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Top 5 Christmas Cookies

I would imagine that this weekend will be a huge weekend for baking Holiday cookies so I wanted to share with you my top five recipes gathered from weeks of internet trotting and sharing cookie recipes from some of my favorite bloggers. First up are these classic almond crescent cookies from I Wash You Dry.  […]

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Top 5 Dishes to Bring to a BBQ that Don’t Come Off a Grill

Since what goes on the grill gets so much play (especially on holiday weekends) I thought I’d feature some of my favorite side dishes that are anything but ordinary and deserve center stage. I thought I’d start with dessert because this is too pretty and delicious for words. From one of my favorite bloggers, a […]

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Easy Cannoli Filling

 Leave the fuss. Take the cannoli. No guns here…just empty shells…cannoli shells.   I bought them from a local bakery, made a filling in about 10 minutes and now I can take my cannoli to my sweethearts…which just happens to be all of you. Really, leave the fuss of making your own shells (unless of […]

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Classic Cannoli

Years ago when I made cannoli to serve in my restaurant I found the trick to making these fresh, night after night… Buy the shells. Make the filling. Instead of “…Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.” (from “The Godfather”) Making the shells is what’s tricky and time consuming. Making the filling is a snap! And […]

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Apple Carrot Muffins

These muffins are a perfect back-to-school treat, with fresh, delicious apples from the early Fall harvest. I’ve added carrots for a healthy addition to the kids’ lunches, or as a snack for when they get home. These tasty little treats can be eaten for breakfast or with afternoon tea, and are incredibly moist and easy to make. […]

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The Best Coffee Cake

Recently my cravings centered around coffee cake. I craved it during the frequent snow storms that kept us hostage in the northeast this winter and I crave it in the morning still with a freshly brewed cup of strong coffee. And now when it seems the rains won’t stop and the dreariness of the afternoon […]

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