Dessert Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Buns

October 29, 2013
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My two sisters and me recently decided to do a nostalgia (we grew up there) inspired trip to Seattle to see, smell and touch things from our collective childhood memories and visit the cemetery where my father rests.  We found two and one half days out of busy schedules that coincided, since sister Carole lives […]

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Peach Crisp

July 9, 2013
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The Summer is flying by.  With graduation, Father’s Day, Fourth of July and many other planned barbecues yet to come my culinary skills have been hard at work.  This week I have been working on summer season baking ideas.  Have you heard of the Miette bakery in San Francisco?

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French Macaron Summer Treat

June 27, 2013
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In several trendy restaurants I have had the pleasure to eat at lately, French macaron seemed to have stepped up to the next level.  Instead of the usual one inch diameter delectable confection

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Pistachio Biscotti

June 21, 2013
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That first bite into biscotti is sublime.  These are just sweet enough, with a blend of flavors subtle enough not to interfere with your demitasse of espresso and crisp enough to stand up to dunking in hot tea.  I had an idea to use pistachios, dried cherries, and orange rind.

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Pineapple Coconut Cake

May 7, 2013
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Mother’s Day approaches and somehow brunch is in order.  My sister-in-law so graciously does the duty every year.  In fact this year she made Mother’s Day brunch a week early and I brought this lovely, super rich, moist, incredibly  flavorful cake to the celebration.  I baked two layers of my favorite coconut cake, with the […]

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