Category Archives: Cakes & Pies

Cranberry Tart

Click here to view recipe. When my youngest son Jakey Boy was approaching his thirtieth birthday, he found a recipe for cranberry tart in the New York Times.  He cut it out and brought it to me, asking what I … Continue reading

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Perfect Plum Breakfast or Lunch or Dinner Cake

Click here to view recipe.   I enjoy but do not love baking cakes.  I do not love it like I love making soups and interesting salads.  First of all, baking is more about chemistry — there is a formula … Continue reading

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Old School Carrot Cake

Click here to view recipe. The other day I was in a cleaning frenzy and decided to tackle my cookbook shelves – arranging the books from large to small and determining if any of my very old cookbooks could be gifted, … Continue reading

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Mini Rhubarb Galettes

Click here to view recipe. My little brother (a mere 60 year old brother, that is) called me last week and invited himself over to my house so we could bake together.  He specifically wanted to watch me work with pie … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Custard Dessert

Click here to view recipe. I love living in my condominium … no huge yard to tend to but just the right amount of room in my planter boxes for herbs and tomatoes.  That said … every spring when I … Continue reading

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Ina – Mine-a Lemon Bread

Click here to view recipe. When life hands you lemons, make LEMON BREAD!!! My mother-in-law lives in Southern California, and has a huge lemon tree growing right outside her kitchen door.  If we’re lucky enough to visit during the winter … Continue reading

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Coconut Cream Pie For Jakey Boy!

Click here to view recipe. My youngest son celebrated his 29th birthday at the end of February – the 21st to be exact.  Each year I ask him what kind of cake or pie he’d like.  I’ve told you before … Continue reading

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Simple Stovetop Flan

Click here to view recipe. Oh no!  I almost forgot to post this basic flan recipe, one of the first things I learned to make after we started coming to Belize.  Restaurant dessert menus here always include flan, but every … Continue reading

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Blackberry Pie

Click here to view recipe. First of all, I apologize.  I am sorry for posting so many desserty, not-good-for-you recipes lately, because in all honesty I usually eat healthfully and truly like grainy, no-white-flour-and-little-sugar type dishes.  In my world, savory … Continue reading

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