Desserts and Sweets

Peach and Blueberry Coffee Cake

June 20, 2012 Breakfast

I cannot believe I have the nerve to post this recipe on a day that is forecast to have record breaking high temperatures. Baking is the very last thing I want to do in hot weather. Ug. The heat of summer has barely begun and, already, I’m over it.  I think I’ll stay inside all [...]

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Old Fashioned Pound Cake

June 1, 2012 Cakes and Pies

My husband and I spent a restful Memorial Day weekend in the hills of Saluda, NC. It was so relaxing I couldn’t bring myself to do anything productive (such as blogging). Please forgive me for the sudden lapse. I offer this amazing pound cake recipe in hopes that you’ll overlook my absence. Admittedly, this is [...]

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Mocha Chip and Ricemellow Creme Cookies

May 17, 2012 Cookies

I been experimenting with ricemellow creme (whipped brown rice syrup) ever since one of my readers pointed out the contradiction of posting recipes incorporating marshmallows on a vegetarian food blog. Zing! She had a point and here I am. I’m impressed with the results of using ricemellow creme. It gives the cookies a pillow-soft texture [...]

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Lemon Curd and Blueberry Ribbon Cake

May 7, 2012 Breakfast

I made this cake for breakfast. Shame on me. It’s definitely better suited to dessert. It is sweet, fall- apart moist, and dangerous! Make it and then give most away to the neighbors. It’s too good to last long and you don’t want to be caught with sticky fingers and blueberry stains on your teeth- [...]

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Strawberry Tacos

April 30, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

It’s kind of a funny story how I came up with this recipe. I glanced quickly at the cover of this month’s Cooking Light magazine- the one with all the taco recipes on the front- and saw what I thought were strawberry and chocolate tacos. I thought, “What a great idea!” and then I took [...]

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Cinnamon and Sugar Apple Chips

April 23, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

Last week, my husband bought a bag of baked apple chips from Whole Foods. They tasted amazing and the ingredients seemed surprisingly simple. As this blog is all about simple foods, I had to make my own. I caution you that the baking time required for these chips is several hours. It’s not ideal, but [...]

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Pistachio Chai Muffins

April 19, 2012 Breakfast

I’ve had my eye on this recipe for a while. I found it in Cooking Light magazine, tabbed it and then forgot to make it. Typical. My Cooking Light magazine collection is a disaster. Most of the pages are ripped, stained or scribbled on. As are all my other cooking magazines and some of my [...]

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Spiced Sour Cream Coffee Cake

April 12, 2012 Breakfast

   I haven’t made coffee cake in ages. I actually haven’t thought of coffee cake in ages. When I was young, my dad made coffee cake regularly on the weekends. He’d pull a well-worn box of Bisquick from the cabinet, add a splash of milk, a dash of cinnamon and, before long, our whole house [...]

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Homemade Chocolate Pudding with Pistachios and Sour Cherries (and Real Whipped Cream)

April 9, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

Ever since visiting Istanbul last year, I have a new appreciation for pudding (and pistachios!). Homemade pudding, that is. None of the instant, powdered J-E-L-L-O  will do for this gal. And it makes sense because pudding is actually really easy to make from scratch and requires the simplest pantry ingredients. I made these little pudding [...]

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Browned Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 24, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

This is not my recipe, I only wish I had thought of it first. I ripped it straight from the pages of one of my favorite, super indulgent food blogs, How Sweet It Is. (Jessica, the creator, is a master baker!) I usually don’t copy recipes word for word, but this one was so good, [...]

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