TWD: Caramel Pumpkin Pie

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This week Janell of Mortensen Family Memoirs picked Caramel Pumpkin Pie on pages 322 and 323.  This is certainly a great fall recipe pick but I quite the internal debate about whether or not to make it.  You see, I always make pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, sometimes even multiple pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving; I really wasn’t sure I wanted to make one now.  On the other hand, “Prince Charming” is big into pumpkin pie and I was pretty sure he would love this one.

Ultimately I decided I would make this pie for “Prince Charming” with one tiny little change…

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TWD: Double Apple Bundt Cake

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This week we can thank Lynne of Honey Muffin for choosing Double Apple Bundt Cake (pages 184 and 185). I may have mentioned before (in fact I’m pretty certain I have) that the only fruit I really like in a dessert is apples so I was pretty excited to give this cake a try.

Since I am (as always) cutting this pretty close to the wire, let’s jump right in…

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TWD: Coffee-Break Muffins

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It is Tuesday evening again and here I am at 9:00 PM  just beginning work on my post which means that, as usual, it will just barely squeak by the deadline.  I really did intend to get to this sooner; I had the best of intention but you know what they say about good intentions.  Why should this week be different than any other you might ask.  Well, this week’s recipe was selected by…me!  It is terribly rude for the hostess to be late, so I must beg your forgiveness…you do forgive me, don’t you?

Perhaps if I share some of my muffins with you….

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TWD: Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream

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This week’s recipe is chocolate ganache ice cream chosen by Katrina of Baking and Boys…and can I just say wow?  My absolute favorite dessert in general is ice cream, more specifically chocolate ice cream, so it is really no surprise that this recipe was right up my alley.

The only question in my mind was what am I going to add to it…

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TWD: Apple-Apple Bread Pudding (and exciting news!)

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As usual, I’m cutting it pretty close to the wire for my TWD post.  Maybe someday organization and time management will return to my life.  In the mean time, let’s discuss Elizabeth of Cake or Death? selection of Apple-Apple Bread Pudding on pages 408 and 409 of Dorie’s book.

I think I may have mentioned it the last time we did a bread pudding, but in general I would say they aren’t my favorite dessert.  I’m really not sure why – in essence they are a baked french toast and french toast is listed among my favorite breakfast foods.  Maybe that is the issue, maybe bread pudding just seems more like a breakfast than a dessert.  That being said, I was surprised to find that I really did enjoy this particular bread pudding…

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TWD: Coconut Tea Cake (and Dulce de Leche Duos)

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I have a TWD double header going on this week.  I really did make last week’s Dulce de Leche Duos and was all prepared to post about them on Tuesday but instead I had the pleasure of dealing with a broken refrigerator (which didn’t get fixed until the next morning anyway).  After that I just never seemed to find a chance to post about the cookies until it just seemed to make more sense to combine two weeks worth of TWD into one.

And so, here we are…TWD two for one!

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TWD: Soft Chocolate and Raspberry Tart

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Here we are, Tuesday again and I’ve somehow managed to scrape together the time to make this week’s TWD challenge (that was in doubt for a time this weekend) -  Soft Chocolate and Raspberry Tart on page 354 chosen by Rachelle of “Mommy? I’m Hungry!“.  As I’m sure you are all well aware by now, as far as I’m concerned fruit and chocolate must be strictly segregated from one another.  But at its heart this recipe was pure decadent chocolate so I felt compelled to make it.

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TWD: Chocolate Caramel Chestnut Cake

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The final recipe for this month (for me anyway) is Chocolate Caramel Chestnut Cake chosen by Katya of Second Dinner.  I decided to take advantage of the leniency in the TWD posting rules for this month, and this week in particular, so that I could have this beautiful cake on my Thanksgiving menu.

I very nearly did not make this cake because I was not able to find the chestnuts or chestnut paste the recipe called for and it looked like a very time consuming recipe, but the picture in the book looked gorgeous and, as I’m sure you’re all well aware by now, I find it very difficult to pass up anything chocolate.

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TWD: Cherry Fudge Brownie Torte

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This week’s TWD hostess is April of  Short + Rose and she chose the Cherry Fudge Brownie Torte.  Unlike our lovely hostess I really prefer not to sully my chocolate with cherries (or any other kind of fruit for that matter).

After reading the recipe I really wasn’t sure if I wanted to attempt this one or not – it was a more complicated and time consuming recipe which I wasn’t certain the little prince would give me the opportunity to complete and I wouldn’t even get to enjoy the fruits of my labor.  But “Prince Charming” was very supportive and nearly insisted that I should get back on my TWD wagon…of course he absolutely loves cherries and chocolate so I think his motives may have been somewhat suspect!

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TWD: Vanilla Ice Cream

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Tuesday keeps coming around so quickly and I always seem to be posting at the last minute but at least I was able to participate this week.

This week’s TWD assignment was selected by Lynne of Cafe LynnyLu.  She chose Vanilla Ice Cream from pages 428-429 in Dorie’s book.  I’m not certain if I’ve mentioned it before, but ice cream is one of my favorite desserts, if not my very favorite.  At any given time I probably have at least a half dozen different flavors gracing my freezer and I generally have some amount of ice cream as part of my dessert every night.  While vanilla is rarely (if ever) my first choice in flavors, I knew I had to participate this week.

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