Spritz Bars an Easier Version of Spritz Cookies

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Spritz BarsSpritz Bars are a faster way to make Spritz cookies all dressed up with Swedish Pearl Sugar and drizzled in chocolate.  With October being cookie month, I wanted to bring you a cookie that’s not in my new book, Craving Cookies.  Continue reading

Rum Raisin Rolls – A Long Ago Memory

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Rum Raisin RollsThese Rum  Raisin Rolls are inspired by such rolls I ate long, long ago at a restaurant long forgotten in a place I know not of.  It was before our first son was born and I would sometimes meet my husband after he shot an assignment.  It was the most-free I can remember being.  Just married, no children and a world to travel. Continue reading

Craving Cookies, The Quintessential American Cookie Book

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Craving Cookies, the Quintessential American Cookie Book

Clockwise, Siena Lace, Peppermint Ravioli Cookies, Creme de Menthe Patties, Inside Out Oreos

I am overjoyed to announce that Craving Cookies – The Quintessential American Cookie Book is coming to bookstores as a soft cover print book and as an ebook on October 1st, the start of Cookie Month.

I think cookies are everyones favorites. The variety is amazing and they fit into every type of diet and every occasion.  We made literally thousands and thousands of painted shortbread heart cookies for weddings and showers. Continue reading

Gateau Breton

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Gateau BretonThis recipe for Gateau Breton is brought to us by one of my readers, Oliver, to whom I owe a debt of gratitude for this marvelous French pastry which comes from  the Bretagne region of France;  which is known for its butter and sea salt.   Continue reading

Chocolate Coffee No-Bake Cheesecake

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Chocolate Coffee No-Bake CheesecakeThis Chocolate Coffee No-Bake Cheesecake is perfect for the last days of summer as children start returning to school, activities pick up, time is even important and the lazy days of summer are gone.  Nothing could be easier than this no-bake cheesecake.

You will notice there are no eggs and no sugar in this recipe.  Since eggs need to be cooked or baked, they are omitted.  The sweetening is provided by the condensed milk.

I served this with my Salted Caramel Sauce which turned out to be the perfect finish.

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