Category Archives: dessert

Easiest Dulce De Leche

Last winter, I was looking for good cookie recipes, and came up a great dark chocolate shortbread cookie with dulce de leche inside. (In an upcoming post, i’ll give you that recipe). But today, i’ll give you the first step. It’s … Continue reading

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Peanut butter chocolate bars

Warning, these are decadent. And perhaps not a health food. But you can cut them small. But they were a hit of the Christmas party circuit. I recommend freezing or refrigerating them until you are ready to serve them. The inspiration … Continue reading

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Pumpkinfest 3: A healthier Pumpkin pie!

If you saw the previous recipe, you’ll know that we still had half of a kuri squash already roasted. What does one do with that? Well, if you’re and have a bevy of visitors traipsing through the house (aka campaign … Continue reading

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Apricot-Ginger tarts

It was my turn to host book club tonight. We read “The Hundred Foot Journey,” a visual book about an Indian boy who migrates to small town France, becomes a chef in a family Indian restaurant, and then becomes apprentice … Continue reading

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Fig & Stilton Cheese Savories

I love fresh figs in the summer. So I bought a bunch the other day. I also bought an apricot Stilton cheese that I didn’t really like. And then had to come up with something to take to a colleague’s … Continue reading

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Birthday Breakfast Doughnuts

For Neefu’s birthday, I decided to make something a little special–birthday doughnuts. I didn’t really have much time, and not that much by way of ingredients, but I wanted her to wake up to something special, since she’s been helping … Continue reading

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4th of July Fruit Tartlets

We’ve had these 3 boxes of mini filo tart shells in our freezer since April (I bought them to make something for K’s bday but he wanted to use another shell for what I made, so these just sat around). … Continue reading

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Pumpkin 4: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

The last. really. This one is a riff off of this recipe from food network.com As always, it’s slightly modified… ingredients 1 C almond flour 1/2 c whole wheat flour 1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour 1 c pumpkin puree … Continue reading

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Apple cake with marscapone frosting

I baked a cute little cake for an officemate’s babyshower last week. I had just gone apple picking with my girl scout troop and had 10 apples in the house, so naturally, it had to be an apple cake. It … Continue reading

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Popsicle Experiment: Moscato, Ginger beer, and Strawberries

I went wandering today around my neighborhood, under the guise of picking up some last minute things for my trip. I ended up picking up those things (books, travel charger for South Africa’s weird plugs, etc)…and a few other things, … Continue reading

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Homemade Vegetarian Marshmallows!

I did and made a lot of things today, but my personal crowning achievement: making homemade vegetarian marshmallows! Not sure why I find this so exciting–perhaps because the store bought vegetarian ones aren’t quite right (good enough for s’mores, but … Continue reading

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Birthday Boy Chocolate Cake Pops (in Salted Caramel and Peanut Butter)

Birthday cakes are an elaborate affair in my house–the last few years they have involved dark chocolate, marscapone, pistachios, and ganache. YUM. but have done it to many times. So this year….I went with cake pops. I was inspired by … Continue reading

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Patriotic almond shortbread sandwich cookies

I was dreaming of red, white , and blue cookies…and I saw two things that inspired me…a photo of a plate of red, white and blue star cookies & a recipe for and shortbread sandwich cookies. So how does one … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Campaign Cookies

I decided that it would be nice to have cookies with my husband’s logo on them, so I found someone on Etsy to print his campaign logo onto sheets of frosting (frosting stickers, essentially). Several sites do this and I … Continue reading

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coming soon–the campaign wife bakes…

I’ve been a slacker, but it’s been a little busy with my husband’s campaign and all. The next few posts will prob be campaign related (the stuff I baked for the campaign and for the election night party). Coming soon. … Continue reading

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Kozakattai (Indian coconut dumplings and salty dumplings)

A few friends and I got together today to recreate a dish from our childhoods–one our moms always make for Ganesha Chaurthi, an Indian holiday that occurs in late August or Early September. We are about a month off…this was … Continue reading

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Apple Cake

Every fall, we had apples falling off our tree…so my mom made lots of apple cake. This is a new recipe and it’s TASTY, easy, and looks pretty. It’s not so healthy yet (attempts at that coming later).  Ingredients 4 … Continue reading

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A payasam for Diwali

It’s Deepavali today (aka Diwali), the Hindu festival of lights, one of India’s biggest holidays. The holiday metaphorically celebrates light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, new beginnings, and the triumph of good over evil (Rama’s return to his kingdom after 14 … Continue reading

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Homemade pistachio gelato. mmm…

With DC baking at 103· last night, I decided we needed to make some gelato to cool down. It was my second attempt (first this summer) at gelato/ice cream making since we got our ice cream maker attachment, and it … Continue reading

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