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Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk

April 2, 2014
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  Yesterday I made homemade vanilla almond milk for the very first time. Goodbye you store bought almond milks, this is the ultimate! I found a new food love. I wish I had known a long time ago how easy it is to make your own almond milk from scratch. I got interested in searching […]

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Andrea’s “New” German Apple Cake with Rahm Filling and Streusel

August 31, 2013
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A few weeks ago I joined a new online community with many German ladies living in the US. It is a fun group with a friendly atmosphere in which mostly traditional German kitchen adventures are shared. This German apple cake recipe was contributed by Andrea, one of the group members. Andrea comes originally from Heidelberg, […]

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Aunt Ingrid’s Blitzkuchen

August 18, 2013
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My German great aunt “Tante Ingrid” is one of the best bakers I have ever met. Her cakes and tortes are amazing. She will serve three cakes for four guests, just to make sure that everybody will find something they like. It is unbelievable. She sent me a few handwritten recipes last year. This cake, […]

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Brown Butter Raspberry Tart

May 19, 2013
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Last Tuesday I was cooking with my friend Lesley for her book club dinner. She decided to serve roasted veggie rice bake for the main dish and I suggested brown butter raspberry tart for dessert. This tart was one of the first recipes I ever blogged about almost three years ago. It is one of […]

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Happy Easter & A Lemon Cornmeal Olive Oil Cake

March 31, 2013
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Happy Easter from my house to yours with this delectable lemon cornmeal olive oil cake. This cake is the perfect addition to any Easter meal; lemony and moist, it is quick to prepare and in the oven in no time. If you are in need of a great dessert, no need to look any further, […]

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Nutella Swirl Bundt Cake

March 24, 2013
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If you have been following my blog for a while you are probably familiar with my weakness for Nutella. I wish I could eat it any time of the day right out of the jar, in cookies or cup cakes, it wouldn’t really matter. I found the recipe for this absolutely stunning Nutella swirl bundt […]

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Spritzgebäck

December 16, 2012

  Today is already the 3rd Advent and I am finally starting my Christmas baking. First up, Spritzgebäck, a very traditional German Christmas cookie. The dough gets shaped by pushing it through a cookie press, creating a cookie that is very fragile and buttery, with a tasty hint of lemon and vanilla. Hope you are […]

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Easy French Dessert – Gâteau Fondant Aux Poires – French Pear Tart

September 12, 2012
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No way, not this early, I am thinking, while still all bundled up in my cozy blankets, but I know time is ticking and I can hear noises; footsteps, running water, and draws being opened and closed.  I jump out of bed and hurry into the kitchen. Luckily it is Mr. Rockies I find and […]

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D Bar and a Vanilla Malt Shake

June 24, 2012
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  To celebrate the success of my biggest catering event yet Mr. Rockies and some friends treated ourselves at the D Bar here in Denver with a light dinner and some extraordinarily desserts. D Bar is owned by the talented pastry chefs Keegan Gerhard (featured on Food Network) & Lisa Bailey. Since opening their doors […]

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Cyndee’s Neiman Marcus Cake

March 30, 2012
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  The other week my son brought some cherry poppy seed cake over to our neighbors across the street. The recipe for the cherry poppy seed cake makes a big sheet and I knew that it was way too much for us to eat.  A few days later they returned the dish the cake was […]

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