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Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

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This is the ultimate banana cream pie; rich, silky, and indulgent yet so light and dreamy. Incredible pure vanilla and banana flavor will tickle your tastebuds. You’ll love how the creamy custard, the buttery, flaky crust, and the fluffy whipped cream come together in each irresistible bite!  Take it to […]

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French Silk Tart

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French Silk Tart is not a French dessert.  The name comes from its silky texture, reminiscent of French silk.  The decadent chocolate, mousse-like filling melts in your mouth.  The Chocolate Shortbread Tart Crust adds crunch, more richness, and pairs beautifully with the creamy filling.  The crust is a simple recipe […]

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Slices of Lemon Pie

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My friend Linda recently made “Slices of Lemon Pie” from my first cookbook written in 1984 (more about that first cookbook after the recipe).  I thought it would be fun to resurrect the recipe.  A bit of tweaking was necessary since I have learned so much over the last 37 […]

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Mixed Berry Cobbler

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Summer in the Pacific Northwest means an abundance of fresh, local berries!  In Mixed Berry Cobbler, the berries are the star!  My favorite combination is blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and the yummy marionberries, grown only in the Pacific Northwest.  Adding very little sugar lets the berries shine.  The buttery, biscuit topping […]

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Donnie’s Tart Cherry Pie

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Believe it or not, I have never made a cherry pie… until now!  On New Year’s Day, my son-in-law baked a beautiful cherry pie for dessert – honestly, it was one of the most exquisite looking pies I have ever seen!  The lattice crust was cut with precision, cooked to […]

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Crostata di Ricotta

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Crostata Di Ricotta is an Italian tart with a slightly sweet bottom crust (Pasta Frolla) and lattice top and a creamy, ricotta and mascarpone filling.   It is often made simply with vanilla or citrus flavors, but the Sicilian version often includes one or more additional ingredients such as candied orange […]