The Ultimate Carrot Cake Cupcakes w/Mascarpone Frosting

What is Easter without carrot cake? Better yet cupcakes? When I was growing up my aunt Bea always made the best carrot cakes. I use to watch so intensely to find out what was the secret to her moist masterpiece. Maybe it was the mysterious blend of spices she sprinkled in, or the ratio of cream cheese to butter she […]

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Madeleines with Love

Happy Monday! Kid you not, I have always wondered about these Madeleines. Are they bite size cakes, are they cookies? Which side is up? Needless to say, I love them, whatever they are. Madeleines are similar to sponge cake, but a tad bit lighter. These airy-buttery lemon flavored treats are great for breakfast, brunch, as a snack or a […]

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Pear Tart w/ Almond Frangipane

Spring makes me feel all happy inside. All I can think about are warm pies and brightly colored fruits. Looking out the window yesterday, I was inspired by the yellow tulips to make something cheerful.  And thought, hmm how about a tart! Tarts are always fun to make. Although the process can seem a bit time consuming, the delicate […]

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Sinfully Delicious Chocolate Cake

FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE! Its HumpDay guys! And boy do I have something decadent for you. Okay, most know that I have had a secret love affair for many years. But the secret is out and I am not ashamed to say, I L O VE CHOCOLATE! It should come then as no surprise that chocolate is apart […]

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Braided Apple Strudel Made Easy

If you love Apple Pie like I do, then you would really appreciate this one. This is one of those quick easy dessert recipes that you must simply have in your rolodex.  It has all the taste of a traditional strudel, but with half the work in half the time. The secret to easy is puff pastry! Puff […]

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Okay, so I’m not a big Valentines Day fan as much as I am a fan of love in general. But what’s the harm in wanting to show a little extra romance on this special day of the year right? Now if you are like me, then you are very spontaneous and sometimes wait for the […]

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Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Some people wait for special occasions or holidays to try new decadent recipes when there is a crowd to appreciate it. Well not for me. When the craving for chocolate hits, then its an occasion to indulge in a rich piece of chocolate heaven. Sure, I could settle for some Häagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s Ice […]

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THE CHOCOLATE CAGE CAKE

Happy First of February!!!!! Love is already in the air. This month host the day of hearts, all things red, lots of glam and chocolates galore. So what better way to start the sweetest month than with a favorite of mine: The Chocolate Cage Cake. My favorite thing about this cake is the contrast of colors […]

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A MOMENT WITH NATURE

” Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads” ~ Henry David Thoreau Whenever my soul is in need of healing, I spend a little time relishing in nature. Its helps to ease my mind, heal body and renew spirit. No electronics or any form of technology , just me and my thoughts. Sometimes you just have to […]

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MY LOVE AFFAIR

I can’t quite remember when it first started. But the feeling it gave when I experienced the delicacy that is. . . it was heavenly. So many options, shades, shapes and sizes; that I began to cultivate what I affectionately dub “my love affair”. I closed my eyes, inhaled its rich aroma as the smooth taste caressed my buds. Even today I still get that […]

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