Category: Desserts

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Cinnamon Scones

A Blustery snowy winter day awaited us this morning. Weather forecasters warned us all last week of the impending snow and cold temperatures. It is brutal out there. Of course, this is the day our snowblower decided to die. Luckily, my dad drove up in this cold on his tractor and did 95% of the driveway for us. Bruce had to shovel out the … Read More Cinnamon Scones

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Pepparkakor Swedish Spice Cake

It’s almost the season of Ho Ho Ho and cozying up by the fire. So I thought I would share with you the Swedish Pepparkakor Spice Cake. A great cake when you want spice but not a lot of sweet. I dusted mine with powder sugar but a side of homemade whip cream would be perfect too. Celebrate the season with a big cup … Read More Pepparkakor Swedish Spice Cake

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Deep Double Chocolate Morsel

I’m a cookie monster. If there was a most wanted cookie monster list I would be in the top five. I’ve been pretty good and steering clear of the cookies. Doing yoga, eating veggies it was only a matter of time before the whisper of the cookie would creep into my ear. Second day of painting the studio, I broke down and whipped up … Read More Deep Double Chocolate Morsel

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Key Lime Bars

My mom loves, loves, then add a little bit more love on top of those loves… key lime pie. Every summer, I make it as my go to party dish for her house. Here’s the thing, at our parties we eat big! So here’s what happens, it’s after dinner, I pull out the pie and you hear the groans. “I’m too full. I’ll take … Read More Key Lime Bars

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Hickory Nut Cake

Foraging for nuts is part of my childhood. My little tree house used to be in a Chestnut Tree. Chestnuts were not my favorite. They lined the path to the pool and the spiny husks littered the way and I would inevitably stomp on one. The driveway was littered with hickory nuts. Somewhat friendlier nut in most cases. Except planting hickory nuts along a … Read More Hickory Nut Cake

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Drömmar Cookies

Somehow, I’ve been relegated to the Christmas Cookie maker in the family. My mom and grandmother used to meet one glorious day in December and when I returned from school it was a confectionary delight. As I grew up, I was invited once to my grandmother’s to make cookies. Unfortunately, I was the odd man out. I didn’t inherit my mom and grandmother’s clean … Read More Drömmar Cookies

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Peanut Butter Snickers Cheesecake

I was in charge of Labor Day dessert. I had planned on utilizing all of the hickory nuts we have for a hickory cake but the nuts decided not to fall fast enough. The back up plan – I decided to go with the masses and make them happy with chocolate and peanut butter. During my no carb diet a few years back I … Read More Peanut Butter Snickers Cheesecake