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Individual Turtle Brownie Gooey Butter Cakes

Turtle Brownie Gooey Butter Cakes

This year is the 250th anniversary of St. Louis. Known as the gateway to the west long before the arch went up, St. Louis has served as one of the most important cities as America went from the east to the west.

While we boast several “food firsts”, Gooey Butter Cake is . . . → Read More: Individual Turtle Brownie Gooey Butter Cakes

Pastries Like a Pro

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I hope you will join me as I launch my newest blog, This blog is completely devoted to pastries and baking both sweet and savory. It’s he culmination of 23 years of owning my bakery and my experience as the pastry chef at Tony’s, St. Louis’ most acclaimed restaurant.

In addition to recipes, I . . . → Read More: Pastries Like a Pro

Walnut Streusel Coffeecake

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OK, so we’ve all been trying to be good after the holidays. I get that. But there is only so long I can go without a sweets fix such as this Walnut Streusel Coffeecake. Well, actually I’ve already tested a couple of new cookie recipes for the Holiday season 2013! I know, we have hardly . . . → Read More: Walnut Streusel Coffeecake

It’s Here!


If you got a notification that the Lemon Raspberry Muffins were this week, I apologize. They will be here next week as I wanted to announce the of the book is here.

It took longer than having a baby and was definitely as much a concern as a teenager, but I am so glad . . . → Read More: It’s Here!

European Tarts – Divinely Doable Desserts with Little or No Baking


European Tarts – Divinely Doable Desserts with Little or No Baking will be released on December 1st – just in time for the holidays. So start making a list of anyone you ever knew that likes to cook/bake/eat. For an advance peek at the blog, go to,

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Very Chocolate Cake

Very Chocolate Cake, as promised! It took six tries and a ton of frustration to get this posted. Even after it was fixed, it crashed twice more. I have never been so frustrated or relieved to get a post up but here it is and I hope you enjoy it.

The Very Chocolate Cake was . . . → Read More: Very Chocolate Cake

American Pie Crust

When was the last time you made a pie? Never or I can’t remember is your answer? It was the pie crust wasn’t it? Don’t feel alone. Many a great cook or baker is still intimidated by a pie crust. Trying to wrangle a few ingredients into a flaky crust that will bake beautifully without . . . → Read More: American Pie Crust