Category Archives: Sweets

French Macarons

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Happy New Year!! Two big and beautiful cookbooks have been sitting on my table since before Christmas just waiting for their turn. I was determined not to get sidetracked, because it’s so easy for me to do. The Christmas baking … Continue reading

Czech Vanilla Crescents or Vanilkove Rohlicky

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  Another year of Christmas baking is coming to a close.  This year, unlike other years, I’ve made only a few choice traditional Czech Christmas cookies, Marokanky, Linzer, Gingerbread and Carpenter Curls.  I made enough of each to share and … Continue reading

BRIEchon Cherry Cheesecakes

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Sometimes things happen that make you play with food in a way that you wouldn’t otherwise. I recently became a board member at one of the city’s dog parks. This is something new to me – dog parks. I had … Continue reading

Czech Kolache (koláče)

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Yum   I have been dreaming of some sweet buns with delicious tart fillings and my mind wanders off the koláče my mother used to make.  They were so good it was difficult to eat just one.  And they were … Continue reading

Lemon Buttermilk Pudding

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Yum Sometimes you don’t want a dessert that’s showy or over the top like my previous dessert Banana Split Pie.  Sometimes you want something more demure yet still delicious.  That’s when you want to make a scratch pudding that will wow … Continue reading

Banana (Cheesecake) Split Pie

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Yum You know when you have a craving and you can eat everything out of your fridge and freezer and pantry and if you don’t have that ONE thing that you’re craving you still don’t feel satisfied?  That’s how I’ve … Continue reading

Berry Dirty Tart

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Yum We’re celebrating my baby’s birthday this wonderful and crazy hot Sunday evening and each birthday I try to make a requested dish.  Often I’ll ask for requests and though I hate to make the same things twice this dish … Continue reading

Homemade Chewy Candy

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Yum Admittedly I haven’t been cooking anything photo worthy lately since I’ve been busy in the flower beds fighting off little beetles and weeds and planting perennials in an overwhelmingly large space that has been overgrowing for many years before … Continue reading

Tequila Lime Watermelon Ice Shots

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Yum There is something truly magical when the snow melts and the sun warms up our part of the world; when you cover seeds in dirt and they grow into the most delicious of food, with a little help of … Continue reading

Cherry Cheesecake Chocolate Brownies

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Yum We all have those times in life when everything comes together to generate one of those perfect moments. When you wish time could just stop so that you could enjoy it a little longer and not have it slip … Continue reading