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Eat Dessert First – Life is uncertain. This saying was on a packaged cake I purchased 20 years ago. As I have gotten older, it has taken on deeper meaning or at least my understanding has increased.

Lemon Filling, Lemon Poppyseed Lace Cake

Mmmm tasty. Daughter Denny and I made this for Mother’s Day brunch this year. 2 boxes Lemon Cake Mix 1 Can Poppy Seeds 4- 8 Tablespoons of Lemoncello Liqueur 3 jars lemon curd (or you can make your own) 1 … Continue reading

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Caramel Apples

I think I will make my own caramel next time, but for speed, this works well. Ingredients 6 Chilled Gala or Granny Smith if you want tart apples (Make sure your apples are washed well to remove the wax.) 6 … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar Peach Sauce over naked Bread Pudding

3 fresh peaches sliced (I like the skins on, if you don’t go ahead and peel them.) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup water 1 tsp almond extract 1 tsp black walnut extract Simmer on stovetop until peaches are fork … Continue reading

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World’s Best Fruit Cobbler

Use ANY fruit, such as peaches, apples, apricots, cherries, plums… 1/2 cup butter 3-4 cups fruit and its juices 1-2 tablespoons crystalline candied ginger, if desired 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of sea salt 1 cup unbleached … Continue reading

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Blondies have more fun!

Just made a bunch of these for the family reunion, except that I made them into ice cream sandwiches! The caterers even liked them! 8 ounces butter (1 stick) 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 cup flour 1/2 tsp … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Brownies

Every now and then, come on, you have to have somethin’ rich, sweet, chocolate and it has to be brownies! 1/2 cup melted butter 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup sweet cocoa powder 2/3 cup flour … Continue reading

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Berry Blue Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich

Two Batches: Bake your favorite brownies, making them in a pan 1 and 1/2 times larger pan size than you would normally use. (You want them thinner than standard brownies. You have to adjust the baking time which will be … Continue reading

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Vanilla Ice Cream with Espresso

Ina Garten suggests a quick and easy dessert, and I cannot agree more. Scoop vanilla ice cream into bowls, top with hot espresso. Serve. My whole family loves this! When you want to have your guests stay after dinner huddled … Continue reading

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Bread Pudding Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients: Bread Pudding Orange Marmalade Vanilla Orange Sherbert Make the Bread pudding Make two cake pans of bread pudding, cook and allow to cool. On the top of layer one, spread a thin layer of marmalade jelly. Then, take the … Continue reading

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Bread Pudding

Bread pudding 6 eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp cardamom 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup brown sugar 15 slices bread (croissants, texas toast, raisin bread). Many recipes recommend removing … Continue reading

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