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Over the past 18 months or so, our monthly Baketogether sessions have brought many of us from around the globe together under the umbrella of friendship, food and community. For me, it’s always a wonderful surprise to see who shows up in our virtual kitchen and to see how these creative folks have spun the […]

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Chicken Paprikash Pot Pies

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I’ll admit that January isn’t my favorite month. Between the post-holiday let down, the clean-up, the frigid temps & cloudy days, I sometimes wish I could channel my inner bear and hibernate until the spring air wafts past my sleeping nose. Yet, year after year, as hard as I try to be bear-like, I’m reminded […]

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Spicy Ginger Slice ‘n Bakes ~ Holiday #BakeTogether

Thumbnail image for Spicy Ginger Slice ‘n Bakes ~ Holiday #BakeTogether December 10, 2012

A few weeks back, I guest hosted on Martha Stewart Radio “Cooking Today” and, boy o’ boy, did I have fun.  Here’s a shot of my “deck”.. There isn’t much better than spending 3 hours with your food-loving pals gabbing about, well, food. Gail Dosik (onetoughcookieNYC.com), Susie Middleton (sixburnersue.com), Marcy Goldman (betterbaking.com), Martha Holmberg (Modern […]

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Brown Butter Apple Hand Tarts + #BaketogetherParty

Thumbnail image for Brown Butter Apple Hand Tarts + #BaketogetherParty September 6, 2012

My friends, this isn’t just any ole Baketogether. No.. this month we are having a BakeTogether Party! Here’s your invite to this month’s Baketogether Party that will be filled with good company, great food, games and a PRIZE: What’s the Occasion: The launch of my new book: Mini Treats & Handheld Sweets ~100 Delicious Desserts […]

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Nothing Shy About These Shortcakes ~ #Baketogether

Thumbnail image for Nothing Shy About These Shortcakes ~ #Baketogether July 3, 2012

Those of you who know me know that I am not shy – not in life, not with people and certainly not in my desserts. I love desserts with big, bold flavors – vanilla, coffee, chocolate, mint, berry, citrus or what have you – I want that primary flavor to be a stand-out, you know, […]

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Very Berry Mini Pies ~ BakeTogether

Thumbnail image for Very Berry Mini Pies ~ BakeTogether June 1, 2012

Welcome to the second year of #Baketogether! I’m not one of those folks that gets into all the those “stats”and such. Truth told.. my brain is to small to  really understand it all anyway so if you are looking forward to reading about which post was the most popular, exactly how many folks participated and […]

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#Baketogether Peasant Boule ~ Your Way

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After more than a month’s worth of sweet, holiday baking, I’m ready to bake something savory, something comforting and perhaps even therapeutic to make. I bet you might be as well. So… the first #baketogether of 2012 is …. BREAD! I know there are some folks that claim they are “yeast challenged”, but I really […]

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#Baketogether Chocolate Meringue Cake ~ YOUR Way

Thumbnail image for #Baketogether Chocolate Meringue Cake ~ YOUR Way November 9, 2011

Quite a shot, huh? Don’t be fooled.. it’s not my photo skills here at all but those of Bon Appetit magazine that pictured this month’s #BakeTogether on it’s December 2009 cover. Gorgeous, yes, but this glam image might make this recipe seem intimidating. I’d like to state upfront that while this cake is a project, […]

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R’October Coffee Cake ~ YOUR way

Thumbnail image for R’October Coffee Cake ~ YOUR way November 4, 2011

My October Rocked with thanks in no small part to all these fab #baketogether coffee cakes. We had 20 + of us baking away in our virtual kitchen this month and the ovens were cranking out warm, variations of my spiced cake. While fruit themes ruled in this month’s #baketogether , there were many other […]

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R’ock-tober #baketogether ~ Classic Spiced Sour Cream Coffee Cake YOUR way

Thumbnail image for R’ock-tober #baketogether ~ Classic Spiced Sour Cream Coffee Cake YOUR way October 5, 2011

September was a rocky month for me – one filled with too many downs and not enough ups. So, I’m looking towards October for a fresh start and I’m in the mood for some old fashioned, comfort food. For me, that means I dust off my recipe box from yester-year (yes, I really still have […]

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