Category Archives: Dessert

Pioneer Woman’s Flat Apple Pie, with a Jersey Twist or Two

I don’t feed cowboys or hungry (young) kids like Ree Drummond, aka  The Pioneer Woman, nor do I live in the open countryside known as Oklahoma. Nope. I feed regular people of all ages here at my home in northern New Jersey. … Continue reading

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Carvel Ice Cream Gift Card: Enter to Try to Win!

I love ice cream. And I love chocolate. So when I was asked if I’d be interested in trying the newest flavor of Carvel Ice Cream — Nutella — I didn’t hesitate; I said YES! Immediately. And giving my readers a chance … Continue reading

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Hilton Head, S.C.: The Beach Is Great, But Have You Tried the Cupcakes?

During my three weeks in Bluffton, S.C. I drove across the bridges to Hilton Head Island a number of times. I love the beach and the drive took an easy 30 minutes versus the hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic it takes … Continue reading

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Be Amazed: A Table Apart in Bonita Springs, FL

My husband Mike and I have eaten at  A Table Apart, one of the top three rated restaurants in the Naples/Bonita Springs, FL area, twice in the last three months, and I hope we eat there every time we’re in the … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Recipes: Sour Cream Cookies

Do you have a traditional holiday recipe that has been passed down through your family? Would you be willing to share it on my blog? My family has a number of beloved recipes, from sour to sweet. One of my … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers Friday: Week 15 and Closer to My Goal!

Friday is my usual Weight Watchers (WW) weigh-in day. I was out of town at the Erma Bombeck Humor Writer’s Conference for weigh in last Friday so I stepped onto the WW scale this morning wondering how well I’d maintained … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! Lemon Pound Cake, Anyone?

Today is a day to celebrate! Today is a day to spend with family and friends! Today is a day to eat great food! We’ll be eating Easter dinner at my sister-in-law Cathy’s home; she’s a great cook and always … Continue reading

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Bar Cara in Bloomfield, NJ: Back! I Want to Go Back!

Gail and Margaret, two of my Magnificent Seven friends, and I recently celebrated a birthday at Bar Cara in Bloomfield, NJ. As Bar Cara first timers and residents of nearby Montclair, an incredibly parking challenged town, we called ahead for … Continue reading

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Cupcakes: The Newest Luxury Item

This is a chocolate mousse cupcake from Cupcakes Galore on Church Street in Montclair, N.J. It cost me $15. Okay, it cost me $15 for four cupcakes. Here are the other three cupcakes I purchased. These cupcakes are expensive at … Continue reading

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