Category Archives: Sweets

Light and Fluffy Yogurt Lime Cake

After spending the day with Gigi and Great Grandpa, we came home with a bag full of mini limes.  We turned to the internet for some recipe ideas and found one without butter, and that incorporated yogurt, on the Smitten … Continue reading

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Apple Yogurt Cake

In Northern California, summer is the time for Gravenstein apples.  Sweet and tart, they are perfect for baking.  And thanks to Nicki – and Danielle’s tree – I had a good load of them just waiting to be eaten.  They … Continue reading

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Brownie Cake Cookies

Every time a new Smitten Kitchen post passes through my email, I pretty much always want to make the recipe.  One of the most recent posts was no exception.  It was a recipe called the Browniest Cookies.  To be candid, … Continue reading

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Rugelach

Below is a recipe for the most delicious cookies you will ever taste.  I have to admit, they take a bit of work.  But even though the first time I made them, I told Patrick I wasn’t sure the effort … Continue reading

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Pineapple Coconut-Milk Upside Down Cake

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and all of its cooking glory, today I am posting the three dishes I brought to our Thanksgiving feast.  Thanks to the continuing generosity of Lynda and Tom, each year we have a warm, welcoming … Continue reading

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Om Carrot Cake

There are many carrot cake recipes out there.  And it’s hard to decipher which one to pick – since they all seem pretty similar.  Your quest is over – this is the best carrot cake recipe and all you will … Continue reading

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Blueberry Crumb Cake

Yesterday, I had the urge to bake, and while blueberries aren’t as available as they were a couple of months ago, I really wanted to make a blueberry crumb cake I had tried once before.  Much to my chagrin, when … Continue reading

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Versunkener Apfelkuchen (Sunken Apple Honey Cake)

Sitting at my desk at work yesterday, Smitten Kitchen posted a new recipe, and it couldn’t have been more timely, Sunken Apple Honey Cake on erev Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year when we eat apples and honey to celebrate … Continue reading

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Upside Down Apple Crumble a la Mode

On Saturday night Patrick and I hosted a small gathering of friends and family for dinner and game night.  For dessert, I wanted something that incorporated apples but wasn’t too heavy.  I ended up making a version of an inside … Continue reading

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Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding

A couple of weeks ago I was celebrating at my bachelorette party, and it was so much fun.  It was also a funny weekend because we had a lot of special eaters – no gluten, no dairy, no meat, no … Continue reading

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