Category Archives: dessert

>Super secret ingredient brownies!

> I love brownies. Growing up, they were my mother’s go-to dessert, and I remember helping her prepare more of those Duncan Hines boxed mixes than I could count. In college, I continued my mother’s tradition of always having a … Continue reading

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>Homemade Vitatop Chocolate Muffin Tops!

> After hearing about them for over a year, I finally decided to purchase a small box of Vitalicious Muffin Tops. In the mood for a treat, of course I chose chocolate! The other flavors sound yummy, but the selection … Continue reading

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>Au Vin des Rues

>As described in my other blog, I had the immense luck to vacation in Paris last fall. One of the best parts, aside from the beauty and liveliness of the city, was the FOOD! Almost every meal was one of … Continue reading

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>Pear & Chocolate Tart

> Unusual combination, no? I have to admit, I did not think of this flavor combination — when my husband and I were in Paris last fall, we had a wonderful tart with these elements. Then, when I came home, … Continue reading

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>Basic Homemade Pie Crust

>I’ve never really understood the phrase “easy as pie.” In my experience, pie is one of the most difficult things to bake. One must make or obtain the pie crust, mix up ingredients, throw it all together and then make … Continue reading

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>Everyone Loves Blondies

> Blondies are one of my favorite homemade treats. I never buy them from bake shops — they want to mess with them too much, adding candied fruit, coconut, and other things that simply do not belong. It does stand … Continue reading

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>Pumpkin Pie!

> What’s Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? We spent Thanksgiving with some generous friends that kindly did all of the big cooking, but I was assigned to bring pumpkin pie and dinner rolls (recipe to come). I searched the web for … Continue reading

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>PB & J cupcakes

> When I was little, my grandmother made this peanut butter snack cake that was bursting with peanut flavor had perfect texture and crumb. She’d bake it in an 8 X 8 dish, then cut it into squares and serve … Continue reading

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>Extraordinary Desserts

>Ever since I moved to San Diego, I’ve been hearing that Extraordinary Desserts is the place to go for a mind-blowing experience in flour and sugar. Located in an unassuming part of Banker’s Hill, this unassuming place would be easily … Continue reading

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>Magnolia Bakery Cupcakes

> Many of you that know me are aware of my fondness for cupcakes. I love their cuteness, their individuality, and their ability to turn into a piece of edible art. I’ve made many cupcakes in my life, and intend … Continue reading

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