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You know the expression, “Necessity is the Mother of invention”? In this case, my Bread Pudding invention turned out to be simply divine.

April 27, 2016
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Chocolate Prune Croissant Bread Pudding

I figured dessert would be simple and easy and I headed out to the freezer to the cookie stash, but someone had gotten to it before me. It was then I vaguely remembered invading the cookie stash for several tea and cookie afternoons. I kept searching the freezer, looking for hidden treasure, and I found […]

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August 24, 2015
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Nutella Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting

I know when you have last minute company or you get really busy, when it comes to dessert, it’s easier to stop by the bakery or pull out those homemade cookies you stashed in the freezer last month. But sometimes, it’s nice to bake a cake, especially if it’s really simple, made from things that […]

Gratin of Pears, Blueberries and Mascarpone Cheese

April 24, 2015
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Gratin of Pears, Blueberries and Mascarpone Cheese

In Italy, dessert is frequently fresh fruit with a bit of mascarpone cheese, some nuts and a few cookies on the side. This is my take on that tradition. This dessert is super easy and it comes together in less than 10 minutes. (You don’t even peel the pears.) Sliced pears are topped with blueberries […]