Pepparkake – Spiced Cookies

Pepparkake – Spiced Cookies

Pepparkake

Day 9 of my “12 Days of Baked Goods” series! My friend Kim Ihms is of Scandinavian descent, Norwegian actually, and has neat holiday dessert recipes that I’ve shared in the past (see Berliner Kranser Cookies she shared a couple years ago). This year, her sister Karen shared a Scandinavian spiced cookie recipe that I […]

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Chocolate Silk Pie

Chocolate Silk Pie

Chocolate Silk Pie

Day 8 of my “12 Days of Baked Goods” series! Growing up, my favorite dessert was chocolate silk pie. I loved it so much that y Grandma made it for me for my birthday instead of the typical birthday cake. Flaky, buttery pie crusts, rich, decadent chocolate and slightly sweet whipped cream topping – just […]

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Holiday Sugar Cookies

Holiday Sugar Cookies

Baked Sugar Cookies

Day 7 of my “12 Days of Baked Goods” series! This is a very simple recipe that yields the greatest cookies for holiday decorating. They’re a bit crunchy around the edges yet still chewy and bake perfectly flat for easy decorating. Ingredients ¾ cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp. […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Cake Slice

Day 6 of my “12 Days of Baked Goods” series! A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of lunching at the adorable (and delicious) Choc-O-Pain French Bakery & Café in Hoboken, NJ (see my review for Jersey Bites). While there, I had the chance to sample the decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake that’s made with […]

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Christmas at Crystal Springs Resort

Christmas at Crystal Springs Resort

Image by Crystal Springs Resort.

The holidays are right around the corner and there aren’t many more festive places to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day than at Crystal Springs. The resort will be offering three options for dinner at the restaurants of the Grand Cascades Lodge (1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ). Restaurant Latour A five-course menu will feature […]

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Chocolate, Peanut and Marshmallow Squares

Chocolate, Peanut and Marshmallow Squares

Marshmallow Treats

Day 5 of my “12 Days of Baked Goods” series! My sister is a great cook and baker. She takes after a long line of good bakers in our family, yet, she doesn’t bake often. One of the treats she enjoys making for her family is this simple-yet-yummy recipe for squares packed with mini marshmallows […]

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Carrés aux Dattes – Date and Oatmeal Squares

Carrés aux Dattes – Date and Oatmeal Squares

Carres Aux Dattes

Day 4 of my “12 Days of Baked Goods” series! When I was growing up in Quebec, my Grandma made these scrumptious date treats for us. They were my favorite and after a while, I think she was basically making them just for me. The oatmeal topping recipe can be doubled if you like a […]

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Chocolate Éclair Squares

Chocolate Éclair Squares

Eclair Cake

Day 3 of “12 Days of Baked Goods” Last month, a group of us attended a harvest party at a winery where there was a LOT of wine being poured. When the 10 of us returned to our friends’ home, my friend Joan Gardner unpacked a dessert she’d made for the gang – chocolate éclair […]

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Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake

Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake

Cheesecake

Day 2 of “12 Days of Baked Goods” Last week, I spent Thanksgiving with my friend Diane Biancamano and her family. I’m typically the person who gets assigned desserts for parties, but Diane’s a super baker and I was thrilled to be able to sample the decadent Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake she made. Ingredients: 1 cup […]

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Apple Pear Pie

Apple Pear Pie

Apple Pear Pie

Today begins my “12 Days of Baked Goods”. Last week, my Facebook (and likely yours too) sort of blew up with all kinds of fantastic food photos from my friends and family. While many dishes looked incredible, one that especially caught my eye was my friend Marge Imms’ Apple Pear Pie. While I tend not […]

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