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Swedish Visiting Cake

This is cake is so wonderful and SO easy to make, I actually made it twice this week.  It’s light and thin with a golden sugar crust and the interior is soft, chewy, and moist.  It perfectly compliments a morning cup of coffee and only takes a few minutes to whip together. This cake is […]

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Ganache and Toasted Coconut

I discovered my true nemesis during the development of the recipe….. Making caramel is the devil. This recipe is a combination of several different recipes I’ve encountered throughout the years, however, the original inspiration for the recipe came from a Food and Wine Recipe. I had never really made caramel before and I think I […]

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TWO Gelato Recipes! Key Lime with Graham Cracker and Blueberry

Anthony and Cleopatra. John and Yoko. Hemingway and Gellhorn. Romeo and Juliet. Brittney and K-fed Erin and Gelato. Some day, historians will write stories of our love story together, Gelato and I. Most of the gelato recipes that I use start with one of two identical foundations – a plain base or a chocolate base.   […]

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Nanaimo Bars (and a lot of gibberish about Canada…)

WHAT is a Nanaimo bar, you ask? Believe it or not, a good portion of my family comes from Canada.  Crazy… I know, but believe it or not, those Canadians are actually pretty bad ass. As I’ve mentioned in the past, my immediate family generally hails from the suburbs of Detroit.  My grandmother, who still […]

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White Balsamic Custard Tart with Fresh Berries

This is the second time I’ve made this dessert (last time it was for the 4th of July) and both times it has seemed to be a pretty big hit, not only because it looks pretty and patriotic, but it also tastes pretty amazing as well.  The best part is that it looks way more […]

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Classic Tiramisu

If I had to rank my all-time favorite desserts, I think Tiramisu would be very near the top if not my ultimate favorite.  It’s creamy, and boozy, and rich…all the things that make up a delicious dessert, in my eyes. I have made this recipe 4 or 5 times now, and I can say without […]

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Chocolate-Almond Raspberry Torte

Oh. My. Goodness.  This recipe is a chocolate lovers DREAM.  This torte is incredibly rich, but since it’s made entirely with dark chocolate, it’s not overly sweet, which I like.  While rich, the layer of raspberry jam and crushed raspberries does help cut the richness, adding a bright, tarty layer to the deep chocolate flavor. […]

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Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Valentines Day is right around the corner.  Jeff and I usually play it low-key and try to avoid the commercialism of it all, but I must say that I’m still a sucker for the cute sweets and treats that people come up with around this time of year. …And if chocolate should somehow manage to […]

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Argh!  I have so my recipes piled up from the holidays to share with you.  I just can’t get to writing the posts fast enough! This is one of my favorites during the holidays because of the use of peppermint candies.  Not only do they taste great, but they are very pretty and festive cookies […]

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“Slutty” Brownies

If you are dieting, BEWARE of this post! Paula Deen, stay out! I know you love butter, and this recipe has plenty….but you need to cut back on the fat and sugar, K? While making my weekly rounds of my favorite food blogs, Pinterest, and Food Gawker, I came across this recently posted recipe for […]

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