Category Archives: Desserts

Matthew’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are several cookie tins on top of our fridge, and one of them almost always contains these chocolate chip cookies. This recipe is Alton Brown’s “The Chewy”. There was a lot of excitement over this cookie several years ago. … Continue reading

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Apple Crumb Pie

I know I make a lot of apple/crusty types of desserts, but I must say that this is my dream pie. I’m a sucker for anything with a crumb topping, and I love a buttery flaky crust, and caramelized apples?? … Continue reading

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Mandelbrot (Almond Bread)

Mandelbrot is a humble cookie, but don’t let it fool you. This cinnamon almond cookie is exquisite. It is similar to biscotti in that it is “twice baked”, and traditionally is made with almonds, but there the similarities end. It … Continue reading

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Apple Crumb Galette

Recently, a friend of mine made Claudia Fleming’s Apple Crumb Crostata, and anything with a crumb topping is going to get my attention in a big way. So I found the recipe and made it, of course. In doing so, … Continue reading

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Lemon-Pistachio Bars

The other day we had Sue and Andy over for afternoon tea. I sweetened the deal (no pun intended) by making lemon-pistachio bars. I was curious about a recipe in NYT Cooking, so of course I had to try it. … Continue reading

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Bourbon and Spice Cannel├ęs

Well, I kind of can’t believe I am even making these. You may ask, what on earth are those??? A couple of months ago, a friend of mine dropped some of these little gems off for me as a gift. … Continue reading

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Extra Flaky Pie Crust (rough puff pastry)

I know I keep talking about pie crust. The thing is, once you can make a flaky tender pie crust (if you are like me), then you become rather obsessed over it. So yeah, I’m a little obsessed. As my … Continue reading

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Apple Galette

Today is the first day of fall, so it is time to think about apples. And yes, apple pie. Lately, I have been whipping up apple galettes when I don’t have enough time to make an apple pie. Last time … Continue reading

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Plum Torte

It is that time of year when plum trees (Italian prune plums) are all of a sudden exploding with ripe plums – too many to know what to do with! I don’t have a plum tree, but I have friends … Continue reading

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Blueberry Crumb Muffins

The other day, Millie decided she wanted to bake with me. She looked online and found a recipe for blueberry muffins that looked good, and off we went. (I have to chuckle to myself, because if it had been me, … Continue reading

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