Category Archives: Baked Goods

Bosc Pear Upside-down Gingerbread Cake

Bosc pears are in season!  Continue reading

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My First German Chocolate Cake For My Sister Tina

I’ve mentioned in the past that I am the family birthday cake baker. Continue reading

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Coconut Cream Pie Bars from Foodie (and Wine) Friend Lee!

I met my friend Lee through her best friend Andy whom I met decades ago when my hospital was installing his company’s software.   Andy once organized a wine trip through Napa for eight of us which involved multiple wine tour stops per day and traveling around in a big white van– but that’s another blog post… Continue reading

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Spring Desserts: Rhubarb (and Strawberry) Crumble – Grace’s Recipe

Rhubarb is one of those food items (officially deemed a “fruit” instead of a vegetable through a 1947 NY law because it was cooked into pies) that I never ate growing up in DC.  Strawberry pie, of course, but rhubarb? Continue reading

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French Bread Part 2: Get Your Spray Bottle Ready!

Today let’s finish up the baguette recipe, but before I start, there are a few tools you’ll find helpful:

  • Spray bottle (I bought mine at Walmart in the laundry section)
  • Pizza or bread stone, preferable rectangular (I bought mine at the Williams-Sonoma outlet in Leesburg) Continue reading

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French Bread Part 1: Pate Fermentee

This month’s mommy dinner was Saturday, an early kick-off for Mother’s Day!  Continue reading

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