Java Mallow Pie

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Owning a restaurant gives me many opportunities to try out different recipes.  I make different things each week and love trying out new stuff.  If you happened to come in this weekend, you may have had the chance to try this recipe.  I actually did a search a few weeks ago for the best desserts of all time, and this came back as one of them.  I think I have mentioned a few times that I have way too many cookbooks…..

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Cinnamon Stick Ice Cream

Wow! It’s been a LONG time since my last post and so much has happened since then. I’ll start with last year. Last October, Glenn and I decided to open a restaurant. Sounds crazy, I know! However, Glenn has been in the restaurant business for many years and his family owned various restaurants for most…

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I love crepes!  I like how they make me feel french-ish when I make them.  Not to mention, they are really delicious with fresh fruit and syrup.  Here is the downside..they require a batter that sits overnight in the refrigerator.  Since I almost never decide that I want them until the morning time…I almost never…

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Blueberry Scones

  My Dad passed away almost 3 weeks ago.  I probably could just leave it at that.  There really are not words that can explain the hole I feel in my life right now…not to mention the many fears and worries that this has brought forward.  I feel a bit dark and gloomy, detached and…

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Olive Oil Pizza Dough

As a carb lover…pizza has always been a favorite!  When I was little, I remember my Mom making homemade pizza occasionally on a Friday night during lent and always thought it was fun.  As 1 of 8 children, the opportunity to help prep in the kitchen was often more of a hassle for my Mom….

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Comfort Rolls

If I was told that I could only eat 1 thing for the rest of my life…I would probably pick bread.  It is my favorite food and I love it to the moon and back!!  I love it with honey, fresh fruit preserves…and now that I think about it, not so fresh fruit preserves.  I…

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Chunky Lola Cookies

One of my favorite baking cookbooks is Flour by Joanna Chang.  She has a bakery and cafe in Boston that I have never been to, but would be super excited to go to someday.  I found her cookbook by fluke one day when I was searching Amazon for popular baking cookbooks.  I liked the fact…

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Vegan Lemon Vanilla Cupcakes

I can already hear you Dad…..”VEGAN??”  Please, let me explain…… This weekend we celebrated one of my step-daughters birthdays.  I always get excited for these kinds of things because the kids really like when I bake for them, and that makes me happy.  I typically get the request for my coconut cupcakes and just as I…

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Banana Bread

There are some recipes that you search and search for.  Recipes that you experiment over and over again.  And sadly…there are a couple that I am still on the quest for.  That “perfect” recipe that will always be my “go-to” when I need to make that particular dish.  I remember last summer I must have…

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