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TWD: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches and Bonbons

Let it be known: this was the week all of my husband’s dreams came true. You see, he is a simple man, with simple dessert needs. While I love deep, dark chocolate cakes drizzled with five kinds of sauces and topped with sorbets that involve obscure ingredient combinations, he likes vanilla ice cream. By itself….

TWD: Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise

In honor of this week’s TWD recipe, a coconut-roasted pineapple dacquoise, I have composed an original song. Sing with me now: If you like pina colada, and making egg white meringue and placing chunks of pineapple under an open flame, Even if fancy french dessert names tend to stick in your craw You will like…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Coconut Butter Thins

I will be the first to admit that these Coconut Butter Thins aren’t going to win first place in any beauty pageants. However, I think they have a good shot at winning Miss Congeniality (the award, not the Sandra Bullock movie). I made these after reading a lot of feedback from my fellow TWD’ers, which…

Christmas Baking, Part 1

No TWD for me this week…the house is already stuffed to the rafters with sugary sweets, and the thought of adding butterscotch pudding to the mix didn’t excite me at all. However, I did happen to make some things I think are even better than pudding: Christmas cookies and candy! I got medieval with the…

Tuesdays with Dorie: Lenox (non)Almond Biscotti

Let me start by saying: I really liked the recipe this week! Huzzah! Really, my enjoyment of this week’s recipe comes as such a relief. I was starting to get a complex, because I feel like every week I’m a Bad Attitude Bear. It’s all, “I wanted to like this recipe, buuuut…whine whine whine.” And…

Sugar High Friday: Tropical Pavlovas

I love participating in blog events because they offer a great excuse to experiment and try new desserts that I would probably never make otherwise. Having said that, I was originally a little lukewarm on this month’s Sugar High Friday theme, “meringues.” I’ve never liked those dry, chalky meringue cookies that are sold in plastic…

Homemade Girl Scout Cookies

About a month ago, I found a great recipe for homemade Samoas (aka Caramel De-Lites, the best Girl Scout cookie ever) on Baking Bites. I filed it away as one to make eventually, then promptly forgot about it and went up to the Bay Area to visit my family. On that visit, my mom presented…

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