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One Bowl Apple Cake

Who says you don’t have time to bake? One bowl, one pan, twenty minutes – that’s about all it takes to whip up this apple cake. Plus, clean up’s a breeze! Given the sudden drop in temperature, this apple cake … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Joe’s boss hit the big five – oh, and the occasion called for a cake. It had to be special (obviously), survive temperatures in the 90s, and persevere through a subway and trolley ride – meaning, no three layer cake … Continue reading

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Strawberry Lattice Pie

I labored over a pie for Labor Day! Because it’s a holiday, and because we’re about to bid adieu to the gorgeous, locally grown strawberries in the market. Hard to imagine another summer is drawing to a close, but I … Continue reading

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Blueberries

One of my favorite things about summer besides swimming, are blueberries! I love baking with them, stirring them into yogurt for breakfast, or eating them as is. The market is now loaded with locally grown berries, and there is nothing … Continue reading

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Strawberry Mango Raspberry Tart

On Wednesday, our friend Dan had what he calls a “zero” birthday – put any number in front of it, and you’re in a new decade. But it’s all good, Dan’s retired, traveling, and taking some damn fine photographs! I … Continue reading

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Raspberry Bow Tie Cookies

I’ve been wanting to make a filled cookie, and I consider these jewels of the tins! An easy five ingredient dough, filled with raspberry jam, and dusted with confectioner’s sugar. They’re fun to make, and a nice addition to your … Continue reading

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Italian Love Cake

This cake is a total cheat – it’s made with chocolate cake mix, Cool Whip, and pudding mix.  Cake batter is poured into a baking dish, and topped with a ricotta cheese mixture – the layers will switch during the … Continue reading

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Marbled Banana Bread

A banana bread, swirled with a chocolate batter and chocolate chips. Needless to say, it was a huge hit at our house! 

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Pear Custard Cake

You gotta love a cake where you toss pears into a pan, and combine the remaining ingredients into a blender! So easy for such an elegant and delicious result. 

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Carrot Raisin Bread

I adore this bread – it’s sweet, but not too sweet. Perfect with coffee in the morning, flecked with shredded carrots and dotted with raisins. It makes getting out of bed on these last cold days of winter bearable!

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Orange Dreamsicle Cake

My boy is a year older, and a shoe size bigger – and that calls for a special cake! Orange cake with an orange cream filling, and topped with a cream cheese frosting. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, because it’s … Continue reading

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Apple Cinnamon Bread

It was cold and rainy on Saturday, and there’s no better excuse to turn on the oven and bake. If you have two lonely Granny Smith apples in your fruit bowl, you too could make this lovely loaf of apple … Continue reading

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Easy French Bread

We’ve all been there – you need bread for dinner, but didn’t plan ahead to whip up a no-knead loaf, the bakery is closed, and your eyes are rolling like a slot machine at the “Italian” bread in your grocery … Continue reading

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Lemon Butter Cookies

Busy weekend, however I did manage to bake some cookies that Joe says are amazing! Soft, light, lemony – there’s something about citrus that makes me pine for warmer temperatures – we’ll get there. 

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