Category Archives: Dessert

Pear Pie with Crumb Topping

Prepare a single pastry crust or use a purchased one. Trader Joe’s and other grocery stores carry them in the refrigerator or freezer sections. I use d’Anjou pears and ripen them for a couple of days on the counter top. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Snickerdoodle Cookies

Regular snickerdoodle cookies are delicious. However, I get more requests for this recipe than the original recipe. The chocolate adds a nice twist and the cookies work well for a Christmas cookie assortment. 1 cup butter 2 cup granulated sugar … Continue reading

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Richard’s Favorite Apple Pie and Pie Crust

This is the pie recipe that my husband requests the most. My mother-in-law enjoyed making pies and she had two pie crust recipes. The pie crust recipe makes enough for 2 ½ pies and is very rich. The pie is … Continue reading

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Gift of Dinner (new parents, sick friends, etc.)

I have prepared and presented this dinner to many friends This meal helps take the burden off loved ones. The casserole is ample for two dinners or more depending on the number of people involved. I bring the casserole, a … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Cake

This oatmeal cake is similar to one that I have already posted but it is a richer version and perfect for a family picnic, BBQ, or potluck party. I like to make cakes that I can bake in a 9 … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcake Ideas

At the height of strawberry season, we love to make strawberry shortcakes. Here are a few ideas to make them simply. 1) You can make the shortcakes from scratch with a simple recipe and one of my favorite recipes is … Continue reading

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Easy Bundt Cakes

As a follow up to my hints for making Bundt Cakes and have them stay intact, here are suggestions for easy Bundt cakes to bake. There are 3 Bundt cakes in my blog all found under the category Cakes. What’s … Continue reading

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