Category Archives: Sweets

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Recently, I attended Caleb’s bris.  (He’s this perfect little guy that just joined us in this world.)  It was lovely and emotional and he slept through the whole ceremony.  And, like any good Jewish celebration, it was accompanied with copious … Continue reading

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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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