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Chocolate Mocha Baked Alaska

Chocolate Baked Alaska

The secret to this wonder is in its construction. Cake and ice cream are frozen together, then covered with meringue. The meringue acts as insulation, protecting the ice cream from the heat. The cake acts as a buffer from below and shields the ice cream. Baked Alaska is truly a unique treat. Your family will love it! Continue Reading →

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Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

We all have so many fond memories of Kay’s Kitchen in Ketchikan, Alaska. The famous peanut butter pie, apple pie, cherry cream cheese. For me it was the luscious lemon meringue pie. This is a fun and easy recipe to follow, because Kay made her pies sweet, simple and delicious! Continue Reading →

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Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

Over the years, Ole and I have taken our fishing boat north through the Inside Passage. One of the fun stops along the way is a town called Nanaimo in British Columbia. Many of the local coffee and donut shops along commercial street sell these creamy chocolate treats called Nanaimo Bars. I’m hooked on this slice of heaven, one bite and you will be too! Continue Reading →

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Mystery Bars

Mystery Bars

I have made a lot of bar cookies in my life, but these Mystery Bars are definitely the best. Don’t be surprised if someone asks you for the recipe! Continue Reading →

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Banana Cream Pie with a Peanut Butter Cookie Crust

Banana Cream Pie

Banana cream pie is one of the yummiest things on earth and this is a great one! Continue Reading →

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Cream Puffs with Coffee Ice Cream

Cream Puffs with Coffee Ice Cream

Sometimes a recipe is so very exquisite, so very delicious, that you just have to cook it for friends. This Cream Puffs with Coffee Ice Cream is that sort of recipe. Continue Reading →

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Brownie Cheesecake Torte

Brownie Cheesecake Torte

This Brownie Cheesecake Torte is dramatic and decadent, a real crowd-pleaser. You may be wondering, why the puréed carrots? Brownies can be a bit dry, the carrots add moisture and extra flavor. Continue Reading →

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Rustic Apple-Maple Galette

Rustic Apple-Maple Galette

I love the simplicity of this dessert and it reminds me of home, warmth and love. Rustic Apple-Maple Galette is so simple to prepare and never fails to impress friends and family. Continue Reading →

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Raspberry Fool with Cardamom Cookies

Raspberry Fool with Cardamom Cookies

This Raspberry Fool turns tangy raspberries and luscious whipped cream into a simple yet elegant dessert in a snap. Fold fresh raspberries—either lightly mashed or fully puréed—into a good quality whipped cream for a light, fluffy dessert that will wow your guests (and leave them disbelieving the dessert’s simplicity). The liqueur is optional, but note that orange liqueur adds a lovely sweet citrus note that deepens the rich, berry flavor of this fool. Continue Reading →

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Rhubarb Crumble

Rhubarb Crumble

This Rhubarb Crumble is quick and easier to make than pie. It’s versatile, too, because you can add strawberries in the spring or apples in the fall. I usually pop it into the oven shortly before we sit down to eat so it’s still warm for dessert! Continue Reading →

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