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ICEWINE SABAYON

I love wine, and since I also have a sweet tooth, icewine is my friend. What’s a girl to do with an intense dessert wine that tastes like honey, apricot, tangerine and pineapple?  Drink it, naturally.  (And why not bake with it, too?) This Icewine Sabayon recipe has been burning a hole in the black binder where
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ESPRESSO CREME BRULEE

It’s been far too long. Is it even possible that I’ve gone without crème brûlée in my life for eight months?  The shock, the horror.  It’s somehow strangely true.  (Candied Pistachio Crème Brûlée was my last foray into the intoxicating world of cream, sugar and yolk, and it was an unacceptably long time ago at that.) But today
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APPLE CINNAMON RUM CAKE TRIFLE

Apple Cinnamon Rum Cake Trifle There’s a lot going on here, and it’s all for a good cause. Trust me. For most people, all you need to do is hear the word ‘trifle’, and it’s pretty much game over… because really- anything layered in between fresh whipped cream is a winner, and we all know it. But what if
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LEMON CURD

“Curd” sounds gross, so don’t judge this incredible dessert it by it’s nasty name.  (Kind of like how you shouldn’t judge the Ugly But Good Bars just because they look fugly.) Nope, this dessert is a keeper.  If you like lemon, then you’ll want to make a batch of it and not tell anyone and then eat it all by yourself,
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CREAMY RICE PUDDING

When your Dad comes into town, and one of his favorite desserts ever (besides a Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting) is rice pudding, you wipe aside the memory of a horrible version you made in 2004 and try again.  (The memory is blurred around the edges, but it involves something like a tasteless block
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BERRY ORANGE FOOL

There’s no better way to celebrate April Fool’s day than with a classic British dessert that calls itself a “fool”, is there?  (Other than playing horribly evil jokes on coworkers and loved ones.) With spring in full effect, it’s time to kick the fruit consumption into high gear… as an appetite-whetter of what’s ahead (strawberry season! strawberry
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CREAMY RICE, PINEAPPLE & ORANGE PUDDING

When Easter rolls around I think of family dinners around my grandmother’s table.  Dinner usually included baked ham with sweet and cinnamon-y pineapple sauce, creamy scalloped potatoes, fresh asparagus and homemade rolls, and it has always been one of my favorite meals. But dessert was also a treat. She usually served lemon meringue pie (or squares)
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HOMEMADE MAPLE SYRUP

I know, I know.  You’re thinking “why would anyone ever make their own maple syrup?”, and I’m right there with you.  It’s kind of like making your own paper- some people do it, but you question whether you should be friends with them.  There are better things to do in life, right?  Like clicking “Add
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CHOCOLATE COCONUT PUDDING

Easy!  Amazing!  And not that bad for you!  Are you sold? From the time I told The Husband “I feel like baking” (which garnered no response, because there’s really never a four-hour interval when I’m not saying that) to the time I poured this chocolate coconut pudding into four little serving dishes, I think I blinked