Toasted Coconut Scones with Mango Curd

August 15, 2013
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When I owned a bakery, the staff and I tried our best to remember the names of our regular customers, not only because it was good customer service to greet someone by name but because it facilitated back of the house communication when discussing a particular order. Sometimes, however, it was hard to figure out.. read more →

Peach-a Colada Cupcakes

July 21, 2013
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This is my very last post of my fresh peaches series.  Well……maybe my second to last.  I just came up with one more idea, and I still have some peaches sitting on the counter, so I’ll likely sneak the recipe in as a bonus-peach-post over the next few days. And THEN, that’s it!  I’m finished-fini!-finito!-with.. read more →

Key Lime Pie Doughnuts with Coconut Glaze

June 24, 2013
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For someone who writes a baking blog, I don’t eat as many sweets as you might think.  Oh, sure, I sample along the way as I create (don’t worry–I’m not just “winging it” with my recipes!), but it pretty much stops there.  Maybe it’s because I used to own a bakery, where I got used.. read more →

Tropical Banana Coconut Macadamia Muffins

June 18, 2013
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Eric and I just returned from a quick weekend trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you probably already know that Jackson is one of my favorite places in the world.  If you’re new to this blog, well, I write about Jackson a lot (see here, here and here.).. 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 →

Coconut Key Lime Pound Cake

May 23, 2012
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Let’s discuss pound cake, shall we? I have a love/hate relationship with pound cake.  The love part?  Well, that should be fairly obvious.  I mean, it’s pound cake, and if successfully prepared, pound cake is not too hard to love. The hate part stems from the myriad of mishaps that inevitably occur when trying to.. read more →

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars

March 29, 2012
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I’m always worried that my husband is not going to eat enough whenever he is traveling or at work for what is shaping up to be a really long day.  There’s a little bit of a Jewish/Italian mother in me from that perspective. I’ve mentioned before that Eric is one of those people who can.. read more →

“Heart-y” Baked Banana Bread Doughnuts with Coconut Glaze

January 25, 2012
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I messed up. Like most people, I usually make a few New Year’s resolutions, which inevitably are broken or, as I like to say, become more “loosely interpreted” by the end of January.  “Broken” is such a negative way of putting it, don’t you think? For 2012, I resolved to not make any New Year’s.. read more →

Back to the Blogging Board with Coconut Key-Lime Sugar Cookies

April 18, 2011
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“You’re hot then you’re cold.  You’re yes then you’re no.  You’re in then you’re out.  You’re up then you’re down.”  So far this year, the weather in Las Vegas has been like the above Katy Perry song: one contradiction after another and, at times, unwelcome and extremely annoying.  One day we’ll have 85 degree temps.. read more →

Rich Chocolate-Coconut Sorbet

August 17, 2008
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For my birthday, Eric took me to Paris.  Well, not that Paris, but the one located about 15 minutes away, smack dab in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip.  Got your attention, didn’t I? If you’ve never been to the Paris Hotel and Casino, it’s definitely worth a visit the next time that you.. read more →