Category Archives: Breads & crackers

Paper-thin cinnamon crackers

These are great for your afternoon tea or coffee. Around 3 pm I am overwhelmed by chocolate cravings. It’s a bothersome daily recurrence. If I have some of these cinnamon crackers nearby, I am usually able to resist my urge to … Continue reading

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Mascarpone coffee cream with hazelnuts and lime

Make your own creamy cheese for dessert. This is Italian mascarpone lightened with whipped cream and flavored with ground coffee, roasted hazelnuts and lime zest. Drizzle with maple syrup just before serving to complete the dessert. Serve with your favorite crackers or … Continue reading

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Birthday buns

I have been neglecting my blog. I admit it. My focus has been elsewhere. First of all, I will be joining the workforce again after precious years of nurturing my offspring. I couldn’t be more thrilled. This job encompasses everything I have … Continue reading

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Pull apart cinnamon bread

For some reason I am much more inspired to bake than cook these days. Could it be a comfort thing? It could. Could it be the fact that I miss SoCal shopping for a myriad of reasons? It could. Could it be that … Continue reading

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Feathery light cheese scones

I made these feathery cheese scones to make a light meal more filling. The kids couldn’t get enough of them and have been asking me to bake them many times since, so I figured you might like them too? Not only are they easy and fast to … Continue reading

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Baked donuts

My kids love donuts. I’m really not crazy about giving them the commercial ones ladden with fats and sugars, so here is an alternative for all of you who feel the same. It’s faster and easier with a Kitchen Aid (use … Continue reading

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Challah bread

I get so many compliments whenever I bring Challah to a social event. I’m almost embarrased to share with you what people tell me, because you will think I am making it up. Seriously. If you follow these steps, you will soon … Continue reading

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Sweet & savory picnic buns in Descanso Gardens

Well, the picnic ended up being enjoyed outside Descanso Gardens, because they don’t allow any picnicing inside. Check their website for blooming season, if you plan a visit. It was too hot for many flowers when we went in August. Still a great place to spend an … Continue reading

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Grilled pizza

Yes, grilled pizza. Not too complicated and well worth the effort. Really. If you make everything form scratch it will take more than 30 minutes, though. You need to organize everything before you start, because once the grill is hot, things … Continue reading

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Cinnamon buns with walnuts, apple & chocolate

So here is my healtier version of a classic cinnamon bun stuffed with fruits and nuts – and dark chcolate. Who can resist that anyway?! I always think of my grandmother when I make the dough. She used to add cardamomme … Continue reading

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