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Orange Honey Pound Cake

Monday, April 14, 2014

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I’m celebrating spring with cake! Spring in Texas is part beauty and part terror. The beauty comes from the wildflowers that spring to life, seemingly overnight, along the roads and in fields. I drove down to Houston last weekend and was dazzled by fields filled to bursting with vivid Bluebonnets, Indian Paint Brushes, and Buttercups. […]

Raspberry Chipotle Swirl Cupcakes

Fri, May 29, 2009

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If you were to ask me what my favorite flavor of the moment was, I would answer, “Chipotle!”   Dried and smoked jalapenos are magic, and they reach super-nova status when incorporated into sweet applications.  Like Vern’s Raspberry Chipotle Jelly, which is sweet and spicy.  I have used it to fill danish, spread it inside […]

Chipotle Gouda Cornbread

Tue, May 26, 2009

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Do you impulse buy?   I do.   My impulse buys are most often food related.  Last week I discovered a really great local cheese shop, Scardello Artisan Cheese, in Dallas and I could not help but go in and shop.  I got some terribly expensive, and very tasty, sea salt caramels, some disappointing dark chocolate, and […]

Beef Enchiladas

Mon, May 25, 2009

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My husband, despite coming from Chicago originally, likes Tex-Mex food a lot.  He does not, however, like cheese and onion enchiladas.   It is the cheese that he objects to, not the enchiladas themselves, so because I love him I make him beef enchiladas when I make cheese and onion  for myself.    Beef enchiladas are simple, but I wondered […]

Bananas Foster Cream Pie

Fri, May 22, 2009

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Sometimes, when the stars align and the wind blows just right, I come up with something so good it shocks everyone, including me. This pie is one such idea.  You see I had a party to attend for my mom.  She said, “Oh, just make whatever you like.  I’m sure it will be fine.”  Saying […]

Apple Blueberry Quick Bread

Wed, May 20, 2009

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   It is that time of year.  Fruit is starting to come into the market that looks fresh and ripe, the weather is warmer, and my thoughts turn to baking.   I was at the market a few days ago and tucked behind a box of huge strawberries were these really beautiful blueberries.   They were on […]

Turkey Meatballs with Quick Tomato Cream Sauce

Mon, May 18, 2009

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 There are some days when I crave meatballs, but I do not crave the fat content contained in most recipes.   Not that I am afraid of fat.  Quite the opposite, I adore fat, but some nights I want something a little lighter.  That, however, does not mean I want to sacrifice flavor.  That is why […]

Mocha Cheesecake

Fri, May 15, 2009

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My mother loves chocolate and she loves coffee.  She loves them almost as much as I do.   So, when Mother’s Day rolled around this year I decided to make my mom a mocha cheesecake.  There is something special about the tangy cream cheese and the rich mocha flavor combined.  One contrasts the other, yet combined they work so […]

Spiced Butter Poached Shrimp

Wed, May 13, 2009

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I love shrimp.  Once upon a time I only ate them fried, but now that I am older and wiser I like them grilled, baked, and boiled also.    While watching television the other night I saw a segment about a restaurant that poaches their shrimp in a spiced butter.  They did not say what the […]

Onion, Apple, and Bacon Tart

Mon, May 11, 2009

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I love savoury tarts. They are so nice for lunches, light dinners and are perfect for a brunch.  What I love about a savoury tart, aside from how nice they are to eat, is how you can vary the fillings to suit your taste and what you have on hand. This tart was born out […]

SugarBomber!!

Sun, May 10, 2009

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You love sweets, you know you do.   Admit it! I know I do anyway.  Finding and trying new and unique desserts is a passion of mine, and I am always looking for an excuse to try something new.  If you share this passion for finding unique desserts, or if you just love looking at pictures of desserts and sweets, […]

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