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Healthy(ish) Double Chocolate Cupcakes [by Table Daughter]

These cupcakes have no butter or eggs in them, but manage to be fluffy and very chocolatey.  If you still want more chocolate, try throwing some chocolate chips in, and don’t say that I didn’t warn you.

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Fudgey Mini Cakes [by Table Daughter]

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Chocolate/Vanilla Buttercream Frosting [by Table Daughter]

Chocolate/Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (about 5 cups)

Frosting or cake?  I’m a cake person, hands down.  I don’t even touch frosting unless I have to.  I actually eat cupcakes from the bottom up to avoid it, but this frosting very well may have made a frosting convert out of me.

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Crepes [by Table Daughter]

Crepes (Serves six)

For breakfast, lunch, dinner or any special occasion.

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Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake (by Table Daughter)

Cake. Cake is awesome.  Allow me to explain. On November 21 my father turned 49. This means that my father is also one year closer to being fifty, and if there is one thing that could make the consequences of his ensuing midlife crisis any better it is cake, specifically this cake.

3 Layer Chocolate Raspberry Birthday Cake

 

(Serves 16, adapted from Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes)

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Lemon Cake (by Table Daughter)

[As a dessert or snack, Table Dad thinks this is really good.  Though his waist line begs to differ.]

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Gingerbread Cookies (by Table Daughter)

[Table Dad thinks these are the best!!!]

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Bronzini w/Potato Puree (& dorsal boning technique)

This seems a bit beyond the basics but, when broken down, it’s really quite simple.  And elegant.  Total cooking time is less than one and a half hours, but the end product looks like so much more.  The technique covered in this recipe is boning round fish through the back.

deceptively simple

So break it down into three parts:  preparing the puree, boning the fish, and assembling the final product….

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Honey Bread [by Table Daughter]

Honey bread, or “honey bear bread” as my sister calls it has become a permanent fixture in our household.  It is a deceptively simple bread to make, and only requires one bowl (which I love because it means less dishes for me!).  Despite the name honey bread is a white bread with subtle hints of honey and not overly sweet.

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Bread Sticks

This is a nice touch to a special meal.  It’s also a great snack to have around.

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