Pumpkin Mousse Parfait

Traditionally, in our family, Thanksgiving dinner always includes pumpkin pie (see Grandma’s recipe).  However, this year I decided to change it up a bit by serving pumpkin mousse parfait, that still have the familiar pumpkin pie flavors.  They require some assembly … Read More

Cheesecake Mincemeat Tarts

These cheesecake mincemeat tarts are a take-off of the traditional British mince tarts, but have a cheesecake topping instead of the standard pastry top (and no meat). In my books, a little cheesecake is never a bad thing 🙂 Want … Read More

No-Fail Pie Crust Pastry

Making pie crust pastry from scratch has a bit of a bad rap…it is a little work and can turn out tough.  So I always used to avoid the problem altogether by buying pre-made pie crusts and not even attempt to make … Read More

Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake

This is the classic Red Velvet Cake recipe from the Waldorf Astoria. The story goes that the restaurant at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City was the first to serve this cake, back when it first opened in the early … Read More

The Best Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

Cream cheese icing is by far my favorite icing to use on cakes and cupcakes.  It is not too sweet, goes with almost any kind of cake and is surprisingly easy to make.  And since it is white, you can … Read More

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