Café Crème Quebec

When my sister sees this post, she is going to laugh out loud. This is a recipe from our past that my mother made occasionally that we absolutely loved. The requirements for loving this dessert:  1. You must love desserts,  2. You must love coffee, and 3. You must be okay with eating marshmallows. I’ve

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Cherries Foster

My idea for cherries foster, inspired by bananas foster, which is a favorite of my husband’s, came about only because bananas are so long and require an elongated serving dish. I know, that’s a weird reason to ponder other forsterable fruit. But see? Which made me think about what other fruits would allow a different

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Chocolate Yogurt Mousse

My sister recently told me about a dessert she often serves to company. It’s a chocolate mousse made with Greek yogurt. The original recipe came from Maria Speck, Food 52. To serve, the mousse is topped with orange marmalade. The purpose of my making this mousse was two-fold. Firstly, I wanted to try out the

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Colpa Degno Cookies

There is a lovely restaurant called Powder that I take my mother to when I visit. It helps that it’s close to where she lives, because if I visit at any time between October and May, who knows how much snow I have to contend with getting anywhere not close. My mother lives in Park

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Bananas Foster

My husband asked me to make Bananas Foster for his birthday recently, and how could I argue! Neither of us is much of a sweets eater, or we like to pretend we’re not, but with Bananas Foster, you make it to order and there are no leftovers! Unlike a cake or pie… The recipe I’ve

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Sour Cream Raisin Pie

Right before my 10th grade school year, our family moved from New York to Utah. At that time I don’t think I could have located Utah on a map, although geography has never been one of my strengths. Salt Lake City was quite different to me, in so many ways. Regarding the food scene, well,

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Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

Back when I followed the recipe for a chocolate and nutella spread that was supposedly “better than Nutella,” I made three suggestions for utilizing the spread. One was to mix it with whipped cream and create a chocolate hazelnut mousse. So that’s just what I did. I’ve actually done it with real Nutella. It takes

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Pumpkin Mousse

Someone recently asked me what my favorite dessert is. Without hesitation, I responded chocolate mousse. Not the fluffy, creamy chocolate stuff, but the dark, rich, almost fudge-like chocolate mousse. I was honestly surprised that I didn’t have to think about it, not being much of a dessert eater. If you’d asked me for my favorite

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Lemon Poppy Seed Dutch Baby

“It’s experiences and laughs that matter most, not the most perfectly executed food, so relax a little, embrace the imperfect…” When I read these words in the introduction of “Food with Friends” – the art of simple gatherings, I knew I had a new friend of sorts, author Leela Cyd. Thanks to Blogging for Books,

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Polish Cookies

A while back I was contacted by Ania from Poland regarding my blog. I shouldn’t have been as surprised as I was, with our world almost completely online these days. But she did surprise me. Ania told me she liked my blog, which was sweet, and she wanted to know if I was interested in

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