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Buttery, tender and delicate, these snowy melt-in-your-mouth cookies get their light sweetness and powdery coating from twice being rolled in powdered sugar. I have made snowball cookies every year at Christmas for many years. Almost everyone I know loves them (except my husband!), so I often make them for other occasions such as birthdays, pot […]

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In my never-ending quest for delicious allergy-friendly desserts, I present a delicious chocolatey oatmeal cookie. This one has no eggs, dairy, or soy, but the taste is delicious! (My next version will be gluten-free.) Assemble your ingredients.  Scoop the dough onto parchment lined baking sheets.  Dark, rich, chocolatey and chewy cookies.  Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Adapted from “Vegan Cookies Invade […]

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Moist and flavorful, with added texture and nutrition from oats, nuts and coconut, you’ll have a hard time believing that these muffins are free of gluten, refined sugar, dairy and eggs. They are incredibly easy to make, so you can whip up a batch just before breakfast, and freeze the leftovers for a later time. […]

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Apparently, I love a challenge. When I found out that someone I care about has a lot of food intolerances and needed to eliminate gluten, dairy, eggs, yeast and sugar from their diet, I sprung into action! Breakfast can be challenging for someone who can’t eat bread, yeast, eggs or dairy. Almonds for breakfast, anyone? […]

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Lemon-Lime Tart

October 22, 2012

This dessert is quite easy and yields spectacular results. The filling is made by whisking it in a double boiler, which adds a lovely lightness to it. The combination of lemon and lime in the creamy filling gives it a tangy  and tart zing balanced with a bit of sweetness. There is nothing like fresh juice for […]

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Perfect Creamy Cheesecake

September 18, 2012

There are many different recipes for and ways to make cheesecake, and I’ve tried many of them. This is my favorite, and very easy. Don’t beat the filling too much – it adds air that will make the batter mound in the middle while baking and cause cracks in the top as it cools. Assemble […]

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Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies

September 16, 2012

Semi sweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, and cocoa combine to give these moist, chewy cookies a rich depth of flavor that goes well with a cup of cold milk or cup of hot coffee. They are quick and easy to make, and oh so wonderful. I dare you to be able to tell the difference if you make the […]

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Dulce de Leche Macaroons

July 29, 2012

Only four ingredients – how easy is that? This is my latest entry for Project Pastry Queen. When I made these, they flattened out quite a bit but are still delicious. Make sure you pack the coconut into the measuring cup rather than just sprinkling it in. The macaroons have a delicate coconut taste balanced […]

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Ruby-Flecked Florentines

June 10, 2012

This week was my turn to host Project Pastry Queen, and I chose Ruby-Flecked Florentines. These lacy cookies are lightly crisp, with just the right balance of nuts, dried fruit and crunchy sweetness. The are quick and easy to make, and you don’t even need a mixer. They were so good, I’ll be making them […]

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Screwball Cake

June 1, 2012

My grandmother used to make this cake and called it “Wet Cake”. She served the cake with a sprinkling of powdered sugar on top instead of icing. My husband’s mother made Screwball Cake for every birthday, and her recipe came from the “I Hate to Cook Book”  by Peg Bracken, which was recently republished in honor […]

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