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Brown Sugar Peach Blueberry Pie

One of the best things about summer are the fruits to make pies with. I love peach pie, and the addition of blueberries, makes it even better! 

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Lemon Tart

I love lemons. When I was a teen, I spritzed myself with Love’s Fresh Lemon Body Mist and shampooed my hair with Lemon Up shampoo. Aah, Lemon Up shampoo – the yellow bottle with the plastic lemon cap! It’s still … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

The strawberries in the market on Saturday were too gorgeous to resist. I bought two quarts – one for eating, and one for dessert. A tart shell, brushed with melted dark chocolate, with a sweetened cream cheese filling, and crowned … Continue reading

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Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon desserts always makes me think of spring, and although the temperatures still feel winter-like, there’s always this lovely, citrusy cake. 

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate cream pie is a diner classic, and was the decadent finish to our Easter dinner. It’s also very easy to make, a pre-baked crust, chocolate filling made on top of the stove, topped with sweetened whipped cream. Of course, … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Cream Pie

Mary Bailey probably didn’t serve this pie to George on Christmas Eve, but I’ll bet she would have if she had the recipe! Sure, it’s not a traditional holiday pie like pumpkin, pecan, or apple – but since the boy … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Wedding Cake

Just when we’re pied out from Thanksgiving, Joe’s birthday rolls around and it’s time for cake! This Hawaiian Wedding cake is named for the addition of crushed pineapple and coconut, and it’s delicious! It could also be baked as muffins … Continue reading

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Killer Chocolate Cupcakes

These are the perfect cupcakes to take on a summer picnic or to the beach. They’re rich, soft, and full of chocolate chips – so good, you’ll want to eat two. So good, they don’t need frosting, and really, who … Continue reading

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Assorted Fruit Tart

So Tuesday was my friend Dan’s birthday, and I know this because one of the Boy’s many talents is keeping track of everyone’s birthdays – friends, family, as well as celebrities.He’s been keeping us keenly aware that August 1st is … Continue reading

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Peach Blackberry Galette

Yep, more of the “Fill and Fold Faux Pie”!  What makes it even easier is my newly discovered method of dropping peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds, then an ice bath, which makes the skins slide off. Assembly time … Continue reading

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Strawberries & Ladyfingers

The strawberries on 9th Street were gorgeous over the weekend, I decided that strawberry shortcake would be on the menu for our Father’s Day dinner. I didn’t want to make biscuits or sponge cake – I wanted to try something … Continue reading

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Lemon – Raspberry Coffee Cake

I love a good one pan – no frosting cake, it’s perfect for a busy weekend like the one we just had. It’s moist, with the addition of fresh raspberries, and a sprinkling of confectionery sugar make this cake really special! 

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Strawberry Blackberry Pie

Everyone loves pie, and since blackberries were in abundance in the market over the weekend – I scooped some up. Fruit pies are one of the best things about summer! 

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Three Berry Pie

The best part about summer – other than going to the pool, are Jersey tomatoes, corn, and ripe berries. On Saturday I picked up strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries for a fruit salad. Then I remembered there was pie dough in … Continue reading

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