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Apple Cider Baked Pears

These fragrant pears are a treat for dessert with ice cream, or a great way to start the day with your morning coffee!

Blood Orange and Apple Crisp

This is the season for blood oranges, and they perfectly paired in this crisp with the apples and sweet hazelnut topping.

Chocolate Caramel Matzo Brittle

The perfect Passover dessert!

Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Sandwiches

These chocolate chunk ice cream sandwiches are the perfect ending to any back yard barbeque!

Chocolate Pots de Crème

This creamy classic dessert is a perfect ending to your Christmas meal-plus it can be made head to save you time!

Concord Grape Pie

We had 2 or 3 grapevines on our property when I was growing up in New Jersey. I love the ripe grapes, with their sweetness and fruit aroma, and I soon began putting them into pies. This latest version of my original recipe uses red seedless and concord grapes; combining 2 varieties of grapes gives the pie depth and juiciness, each complementing the other's flavor and color. Like a blueberry pie, this is juicy and fragrant from cinnamon. Seeding the Concords takes a little time, but their deep, winy flavor is worth it! Concord grapes are normally available mainly in September and October.

Fresh Ginger Cake

This ordinary cake is deceptive, packing poweful flavors and the punch of fresh ginger.

Gingerbread Cookies

Not just a holiday treat, these spiced cookies are great all winter long-cut them in fun shapes and use your imagination decorating them with royal icing.

Holiday Home-Style Chocolate Cake

Try this snowy finish for our classic home style chocolate cake-perfect for any Holiday table!

Lemon Cheesecake

This classic lemony cheesecake with a graham cracker crust is only made better by the addition of a fresh strawberry compote.

Lemony Olive Oil Cake

Use a full flavored fruity olive oil in this cake because you will really be able to taste the flavor. Enjoy it after dinner, or with late afternoon tea.

Pecan Squares

Chock full of pecans and caramel these nutty bites are a great halftime treat!

Perfectly Flaky Pie Crust

During my early days as a pastry chef, the perfect piecrust seemed to elude me. When I complained to my grandmother, she offered me her prized recipe, which had served her well over a lifetime of baking. it is always flaky and tender and I've been using it ever since. A touch of vinegar helps prevent the formation of the gluten, which toughens the piecrust. This recipe makes four 9 in crusts and extras freeze beautifully!

Pumpkin Tiramisu

A seasonal twist on the classic Italian dessert...A perfect ending to your Thanksgiving meal - and a great alternative to pumpkin pie.

Red, White, and Blue Shortcake

This is the ultimate summer dessert! Make the cake the day before so its quick and easy the next day to finish with whipped cream and berries.

Russian Tea Cookies

These nutty, melt-in-your-mouth cookies are a tradition for many over the Holiday season. Their snowy white finish makes them especially festive!

Summer Strawberry Semi Freddo

Don't have an ice cream maker? Then this will be your favorite summer frozen treat! Get the kids involved and see how easy this is to make. Feel free to substitute other berries for the strawberries, or try a combo of berries!

Tangelos with Cardamom and Ginger

A perfect "make ahead" refreshing dessert to end any meal!

Turtle Brownies

The base batter for these brownies is my favorite, the one I have made for years. The gooey caramel pecans are a perfectly decadent topping for these moist rich chocolate brownies.

Valentine's Strawberry Heart Sandwich Cookies

These cookies will just melt your Valentine's heart, they are so pretty and delicious

Yogurt Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

This silky Greek yogurt panna cotta is a lovely way to begin your brunch! Top it with any seasonal fresh fruit.

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