Category Archives: dessert

Buttery Cupcakes with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting

From KT- Despite my newly acquired cold, I decided to bring a treat to a friends house for New Years Eve. Who doesn’t like treats on a celebration night? Plus I had some nice chocolate that I got from a … Continue reading

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Dahlia Doughnuts

With Cinnamon Sugar, Mascarpone, and Jam From the moment I read this book, I knew I was going to be making this recipe.  Last time I was at the Dahlia Lounge for breakfast we ordered a batch of these, and … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies with Fresh Ginger

No holiday would be complete without a molasses cookie.  These were REALLY tasty.  I think it might come from the amount of fresh ginger that is in the recipe… Now I’m a sucker for all things ginger- so no problem … Continue reading

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Piedmontese Hazelnut Cake

    I love hazelnuts, so clearly, we needed to make this hazelnut cake. Last time I toasted hazelnuts, the papery shell didn’t come off- apparently I didn’t do it long enough, because this time, it was no problem rolling … Continue reading

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Russian Tea Cakes

From KT- This was an easy recipe and so good. I would definitely make these again. What I learned was the technique to make the powdered sugar stick. Let them cool for just a few minutes then put them in … Continue reading

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Cookies for Santa

Dahlia Sugar Cookies- Mason and I worked on baking some sugar cookies for Santa.  This dough comes together really quickly and then just needs to be refrigerated for a couple of hours before rolling.   After they are refrigerated and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Butter Pecan Sandwich Cookies

So, the recipe points out that these are more work than your average cookie- however- it may be one of the best cookies I have ever eaten- In a nutshell… Make a delicious chocolate cookie that has small chunks of … Continue reading

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Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

The timing for this book could not be more perfect for me.  I’m already scheduled to bring desserts to four different places this week, and I have a brunch as well.  I’m not going to have any problem finding delicious … Continue reading

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Oh My, Cherry Pie

First of all, I am no pie maker.  Secondly, growing up, I never liked cherry pie.  So this doesn’t seem like a likely candidate to serve to the neighborhood ladies that were coming over for wine and pie night…(I only … Continue reading

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Strawberry Sorbet Shortcakes

This recipe can be found in The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller.  We started with the biscuits and I was fortunate to have a helper who wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. The finished product. These berries were … Continue reading

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