Cinnamon Chip Banana Coffee Cake

   1 cup cinnamon chip (or butterscotch or chocolate) chips 2/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 1T ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 t baking soda 3/4 t baking powder 1/4 t salt 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 large egg About … Read more

Cherry strudel

   Ingredients: 8-10 sheets filo pastry (I used 10) Olive oil (enough to paint the sheets one by one) 2 cups pitted cherries (I used frozen cherries) 1 cup cranberries (I used frozen cranberries) 1 cup sugar 4 tbsp. water (or, if you use a jar of pitted cherries, use the juice) Directions: Thaw your … Read more


   Crust: I used a bought graham cracker crust, as I did not have the time to do this from scratch. I painted the bought crust with some beaten egg white and baked it for 5 minutes and let it cool down completely. Filling: Beat together till smooth: 1 tub of Philadelphia (400g) cream cheese … Read more

Corlea’s Pumpkin Spice Mini Desserts

The original recipe calls these decadent little morsels cookies, but that does not do them justice! These are fluffy mini cakes, perfect for an after-dinner cup of coffee with your hubby (I may or may not be doing exactly that, right now!), but just as well-suited to an elegant dessert after a posh dinner! They’re not overly pumpkin-y, so you don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to whip up a batch.

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Unbaked Blackberry Cheesecake

   Mix all the ingredients and arrange in small glass bowls or one large dish 200 g fresh blackberries 250 g cream cheese 125 g mascarpone cheese 125 ml (½ c) fresh cream rind of 1 lemon 30 ml berry sugar 200 g Crumbed biscuits – it should be a bit chunky 40 ml margarine … Read more

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