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Clementine Bundt Cake

Oh citrus season, I’ll eat you up I adore you so! I enjoy to head to the grocery store and find an abundance of tangerines, clementines and blood oranges. I could go on with the varieties: cara cara, mandarin, grapefruit… sweet, semi-sweet or more tart all the flavors are welcome, as are the colors orange, […]

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Amelia Bedelia’s Blueberry Muffins

Let me start saying that I don’t really know Amelia Bedelia’s blueberry muffins recipe. By the way, do you know who is Amelia Bedelia? She’s currently a favorite at our house. We’ve been reading all her books (children books, age range 4-8) every night at story time and giggling until our belly hurts. This funny literal-minded girl, […]

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Mangoland Series: Mango Ice-cream Pie

“Alright”, he said. “I can have a piece.” He was quite a bit distracted by whatever he was doing on his phone, while relaxing on the big brown couch in the office room, so he didn’t glance the plate I was offering until it was right in front of his eyes. I noticed his pupils […]

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Vanilla Infused Strawberry Sorbet

I have a new photography assistant. New is the word! Or should I say young? Yes, she’s also very young but incredibly committed to her job. And even if I didn’t post about a job opening, she’d just showed up and offered to help. How good is that? Since she has demonstrated initiative, competence and […]

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Leite Creme (Portuguese Milk Custard)

Crème Brûlée in France, Crema Catalana in Spain, Trinity Cream or Cambridge Burnt Cream in England and Leite Creme in Portugal. Historical dessert and traditional in so many European households and beyond, the origins date back to the seventeenth century. It is known that the dessert was first recorded in the Chef Francois Massaliot’s cookbook, […]

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Triple Chocolate Olive Oil Brownies

What is your favorite chocolate dessert? If you ask my husband, the answer is shown in this post. We celebrated his birthday recently and I was wondering what special cake should I bake for him. I thought about the cake decoration, the frosting, the flavors, the candles, there were lots of ideas going on in […]

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Dark Chocolate Muffins with Dulce de Leche

  I love these muffins. They are truly delicious and, if I’m allowed to say, kind of healthy. You see, I used extra virgin olive oil to substitute butter which is an ingredient that I love to add on baking desserts, especially if it involves chocolate. Olive oil and chocolate are a perfect match, not […]

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Strawberry Cake with White Chocolate Chantilly

I hardly believe the weekend is already knocking on the door again. I’ve never seen a week fly away so fast as this one. The previous was a long weekend like I said in my last post. And I can’t wait for some relaxing moments of dolce fare niente. At least I’m hoping for it. […]

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Vanilla Ice-cream with Walnut Praline and Chocolate

It was a long weekend. We celebrated the birthday of two family members, two days in a row. These were days of cooking and baking in abundance. Days of savored meals paired with good wine, white and red. Days where dessert was synonyms of chocolate. Days where it seems we did a lot but there’s […]

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Portuguese Rice Muffins (Bolo de Arroz)

I still remember the smell of warm “bolo de arroz” coming out of the bakeries in the early morning. I’m talking about the traditional muffins, made with rice flour. It seems nowadays those are more difficult to find, and many of the so-called “bolo de arroz” are actually made with wheat flour. I had the […]

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