inclusion of cream of coconut. Great for carrot cakes or your favorite coconut compatible cake – like chocolate! Print Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting Author: Dédé Wilson Makes: Enough for a large 9-inch layer cake   Ingredients 1½ pounds full fat cream cheese,…..

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157_Austrian Dancing Kick

A Chocolate Ice Cream Extravaganza from Jeni’s If you don’t know Jeni, let’s start by fixing that right there. Jeni is none other than the brilliant woman behind Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and she has now written a book putting her amazing ice cream flavors to work in even more spectacular layered desserts. Layered with…..

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Buttery, Delectable Macadamias – A Macadamia Roundup

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National Macadamia Day Just Passed – What Did You Make? We made Pineapple Coconut Muffins with Macadamias seen above in honor of this vastly underrated nut. Apparently our fellow bloggers feel the same way. Love. Them. Macadamia nuts are a serious problem for me. Don’t believe me? A professor of mine once brought chocolate-covered macadamia nuts to share with…..

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BreadPuddingWithPears

A Perfect Fall Bread Pudding This bread pudding is a great fall dish, taking advantage of when pears are at their prime. The fruit should be ripe but firm. The suggestion of sourdough bread lends depth and interest to the pudding and we highly recommend the inclusion of the vanilla bean. This recipe is from…..

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Hazelnut Keeping Cake Loaf Image

This Cake Keeps Very Well – Freeze One for Later Hazelnut keeping cake, pound cake style, made in the summer, garnished with currants and gooseberries Shelley Boris, the chef from the Garrison Institute in upstate New York describes this cake as a dense pound cake, buttery and nutty. The term “keeping cake” is an old-fashioned…..

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Apple Cider Donuts Slider

Baked Apple Cider Donuts with Less Fat This recipe is from Beach House Bakingby Lei Shishak. The recipes are all very approachable. The kind of desserts you really want to eat. Many are comfort food, some have a little twist. These donuts are baked and showcase the fabulous fall flavors of apple cider and cinnamon……

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