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Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

Tweet Cheesecake is one of those desserts that you’ll find in many eateries from casual cafes to fine-dining restaurants. Typically served with a graham cracker crust, the classic dessert is silky smooth and so rich and creamy, that just a sliver of a slice will do. My ricotta cheesecake is prepared without a crust, is […]

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Vanilla Olive Oil Pound Cake with Roasted Rosemary Grapes

Tweet Pound cake has been around for a very long time, as the original recipe dates back to the early 1700’s. The cake was called pound cake because the only ingredients were one pound of flour, one pound of sugar, one pound of butter and one pound of eggs … that’s a lot of cake! […]

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Toasted Almond Breakfast Cake

Tweet As a rule, when a recipe calls for toasted nuts, it really is non-negotiable. Toasting intensifies their nutty flavor and whether the nuts are whole, sliced or slivered, you can taste the difference! If I only needed a small amount to sprinkle on a salad or use as a garnish, I would toast them […]

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Almond Ricotta Cake

Tweet Much of the baking my grandmother did (usually biscotti) included almonds in some way. The almond tree was brought to Sicily by the ancient Greeks, who considered it to be a symbol of hope. Sicilians love their almonds! Of all the cakes I make, with the exception of Sicilian olive oil cake, this one […]

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Sicilian Olive Oil Cake

Tweet This is a light, moist, slightly sweet cake that has been kissed by lemons. It is a delightful choice any time of the day. Serve a slice with a cup of ¬†coffee or tea, with fresh fruit of the season, perhaps dressed with a dollop of whipped cream or enjoy as a late evening […]

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Hummingbird Cake

Tweet I have been making this cake for years. It is my son’s cake of choice for his birthday and the traditional batter for our Easter Bunny Cake. It is similar to carrot cake (minus the carrots) only better! I have several Southern Living Cookbooks dating back to the 1970’s and this recipe made it’s […]

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Praline Pound Cake

Tweet A coffee and tea time favorite, this praline pound cake is one of those Southern cakes that is a consummate example of down-home goodness. I love this type of “needs no icing” kind of cake, that is not only the perfect offering for a friend who stops by for coffee, but is right at […]

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Lemon Souffle

Tweet Souffle’s may be sweet or savory, simple or complicated. I rarely do anything complicated any more so this lemon souffle is simply delicious. The word souffle is taken from the French verb souffler which means to puff up. The puffing up is caused by the beaten egg whites creating steam that is trapped inside […]

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Easter Bunny Cake

Tweet   Many years ago when my son Joe was just a little boy, we spent Easter in the California Sierra’s. We have a cabin surrounded by sugar and ponderosa pine trees, white firs, cypress and a couple of magnificent oaks with a redwood forest down the road. It’s our own little piece of heaven […]

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Spring Cupcakes

Tweet Who among us doesn’t love a good cupcake? Apparently not too many based on the number of cupcake shops popping up around town. Have you seen the program Cupcake Wars currently airing on the food network? How many different recipes can they come up with week after week? It’s nothing short of amazing.¬† Well, […]

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