Chocolate Chip Bang Cookie

By |June 8th, 2023|Categories: Dessert|Tags: , |

Every once in a while, you land on a recipe you just have to share. For me it is a chocolate chip recipe that has yet to fail me and gets better each time I make it. Mike and I were watching an episode on Zoe Bakes where she made chocolate chip cookies, and I knew right then I [...]

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Scandinavian Almond Cake

By |April 5th, 2023|Categories: Dessert|Tags: , , , |

Happy Easter everyone! I can’t believe it’s April...where has time gone? As my sweet man always says, time waits for no one. As I sit here planning our Easter menu, all I can think about is the dessert. I recently made a Scandinavian Almond Cake and was blown away by the taste and texture. It was rich, but not [...]

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Italian Chocolate Cookies

By |March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Dessert|Tags: , , |

A very chocolaty cookie that’s not too sweet yet has that crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside texture with a flavor reminiscent of the holidays! Recently I had the opportunity to go through my mother-in-law’s collection of recipes some of which go back nearly 100 years. Each recipe was neatly typed and kept in a binder and [...]

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The Fluff

By |March 2nd, 2023|Categories: Dessert|Tags: , , |

This Strawberry Fluff recipe is not your traditional Fluff Salad made with Strawberry Jell-o and a frozen whipped topping. This Strawberry Fluff recipe is made with fresh strawberries, cream cheese, heavy cream, and a touch of monk fruit. It is a quick, and delightful treat, that (to me) screams summertime. Although who’s to say you can’t eat this dessert [...]

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New York Cheesecake

By |February 1st, 2023|Categories: Dessert|Tags: | it okay for me to moan over my own cooking??? I’m not sure if that’s proper etiquette, but let me put it this way, I couldn’t help myself. I made a New York Cheesecake to die for. This past weekend dear friends from northern Virginia joined us for dinner. While dinner was delicious, dessert was downright heavenly. This [...]

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Café Au Lait Cheesecake

By |December 7th, 2022|Categories: Dessert|Tags: , , |

Cheesecake lovers unite. Boy, do I have the cheesecake recipe to share with you. This is by far one of my favorites! I love making it for family, I love making it when we are hosting guests, and I especially love making it as a dessert when we go to dinner parties. It’s smooth, creamy, and downright decadent, and [...]

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Apple Galette

By |November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Dessert, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you are enjoying time with family. As usual I'm in my kitchen... you would think that I was cooking for 20 but there will only be four of us at our Thanksgiving table this year... oops I meant to say five (there's a bun in the oven) and we couldn't be happier. I have quite [...]

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Ready, Set, Start Prepping!!!

By |October 26th, 2022|Categories: Dessert, Family Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

One of my fondest memories goes back to our days in northern Virginia...the girls were little, it was Father's Day weekend, and we were off to an orchard to pick peaches, cherries, and Italian plums. I remember that day as if it were yesterday, we ate as much fruit as we picked. When we got home it struck me, [...]

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Making Strudel

By |July 20th, 2018|Categories: Dessert|

When I was a little girl (growing up in Lubbock, Texas), my mother used to make Apple Strudels all the time. The smell was intoxicating. I remember coming into the house after playing outside or being at school and the smell of baking apples, topped with cinnamon and sugar was more than I could bear. My mouth would water [...]

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A Mother’s Day Treat…

By |May 18th, 2018|Categories: Dessert|

I know Mother’s Day was last weekend, but celebrating holidays (and it doesn’t matter what holiday) is difficult when living hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles away from family. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. You struggle to make the right decision even though you know what needs to be done. This year, Mother’s Day morning was [...]

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Angel Food Cake from Scratch!

By |April 13th, 2018|Categories: Dessert|

Back when we lived in Enid, Oklahoma, I had a wonderful neighbor by the name of Floralee Day who took me under her wing. One day when she was over at the house I was making a boxed… yes, boxed Angel Food Cake. Floralee looked at me and said, “Roma, no one makes boxed Angel Food Cakes.” She quickly [...]

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Pineapple Cheesecake

By |March 9th, 2018|Categories: Dessert|

Last weekend we welcomed our new neighbors by having them over for dinner. The meal was lovely, but it was the dessert I was most pleased with... my Pineapple Cheesecake. It was creamy and fresh tasting with just the right amount of sweetness. The graham cracker crust didn't overwhelm, but was the perfect landing for the cheesecake batter that [...]

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Dates and Mascarpone

By |December 9th, 2014|Categories: Dessert, Recipes|

Life is pretty hectic this time of year… from hosting friends and family for dinner, to going to parties, to preparing for the holidays. There is always something to do, someone to see or someplace to go. Here is a great and simple idea if a friend stops by either for coffee in the morning or for a glass [...]

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Apple Pie… a family favorite!

By |November 26th, 2014|Categories: Dessert|

Happy Thanksgiving! One of my favorite recipes to make during the fall and through the holidays is apple pie. I have been using the same recipe forever! No kidding! A family favorite! Yes, it is time consuming because the dough is made from scratch, the apples have to be cored, peeled and sliced, but in the end it’s worth [...]

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