Monthly Archives: July 2012

CARAMELS…FLEUR DE SEL

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It is time, my darlings, for you to indulge yourself and all those you love.   Serve these caramels with coffee after dinner or pack them in glassine bags with ribbons for hostess gifts.  Or.. you could always just stash them … Continue reading

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SUBLIME VANILLA ICE CREAM

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  This is  a classic French custard-style ice cream.   We made it almost every day, year and after year, at ROXY’S BISTRO.  It is from LENOTRE’S ICE CREAMS AND CANDIES, heavenly recipes by Gaston Lenotre, France’s master of desserts.   … Continue reading

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MAPLE WALNUT COOKIES

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  My dear friend Dellis is a wonderful baker.  Delicious little nibbles come out of her kitchen, and lucky me,  present themselves for enjoyment.  Dellis is the only person I know who carries little brown paper bags of cookies with … Continue reading

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OLD FASHIONED CHERRY ALMOND CAKE

  The most loved, most used  of all my many baking cookbooks is tattered, torn, mended and scribbled.  More than fifty years ago it came free with a bag of Robin Hood Flour.     I adore anything  baked with cherries.  This … Continue reading

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WANDA’S PIE IN THE SKY … a sour cherry pie adventure!

This eating a slice of pie is no small thing.  It is an undertaking of great importance.  The crust must be perfection.  Buttery rich.  Shattering into a million flakes as your fork slides through it.  And the filling.  The filling … Continue reading

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