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Chocolate Filled Phyllo Triangles

by on September 1, 2014 · 3 comments

Phyllo Dough

If you ever have a few stray sheets of phyllo dough lying around, make chocolate filled phyllo triangles! They’re flaky little pastries stuffed with chocolate or ganache.  I made a bunch of them yesterday using some phyllo leftover from the spanakopita, and what we learned was that they’re best after they’ve cooled and that they […]


Published on September 1, 2014
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Boston Cream Cheesecake

by on July 23, 2012 · 14 comments

Boston Cream Cheesecake

If you can’t decide between cheesecake or regular cake and like the attributes of Boston Cream Pie, this dessert has it all! The recipe is from my friend Alton’s family cookbook. If you recognize it as one from Philadelphia Cream Cheese, take a closer look because you’ll see that there’s less cream cheese, sugar and […]


Published on July 23, 2012
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Sauerkraut Cake

One of the best things about leaving home for college was this:  I’d never have to look, smell or taste sauerkraut again.  Blech!  Okay, that was an overstatement, but I have some pretty bad memories of my mom spooning it out of a can, warming it in the microwave and serving it as a side […]


Published on July 16, 2012
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By Cracky Bars

by on January 10, 2012 · 13 comments

By Cracky Bar

Today’s delightfully retro recipe is from Best of the Bake-Off, Pillsbury’s Best 1,000 Recipes, a book of classics from which many a modern version has evolved. If your mother or grandmother remembers a recipe from the ’50s, chances are the original is here. This particular recipe had been on my radar for a while, but […]


Published on January 10, 2012
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Brownies Made with Cheddar Cheese Soup

by on December 14, 2011 · 23 comments

saucepan brownies

It’s more fun than practical, but you really can make brownies with cheddar cheese soup. I tried it yesterday using the Saucepan Brownies recipe from Campbell’s Creative Cooking with Soup, a book I’ve had for 20 years. How I skipped this recipe for two decades is baffling because I go through this book all the […]


Published on December 14, 2011
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Biscoff Pumpkin Pie Squares

by on October 28, 2011 · 22 comments

Biscoff Spread

Delta Airlines made the Biscoff cookies famous; or at least in my mind. I remember flying somewhere on Delta and being served this really good cookie. At the time, I wasn’t as obsessed with cookies and forgot the name, but luckily others were more astute and I began to see the name “Biscoff” referenced as […]


Published on October 28, 2011
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Blueberry Muffin Squares

by on July 19, 2010 · 21 comments

Blueberry Square

It’s mid-afternoon here and I keep waiting for the kid below me to turn on stereo – the one with extra bass which plays thumpy, dark, ominous music designed as as background for nefarious activities. But hey, no music! We’ve moved. There’s construction noise outside the window, but it’s muted and pleasant compared to that […]


Published on July 19, 2010
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Summer Berry Pudding

by on June 25, 2010 · 10 comments

Summer Pudding

Making summer berry pudding for the first time.


Published on June 25, 2010