Strawberry Cinnamon “Pop Tarts” or Hand Pies

My first pie recipe is a little unconventional, but are still ‘pies’ in every sense of the word. These tender, flaky pastries are unlike the cardboard-like styles you will find in your grocer’s cereal section. They are a perfect after school or night time snack as well. While these homemade, sparkling hand pies resemble those…

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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Stout Buttercream

This is my very first blog post: Date: 2/28/14. While I haven’t changed a word I did add a few additional photos. How time flies… 🙂 One needn’t be a beer fan to become one of these luscious, spongy delights. These Chocolate stout or Guinness chocolate cupcakes are dense, flavorful and moist. The frosting, also…

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Thai Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango: Kao Niow Mamuang

I know of no way to end a perfect Thai meal than with this conventional sweet rice cascading with a healthy fringe of ripe, sweet, juicy mango. Don’t forgot to save a bit of the sweet coconut milk to drizzle over the top of it all…Amazing ending, indeed. Ingredients  2 cups long-grain white sticky rice,…

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Creamy Hot Caramel Apple Cider

Taking pleasure in a steaming mug of this creamy calming cider is reminiscent of enjoying a freshly-made, real caramel apple from Grandma’s kitchen! Remember when? Sure to warm the soul on chilly autumn nights. Complete & utter relaxation… I’ve made these amber glowing concoctions on several occasions for the likes of all ages and their…

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20 Minute Nutella Pecan Mascarpone Cheese Danishes

If you’re looking for a quick, easy and delicious breakfast or snack, this would be it!  The use of good quality, canned croissant pastry makes this recipe come together very quickly.  My favorite canned pastry is from Trader Joe’s; the flavor is mild & buttery and all of the ingredients are readable and understood. Frozen,…

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Guest Chef Wednesday! Marsha’s 5 Star Double Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Why are these yummies double delights? Because they start with a chocolate peanut butter cup enveloped in creamy peanut butter cookie dough. Talk about mega peanuty flavor! These amazing chocolaty, golden, sweet treats are great in lunch boxes, for on the go, tailgating and parties or simply in front of the TV with a tall glass of…

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Need a Crowd Pleaser? Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Almond Sweet Cream Pizza

Cookies & Cream…Mmmmm, they just communicate don’t they? They speak loudly of home and the comfort and love found there. This delicious sweet pizza combines all of the components of satisfying, salty, sugary, creamy, delectable crunchiness all in one big charming pie. Plus, it makes a luscious statement for all sorts of gatherings. Share the…

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Cioccolato e Caramello Gelato Affogato

What a big name for such a simple decadent treat. Serve this as a dinner aperitif—one won’t spoil your appetite. As an after dinner treat in place of dessert. Or anytime you wish to experience the harmonious blend of coffee, cream and chocolate. Let your imagination run wild with the additions: Kahlua, chocolate fudge, sprinkles,…

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