It’s not an April Fool’s joke, and no, you’re not lost.  Always Leave Room for Dessert has finally had a much-needed makeover!

From this (the old)….

… to THIS brand-spanking shiny new site!

One thing I have learned throughout this process, is how much respect I have for web designers and how much work goes into what they do! I think I’ll just stick to baking and photography…

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Gingerbread with Caramel Sauce – and change….


It’s fairly obvious that I have been an absentee blogger lately, but I do have my reasons. Or excuses at least… The holiday season was a busy for hubby & I (like it is for 99.9% of the rest of the world), but then throw into the mix the preparations for a month-long trip through Europe and

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Getting over my fear of frying

This month’s Chocolate with François challenge was selected by yours truly.  When I was asked to select the recipe for July, I carefully perused Chocolate Epiphany, searching for something different.  I wanted a recipe that would really put my cooking and baking skills to the test,

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Chocolate Blinis


For May’s Chocolate With Francois challenge, Linda at Diva Weigh selected Chocolate Blinis. Traditionally, blinis are made with yeast and are served with caviar and sour cream, but in this case, they are leavened with whipped egg whites, and are definitely more sweet than savoury. Essentially, these are light, fluffy little pancakes, that are incredibly chocolatey.

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Nutella Biscotti

Nutella Biscotti sq

Growing up, Sis and I were probably considered luckier than most kids.  You see, when Mom went grocery shopping and bought cereal, she always allowed my sister and I to each choose one box of the “good” cereal.  You know, like Froot Loops, Lucky Charms, Franken-Berry, Count Chocula, or the mouth-shreddingly good, Cap’n Crunch.

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