Latest Posts in Sweets

FRESH STRAWBERRY SLAB PIE

Hello friends! Did you catch my last blog post about my husband’s birthday party at our log cabin? If you missed it here is a link to the post where we ate this wonderfully delicious Fresh Strawberry Slab Pie in lieu of birthday cake. “Slab” Pie is made in a jelly roll pan and is […]

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ITALIAN EASTER PIE

CIAO.  Buona Pasqua! |Happy Easter| Today, as I look forward to making my traditional Italian Easter Pie again this year, and to sharing the recipe with you…… I find myself taking a little sentimental journey to Florence, Italy.  That is because ever since I stayed at the world renowned Villa San Michele in Florence…… I […]

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DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH FRESH STRAWBERRY BUTTERCREAM

Hi there! In the March 2015 issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine I found the perfect cake recipe and made it for my friend Cindy’s birthday party. The recipe was developed by a food and lifestyle blogger I admire named Beth Kirby of Local Milk. I used her recipe for Dark Chocolate Cake with Fresh […]

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THE WAY TO A MAN’S HEART

Greetings… I say the way to a man’s heart is to bake him cookies on Valentine’s Day. To help you in that endeavor I’m am passing along lots of Pinteresting Valentine Cookie ideas from my Valentine Pinterest Page. Click on the link below each image to go to the source for recipes. Image Via Every now and […]

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A BAKER’S DOZEN VALENTINE CAKES

Hi there. As we near Valentine’s Day I wanted to share with you a baker’s dozen valentine cakes made by a lot of very talented and creative cooks whose work I admire. I don’t have the patience to decorate cakes like these but truly appreciate the folks who do. My cakes are generally delicious and […]

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14 CARAT CAKE

Hello! Today I’m going to give you the recipe for the best tasting cake ever. It’s called 14 Carat Cake. But before I do that I have a little tale to tell you… Last weekend was my stepmother’s birthday. She is Puerto Rican and full of Latin charm and zest for life. Can’t you just […]

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