Author Archives: Mara

Peach (or Apple) Sour Cream Puff

I know that it’s almost over, those last days of peaches are upon us. I will be quite sad to see them go, so I’ve made this dessert a few times to savor their goodness. This dessert is pretty great for a dinner with friends because it’s a less expected choice with all the fall [...]
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Chocolate Mint Pixies

There are only two things that I find necessary to bake (and/or consume) each holiday season: 1. Mexican wedding cake cookies and 2. some sort of combination of chocolate and peppermint. This year, I took one of my mom’s classic recipes for chocolate pixies and added a little peppermint in order to get my fix. [...]
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Pumpkin bars with maple cream cheese frosting

There was one delightful fall day a few years ago when I came to work and discovered a tray of pumpkin bars, baked by the wife of my former boss. I’d never experienced anything quite like them before, and they instantly became one of my favorite baked goods. Ever. This is big people. As you’ve [...]
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German Chocolate Cake

Lately I’ve been pretty excited for plums, peaches and nectarines. I wasn’t quite expecting to be baking a decadent chocolate cake in the middle of August, but life and family like to change plans. Anyway, I’m glad they do because I finally get to share here one of my all time favorite desserts. German chocolate cake [...]
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Rhubarb Oat Muffins

I know for most people rhubarb season starts in the early spring. For me though, I just can’t think of rhubarb at any other time than right now. That’s because every year, around the middle of the summer, we head north up to my grandparent’s home where there’s always a fresh supply just-picked rhubarb and [...]
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Strawberry Chocolate Galette & a Giveaway

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I have a weakness for frozen custard. Although, this post is not one about making frozen custard (someday, I hope!). There’s a certain place in town called Andy’s that has a custard blended with chopped chocolate and strawberries that is one of my favorites. I quite [...]
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