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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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Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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I’m so excited it’s that cherry time of year!  I am also excited it’s finally hot here in Denver and now it can be a justifiable ice cream time of year.  When it’s cold out I don’t feel nearly as worthy of … Continue reading

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Strawberry Mousse

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This is an easy and fluffy strawberry mousse, perfect for this weekend’s celebrations!  Let’s officially kick off this first unofficial weekend of summer with something full of strawberry flavor.  This recipe is easy but let me warn you, it uses … Continue reading

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Strawberry Graham Ice Cream

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 Summer is coming, and while other people get ready by doing things like tanning, or perhaps setting up outdoor furniture, or maybe even switching out their wardrobes, I’ve started off my prep this year by making fruity ice cream. Because along … 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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Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

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As I sat eating half a box of Samoa Girl Scout cookies yesterday morning for breakfast, I was having trouble figuring out what to make for our chocolate theme this month.  Then it hit me!  I have always wanted to … Continue reading

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Crepes with Strawberries, Bananas, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce

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 You’ll have to forgive me for getting February’s theme started in late January – I am usually very good at following rules – but when Streusel suggested chocolate (she was clear that she wanted this theme “even though Valentine’s day … Continue reading

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Fall in a Bowl

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So this post is really about a giant (1 pound) baked apple but as I sat devouring it, I thought, this is Fall in a Bowl.  Forget making pie crust and slicing up apples.  Forget even making apple crisp.  Just … Continue reading

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Sweet Bars

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Remember that left over streusel from last week?  Let’s make these easy bars in under an hour with it.  I had friends over for dinner tonight and had these ready to serve for dessert.  Nobody could eat just one. I … Continue reading

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Doughnut Ice Cream

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 While there are many very wonderful places for dessert in Seattle, two of my favorites are Molly Moon Ice Cream and Top Pot Doughnuts (I know that doughnuts are considered a breakfast, but since they’re truthfully fried cake with frosting, … Continue reading

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