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Chocolate Crème brûlée

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Wanna know a secret?  A crazy one at that?  I used to not be such a big fan of chocolate.  I liked it ok but didn’t get what all the who-ha was all about but as I’ve gotten older, the craving has evolved into something fierce with a life all of its own.  Case in..read more

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to do on Saturday mornings (aside from indulging in a hot and hearty breakfast while watching Saturday morning cartoons), is to wander around the local farmers market.  This particular morning, I stumbled upon cute little sugar pumpkins, just begging to come home with me. ..read more

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to do on Saturday mornings (aside from indulging in a hot and hearty breakfast while watching Saturday morning cartoons), is to wander around the local Farmers Market.  This particular morning, I stumbled upon cute little Sugar Pumpkins, just begging to come home with me. ..read more

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Mango Cheesecake

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For me, September means my birthday, kids going back to school, and the transition into my favorite season, Autumn.  Here, near the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding, the leaves are unreal.  The vibrant foliage makes me feel like Pocahontas singing “Colors of the Wind.”  Autumn conjures up the memory of pumpkin spice lattes, spicy baked..read more

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Nutella Pot de Crème with Me & Gab’s!

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Soooo, me and Gabbi have been baking– A LOT!  A few dozen cupcakes and cookies have grown through this house at an alarming rate, but when I think about all the fun we have, I can’t feel all that badly about it.  Just taking a quick peek at a powder sugar dusted, chocolate faced Gabbi,..read more

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Tiramisu

  Tiramisu   Prep time 20 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: The Squishy Monster Ingredients Video Recipe (with Eggs) •6 Yolks •3 tb Sugar •Zest of one Orange/Lemon •2 c strong, cooled Espresso + 2 tb Rum (or Madeira, Vin Santo, Amaretto, Brandy, Kahlua, Frangelico, Marsala, etc). •1 lb softened, room temperature Marscarpone..read more

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Pick Me Up!

is what ‘Tiramisu’ literally means.  Why shouldn’t it?  There’s such a bountiful supply of all things creamy, moist, silky, and decadent in it.  Plus, the spiked Espresso can’t hurt.  With Spring so pungent in the air, it’s time like this that I love to dust off my Trifle dish and douse a variety of Sponges..read more

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Fruit Tart

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Fruit makes me happy.  Fruit tarts make me even happier.  No matter what the situation was, growing up, we always had lots of fresh fruit.  It’s how we ended most meals and what we’d have for breakfasts, snacks, you name it.  I remember how thrilled I was when I discovered the concept of stretching fruit..read more

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