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English Plum Pudding aka Christmas Pudding aka Cake

English Plum Pudding aka Christmas Pudding is one of those super delicious, super impressive and super easy desserts. To Americans, the name can be fairly confusing because its not a pudding, its a cake…and there are no plums in it. You see, in England, pudding...

Cranberry Walnut Crumb Bars

Ever since I made cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving, I’ve been thinking about how to use those same flavors in a dessert.  Tremendously sour in their raw state, cranberries reveal a wonderfully complex flavor when combined with a little sweet…and booze....

A Northwest Girl’s Blackberry Pie

As a native Pacific-Northwest-kind-of-girl, it’s a part of my Holiday traditions to bake a blackberry pie.  Picking the wild berries with my father back in Washington State is one of my treasured childhood memories.  Where I grew up near Seattle, blackberry...

Mango Crumb Coffee Cake

I am haunted by memories of the coffee cakes I enjoyed in my twenties.  I grew up near Seattle and attended college in Portland, Oregon.  The cold in the NW is different from the cold in Virginia.  It’s wet and sinks into you more deeply.  In Seattle or...

Banana Peanut Butter “Ice Cream”

So I had all these very ripe bananas and it was too hot to make…you know what. That thing we all make when we have the overripe bananas. So I searched the interwebz for some alternatives and came across a post called One-Ingredient Ice Cream at thekitchn.com....

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