Category Archives: Desserts

Holiday Baking Marathon- Recipe for Cajun Cocoons

It’s cookie baking season around the kitchen. Every year I embark on a cookie baking journey and sell them to local restaurants and caterers. I was taught by a local retired baker how to make these delicious spritz cookies.  I … Continue reading

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Invisible Chef Saves the Day- Mama Siena’s Tex Mex Chicken Hotdish and other Delights

This is a guest post from my good friend and author Ginnie Bivona who lives in Texas. She had been my editor and great inspiration for many years.. Down in Texas they call them casseroles, but we know of course … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Treat- Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Looking for a unusual treat for your sweetheart on Valentines Day? This silky smooth mousse made from ripe avocados will fit the bill for a unique taste for your love. It’s raw diet friendly, vegan and vegetarian diet acceptable. The … Continue reading

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Local Treasure- Cake Occasions Bakery Moves to Central Entrance Location in Duluth

A couple of years ago, I judged a cake contest sponsored by a local magazine. I was impressed with the winners, and I am happy to report, they moved on to open a retail bakery in Duluth. They focus on … Continue reading

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Tasty Holiday Traditions from Home and Around the Globe

Tasty Holiday Traditions from Home and Around the Globe             Holiday food traditions are many things to many people. In our country it’s a melting pot of collaborated dishes that have been handed down from one generation of well seasoned … Continue reading

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Prairie Kitchen Bread and Butter Pudding W/ Amaretto Glaze

Bread Pudding is one of the first things a Cajun cook learns at the side of their mother or grandmother. I remember my Cajun neighbor’s bread pudding, she called it Loss Bread aka Pain Perdue. It was made with the … Continue reading

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse and a Gluten Free Vegan Dinner Party

A few weeks ago, I had a dinner party and had a myriad of dietary restrictions to contend with when planning the menu. Gluten Free, Gluten Conscious, Low Fat, Vegan and Meat eaters. Now some cooks may become daunted at … Continue reading

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Easy Peasy Blueberry Pie

Over the holiday break I had the opportunity to have a cooking lesson from a young chef named Ryan. He shared his recipe for a easy-as-pie blueberry pie. Take advantage of blueberries that are available fresh in the grocery store … Continue reading

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World’s Best Fruitcake- and Gluten Free too!

A while back, I was challenged to make a gluten-free traditional wedding cake for my Australian-American sister in law who was getting married and wanted a fruitcake for her wedding cake. After a couple of disasters, I settled on this … Continue reading

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Roundup of Easy Fall Recipes

Fall is the start of our indoor entertaining season. We still cook outside but move the party inside for comfort of our Southern guests that often visit for leaf peeping. The gardens are holding out for that last bit of … Continue reading

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