Category Archives: Other Desserts

A Shortcake in Winter

I’m getting the Valentine’s bug here and have been taking the opportunity to indulge in all things heart-shaped and red. I wasn’t going to do a strawberry shortcake, but the spouse asked for it, and he almost never asks for … Continue reading

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Galette des Rois

I don’t think there needs to be much excuse to play with frangipane and pastry, but if it helps, French pastry shops this time of year turn out a special treat for Three Kings Day – the Galette des Rois … Continue reading

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Yummy Failure

The Best of Intentions I’ve discovered that it’s even tougher keeping on top of baking and blogging with an infant to care for than it was being a heavily pregnant zombie, even if I do have more energy again (Shhh!). … Continue reading

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Sugar-free Blintzes

At family gatherings with my in-laws, my job is bringing the sugar-free desserts. By now, I know my name would be mud if I didn’t show up with apple pie for Rosh Hashanah, but I really like exploring new things. … Continue reading

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Pie Decorating Shortcut

I love grabbing a paring knife and free-handing patterns into the tops of pies, but sometimes I want either a more refined drawing, a quicker turnaround, or both, so I grab my cookie cutters… My Secret Weapon Maybe it’s all … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement: Pie

PSA: Sugar-free Crowd-Pleasers It’s easier than you think to make fruit pies sugar-free (at least, in the “no added sugar” sense). I’ve long adapted my favorite apple pie recipe for relatives with diabetes. While it isn’t much tougher than substituting … Continue reading

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Improv & Problem Solving: Banana Bread Pudding

I had two “problems” on my counter. With impromptu lunch guests, I realized these might not be problems at all, and they had the same solution. I added some beaten eggs, cream, bourbon (why not?), vanilla  (habit), brown sugar and raisins … Continue reading

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