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Peach Shortcakes with Lemony Blueberry-Cornmeal Biscuits

July 2, 2014
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When I was growing up, we used to spend some time every summer in New Hampshire, right by crystal-clear Lake Sunapee.  In that area of the country, blueberries grow in abundance, so every morning before my brother and I started our trek down to the beach armed with towels and picnic lunches, my mom would.. read more →

A Little Announcement……

May 9, 2014
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My mom and dad thought it would never happen.  Most of our friends thought that it would never happen.  Even as recently as a few years ago, I’m not sure that Eric and I thought it would ever happen. Well, it is indeed happening.  Coming this October to the Las Vegas Hession household: a baby.. read more →

Heart Shaped Cinna-Monkey Pie Pops in Whole Wheat Crusts

February 12, 2014
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So, yes…..It has been a few months–and a few major holidays–since my last post.  But I see no reason to dwell on that, especially when there are pie pops to discuss.  Agreed?  Good.  Onward! When I owned Julie Anne’s, a small bakery/cafe here in Las Vegas, we had a popular sandwich called the Cinna-Monkey on.. read more →

Mummy Trick-or-Treater Maple Sugar Cookies

October 21, 2013
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So….. my second cookbook, 100 Best Decorated Cookies came out a few weeks ago (woo-hoo!), and I’m obviously a bit tardy posting about it on this blog.  Fall, 2013 has shaped up to be one heckuva busy season, and there is no sign of it slowing down any time soon.  I have become Starbucks’ best.. read more →

Caramelized Apple Cupcakes with Spiced Cider Buttercream

September 25, 2013
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For this post, I am going to take a cue from what is now being called “The Best Emmy Speech of All Time.”  Even if you didn’t watch the telecast (which was somewhat depressing–not only because of the excessive time spent remembering deceased celebrities but because neither Aaron Paul nor Bryan Cranston won awards for.. read more →