Misc. Sweets

Mousse au Chocolat

December 30, 2013
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Over the Holidays my daughter asked me to  make mousse au chocolat for dessert. This is one of my kids all time favorite chocolaty treat. This specific recipe was given to me by my friend Vroni while we were roommates over 20 years ago in Germany. At the time she was attending law school in […]

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German Butter Cookies – Butterplätzchen

December 9, 2013
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I hope you all had a relaxing second of Advent weekend. Ours was pretty cold with temperatures as low as -12 F (-25 C) which made the decision on staying inside pretty easy. I kept busy with finishing decorating our house and setting up the Christmas tree. My teens took over the kitchen and continued […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Bread with Walnuts

November 3, 2013
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To me fall is the time of the year where a good pumpkin bread needs to be baked. Looking for a new recipe I stumbled over this spiced pumpkin bread with walnuts featured at Cooking Light. The spice mixture of allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon turn this simple bread into something special. It is super easy […]

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Lemon Bars with Shortbread Crust

July 29, 2013
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Last week I spend a few days at my friend’s house in Point Loma, San Diego. What a beautiful place to live at. We did some sailing and sightseeing, visited friends at their beach house in Del Mar and went out to eat at the fish market twice (LOVED IT!!). I also made some new […]

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David Lebovitz’s Green Tea Ice Cream

July 20, 2013
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We are having a wedding in the family this weekend. My husband’s niece Sarah is getting married and we are all very excited. My husband’s family flew in from all over the country. It is great to have everybody gathered in one place here in Colorado. I find it especially nice seeing my kids with […]

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Kaiserschmarrn

April 21, 2013
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Kaiserschmarrn is a true staple in the Viennese cuisine. Literally translated it means emperor’s nonsense, but looking at the dish you can probably easily see that we are talking about shredded pancakes. Kaiserschmarrn originated in the kitchens of the poor and is a dish that often uses up left overs pancakes. It contains rum soaked raisins […]

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Huckleberry Streusel Bars

March 17, 2013
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  I just can’t resist any baked goodie that involves streusel.  Streusel in the crust AND the topping makes for a double winner in these Huckleberry streusel bars. My daughter mentioned that they remind her a lot of Linzertorte, a traditional German cake, but the nuts in the cake are replaced with oats. Cinnamon and […]

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Nutella Buns (Rolls) with Pecans and Cinnamon

January 27, 2013
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  Recipes I like is the name of one of my boards on Pinterest. This board is my collection of tasty recipes I am planning to try sooner or later. Nutella buns (rolls) with pecans and cinnamon, originally shared by Saveur magazine, have been saved there for a while and were up to be baked […]

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Fruit Crostata and How to make the Perfect Pie Crust

July 20, 2012
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Summers in Colorado are filled with blue sky. They are dry, hot and interrupted by the occasional late afternoon thunderstorm or the sounds of hummingbirds cutting through the air. My kitchen is running on half burner and I only turn on my oven for special occasions. Yes, they have to be very special. Baking a […]

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Dark Chocolate Chili Truffles and a Visit to Ouray Colorado

July 17, 2012
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On our recent two week RV trip we spent the last couple of days in southern Colorado. One of the stops was Ouray , where, in search for coffee and some treats, we happened to stumble over a little gem, Mouse’s Chocolate & Coffee shop. It was actually my daughter who spotted the sign first, […]

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