Fresh Peach & Plum Galette

We say au revoir to France with an elegant kiss of sweetness… Sweet & luscious summertime Galette pronounced Ga-let, is a French name for “tart.” An open-faced pie of sorts which offers the full experience of  pie, but in delicate delicious bites filled with rich flavors. This tart is a favorite summertime dessert at our…

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Strawberry Creme Shortcake Cupcakes

  Strawberry season is on the horizon and these charming, petite, portable shortcakes are an ideal treat for family get-togethers, parties, BBQs, bridal showers or even an afternoon tea. They are very easy to put together and the secret is to place fresh sliced berries in between the frosting—the sweetness from the frosting serves as…

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Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes & a little history

Pineapples have been around forever, right? Yes! Well, almost. In reality, canned pineapples that we use in our beloved upside down cakes were not available until 1903 when Jim Dole of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (now Dole Pineapple) perfected a way to tin them. So where did people get the idea of putting fruit at…

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Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

These luscious, creamy & lightly spiced bars are a fine fusion of apple pie and delectable cheesecake–sure to satisfy your craving for both. Everywhere you turn foodies near and far are latching onto the craze of making pie cakes. Have you seen them? Already prepared baked pies, of varying flavors, enveloped in cake batter of various flavors…

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Tis the season for baking! As easy as pie? You bet! This is no store bought! It’s real, luscious and completely satisfying–you will find new best friends with this one; they’ll flock to you! I’ve jumped on the bandwagon and incorporated the “salted caramel” aspect and it’s a winner! The brown sugar offers the caramely,…

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Brie en Croute Featuring Rosemary Cherries Apricots & Toasted Pecans

  Brie en Croute is a round of brie wrapped in puff pastry then baked to a beautiful golden brown. This recipe is filled with tart, yet sweet cherries, astringent apricots, fresh rosemary and slightly salty, crisp toasted pecans. It requires very little work but always proves to be a very impressive appetizer. Start with…

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Chocolate Covered Glitter Strawberry Hearts

Some believe that the pairing of chocolate and strawberries produce an uncontrollable aphrodisiac affect. Hence, the need to share these juicy, sparkling, heart-shaped confections to the romantic apple of your eye this Valentine’s Day. Include a tall stem of bubbling champagne and whisk yourselves into Romance Land… Ingredients: Strawberries, 1 large package, nice & plump…

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Seattle’s Blood Orange Pomegranate Margaritas

Bottoms up and hale to the winning team!  I’m not playing favorites or predicting who will win the Super Bowl this Sunday. However, I wanted to offer a recipe from the fair city of Seattle. Next up is New England fare; to honor both teams. Whether you’re entertaining at home or tailgating drinks on the…

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