Vanilla Bean Sable Cookies

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This is another post about Easter but you should not in any way wait until next Easter to make these cookies.  Oh, hell no. You need to come up with any excuse to make them and pronto.  Arbor Day.  Earth Day. Mother’s Day. Flag Day.Memorial Day.  You Made It Through The Work Week Without Punching […]


Raspberry White Chocolate Tart

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Did you have a nice weekend? Did you celebrate a spring holiday of your choice? I hosted Easter dinner once again and I decided to change a few things up on my regular menu, starting at the end with this pretty dessert. I usually make a carrot cake but for some reason I just wasn’t […]


Strawberry Meyer Lemon Tart

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Quick!  Run to your local store and see if they still have any Meyer lemons. (Or if you are like my Twitter pal Sheri over at Pork Cracklins, just step out into your Silicon Valley neighborhood and grab a few off of a tree, any old time of year. Yes, I am jealous.)  I got […]


Meyer Lemon Squares

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On Sunday, I was wandering around Costco, somewhat disappointed that I couldn’t seem to find a gigantic package of fresh baby spinach because if I can’t find a GIGANTIC package of baby spinach at Costco, where can I find one, I ask you?? But soon, I forgot all about spinach, because I saw this: A […]


Cranberry Crumb Bars

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Once upon a time, I whacked my head really hard on my refrigerator door handle, got a concussion, and made these super tasty blueberry crumb bars. That was over three years ago and my head has healed nicely, thank you. The old fridge didn’t fare as well and my shiny new one has these nice […]


Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

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One, two, three strikes you’re out! I’m looking at you, Mr. Toothpick! Let’s all just stop calling it the “tried and true toothpick method” for testing cakes for readiness, okay? In my case it is tried and false! You will recall the lying liar apple bread, and then the oozy, leaking pound cake. We now […]


Mini Boozy Apple Turnovers

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Maybe it was the booze, but I swear I hadn’t even sampled any yet.  You see, I had made these full size apple turnovers on the fly a couple weeks ago that my husband really enjoyed.  We were invited to a small dinner party and asked to bring dessert and I thought of the turnovers.  […]


Peach Blueberry Ice Cream

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I love peaches.  I can’t resist buying big sacks of them this time of year.  The only problem with those big bags is eating them fast enough.  You see, my husband loves the flavor of peaches too.  But, and this should come as no surprise to you after the whole squeaky green bean situation, he […]


Love and Pie

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I do not know Jennifer Perillo personally.  I’ve heard of her and her very popular blog, In Jennie’s Kitchen, and she was at the Big Summer Potluck.  There were so many new people to meet and somehow I never did actually meet Jennifer.  But, my heart still breaks for her.  Jennie’s husband Mikey passed away […]


#BakeTogether – Summer Fruit Cake

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It’s time once again for #BakeTogether with Abby Dodge. But before I get to the recipe, I’d just like to say how much I missed Abby at the Big Summer Potluck. I first met Abby last year at the first BSP and I was wowed by her. She is a real big deal baker and […]