Category: Desserts

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Stamped Holiday Spice Cookies

The Western New York Winter has blown in early this season. I didn’t finish all of my fall chores. The hickory tree still has lots of leaves that won’t get raked. A handful of garden beds look unruly, but the wildlife will be thankful for the shelter and perchance some scrumptious vegetation to munch on during the cold month.  I’m thankful for the snow … Read More Stamped Holiday Spice Cookies

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Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake

Bruce and I started a semi week off. I say semi because we never get a real week off without a client having some sort of an emergency. Such is life for a business owner. Plus I have projects in the midst of approvals. Definitely, slowing down this week and focusing on us and all the small moments. We started the week venturing through … Read More Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake

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Strawberry Lemon Bundt

Cinnamon rolls are normally on the menu for brunch here. This weekend was to be H-O-T and cinnamon just didn’t seem the way to go. I decided on a Strawberry Lemon Bundt Cake. Strawberries, in Western New York are unbelievably yummy… Just the right size, juicy and ohhhhh so sweet. This cake isn’t super sweet though. It errs more on the coffee cake spectrum … Read More Strawberry Lemon Bundt

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Semlor

Semlor are Swedish Cream Buns which normally are served on Fat Tuesday. A sweet enriched flour flavored with Cardamom Seeds and stuffed with an Almond Filling. This was a recipe my family never made nor have I ever tried before. I’ve always wanted to but felt a little intimated. Since watching the British Bake Off during pandemic, I feel like I could tackle this … Read More Semlor

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Heartfelt Brownies

The way to my family’s heart is chocolate and especially my grandfather’s heart. Saturday, I spent the morning baking away in the kitchen while Bruce tackled taxes in the office. I did use Bruce’s brownie recipe to create these sweet rich chocolate treats. I wish I was out in the greenhouse preparing seeds but it’s frigid and cold. I’m hoping for next week. He’s … Read More Heartfelt Brownies

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Scandinavian Almond Cake

For me, nothing says Christmas like a little taste of Scandinavian Almond Cake. In Jamestown, New York we have a large Swedish population that celebrates Swedish Heritage. There is so much Swedish in our little city that we have a Swedish consulate, the King of Sweden has visited and everywhere you turn you can see Scandinavian influences and culture. Ancestry.com confirms it in my … Read More Scandinavian Almond Cake

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Brown Sugar Molasses Carrot Cupcakes

For Bruce’s 44th birthday, I made him Brown Sugar Molasses Cupcakes. (I hate spelling molasses.) He always asks for carrot cake but then changes his mind. This year he got his carrot cakes. I did mini cupcakes and bigger cupcakes. For us we’re watching our calories so the mini cupcakes are just right to fit into our budget for the day. Cupcakes are the social distancing … Read More Brown Sugar Molasses Carrot Cupcakes

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Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

This summer, I’m all about the bites and cupcakes. Watching our calories makes me very conscious of every little thing I put in my mouth. Being on Noom for over a month has taught me that I can eat what I want but not always as much as I’m accustomed to and also that if I overindulge in one meal I’ll be paying for … Read More Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

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Orange Scones

Orange Scone Recipe Scone Ingredients 2 cups Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 2 Tsp Cream of Tartar 1/2 cup Sugar or Stevia 2/3 cup Milk 1/2 cup Butter Icing Ingredients 1 cup Confectionery Sugar 1 tbsp Orange Juice 1 tsp Orange Extract 1 Orange’s Zest Directions Preheat Oven to 350 Prepare Baking Sheets with Parchment Paper Add Scone Ingredients into your mixer and mix … Read More Orange Scones

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Apple Cranberry Crisp

An apple-cranberry crisp can be a good option for a dessert or even a side dish. If you wait for the apples to be in season you can get some great flavors from the fresh apples in your region.  When we first moved into the house it was winter so we had just missed the apple season and right next to our house was … Read More Apple Cranberry Crisp

+ Cinnamon Scones

Cinnamon Scones

A Blustery snowy winter day awaited us this morning. Weather forecasters warned us all last week of the impending snow and cold temperatures. It is brutal out there. Of course, this is the day our snowblower decided to die. Luckily, my dad drove up in this cold on his tractor and did 95% of the driveway for us. Bruce had to shovel out the … Read More Cinnamon Scones

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Pepparkakor Swedish Spice Cake

It’s almost the season of Ho Ho Ho and cozying up by the fire. So I thought I would share with you the Swedish Pepparkakor Spice Cake. A great cake when you want spice but not a lot of sweet. I dusted mine with powder sugar but a side of homemade whip cream would be perfect too. Celebrate the season with a big cup … Read More Pepparkakor Swedish Spice Cake