Posted on Friday, 31st December 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

If someone were to ask me “How much time is required to make a Deep Dish Apple Pie with Calvados?” I would say a couple of hours because the Pasta Brisè (Pâte Brisée) needs resting time. It’s a reasonable answer. If they

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A photo of a Deep Dish Apple Pie.
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Posted on Wednesday, 29th December 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

My sister, Connie stopped by the other day with a platter of Malasadas. Malasadas are Portuguese-styled raised doughnuts.  The Malasada doesn’t look like a typical doughnut because unlike typical doughnuts, Malasadas don’t have holes in the middle.  Connie made the

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A close up photo of Malasadas, a Portuguese-styled raised doughnut.
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Posted on Wednesday, 22nd December 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

The kids made a list of their “Best Christmas Cookies” and “Mémère’s” Soft Molasses Cookies were at the top of the list. “Mémère” (French for Grandmother) generally sandwiches the cookies with jam but I wanted to put my own spin on

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A photo of Molasses Cookies cut in the shape of candy canes and decorated with Royal Icing displayed in a row on a bed of blue sanding sugar on a white rectangular plate.
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Posted on Saturday, 18th December 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

I am so excited to be participating for the first time in the International Incident Party hosted by Penny from Jeroxie.  Penny chose “colour” for this month’s IIP; the theme couldn’t be more fitting especially for the Holiday Season. Immediately the

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A photo of 3 Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Filling topped with Swiss Meringue Buttercream frosting.
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Posted on Friday, 17th December 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

I am a huge fan of easy to make desserts especially desserts that are as flavourful and decadent as this Butterscotch Pots de Crème with Hazelnut Praline. Plus I have ulterior motives for making this Pots de Crème; the recipe requires

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A photo of a Butterscotch Pots de Crème with Hazelnut Praline dessert.
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Posted on Thursday, 16th December 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

I finally started my Christmas Cookie baking with the ever so popular Spritz Cookie.  But I didn’t want to just share with you any Spritz Cookie; these are Chocolate-Hazelnut Spritz Cookies. One of the biggest dilemmas I face around the

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A phone of Chocolate-Hazelnut Spritz Cookies dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with pistachio crumb on a cooling rack lined with non-stick baking paper.
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Posted on Saturday, 11th December 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

A Christmas Cookie Plate wouldn’t be complete without Holiday Fudge.  I like to live by “the more is more” philosophy when it comes to sweets (thus the name Grace’s Sweet Life) so I decided to make two kinds of fudge

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A photo of 3 pieces of Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge decorated with crushed blue candy canes.
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Posted on Wednesday, 8th December 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois

Vanilla-Coconut Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Jelly is the first dessert in a trio of Mini Desserts I plan on serving for my daughter, Liana’s New Year’s Eve party.  I intend to present this trifecta of desserts in a variety of

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A photo of 3 Vanilla-Coconut Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Jelly layered desserts garnished with pomegranate seeds and served in shot glasses.
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