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Cranberry Walnut Tart

Cranberry Walnut Tart

Why not try a tart for Thanksgiving instead of the usual pumpkin and apple pie. I love tarts and find them so easy so delicious and easy to make. I usually make the dough and filling a few days ahead and assemble it either the day before or the morning of. This way you are […]

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Summer Plum Cake

Summer Plum Cake

  Plum Cake Serves 8  Ingredients  1 1/4 cups alternative gluten free flour, such as brown rice, almond or a cup for cup brand  1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3 large plums, […]

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Crepes with Apples and Salted Caramel Sauce

Crepes with Apples and Salted Caramel Sauce

I love crepes, they are so versatile and easy to make. I often make a stack of them ahead and then store in the freezer for when I need them. This recipe is for a sweet dessert crepe and can be filled with any cooked fruit you like such as apples, pears, plums, peaches or […]

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Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Just in time for summer and the beautiful local produce that abounds, I share with you this yummy cobbler that can be made with any ripe fruit on hand. In the winter I make this recipe wth apples or pears and sometimes include frozen blueberries as I love them so. Plum/Peach Blueberry Cobbler with Chantilly […]

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Poached Pears with Red Wine Glaze and Whipped Cinnamon Cream

Poached Pears with Red Wine Glaze and Whipped Cinnamon Cream

A delicious dessert that can be made ahead and is beautiful any time of the year. I often substitute peaches or plums in the summer which cook very quickly depending on their ripeness. Look for lesser ripe fruit as the cooking process will soften the fruit and you want it to keep its shape. Apples […]

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Date Almond Phyllo Cigars

Date Almond Phyllo Cigars

I bought dates that I wasn’t loving from Costco- they are organic, pitted dates but have a dry texture and would be best for cooking, so I wanted to use them up in a dessert and came up with these wonderful crunchy, delicious phyllo cigars. You can use walnuts or pistachios in place of the […]

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Flourless Chocolate Torte

Flourless Chocolate Torte

This is my go to cake whenever I am bringing a dessert to someones party or hosting my own dinners. You can’t go wrong with chocolate and when you have a cake that is this simple it’s an added bonus. Flourless cakes are now all the rage, but for me, this is nothing new. I […]

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Dark Chocolate Torte with Raspberries

Dark Chocolate Torte with Raspberries

Serves 8 to 12 Ingredients 1 cup sugar ½ cup cocoa powder, sifted ½ cup boiling water 3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 Tb. Brandy, rum or cognac 1/4 tsp. almond extract 2 large egg yolks 3 Tb. flour ¼ cup blanched almonds, ground 4 large egg whites ¼ tsp. cream of tartar ¼ cup […]

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