Lemon Meringue Pie

May 1, 2012
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My Nana made the best Lemon Meringue pie.  Really, she made many delicious pies – standouts include apple and mincemeat – my favorite though was probably her lemon meringue variety.  The meringue was always so perfectly browned on the peaks, but yet so soft and springy - came out just right every time.   She was a great cook – […]

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Peppermint Brownie Cake Pops

January 2, 2012
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Ok so I recently found the Peppermint Brownie Cake Pops at Starbucks and my life has not been the same since.  They are that delicious.  And somehow, under 200 calories…I’m guessing that’s because they are so small, but really this sweet treat is all I really need to get me through my day.  I also, […]

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Homemade Hot Fudge

August 18, 2011

Oh. My. Gosh.  This was amazing.  I have never had better hot fudge, seriously.  And I love me some hot fudge, so that’s saying something.  The perfect time arose for me to make this ’30 while 30‘ recipe when I was actually on my way to my co-blogger Beth’s house for dinner.  I offered to […]

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Raspberry Kuchen

June 9, 2011

My husband and I recently took a trip to Kennebunkport, Maine for our anniversary.  It was our first time staying at a bed & breakfast in the US (although we had been to some in Ireland) and we had an absolutely amazing time – it was the off season so the town was quiet as […]

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Chocolate Almond Easter Babka

April 24, 2011

Greetings and a Happy Easter to all the loyal DP folk! I apologize for my absence as of late, but the garden beds have been calling me. For our Easter celebration this year,  I decided to share some of my Polish culinary traditions with my husband and friends.  One staple which you’ll see throughout Central […]

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Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

November 5, 2010

Recently, after a long day of furniture shopping, my husband and I were meandering through the grocery store pondering what we would be having for dinner.  As we were picking up some fresh produce to make dinner, my husband strayed over towards the bakery case and took a very long look at the desserts.  It’s been a […]

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Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake

August 6, 2010

Regular readers of this blog will probably recognize the recipe below – it’s the chocolate cake that I’ve used as the base for all of my chocolate cupcakes.   It deserves its own post – it’s just that amazing. First of all, it’s really easy to make.  There’s no melted butter or chopped chocolate, just […]

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Margarita Pie

May 31, 2010

My husband and I planned a Mexican-themed dinner to celebrate Mother’s day with his Mom.  We served all of our favorites:  margaritas, chips and corn salsa, tequila-lime chicken fajitas with grilled vegetables and calabacitas. Margarita cupcakes are usually my go-to dessert for a celebration like this, but this time I wanted something light and summery.  […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

April 20, 2010

I should probably rename them “Death By Cookie Dough” cupcakes.  Seriously.  A chocolate chip cookie inspired cupcake filled with eggless cookie dough and topped with brown sugar cookie dough buttercream, these are a cookie dough lovers dream!  Faces lit up at the description of the cupcakes and they were quickly devoured.  A friend who always […]

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Anisette Cookies

April 13, 2010

My local grocery store’s bakery makes the most amazing Anisette Cookies – soft pillows of anisette goodness coated with a delicate sugar glaze.  They are especially tasty when consumed with a cup of piping hot Lady Grey tea. On Sunday, I found myself planning a last-minute dinner with my parents and realized that I didn’t […]

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