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Category Archive for 'pie, tarts, cobblers & crisps'

A tip of the baker’s cap to Modernemama from Beach House, who correctly identified yesterday’s mystery dessert as Banoffee Pie. Or is it Banoffi? While standing in line at the coffee shop last week, I heard about this British dessert for the first time. As the Ancient Recorder of Obscure and Far-Fetched Sweets, I do [...]

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Pie Puzzle

Something freakishly delicious is coming. Something with bananas and graham crackers, homemade dulce de licious – I mean, dulce de leche.

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When you put yourself out there in blogland you get all kinds of feedback, including the kind you want (“love the blog!”), the kind you don’t want (“bo-ring”) and the kind you absolutely fear (“You suck.  Why should I care about what you eat?”).  Okay – I never got that last one.  But it keeps [...]

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I am standing at my in-laws’ dining room table, using a short serrated knife to hack through an apple-almond dessert, and my heavy bracelet keeps slipping down my wrist. I lean in to cut, bracelet whomp. Push it up, falls back down. Up, down, back, clonk. It keeps whacking the pastry and driving me nuts [...]

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There’s no question my husband loves his daughter, his dog and me – and no question, in that order – but he is not sentimental. He’s got his moments – as in, let’s dump my high school notes, let’s save his 80′s matchbooks – but on the whole, what Greg likes best is the ca-chunk [...]

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