strudel
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Apple Strudel Recipe

Apple Strudel is a great Eastern European Dessert Favorite. Store-bought Fillo dough is quite an acceptable substitute for the labor-intensive homemade Fillo sheets, and makes Strudel a snap to make. Strudel is quite versatile, and you make…
Baklava
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Baklava Recipe. Fillo Tips

Baklava Although it likely originated in Greece or Turkey, all Mediterranean cultures have adopted it and tweaked it to their own tastes. Baklava is a Mediterranean confection that sounds really decadent, loaded as it is with honey and…
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Moroccan Shortbread Cookies Recipe. Ghriba

Shortbread Cookies: Ghriba   Ghriba is the delightful Moroccan Shortbread Cookie we grew up with. It is Vegan without even trying! Ghriba is beyond simple to prepare, in fact I've always had a no-fail mnemonic formula for the ridiculously…
Chocolate Raspberry Mousse
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Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Recipe. Gluten-Free

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse My new star was born just yesterday, and I am so proud of it! I served my brand new Chocolate Raspberry Mousse to my guests last night, and the general consensus is: It's a rock star! It doesn't in the least…
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Triple Ginger Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly. All Variations

These Triple Ginger Cookies are for ginger lovers only! These heavenly, crunchy-melt-in-your-mouth ginger cookies are a real celebration of one of my favorite flavors: ginger. And I spread it on really thick, using it as I do in this recipe…
gluten-free muffins
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Gluten-Free Muffins. All Variations

Making good gluten-free muffins takes a little practice! The good news is, with each new batch, my gluten-free muffins are getting more delicious. My most recent flurry of tinkering with gluten-free muffins is for my grandson's sake. And…
vegan cheesecake
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Vegan Cheesecake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Recipe

Vegan Cheesecake? You bet! Not an oxymoron! A new dessert star was born this week as a result of extensive tinkering with variations on cheesecake: Vegan Cheesecake. Forgive me for feeling so smug, but I am mighty proud of my creation: You…
Coconut Cookies
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Coconut Cookies Recipe. Gluten-Free-Friendly

Coconut cookies are my weakness! I am a total nut for coconut cookies, and for all things coconut. This cookie is crunchy and crumbly, and I love the nice mess they make. I always find coconut lovers wherever I go, so I quite often make them…
fillo pastries
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Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe

Fillo pastries They are a staple in our Moroccan Pastry repertoire. There is no Moroccan Dessert display without fillo pastries, first cousins of  Baklava. Although I am showcasing the glorious almond in the filling of these Fillo Pastries,…
lemon poppy seed cake
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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is one of my favorite cravings gratified. I adore lemon and poppy seeds, and when they are together, chock-full of each, I'm just mad about the lemon poppy seed combo.  This lemon poppy seed cake cake tastes fantastic…
ice cream sandwiches
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Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe. Sugar Cookies

Ice Cream Sandwiches are a breeze! Once you make Sugar Cookies, your blank canvas is laid out: ice cream sandwiches waiting to happen! Good news: Any of you enjoyed the gorgeous day yesterday and admired with me the luscious looking blossoms…