Plum Tart
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Plum Tart

I came across this Ina Garten recipe a couple years ago and it has since made the rounds at dinners and parties.  Every time I serve it, it is a stunner.  It is a beautiful presentation and it is delightfully unexpected – I mean when was the last time you had a plum dessert?  As … Continue reading

Strawberry Mint Trifle
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Strawberry Mint Trifle

For a fresh spring dessert option, I created this nice seasonal treat – Strawberry Mint Trifle.   Who doesn’t fantasize of those fresh juicy rubies dipped in whipped cream as soon strawberry season comes around? Well this easy trifle is the answer to your dreams!  The mint is complementary and not too overpowering in this recipe and the … Continue reading

Chocolate Birthday Cake
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Chocolate Birthday Cake

I luckily grew up with a mother who is a great cook.  Every year for our birthday we got to choose our birthday meal and what kind of cake we wanted Mom to make us.  Naturally, I always assumed that homemade cakes were the norm since we never had a store bought cake at home. … Continue reading