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German Pancake with Brandied Apples

Easter Sunday became the Great Pancake Cook-off of 2014. We never actually voted but every pancake was eaten and there were a lot of “mmms” going around. My mother makes an amazing version of this German Pancake but I haven’t … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

These are whoopie pies. They are delicious. Eat them all the time. I tried a variety of ways with these whoopie pies until I found the fluffliest cake and the richest pumpkin cream. The filling uses only a cup of … Continue reading

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Nut and Berry Biscuits

I have no idea what to call this delicious cookie/scone/biscuit/breakfast treat. It originally came from Elana’s Pantry as a Muesli Scone, but it has gone through so many changes since I started baking it that I can’t justify calling it … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Coffee Cake

My grandfather was the one that always answered the phone. There was a routine to our 3-minute conversations. He called me “Reeebecca”. He smiled through the phone and you could picture him in his beige cardigan, standing in the dark … Continue reading

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Cranberry Breakfast Cake

Yes, cake for breakfast. I’ve been calling this bready-moist-torte-cake-creation all sorts of different names and all of my taste-testers came up with nothing better than, “cranberry goodness”. It’s cake but it’s not very sweet; it’s the texture of spoon bread … Continue reading

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Boozy Bourbon Pecan Pie

Did I say I wanted one dessert at the Thanksgiving table? I meant two. I also needed pecan pie. And yes, I really do mean need. I offered leftovers of everything on my Thanksgiving table, except the pecan pie. I … Continue reading

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Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

With my sweet tooth (teeth?), I needed to make sure there was at least one dessert on the Thanksgiving dessert table I could eat. This is one of those wonderful naturally gluten and dairy free desserts where you can’t go … Continue reading

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