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Creme Brulee Shortbread

Creme Brulee Shortbread – Buttery Shortbread topped with a crispy, crackly caramelized topping. I love to bake because I love to share goodies from my kitchen. It would be no fun to bake a big batch of cookies and eat them all by myself (hmmm, or maybe it would be). For the holidays I like to create gift boxes filled …

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Apricot Frangipane Tartelettes & Asti-Pair Dessert & Wine

Apricot Frangipane Tartelettes are the perfect pairing with sparkling wine. In the words of the singular Julia Child, “Wine is part of the food chain…there’s not anything evil about it. It’s part of the food.” There is a reason I love that woman! We have a great group of friends we call our “wine group”. The group …

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Dark Chocolate Ganache – An Essential Recipe

Dark Chocolate Ganache has all the pure chocolate flavor of a really great square of bittersweet chocolate but it has a soft and creamy texture. It’s like eating chocolate silk. Use this recipe to make great chocolate truffles. As a staple in the pastry kitchen, ganache is used for glazing and filling cakes and cookies, …

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