Flour-less Chocolate Cake

Currently Reading:  The Magicians (Magicians #1) by Lev Grossman


“He figured he should probably eat something, but the first bite of flour-less chocolate cake turned to sticky glue in his mouth, and he had to sprint to make it to the bathroom before he threw up.”

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Currently Reading:  Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols


“‘It’s the only way I could think of to get what I want.  I could go on a hunger strike, but I would get so hungry.  Mom would make her chocolate chip cookies and I’d be toast.'”

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Apple Pie

Currently Reading: Gabriel’s Rapture (Gabriel’s Inferno #2) and Gabriel’s Redemption (Gabriel’s Inferno #3) by Sylvain Reynard


“Julia spoke briefly to Tom on the phone, exacting his promise that he would arrive around three o’clock in order to participate in the gift exchange, then she and Rachel parked themselves in the kitchen to peel apples for a pair of pies.  Rachel had cheated and bought the pastry, but had removed it from its Pillsbury packaging, and placed it between layers of plastic wrap in the refrigerator so no one would know.”


“Rachel examined the apple pies on the center island, testing their temperature with her finger. ‘Grab a knife, Jules.  Let’s sample these pies.'”

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Pop Tart Hamantashen

Currently Reading: The Book of Ester


“5:3 Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.

5:4 And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.”

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Marzipan Challah

Currently Reading:  The Magician’s Land (The Magicians #3) by Lev Grossman


“‘I’m having weird cravings.  Mangos.  Marzipan.’  She frowned.  ‘And – what’s it called? Fennel?  Then it goes away.  It’s been so long since I tasted anything.’

“Her voice when she said that last was the closest thing to the old Alice that he’d heard since she woke up.”

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Tiramisu Cupcakes

Currently Reading:  Gabriel’s Inferno (Gabriel’s Inferno #1) by Sylvain Reynard


“Picking up a fork, she loaded it with tiramisu and arched an expectant eyebrow at him.  “Close your eyes.”  Gabriel did as he was told, and she delicately slipped the fork between his lips.  He hummed loudly.”

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Chocolate Biscotti

Currently Reading: Gabriel’s Inferno (Gabriel’s Inferno #1) by Sylvain Reynard

chocolate biscotti

“She accepted his invitation graciously and was rewarded later with tiramisu, espresso, biscotti, grappa, and finally a small chocolate Baci, in leisurely succession.  Professor Emerson was not rewarded with these delights, and so he just sat there, brooding, as he watched Ms. Mitchell enjoy herself.”

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Cream Puffs (Profiteroles)

Currently Reading:  Waistcoats and Weaponry (Finishing School #3) by Gail Carriger

Cream puffs

“‘I missed that bit.’  Dimity leaned back.  ‘What I wouldn’t give for a nice pot of Assam with some of those little cream puffs with the sugar on top.  This isn’t the life for me.  It really isn’t.’

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Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

Currently Reading: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy #1) by Douglas Adams


“Similar to having your mouth smashed in by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick, this mead pushes boundaries.  Orange blossom honey and wild yeast equals funk, then citrus, then tart and a finish that needs to be revisited to be understood.  Give it a few sips, and watch the end of the known universe unfold.  Don’t Panic.”

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Sugar Cookies

Currently Reading: Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Sugar Cookiessugar cookies -1“My sock covered feet were silent as I padded into the kitchen and grabbed a small bottle of OJ.  I started to close the fridge door when I reached back in and grabbed what was left of the sugar cookie dough.”

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