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Christmas

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Chocolate Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream

There’s no story behind this one – I needed a dessert for a holiday get together and while tearing through the Cooking Light from November, I saw a Chocolate-Orange Layer Cake.  I’m not a fan of that combination, and having seen a dessert with brown sugar buttercream on a restaurant menu recently, I decided to […]

German “Sweet” Chocolate Cake

Okay, it was Christmas, and my dad showed up at my door for our first big holiday without mom – what was the point in making the journey to his house where the trappings and decorations of the holidays aren’t?  I had the tree, the fireplace, the food, the gifts–he had nothing.  When he arrived, […]

BBQ Wars

No, it’s not a new show on the Food Network, but war…what is it good for? Absolutely…good eats..of course!  In America, there are several distinct styles of barbecue that you can sink your teeth into and get all over your pants.  I know what I’ve grown up eating, and through my tasty travels, I’ve had […]

Nutty Puffs

Most people I know are divided when it comes to shortbread.  They either love it, or hate it.  I’m in between.  I don’t care much for shortbread but I do love this version of pecan shortbread, covered in powdered sugar and served at my family’s holiday table.  I don’t know where the name came from, […]