Sour Cream Carrot Cake

by September 8, 2014
Sour Cream Carrot Cake

Fuzz had a wonderful birthday catered by a local Mexican food place here in town. Things couldn’t have gone any better, but they did! The caterers gave us way too much sour cream, so after the party I had load of it to use in cakes, muffins, whatever. This carrot cake was the result.

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Dr Pepper Cupcakes With Caramel Cream Filling

by September 6, 2014
Dr Pepper Cupcake

I found some Dr Pepper hanging out in the refrigerator and decided to try something new.

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Sweet Potato Bread

by September 4, 2014
Sweet Potato Quick Bread

Fall can’t get here fast enough, so I decided to hurry it along by baking this spicy quick bread. Made with sweet potatoes, this is very much like pumpkin bread, but with a slightly different flavor and light texture.  You might like it even if you’re not a sweet potato fan.  I sure did! If […]

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Crème Brulee for Two

by September 2, 2014
Creme Brulee

A friend of ours who is coming to dinner requested Crème Brulee for dessert, so naturally I had to practice.  Not that it requires much practice because it’s actually very simple, but I wanted to run a test and see which was better — Alton Brown’s version or the one from Cook’s Illustrated.  I decided to […]

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Chocolate Filled Phyllo Triangles

by September 1, 2014
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 […]

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Frozen Millionaire Pie

by August 30, 2014
Millionaire Pie

This pie is a family favorite, yet there are so many variations I’m not sure I’ve ever made it the same way twice. This version, our special Labor Day Weekend dessert, calls for cream cheese, pineapple and whipped cream. It’s also a little different in that it uses a baked pastry crust instead of graham.

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Individual Spinach Pies or Spanakopita

by August 29, 2014
Spanakopita

Once in a blue moon I post a savory dish, and today is one of those days — -or evenings, rather. I had some leftover phyllo dough and decided to make individual spinach pies as a prequel to our dinner. These are larger than what you’d find in the grocery store freezer, but not quite […]

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Scratch Neapolitan Layer Cake

by August 26, 2014
Neapolitan Cake From Scratch

I’ve been super busy so it took me a while to get around to it, but here’s the scratch version of Neapolitan Layer Cake. We loved it! The boxed cake mix version was good, but it was fun putting together this one with flour sugar and butter.

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