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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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Spicy Ginger Slice ‘n Bakes ~ Holiday #BakeTogether

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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 (, Susie Middleton (, Marcy Goldman (, Martha Holmberg (Modern […]

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Brown Butter Apple Hand Tarts + #BaketogetherParty

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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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#Irene Cookie #baketogether ~A Round UP

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Thanks again to Barb from Creative Culinary for saving my #baketogether butt by “guest posting” for me as I battled Hurricane Irene. As you heard, #Irene got the better of my electricity for 6 days and, I’ll admit, she also got the better of my sanity for those last couple of days. We are all […]

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#Baketogether Round Up ~Truffle Tart takes a journey

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I don’t know about you, but I had a ton o fun baking with all you guys.. we really need to do this more often. If I’m counting correctly (and often I’m not~ pls don’t hesitate to shout at me), this past month  a dozen 14 15! of us ( I just add FC_Evan and […]

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#BakeTogether Chocolate Truffle Tart – My Way

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I finally got around to making my new version of the Chocolate Truffle Tart.. ’bout time.. but I clearly stated in the original post that there were no hard-fast rules to follow only a suggestion that everyone post their versions in May so it looks like I’m ok. So.. here’s what I did.. First off,  […]

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Sunday Afternoons & Nutella Brownies

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Growing up, Sunday afternoons were reserved for baking and cooking at my Mom’s side. During the week, Mom would scour the woman’s magazines and tear out recipes for me to test drive on Sunday afternoons while she prepared the evening’s meal for me and my big brothers + girlfriends du jour and company. Mom and […]

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Ginger-Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

Ginger Cookies with Lemon Curd December 12, 2010

I’m a big-time fan of ginger: fresh, ground, crystallized, you name it and I’ll use it. So it stands to reason that I have a ginger cookie for every season, right? Right. Well, we all know that molasses pairs well with ginger and makes for irresistible, chewy cookies but for me, the flavor is too […]

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One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies November 1, 2010

I don’t often talk, let alone blog, about other folks and the choices they make ~in fact I never have, that is, until now. It’s not that I don’t have opinions; I just think that everyone is entitled to make their own decisions about how they lead their lives. I’m not talking politics or budgets […]

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Giant Epiphany Oatmeal Cookies

Giant Epiphany Oatmeal Cookies August 5, 2010

e·piph·a·ny (noun) 2. a sudden intuitive leap of understanding, especially through an ordinary but striking occurrence (definition courtesy of Encarta® World English Dictionary © 1999 Microsoft Corporation.) I’m not one to quote the dictionary or even one who’s looking to increase your (or her) vocab but…this word is stand-alone wonderful and really does apply to […]

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