February 2011

Samoas Cookie Bars

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Now you can have your favorite Girl Scout cookies year round! Buttery shortbread crust smothered in caramel and coconut, dipped in chocolate, and then finished with a drizzling of chocolate stripes.

Vegetarian Fish


Shortcrust pastry stuffed with stir-fried veggies and shaped like a fish. A delight for your guests!

Sawdust Pie

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Sawdust Pie. An old favorite that reminds me of our yearly trips to Kentucky Lake. Is it time to go yet? Huh, Mom? Can we go to Kentucky today?

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Muffins

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Moist and sweet muffins made with ricotta cheese, fresh blueberries, and a hint of fresh lemon. These are some of the best muffins I have ever made!

Double Chocolate Brownie Bites


A failed brownie recipe became these prize-winning egg, dairy, peanut and tree nut free cookies!

Pastel vasco with blackberry compote

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A cake that comes out of the oven already filled - with a delicious homemade blackberry compote!

Bananas Foster Cupcakes with Cinnamon Rum Swiss Meringue Buttercream

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Bananas Foster Cupcakes with Cinnamon Rum Swiss Meringue Buttercream. A great way to celebrate selling my house!

Brazilian Cheese Bread - Pão de Queijo


Cheese Bread is one of the most traditional foods in Minas Gerais State, where I was born and raised. They are little buns with a crackly, crusty exterior and soft center, made mainly with cheese and tapioca flour. They are perfect with breakfast or lunch, or simply as a snack with juice, coffee or even a soft drink.

Mandarin Sticky Buns


Forget about lemon sticky buns - mandarin sticky buns are the way to go for a great treat!