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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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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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The Avid Baker Challenge 2013- Panettone Muffins

I have joined the on line monthly baking challenge to bake something every month with a group of other bloggers and we post on line pics of the results. What fun it has been to look forward to the recipes. … 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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Trip to Bountiful- New Orleans Part Deux- Sucre Chocolate and Sweets Shop!

I got a chance to visit a real hand made chocolate shop while I was recently in New Orleans. YUM!  Sucre is world famous and has been in business for years quietly making amazing chocolates and shipping all over the … Continue reading

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Entertaining at Home: Mother’s Day Recipe Round Up

What Mom does not like to be treated to a home cooked meal? This Mother’s day cook for Mom a special lunch or dinner that you made just for her. I love restaurants, but on Mother’s day it’s always a … Continue reading

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Readers’s Request- Italian Giardiniera Relish

This recipe is the result of a request from a reader. I encourage readers to post if you have a particular interest in a technique or recipe. I love a culinary challenge so don’t be afraid to ask. Giardiniera is … Continue reading

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Chocolate Truffles- A Gift From The Heart

They say that the gift of food is a gift from the heart. This theory drives me every holiday season to create something delicious. Go big or go home is my motto when it comes to making holiday foods to … Continue reading

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