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May the Frosting Be With You — Star Wars Cake and the Jedi Master of Chocolate Cakes

June 11, 2013
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A funny thing happened on my way to relocating my blog from Typepad to WordPress:  I found a few old posts that I had started, but never finished.  They were just hanging out in the blogosphere black hole, waiting for someone to care.  Upon finding them, I felt like a deadbeat blogger.  Sorry, guys. So.. read more →

Brown Butter Cashew Blondies with Salted Butterscotch Ganache

June 6, 2013
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I’m sitting at McCarran Airport, waiting for my Southwest flight to Austin for the BlogHer Food ’13 conference.  It will be my first time attending this annual event, so I’m feeling a mixture of excitement and nerves (in a first day at a new school sort of way.)  Although I have been blogging for quite.. read more →

Rosemary, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Focaccia

June 3, 2013
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Today is one of those days when I wish you all lived next door or across the street.   I mean, I would always welcome you as neighbors–you might even already be my neighbor.  I wouldn’t know, because in Las Vegas it seems like nobody knows their neighbors, at least not by name.  Our neighbors.. read more →

Almond Joy Hand Pies

May 31, 2013
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AND…….I’m back.  It’s been a few months (or six, but who’s counting?), so here’s a quick laundry list of what’s been keeping me away from my beloved baking blog: Get cookbook #1, 175 Best Mini Pie Recipes, edited and published:  CHECK (You can see the book sitting comfortably over there on the sidebar–shameless self plug #1.).. read more →

Chocolate Orange Pecan Kugelhopf

November 30, 2012
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In my family, Christmas breakfast is just as important a meal as is Christmas dinner.  This could be because we aren’t usually done unwrapping our gifts until just before it’s time to eat dinner, so we rely on our morning meal to sustain us through the day (along with a healthy dose of snacking on.. read more →