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Apple Pie

It’s that time of year, pie time! The Crust: 2 2/3 cups of all purpose flour 2 sticks of very cold butter, cut up into small pieces 1 teaspoon salt  1/2 cup ice water 1. Put flour, butter, and salt … Continue reading

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Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

It’s been my experience that buttermilk makes everything taste better – pancakes, meat brines, ranch dressing, and this cake. It’s easy to throw together, the texture is light, and if you’re fresh out of raspberries, you can use strawberries, blueberries, … Continue reading

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Baked Apples

Baked apples are making a comeback! Actually, I’m not sure they ever went away, but they seemed to have fallen out of vogue with the popularity of galettes and hand pies. The beauty of baked apples is how easy they … Continue reading

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Italian Plum Tart

Peach and blueberry pies are what most people consider the pies of summer – however, stone fruits such as plums and nectarines are a neglected bunch. On Saturday, I spotted a box of beautiful, ripe Italian plums on 9th Street. … Continue reading

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Peach Blueberry Tart

It’s peach season, and this easy, single crust tart is the perfect way to showcase these beauties! Even easier, is a method of dropping ripe peaches in boiling water for a few seconds, then to an ice bath, and their … Continue reading

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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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Cream Cheese Apple Cake

This apple cake certainly isn’t much to look at, but in the taste department, it’s Miss Universe! It’s studded with apples with a fine crumb, moist – thanks to the cream cheese, crowned with the perfect amount of brown sugar and … Continue reading

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Strawberry Galette

It’s March, one day we’re sans jacket, the next we need our polar fleece. March can’t make up it’s mind. However, there are strawberries at the market, and nothing says warmer weather like a fruit galette! 

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