Lemon icebox pie

A friend’s 30th birthday called for a special birthday pie, and I was told he loved lemon, berries and nuts. This icebox pie seemed just the ticket, not only because it involves lemon but crucially because I could make it in advance the previous night (I satisfied the love for berries and nuts by making the blueberry…

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Tiramisu eggnog trifle

A belated post on the dessert from our British holiday party. I’ve had my eye on this recipe since I got this recipe book but haven’t had an opportunity to make it. Our British holiday party provided the perfect opportunity to give it a try, since trifles are quintessentially British (though admittedly this trifle did…

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Chocolate soufflé cake

A friend’s birthday called for the making of something celebratory. I was told she loves chocolate, so a chocolate soufflé cake seemed like a natural choice. The original recipe was a cranberry-chocolate cake; however, I adapted it somewhat to allow for the fact that I couldn’t find cranberries.

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Apple cider cream pie

Since I knew I’d be baking a pumpkin chiffon pie, I thought I could try something new and different for the second Thanksgiving pie. A recipe for apple cider cream pie sounded intriguing, but there were a few alterations we thought we’d try. Several of the reviews had issues with the pie crust, so I…

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Spiced apple turnovers

Despite the lovely weather we’ve been having, it is officially fall, and with that comes all the delicious flavours of the season! A friend’s housewarming party provided the perfect opportunity to try a new recipe for smaller, portable apple pies.

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Glazed plum cheesecake

A friend’s potluck party and a set of ripe plums on hand were the impetus for the discovery of this recipe. I’m always on the hunt for new and interesting cheesecake recipes to try. Not that a classic NY cheesecake isn’t delicious, but adding a bit of flare never hurt. This recipe looked fun largely…

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Blueberry sour cream pie

A friend’s housewarming BBQ called for a new dessert that was easy to transport. This recipe for blueberry sour cream pie caught my eye, as it seemed relatively straightforward and full of delicious things I enjoy, including pecans and blueberries. Thankfully, we’ve finally hit the season where blueberries are plentiful and relatively inexpensive.

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Key lime pie

An unused bag of key limes sitting in our fridge upon returning from our trip inspired my first attempt at a classic key lime pie. I had actually only tried it for the first time within the last couple of months, so delicious first impressions of its tart-sweet flavour combination were fresh in my memory….

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Raspberry brownie ice-cream pie

We recently threw a pickling party, in what may now be an annual tradition for us, and I wanted to make a dessert that was new and Spring-y. And nothing says warmer temperatures than a good ol’ ice cream pie. Of course, on the day of the pickling party, it did in fact drop down…

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Banana cream pie

A girl’s night in called for something sweet and decadent, and banana cream pie seemed to fit the bill. I’d actually never made or even had banana cream pie before, so this was an exciting prospect. It does take a little bit of planning, as several components need to chill or freeze for up to…

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