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Caramel Apple Bars

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Wow!  Where did the summer go?  Don’t we all say that?  It really flew right past me this year.  One minute, my daughter was getting out of school… bam!  Now it’s Labor Day weekend! As the nights get cooler here … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcakes

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What could be more classic and more summer than Strawberry Shortcakes!  I found a wonderfully easy recipe in a great cookbook that I have been wanting to share with all of you so now is the perfect time! A friend … Continue reading

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Baklava

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This dessert was *not* inspired by a long-standing desire to make baklava – I do love it, but we’ve already got a lovely recipe on our blog – but then we had an incident in our home that put honey on my … Continue reading

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Boston Cream Pie

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When Strudel and I decided to make Classic Desserts this month, I struggled with what to make first.  I knew I wanted it to be something I had never made before but always wanted to…Boston Cream Pie came to mind. … Continue reading

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Arlene’s Apple Tart

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 This July brings “classic desserts” month here to S&S – meaning that Streusel and I have every excuse we’ve ever needed to spend the month baking our favorite desserts. This was perfect for me, as I was gifted this recipe … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Cherry Pudding

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I couldn’t let cherry month end without sharing a dessert that I grew up eating.  One of my fondest memories of my grandma is her cherry pudding.  She lived in Ohio and whenever we would visit she would always make … Continue reading

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Walnut Strawberry Jam Scones

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Remember the other cookbook I told you I got for my birthday a couple of months ago?  Well, I couldn’t forget to tell you about it because it is so beautiful!  Just like The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book, … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

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 I know I’ve discussed this on the blog before – fruity desserts aren’t my thing; mostly, I think of it as a missed opportunity to be eating chocolate, caramel, or peanut butter. I did experience some personal growth in the … Continue reading

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Berry Balsamic Pie

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Strudel and I had no trouble agreeing that May should be Strawberry Month!  We decided it back in March and have been anxious for it to arrive.  I love strawberries and get so excited when they start to show up … Continue reading

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Duck Fat Brioche

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If you’ve been reading this blog for some time now you know that I love ducks and I love brioche.  More than these two things combined I love the fabulous bread book, Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson.  It has lovely … Continue reading

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