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Roasted Strawberries! The person who thought of this has my undying gratitude. Strawberries are plenty good all on their own but when you roast them, magical things happen. Just like roasting vegetables, heat from the oven brings out the sweetness and caramelizes the juices. Sweeter and juicer strawberries? That’s perfectly fine with me! Just a […]

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Cranberry Chocolate Cake is the answer to your last minute holiday baking issues. Issues is putting it mildly around here. Prior to making this cake last night, I’d done NO baking. None. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Not a Christmas cookie in sight. Completely pathetic. So when my friend Roz gave me this recipe and I saw […]

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So, I’m having a little trouble getting into the autumnal spirit. Maybe it’s because we had 2 glorious days of what could be called fall weather down here only to have to turn the AC back on today. Or maybe it’s because there is Pumpkin Madness going on everywhere! Is it just me or has […]

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Rhubarb Crumble Coffee Cake

Oh Rhubarb! Why didn’t I appreciate you more when you were growing freely in my former back yard? Maybe because I didn’t have this Rhubarb Crumble Coffee Cake back then. This one can make a rhubarb lover out of anyone. There might be butter involved. Call that coercion if you like, but it makes for […]

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Okay, Valentines…you’ve only got a couple of days to pull yourselves together. I have the perfect little cake to save the day! Tiny Flourless Chocolate Cake! I know, I know…flourless chocolate cake is sometimes better known as flavorless chocolate cake but that is definitely not the case here. Don’t let the size fool you. This […]

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Let’s give thanks for a Thanksgiving that doesn’t need to totally stress us out. I love Thanksgiving dinner with the big bird and all the sides. It reminds me of going to my grandma’s house in Kansas City where she would look at the table FULL of food and fret, “maybe I need to put […]

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Swedish Almond Cake

I have the happy task of researching and baking desserts for an upcoming post concert reception for our chamber music group. We’re doing a concert of all Scandinavian music (November 2 and 3 if you are in Minnesota) and thought it would be a nice break from the usual cookies and punch to have some […]

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I suppose I have only myself to blame for this one. I admit it…I bought the donut pans. I said that they were a birthday present from the cats, but really, I bought them for myself. (Your pets get you gifts too don’t they?) Although, I think we could also blame this one on Pinterest […]

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Mmmmmmm…..warm coffee cake. Warm Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake. SO hard not to pick at those toasty almonds and that golden streusel topping. Must wait for this to cool. This is a great little recipe that can be adapted for just about any fruit. Berries are always a good choice and when you can’t get them […]

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Happy Birthday to Idiot’s Kitchen. We turned 2 yesterday! 2 years, 194 recipes, several cat photos, and many many nice people like you reading, trying, and suggesting great recipes. Let’s celebrate with some awesome chocolate cupcakes! This recipe comes from my favorite restaurant in Minnesota, Cafe Latté in St. Paul. You know it’s my kind […]

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