Easy to Decorate Naked Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

SugaryWinzy Easy to Decorate Naked Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

Well, what have we here—a naked chocolate cake filled with raspberry marshmallow buttercream frosting.  I do recall not three weeks ago someone talking about resolutions, dieting and all that jazz.  I haven’t forgotten.  In fact, I have a couple of healthy ideas up my sleeve.  Really.  Folks, you’ll have to excuse me when I succumb to this urge to create something sweet just for the sheer pleasure of baking and creating.  If you’re on a diet, just take the cake for whatever entertainment it provides, or make a mental note of it as something you might refer to for a special occasion.  So now on to the cake.  Continue reading

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Strawberry and Avocado Fruit Parfaits with Raspberries

SugaryWinzy Strawberry and Avocado Fruit Parfaits with Raspberries

We all had our fun during the holidays enjoying ourselves and making merry, and it’s that time once again to make well intentioned goals, however temporary they might be, and I’m always one to at least make an effort with the R word—resolution.   There, I said it.   So I thought I would start out with these easy strawberry and avocado fruit parfaits layered with raspberries. Continue reading

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Almond Cashew Dacquoise is Sans Rival

SugaryWinzy Almond Cashew Dacquoise is Sans Rival

I have a weakness for nuts, particularly almonds and cashews, so I combined both to make this almond cashew dacquoise, also known as sans rival.  I’ve always thought of dacquoise, or sans rival, as the mother of all desserts.  Once you taste it, you’ll see why it’s called sans rival.  It’s a dessert so delicious and special it truly lives up to its name.  There is a notion that dacquoise is difficult to make, but it’s no different than baking a cake.  I use a simple technique that ensures all those crisp dacquoise layers remain intact and easy to handle. Continue reading

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Mini Pinwheel Candy Cane Butter Cookies

SugaryWinzy Mini Pinwheel Candy Cane Butter Cookies

I made mini pinwheel and candy cane shaped cookies out of one extremely easy and delicious butter cookie recipe, and I have to say they turned out very festive looking.  Shaping the cookie dough into candy canes brings out the inner child in you as it’s very much like playing with play dough.  So have fun making these cookies if you decide to give it a go, you can even ask the kids to help you out.  Continue reading

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Apple Pie with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumb Topping a la mode

SugaryWinzy Apple Pie with Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumb Topping a la mode

Delicious, homemade apple pie brings to mind warmth, comfort, happiness, family and wonderful memories— apple pie is home.  Homemade apple pie is love.  I’ve been baking apple pies one after the other lately, both old-fashioned and with crumb topping topped a la mode with a fantastic, easy homemade cinnamon ice cream and drizzled with homemade caramel sauce.  The pies were simply delicious, with crusts that were perfectly flaky.  Apple pie is simply my family’s favorite, something they can never get enough of. Continue reading

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