Almond Brittle Torte

Worth the hard work that's put into it.


Applesauce Cookies

Elinor's version of delicious fruit and nut cookies.


Best Sugar Cookies in the World

That's quite a claim. Make them and let us know if they are, indeed, the best sugar cookies in the world...

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Big Birds Banana Bread

Sweetened with only honey and ripened bananas, this delicious treat is perfect for an after dinner snack or breakfast in bed


Blackberry and Apple Jam

Originally from England B&B (1976)

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Blums Coffee Crunch Cake

This recipe is a long one. It will take a while to make. I am assured, however, that it is worth the effort, as it's one of my mom's favorite recipes!

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Buttery Toffee Squares

Yummy dessert bars that'll have your taste buds saying "Thelume Allo!"

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Candied Pecans

Top a salad with these or enjoy a handful after a meal.


Carrot Fruitcake

Finally, a fruitcake your friends and family with look forward to eating!

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Fantastically scrumptious and chewy to boot, these cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth!


Cranberry Lemon Cheesecake

This recipe takes over a day to make, but it's well worth it!


Crepes ala Linda

Savory or sweet, crepes are a welcome addition to any breakfast table


Eggless Chocolate Cake

From Hill Farm Inn in Arlington, Vermont


English Toffee Cookies

Toffee! On Cookies! What more do you need to know?!


Frosted Delights

From the kitchen of Karen Johnson.


German Berry Cake

Perfect dessert when it's berry season! Quick and easy to make, top it with home-made ice cream if you're feeling adventurous!

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German Pancakes

Puffy and tasty, this pancake recipe makes for a fantastic breakfast when paired with fresh berries! It comes from the Junior League of San Francisco's "San Francisco Encore cookbook", 1986 edition. Thanks Deidre!


Ginger Souffle with Chocolate Sauce

Drizzled in dark chocolate with a hint of citrus.


Greek Honey Puffs

Also known as Loukoumades, these fluffy bites of yummy will be the highlight of your meal. Combine these babies with vanilla ice cream and you're in heaven!



Requested recipe by Beverly Smyrnos via the San Francisco Chronicle.



Butter bombs in powdered sugar

 lemon pudding cake

Lemon Pudding Cake

Lemon and pudding in cake form. What more do you need to know?!


New York Style Cheesecake

From the Frugal Gourmet and shared by Beverly Smyrnos in the San Francisco Chronicle.


Pecan Pie Bars

Delightfully flaky and gooey, pecan bars go well with coffee in the morning or tea in the evening.


Rhubarb Custard Pie ala Patti

Rhubarb pie may not be for everyone, but this recipe will create converts!


Sherry Wine Cake

A delicious variation on a classic favorite.



Delicious spicy cake with almonds and brandy.

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Swedish Pancakes

Linda whipped these babies up in no time, and they were delicious every time. This versatile lil' pancake can be topped with anything you've got in the fridge, from fresh fruit to home made jam. From the Better Homes & Gardens recipes.

 to die for chocolate cake

To Die For Chocolate Cake

Also known as "Model's Nightmare", this dense and rich torte will coat your senses in chocolate!