Spinach and Bacon Quiche

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French egg dish made in a flaky pie crust and filled with a spinach and bacon mixture.

Ice Cream Sandwiches


Beat the heat this summer with delicious home made ice cream sandwiches. More durable then the store bought ones and you can fill them with whatever ice cream combo you want!

Texas sheet cake

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Chocolate and pecans beautifully combined in a classic. Yum!

Crème Brûlée


I have challenged myself to baking for 365 days straight - I started on January 27, 2011. Join me each day as I use a different recipe either handed down through family, given to me by friends, borrowed from a website or from one of my many cookbooks. This Créme Brulée recipe is from Day 20 taken from Alton Brown at

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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A chocolate zucchini cake that taught my husband to ignore the fact that he hates zucchini. Works great with a rich chocolate ganache (recipe included).

Mini Pavlova with Honey-Lavender Cream and Poached Strawberries


Mini Pavlova with Poached Strawberries and Honey-Lavender Cream from Sur La Table's The Art and Soul of Baking

Peanut butter pound cake with coconut topping

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A delicious, tender cake with a lick-the-saucepan-good topping.



A great way to celebrate Fat Tuesday.

Victoria Sponge Cake


Last weekend, I made a Victoria Sponge Cake. I have always loved the way it looks. There is something very rustic and feminine... and quintessentially English about it. In its simplest - and I believe, authentic - form, it's basically jam and cream sandwiched between 2 layers of sponge. But clearly, there is no harm adding some strawberry slices like I did. They give a fruity punch to an otherwise simple cake.

Chocolate chip bread pudding

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Nigella has done it again - delicious bread pudding studded with chocolate chips. Yum!